GVBD STATE FOURS CHAMPIONSHIP OF VICTORIA
Shepparton Golf Wins Goulburn Valley Fours Thriller
The sectional play of the GVBD Fours was held at Kyabram on Saturday 12th on an excellent green and contested by 15 very keen and competitive teams. This was a section up on last year’s entries.
Emerging as winners of the sections on the day were the teams of Brad Orr (Shepparton Golf), John Stokes (Shepparton Golf), Brian Hall (Shepparton Park) and Daniel Nichols (East Shepparton). All were worthy winners of their sections. They played many fantastic shots during the day.
The Semi Finals over 18 ends were held on Sunday Morning with Stokes playing Orr and Hall playing Nichols. The standard of the games was exceptional. Brad Orr’s team emerged as the winner of the 1st Semi Final 22-9 and Ross Higgins’ side overcame Daniel Nichols boys 22-20 in the second Semi Final.
The Final was a very tight affair for the first 8 ends with Brad Orr leading 5-4. Shepparton Park then grabbed a 4 to take a 3 shot lead. Both skippers were bowling very well at this stage. The Game continued to ebb and flow through to the 16th end where Shepparton Golf grabbed a 3 shot lead going into the 18th end. Shepparton Park were able to draw 2 shots on the last, but it was 1 shot too few which left the Shepparton Golf Brad Orr skipped team as GVBD Champions.
Thanks to Joe Chant for being the umpire for the Sunday and the Kyabram Bowls Club for their top-class facilities and the excellent lunch put on by the Kyabram ladies.
GVBD Weekend Match & Pennant Committee
Rob Sceney – Director Weekend Match
Committee: Sue Tyson (Chairperson): Stu Florence: Kevin Cox: Shane Walsh &Brian Nisbet