The finals of the Club Championships were played in less than ideal conditions yesterday. Freezing conditions with gale force winds and rain greeted our finalists, but all soldiered on with the exception of Eddie “The Flying Dutchman’ Van Keulen (more on that later).
In the ladies, Sharyn “Chookie” Roberts took out the Division 1 title for the 11th consecutive year. Sharyn defeated Reva Cullen 8 & 7.
In Division 2 Judy Reilly defeated Marj Wride 7 & 6.
In the Men’s Matthew Opperman won his 2nd title defeating former multiple title holder David “Robbie” Robinson 4 & 2. The match was tight early with scores level through 14 holes before Matt opened a 2 hole break by the 18th. After lunch Matt won the first 3 holes to go 5 up & was 6 up after the 6th. Robbie got the margin back to 2 after 14 before Matt won holes 15 & 16 to take the match.
In B grade Dick Cleland defeated defending champion David “Jack” Webster in a closely fought contest. Jack lead by 1 after 9 and Dick reversed this after 18. In the afternoon Dick opened up the lead to 4 after 27 holes but Jack responded by winning holes 11, 12 & 13 to cut the margin to 1. Dick closed the match winning holes 14 & 16.
In C grade defending champion defeated Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen. Eddie was 11 down after 16 holes & conceded defeat. Eddie was the only finalist to play on Saturday and he may have to rethink his strategy next year.