Phillip Island take win in croquet
Drouin’s golf croquet pennant team travelled to Phillip Island.
The Island’s grounds were a picture in their native setting and the greens were running well.
Humid conditions prevailed at the commencement of play.
Extra shots for the day went Phillip Island’s way with 22 compared to Drouin’s 11. Results: Singles: Round 1: Heather Bullen (handicap six) lost to Pat Wilsmore (five) 6/7, Michael Fry (sox)lost to Mike Bailey (nine) 2/7, Nannette Fry (seven)lost to Grant Wadeson 5/7, Allan Leesing (10) lost to Lily Eichstadt (10)5/7.
Round 2: A Leesing lost to G Wadeson 4/7, N Fry lost to L Eichstadt 5/7, HBullen lost to M Bailey 6/7, M Fry def P Wilsmore 7/3. Doubles: Round 1: H Bullen/M Fry lost to P Wilsmore/M Bailey 6/7, N Fry/A Leesing def G Wadeson/L Eichstadt 7/6.
Round 2: M Fry/A Leesing def M Bailey/L Eichstadt 7/6, H Bullen/N Fry lost to P Wilsmore/G Wadeson 2/7.
Round 3: H Bullen/A Leesing lost to P Wilsmore/L Eichstadt 6/7, N Fry/MFry lost to M Bailey/G Wadeson 3/7.
Final result: Phillip Island 11 games 92 hoops defeated Drouin three games, 71 hoops. Drouin has the bye today. Next week is the final round of the Gippsland golf croquet season, with Drouin to host Morwell.
Sale take narrow win
Last week’s Association pennant match was played against Sale at their home venue.
The first singles saw Drouin’s Allan Leesing team up against Sale’s Barbara Castle, with both players having a handicap of nine.
Allan got the Drouin side off to a good start, winning 26-19.
Sale’s Len Clissold on handicap 11 played confidently to defeat Jenny Leesing (handicap 12) with a score of 26-16.
Drouin were behind by the small margin of three hoops when the doubles commenced.
The Sale pair combined well in the doubles game, which resulted inDrouin going down 26-14.
Final result: Sale two games 71 hoops defeated Drouin one game 56 hoops.
Drouin play Bairnsdale on neutral ground at Morwell on Thursday.
The club congratulated its successful players at the Korumburra handicap doubles tournament.
Kath Willems teamed up with Robert Smallwood of Drouin to finish runner up in division one, while Michael and Nannette Fry finished third.
Ed Chatwin partnered with Ruth Cashin of Korumburra to take out bronze in division two.