No major surprises in league.

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on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 in News


THERE were no major surprises in golf league action last Sunday. There weren't any minor ones either.

Defending champions Mount Edgecombe Country Club, while not at all out full strength, were too strong for visitors Maritzburg Golf Club.

They won the match 11,5-0,5 with Golf Club's Graham Dickinson and Morgan Phillips helping avoid a complete whitewash by halving their morning foursomes.

Actually, the lost the last two holes against Luke Mayo and Greg McKay to do so, and were a little grumpy about that.

Golf Club were also not at full strength ... it's rare that any team is for the whole season, and often the team that can select the best players most often stands a much better chance of doing well.

Mount Edgecombe's team comprised McKay, Mayo, Siyanda Mwandla, David Brown, Derek Scullard, Jono Poppesquo, Dale Burraston and Reece van Straaten.

Durban CC hosted Kloof CC and secured a hard-fought 7,5-4,5 win.

This was set up by a strong showing in the foursomes, which Durban CC took 3-1.

In the singles, David Watts lost to Guy O'Connor 2/1.

Keith Forde levelled matters with a 2/1 win over Travis Broli.

The under-golfed James Buzzard eased to a 4/3 victory against Bradley Jones, but Murray Gilson lost 2/1 to Stewart Theunissen, who played some inspired stuff.

Jason Broomhead found out that seasoned campaigner Mark Cox can still play a bit, losing 1-down.

His brother Jono halved with Jarrod Northcote which meant that it was left to either Chris Woollam and Clayton Mansfield to bring home the win.

Woollam duly obliged with a 3/2 triumph over Kurt Northmore.

Mansfield made it look slightly more comfortable with a 3/2 win over Darryn Myers.

In the other pool, Royal Durban's visit to Beachwood to play Durban CC '2' proved a fruitful, if stressful, outing.

Royal won the match 6,5-5,5.

Foursomes were shared two apiece to make things interesting going into the afternoon.

Kuben Nadrajah beat Alasdair Muir 1-up, Lynton Beckett beat Ashneel Ramkisson by the same margin.

Gary van der Spuy lost to youngster Andrew Inggs 4/3 while Steve Young was outplayed by Grant Lister-James 5/4.

Jon Barnes lost 3/2 to Kevin Curren. In the same group Brad Davison halved with Mark Cousens.

Davison's game was the one that secured the win as behind them Barry McGhee had wrapped up a 2/1 win over Phil Grant.

Sebastian Terblanche had already taken care of matters at number one against Clive Lazarus with a 5/3 win.

There's a bit of a break now, with the next round on May 20.

Maritzburg GC will be at home to Durban CC and Toti will host Kloof.

In the red pool Umhlali will host Royal Durban.

In some A section action, Southern KZN fought back to beat Victoria CC 6,5-5,5 at Southbroom GC.

Thamsanqa Xolo, on debut, made an up-and-down birdie from the palms on the 9th to win the 18th hole and halve his match.

This was a crucial win in the context of the league as they'll need to play the same opponents away later in the season.

In other results, Bluff National beat Mount Edgecombe CC '2' 8-4 at Mount Edgecombe which is a superb result for them.

In the other pool, Zululand beat Prince's Grant 7,5-4,5 away and Durban CC 'A' lost to Maidstone 8-4 at Maidstone.


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