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Marchesani swings into second
Teeing off: James Marchesani makes his way through the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course in the $1.5 million Fiji International. Picture: PGA of Australia
of next year,” he said. “If I can finish in the top three of the Autumn Merit it will get me into the world championship events, which are all the big world-wide events where the best in the world compete at.” “It’s a little goal for me and something I really want to achieve.” Not everything went to plan for Marchesani at the Fiji International with the leader board placing him originally in third place at the end of his final round. “It probably wasn’t until the end of the day that I realised I had finished in second instead of third as the leader board hadn’t been updated – it’s obviously pretty good to finish second after thinking otherwise,” he said. Marchesani said that its one of the bigger tournaments he had played in especially as it is now a tri-sanctioned event between Europe, Asia and Australasia. Marchesani is now heading to Darwin this week with fellow Rosebud Country Club professional, Andrew Schonewille, before travelling to the United Kingdom for the first stage of the European Qualifying School.
By Ben Triandafillou ROSEBUD Country Club member James Marchesani has strung four impressive rounds of golf together to finish tied second in the $1.5 million Fiji International on Sunday 20 August. Marchesani finished just four strokes shy of fellow Australian, Jason Norris, closing his final round off with four birdies and not a single blemish on the back nine holes of the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. Finishing tied third at the Victorian PGA Championship earlier this year, Marchesani was confident that he was building up to this performance. “I felt like my game had been warming up recently. I had played well all year but had probably played three to three and half rounds really well,” he said. “I was waiting all year to get all four rounds together so I could truly get the best result out of myself.” The result moves Marchesani up to seventh place on the Order of Merit with six tournaments left on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. “I’m pretty stoked with the finish and it guarantees my Australian card for all
Mount Eliza bowling team through to state final A MOUNT Eliza Bowling Club triples team has made it through to the Victorian State Final of the Bowls Premier League Cup. The bowling trio, Tom Lokys, Wayne Hogan and Mike Kallmeier, won their way through the BPL Cup Qualifier’s at the City of Frankston Bowling Club on Sunday 20 August. The Mount Eliza bowling team defeated three other sides on their way through the knockout-style qualifiers, earning them a spot in the Victorian State Final at the Fitzroy
Bowling Club on Sunday 24 September. Bowler, Tom Lokys, said the side quickly caught on to the new fast-paced format but the result could have gone either way. “The final game was very close but it was a team effort and all of us there needed to be playing well which is what happened on the day,” he said. “The quick format made it very touchand-go. You had to get your game going right away and you had to be accurate very quickly.”
The team now have their eyes set on the national finals in Queensland at the end of the year but understand that they still have the state finals in their way. “We know we could go the full way but it depends on the competition and how we go on the day,” Lokys said. “There are so many variables in bowling. A lot of people have the talent but it really depends on how they play on the day and you do need a little bit of luck.” Ben Triandafillou
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