Golfers add another scalp to their tally

March 12, 2018

Yellow and blue for life: Shepparton Golf's Phil Blake proudly dons his side's colours as Golf earnt a grand final spot.

Looking to next season: Tallygaroopna skip Russell Orchard went down in his rink.

Perfect release: Tallygaroopna's Warren Bovell now has to wait and see how his bowl fairs.

Easy as you like: Shepparton Golf's Paul Ledger lets his delivery go.

Tallygaroopna will not be promoted to the top tier after surrendering in Saturday’s division two preliminary final.

After finishing second on the ladder, Tally lost to Shepparton Golf 90 to 76 to exit in straight sets.

While the rinks were shared, Tallygaroopna could only snare minor victories with its two wins combining to just eight shots.

Joey Lia claimed a seven-shot win in his rink and Terry Lea-Whyte pipped Wayne Gribble by one.

Tally was in a winning position against Shepparton Park last week as it fought for direct entry into the grand final, but went down in an extra end.

Golf will try its hand at defeating arch rivals the Parkers in Saturday’s grand final at Euroa.

Peter Fairgrieve turned a loss in last week’s elimination final into an important win against Tony Bice of 10 shots, while Roy Brown had his sights set on a grand final appearance with a 27-15 defeat of Russell Orchard.

Seymour VRI and East Shepparton gave everything in their division three preliminary final, with the minor premier just earning the right to progress.

Remarkably a stellar performance in a sole rink is all that got Seymour over the line in an extra end, 108 to 106.

Geoff Neal was the hero on Saturday and will be hoping to replicate the same performance in the division three grand final against Mooroopna Golf.

Against East Shepparton, Neal and his side could not miss the head and he claimed a 26-shot win.

Without him Seymour VRI would have exited finals in straight sets, with David Downs, Gino Cervi and Alan Taylor recording rink victories for East.

VRI, which lost its first game of the season against Mooroopna Golf in the qualifying final, won the extra end 5-3 to earn a crack at revenge.

Kyabram did what its division one side could not, toppling Shepparton Park in the division four preliminary final.

With 103 to 92 the final scoreline, Terri Thomson, Garry Hawking and Brian Lindsay gave Kyabram three of the four rinks to eliminate Park in straight sets.

Hill Top and Seymour will play off for the division five title after winning their respective matches on Saturday.

The Hillbillies won a close encounter against Nagambie, with Seymour more convincing against Stanhope in the 28-shot win.

Kyabram will feature again in the division six grand final after overcoming East Shepparton 12-61 to 4-43.

Seymour will be waiting for Kyabram in the decider, to be played at Stanhope on Saturday.

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