All GMGA summer 4ball pennant matches were put back by 30 minutes last Sunday due to the expected high temperature, meaning an early hit off time of 7.15am for the Rochester players at the Hill Top Country Club in Tatura against Shepparton.
Although Rochester had won their first two matches, a heavy defeat against Numurkah last round saw them slip to equal third on the ladder and playing against a strong club like Shepparton, getting back into the top two wasn’t going to be easy.
Rochester’s number one team of James Walsh and Jake Wright played some good golf but were unable to hold off the longer handicappers and were beaten on the 18th.
Leigh Hicks and Robert Vise lost on the 16th as did Richard Feuk and Bruce Bryant.
Frank Severino and Steve Malley lost 2/1.
Peter Anderson and partner Steven Bubb came back from two down to win their 13th, 14th and 16th holes, going 1up, only to lose on the short par three to finish square at the end of the game.
Rochester now play bottom side Rich River next week at Mooroopna. Hit off is scheduled for 7.45am.
As several players are unavailable, please contact captain Richard Feuk if you are available to play in the last round next Sunday.
The Niners had a great roll up last Monday.
It was a pleasant day for a game of golf and Ray Peake claimed the win of the day with (52-161/2-351/2), just pipping Shane Wolfe who had (50-14-36).
NTP 5th Laurie Radley, Laurie also had the straightest drive 9th. NTP 7th Frank Broucek.
Ray had the least putts 13 and today there was a lucky card due to the size of the field. This was won by Tony Murray.
The Wednesday Ladies are still missing out, too hot.