Mer­rigum golf:

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport -

The day could not have been less like sum­mer for the sec­ond round of Mer­rigum’s sum­mer four-ball on Satur­day.

Heavy overnight rain threat­ened to de­rail the day al­to­gether, how­ever the course soaked up a good por­tion of the wa­ter and with a few mi­nor shifts of tees the course was quite playable.

How­ever, a cold wind made the day un­palat­able and just to top off a great day weath­er­wise, when the wind abated later in the round, steady light rain set in to ex­ac­er­bate the chill fac­tor.

The event was pairs am­brose and Bruce Brown and Greg Hall did noth­ing to dis­prove the as- ser­tion they are the most over­hand­i­capped pair pos­si­bly on the planet as they made it two from two in the sum­mer four-ball to take a tight grip on the five-round com­pe­ti­tion.

Their score was 73-7.5-65.5, which was a pretty good ef­fort in the heavy-go­ing con­di­tions which favoured those golfers who could get the ball in the air.

The pair was chal­lenged by Tony Bor­relli and Wayne Thor­son who were just a quar­ter of a shot back with 74-8.25-65.75.

Bor­relli was run­ner-up in the last round too but un­for­tu­nately it was with a dif­fer­ent part­ner, so where he might have been only two points be­hind he finds him­self 11 points in ar­rears on two counts.

Next best were Simon and Craig Do­herty with 66.5. Craig prob­a­bly would have had some dif­fi­culty en­tic­ing his part­ner out of the chook shed to com­plete the round as the pres­i­dent is quite averse to wet weather.

Near­est the pin win­ners were Thor­son on the ninth, Hall on the 12th and Brown on the 14th, so the day’s tro­phies were not spread very far.

Ris­ing young star Zaylee Ne­wham had a stun­ning round to win last Thurs­day’s twi­light com­pe­ti­tion with a round of 49-21.5-27.5, made even more phenom­e­nal by the fact it was over the long course. Zaylee’s round is quite likely the best twi­light round ever.

The dis­tant run­ner-up was fel­low ju­nior Clare Do­herty with a round of 55-19.5-35.5. She has been no slouch in the twi­light com­pe­ti­tion ei­ther and should be right up the leader­board.

Barry Web­ber was the ball com­pe­ti­tion win­ner with 39.

Zaylee had least putts with 14, An­drew Wood took the jack­pot for near­est the pin and the two­point cut was 41.

This Satur­day’s event is stroke.

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