Mark Dixon lands golf matchplay championship

The Cowra men's golf championship boards will have six names added to them this year after Mark Dixon, Dave Thomas and Adam Rowe took out the club's matchplay titles completed last Sunday.

The three matchplay champions join the club championship title holders Peter Kirwin (A grade), Mitch Shepherd (B grade) and Warwick Spence (C grade).

Kirwin, Shepherd and Spence were all eliminated in the quarter finals or semi finals of the matchplay titles.

The A grade match between Mark Dixon and Pat Edenborough went to the 35th before Mark triumphed 2/1.

Edenborough, the youngest of the finalists, also finished runner up in this year's club championships.

"The consistency of last week's sensational play wasn't there all day today but as the day wore on the golf got better," club captain Terry Johns said.

"Pat (Edenborough) hung in there and wasn't at his best off the tee but his recovery shots were exemplary.

"Mark also missed, what the gallery who didn't make the final thought were easy putts, though he kept his nose in front at the right times," Johns said.

In the B grade final Dave Thomas claimed victory over Jim Bryant on the 28th hole.

"Dave was steady all day and his consistency found James playing catch-up for to long with Dave running away with victory," Johns said.

In the C grade final Adam Rowe was made to work hard all day before claiming the victory over Col Ridding on the 35th hole.

"Col fought back from five down with six to go and may have had Adam's mind imploding but it wasn't to be," Johns said.

"Walking 35 holes and having to push a flat electric buggy for eight holes took its toll on the Dragon (Riding) who was still smiling and enjoying himself.

"Well done to Adam who played well throughout the day and last week to get the title."

Riding qualified for the final after defeating club champion Warwick Spence in the semi final 2 and 1 and Paul Smith in the quarter final 6 and 5.

Rowe earned his berth after defeating Ticky Lee in the semi finals and Rod Haug in the quarter finals 5 and 4.

In B grade Dave Thomas made his way into the decider after defeating Mick Skinner in the semis 5 and 4.

In the quarters Dave was taken to the 20th for the win over Jim Laycock.

Jim Bryant was also taken to the 20th in his quarter final win over Mitch Shepherd and disposed of Jim Bryant 5 and 4 in the semi finals.

In the top grade decider Mark Dixon had a big win over club champion Pete Kirwin in their semi final 6 and 5.

This followed his quarter final win over Jim McNaught 8 and 7.

Pat Edenborough was pushed all the way in the quarter finals by Mick Curtale before going on to win 2 and 1. In the semi finals Pat had a more comfortable 4 and 3 win over Leigh Browne.