Date: February 29, 2016
Author: David Tease, Golf NSW

Castle Hill on the March to Major Pennant Semis

Castle Hill Country Club continued their march towards the Srixon Major Pennants Semi Finals yesterday with a hard fought 4 Matches to 3 win over St. Michael's Golf Club at Castle Hill.

Golf NSW Interstate series team mates Daniel Gale and Travis Smyth went head to head again, with Smyth exacting a bit of revenge with a hard fought 4&2 win.

Long Reef accounted for North Ryde 5 matches to 2 in the other pool match, with Jake Schmidt the standout winner for the Northern Beaches side, 5&3 over Ben Bury.

Bonnie Doon and Bankstown toughed out a 3 1/2 match all draw at Bankstown. NSW Amateur champ Austin Bautista kept his unbeaten run in tact with a 5&4 win over Alex Laurie. Mitchell Gannon impressed for the Doon with a tidy 4&3 win, and Greg Bell keeps on showing how experience counts with a 5&3 win at no. 7.

Liverpool accounted for NSW 4 matches to 3 in the other pool match. Guy Nardo the big winner for Liverpool 7&5 over Sean McKeon.

Bonnie Doon are 1 1/2 points clear in the section with an imposing 19.5/8.5 win loss record.

The Australian Golf Club kept themselves in top position in Section 3 of Division One with a tough 4 matches to 3 win at Cabramatta. While in the other pool match, Pymble held off Moore Park at Home  by the same margin.

The Australian's Blake Windred sent a message of justification for his selection in the Golf NSW men's team earlier in the week with a solid 4&3 win over Mark Conrades.

Joe Darcy and Harry Waddington were the standout winners for Pymble with 3&2 wins.

The Australian leads the section on matches won from Pymble however, with a 6 match lead coming into the final few games.

Avondale defeated Mona Vale 5 matches to 2 win section 4, with Avondale's Number 1, Harrison Endycott making easy work of Mona Vale's Phillip Rudd 5&4.

Perhaps the mini upset of the Division however was Ryde Parramatta easily accounting for Concord 5 matches to 2. The standout for Ryde Parrammatta was undoubtedly Ash Sturmer who recorded a big 8&6 win.

Group 4 is now the tightest in Division One with a single match seperating Concord and Avondale.