Massive field for Premier League opener
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.