The A-Grade Pennant side stormed home against Bordertown with a convincing 4-1 victory at home in glorious conditions at Penola Golf Club on Sunday. After a 4-1 touch up against Naracoorte the week before, Skipper Jock Agnew marshalled his troops and ordered a more disciplined performance against Bordertown.
It started with an aggressive onslaught from Greg Hutchesson, who was 5 up on the turn after 38 off the stick. He carried it onto the back nine where he eventually dispatched his opponent on the 13th hole, winning 6/5. Probably best not to describe the shot Hutch hit into the 13th green, but by then the damage had been done and he strolled off with the win.
Playing number four after an emphatic win the week before, Don Ferguson carried on his winning ways with a birdie- birdie finish to destroy the heart and mind of his opponent. Ferguson is the early leader in the Pennant Player of year competition, and only a snap hook can stand in the way of him taking out the prize.
John Mossop was getting his full value for money playing out the 18 holes and finishing square. Just as Jimmy Bartel kicked the winning goal for Geelong, Mossop did the same on the 19th to give Penola the win.
Nathan Williams had the best win of his career with a 6/5 win over his young opponent. He was dominant from the beginning, as he eeked out a 5 hole lead after 8 holes. He never relinquished this lead and ended up destroying his opponent on the 13th hole.
Skipper Jock Agnew may have marshalled his troops, but his own form was not what he would have liked as he went down 2/1 in a scratchy performance.
It was a good win for the side who are gaining more confidence each week.
Penola 4 defeated Bordertown 1 (J Agnew lt S Richardson 2/1, N Williams d S Barras 6/5, J Mossop d B Ballinger 19th, D Ferguson d R Harkness 5/4, G Hutchesson d C Lewis 6/5)