Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Hoping for Premier win

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In week three of Premier League Golf, expect teams to hit their scoring groove, which should lead to a number of close matches.

Hit & Hope versus WOTAM looks to be the match of the round. WOTAM fired last week, putting the competitio­n on notice that they are a team to watch. The question is: Can they repeat that performanc­e?

Hit & Hope will regain Jim Poka Jnr who was a late withdrawal last week, and also coming off a win their confidence is no doubt growing. This one may be too close to call with a draw a real possibilit­y.

Old Boys take on the Crackers this week and will be looking to make it two in a row. Old Boys had all eight players on course last week and a similar turnout this week will likely see them take the win. The Crackers have scored a modest 117 points in each of the first two weeks, and an improved scoring effort will be necessary to challenge against last season’s grand finalists.

COVID-8 will be looking to bounce back this week against Eagles & Birdies. COVID-8 captain Ian Fuller has been leading from the front this season, but needs some consistent support. Eagles &

Birdies are another team who have struggled to post a competitiv­e total in the first two weeks, but given their experience, their form is sure to improve. COVID-8 are no doubt the favourites, but don’t discount Eagles & Birdies snatching a win and putting their season on an upward trajectory.

The Wedgies versus Water Wizards match is without a clear favourite. Rumour has it that Wedgies captain Vince Kelly has put the bike a away this week to focus on this golfing contest against a number of his regular riding companions. Both teams are coming off a loss and will no doubt turn out in numbers in search of the win and maintain touch with the ladder leaders.

The final match in the round is a contest of top versus bottom on the ladder, Bush Whackers versus TaylorMaid­s. The simple fact is that TaylorMaid­s need numbers on the course, having not had the minimum four players yet this season. It may make no difference, Bush Whackers are the clear favourites either way.

 ??  ?? A Sunday stableford competitio­n provides another playing opportunit­y, especially for Premier League players. Pictured on the course this week were (from left) John Irwin, Don Alexander and Rod Parks.
A Sunday stableford competitio­n provides another playing opportunit­y, especially for Premier League players. Pictured on the course this week were (from left) John Irwin, Don Alexander and Rod Parks.

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