Hard luck to the Irish Junior Foursomes team who lost out to local rivals, Delgany this morning. The competition is handicapped and we were giving 7 shots at home and 3 away.
It looked to be very much going our way after the first eight holes with our home match of Dylan Holmes & Jamie Anderson in a commanding lead of 6 up and the away team of George O’Brien & Jack McGovern at3 up. As we all know however team match-play golf can turn in a flash and so it happened this morning.
All square after 15 our pair in Delgany lost 16, 17 & 18 to finish 3 down. To be fair they had absolutely no luck on the day.
All eyes turned to home where a win on 16 brought the match to 3 up for Greystones however we were giving a shot on 17. Delgany won this hole with a par which included an unbelievable Up & Down from the back of the green. Meanwhile in Dalgany, George & Jack were on the putting green in case of a play off depended on a win on 18 for Dylan & Jamie. On 18, Delgany were in trouble off the tee and hit a provisional while Greystones split the fairway. Delgany found their first ball and were able to hack it out to the fairway and their next shot was to 6 feet which Paddy McGovern duly held for the visitors to give them a win by 1 hole.
Hard luck to all involved.