ALAN Gordon has taken out back-to-back Orange Ex-Services’ Country Club A grade club championship titles thanks to a 6 and 5 win over Jay Neville on Sunday.
Gordon won through to the final after winning his quarter-final of the match play tournament against Steve Cassell 6 and 5 before defeating Dave Chippendale 2 and 1 in the semi-final.
He said although he was not expected to win the decider against Neville, he was rapt to go back-to-back.
“I won it last year. It’s good to win it. Club championships are the ones you want to win. It’s the pinnacle,” Gordon said.
“I was lucky to win my semi.”
Gordon said he progressed through to the final thanks to his putting in the narrow semi-final win against Chippendale.
And putting was again the difference in the 36-hole final.
“I played better in the first 18 [holes] than the second [18 holes],” he said.
“I was three-under after the first 18 but I was probably three-over when we finished. [Neville] didn’t play as well as he can. I probably putted a little bit better than he did.”
Kelvin Amatto defeated Rob Koch 5 and 4 in the B grade final while Ken Quince prevailed in a C Grade family affair, downing second cousin Rob Marsh 7 and 5.
Craig Stojanovic and Travis Roweth will contest the final of the Wentworth Golf Club A grade club championship.
Roweth knocked off top seed Michael Davis 3 and 2 to progress through to the decider.
Stojanovic had an easier passage after his semi-final against Craig Coles was forfeited.
In the lower grades Gary Cornish will face off against Richard Venner in the A reserve decider, Dennis Fardell and Mario Mastronardi meet in the B grade final and Danny Ross and Neville Seton play-off in the C grade final next Sunday.