BGC fight hard to secure a draw

The Brisbane Golf Club played Redcliffe Golf Club for the second time in a week at home in Round 4 of BDGA Division 1 Pennants yesterday.

Redcliffe were on the top of the table going strong favourites to win the Division 1 title going into the match, which has been won by BGC the last two years.

BGC were comfortably beaten by Redcliffe 18-3 in Round 3 and needed a quick turnaround in form at home to secure some valuable points.

Whilst unable to secure a win, the 10.5-10.5 result was enough for BGC to keep them off the bottom of the table and with two matches remaining a chance to remain in Division 1.

The fourth placed team in Division 1 each year is relegated to Division 2 and replaced by the winner of Division 2.

After the weekend Redcliffe now sit on top of the table with 7 points, Keperra Golf Club are second with 4 points, BGC next with 3 points followed by Royal Queensland Golf Club on 2 points.

To win the Division 1 title, a team must play well both home and away and Redcliffe have done that successfully in 2019 so far. In the early stages of the day BGC looked like they had secured maximum points but Redcliffe were able to fight back in the Juniors and the Masters on the back nine.

In total eight matches went down the last hole and there were a number of exciting matches.

In the Juniors, Matt Van Eden went to his last hole, the par 5 ninth, 1 down but two shots later found himself less than a foot from the hole to set up a tap-in eagle and get his match to all square. Kurt Carlsen’s match in the Opens was equally as exciting. After being 3 down with 5 holes left Kurt fought back to be all square with 1 to play. On the 18th he drove his ball into the right bunker and made a wonderful up-and-down to make birdie and win 1-up.

Other winners on the day included Jordan Hampson who recorded an outstanding 9&7 win over Redcliffe’s Club Champion, Tyler Duncan; Bailey Ittensohn (7&6); Stephen Deane (2&1); Sam Slater (3&1); Conor Whitelock – his first in BGC colours (2&1); Illija Soldan (1up); Ben Steiler (4&2); Dylan Barraclough (5&3) and Tom Deane (4&2).

Our Opens were again really strong at home producing a valuable 7 wins.

In the other match played this weekend Keperra beat RQ for the second time in a week 14.5-6.5.

BGC will play Keperra away next Sunday at 7am.

Once again, a big thank you to our caddies and supporters who were in attendance.

Team selections for Round 5 will be finalised early this week and announced on Wednesday.

Opens

Lawry Flynn 2, 0, 1
Conor Whitelock 1, 0, 2
Sam Slater 2, 1, 0
Kurt Carlson 2, 0, 1
Wade Edwards 1, 0, 3
Ilija Soldan 2, 1, 1
Ben Stieler 3, 0, 1
Dylan Barraclough 2, 0, 2
Zack Halpin 0, 1, 3
Tom Deane 2, 0, 2
Lewis Clelland 1, 0, 1
Ash Sturmer 1, 0, 1
Sam Howse 0, 0, 2
Eugene Estella 0, 0, 1

Juniors

Jordan Hampson 2, 0, 1
James Sammutt 1, 0, 2
Matt Van Eden 0, 1, 2
Bailey Ittensohn 2, 0, 1
Praty Bharadwaj 1, 0, 1
Campbell Kerr 0, 0, 2
Dylan Jones 0, 0, 1

Masters

Philip Melksham 0, 0, 3
Craig James 2, 0, 2
Stephen Deane 2, 0, 2
Phil Lynem 1, 0, 3
Rob Tathem 0, 0, 2
Geoff Holding 0, 0, 1
Ash Sturmer 0, 0, 2

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