Morrisburg golf teams are bridesmaids again

 

The men’s and ladies’ teams, representing the Morrisburg Golf Club in the Ottawa Valley Golf Association’s Intersectional Match play have stalled in their respective divisions

For the third consecutive year, the men’s and ladies intersectional teams have finished in second spot, the ladies to remain in Division K and the Men to remain in Division O.

This past week, each of the teams hosted their leg of the Matches. Last Monday, July 9 the ladies finished in second spot behind Eagle Creek, the latter earning 41 points out of a possible 42 while the Morrisburg entry picked up 25.

Intersectional match play involves teams of seven players each with golfers from four clubs at each level. Each team member plays a match against the three opposing clubs and each has the potential of six points.

For Eagle Creek, it was almost a clean sweep. The only golfer who stood in their way was Lori Ann Davies of Morrisburg who collected a single point from her Eagle Creek player, Kendra Read.

Davies led the Morrisburg entry with five points, while Anita Cooper, Linda Barclay, Judy Laurin, Stephanie Cochrane and Monique Patenaude all added four points. Carolyn Weegar and Vicki Boivin contributed two points apiece.

The other two teams competing in the level K division were from Poplar Grove and the Iroquois Golf Club.

Nelly Leightizer led the Iroquois entry with four points, while Sally O’Brien and Betty Locke contributed two points apiece, and Majorie Lapier and Mary Jean Craig collected one point each.

The Morrisburg men’s club hosted their action on Sunday with just three clubs competing.

Finishing in first place for the right to move up a division in next year’s play was Falcon Ridge with 32 points.

Morrisburg was second with 21 and Rideau Glen in third with seven. (The men’s teams consist of  10 players each).

Larry Cooper, Ron Lapier and Robert Mann collected four points apiece for Morrisburg, while Jordie MacDonald, Gary Breyer, Kirk Barkley and Brian McNairn added two points each. Eric Wemerman collected a single point and Charlie Moore and Lee Beaupre were blanked.

The Intersectionals are ladder type events with the winner moving up a rung, second place having to host the next year’s event and last place dropping down a rung. The object is to climb to the top rung.

Because their second place finishes were the third in a row for the two Morrisburg teams, neither will have to host next year.

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