Mas­sive field for Pre­mier League opener

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - Sport -

Round one of the in­au­gu­ral De­niliquin Golf Club Pre­mier League was a great suc­cess with 103 of the 128 regis­ter play­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing on Satur­day.

The first week has whet the ap­petite for the com­pe­ti­tion ahead with two matches de­cided by one point and three de­cided by three points.

While Wed­gies had a con­vinc­ing first up win and sit on top of the Steam Plains con­fer­ence, the team score of 127 was in the bot­tom half of all team scores for round one.

The Bush Whack­ers, Meri­nos and Wed­gies, who we thought might strug­gle, all came away with first up wins.

The Pen­nant Team also recorded a nar­row win against a strongly per­formed Lo­cal Knowl­edge.

The Pen­nant Team looked re­splen­dent in their sky blue coloured team uni­form. It was just a pity Ge­orge Wil­lis didn’t see the mes­sage and wore yel­low.

The PAS­TORAL TIMES won­ders if there is a team fine for be­ing out of uni­form?

The Bush Whack­ers and Hit & Hope both had just four play­ers each this week, and The Old Boys might be kick­ing them­selves hav­ing had only five play­ers go­ing around and los­ing by a soli­tary point.

In the Noo­rum­boon con­fer­ence, Jor­dan Tre­ble’s 40 points led the Jack­son 8 to an up­set vic­tory over the fan­cied Ea­gles & Birdies.

Billy Bourke’s 40 points led the Twos to a con­vinc­ing win over Da Clus­ter and top spot on the lad­der after the first round, giv­ing them brag­ging rights for this week over the Ones, who also had a good win over the Tay­lorMaids.

An­gus McKin­non’s 38 points proved the dif­fer­ence be­tween COVID-8 and Golf Mates.

Re­sults from the day were as fol­lows: Steam Plains con­fer­ence:

The Bush Whack­ers 120 def. Hit & Hope 117. Top scor­ers, Bush Whack­ers - N Boswell 34, P Seely 31, M Thomas 28, R Hood 27; Hit & Hope - R Army­tage 35, L Camp­bell 30, L Chappell 28, N Met­calfe 24.

The Meri­nos 138 def. Old Boys 137. Top scor­ers, Meri­nos - D Hunter 36, D Bull 35, A Bull 35, G Stephens 32; Old Boys - B Bar­low 36, J Ir­win 36, D Alexan­der 35, D Wade 30.

The Pen­nant Team 136 def. Lo­cal Knowl­edge 133. Top scor­ers, Pen­nant Team - S Cal­lanan 37, G Wil­lis 34, M Thomas 33, K Pearce and J Pearce 32; Lo­cal Knowl­edge C Lieft­ing 35, B Pur­till 33, T Howe 33, N Pur­till 32.

The Wed­gies 127 def. The Mighty Mul­li­gans 119. Top scor­ers, Wed­gies - G Rodda 33, K Simpson 32, S Tilders 32, V Kelly 30; Mul­li­gans - C Mitsch 32, A Gor­such 30, S Trit­ton 29, P Thomp­son and T Bult 28. Noo­rum­boon con­fer­ence: COVID-8 135 def. Golf Mates 134. Top scor­ers, COVID-8 - A McKin­non 38, T Grant 33, D Grant 32, R Tay­lor 32; Golf Mates - M Radeski 36, D Ram­sey 33, J Radeski 33, M Roth­well and P O’Brien 32.

Ones 141 def. Tay­lorMaids 135. Top scor­ers, Ones - D McQuie 36, A Brunker 36, N Swainger 36, C Thomp­son 33; Tay­lorMaids - K Sand­ford 35, S Simpson 35, K Druitt 33, J Bar­low 32.

Twos 141 def. Da Clus­ter 121. Top scor­ers, Twos - B Bourke 40, A Hall 35, D Whe­lan, P Oddy and W Pitts (33); Da Clus­ter - S At­ley 33, M MacDon­ald 33, M Bar­nett 30, N Glowrey and J Tonta 25.

The Jack­son 8 138 def. Ea­gles & Birdies 134. Top scor­ers, The Jack­son 8 - J Tre­ble 40, C Hard­man 37, D Monks 31, G Camp­bell 30; Ea­gles & Birdies - M Phy­land 35, V Hut­ton 34, S Lugs­din 33, G Lange 32.

Pre­mier League con­tin­ues this Satur­day, Au­gust 8, with round two be­ing played in con­junc­tion with the sin­gle stable­ford event.

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