Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Wizards conjure win
Scoring in the Deniliquin Golf Club Premier League continues to improve as teams hit their stride in week three of the competition.
The match of the round played out between the Wedgies and Water Wizards, with the Wizards taking a four point victory.
Consistent scoring is good scoring in the Premier League, and the Wedgies followed that path with Magnus Aitken, Sarah Aitken and Vince Kelly all scoring 33 points apiece and two players returning 32 for a team total of 131.
Only three Water Wizards played Saturday, but a brilliant 38 points from Dylan Osbourne, a quality 36 from captain Anne Bull, and Donald Bull’s 29 had the side on the verge of a big total. Playing Sunday, Jamie Loy posted a solid 32, for a team total 135.
Bush Whackers retained top spot on the ladder with a 142 to 133 win over TaylorMaids.
Andrew Hall, making his season debut, scored 40 points to be best for the Whackers. Josh Hunt continued his excellent form with 36.
Ali Ferguson again lead from the front for TaylorMaids with 36 points, with Prue Llyod and Jane Armytage each scoring 33 — a vast improvement from the TaylorMaids side, showing the competition they can’t be taken lightly.
WOTAM defeated Hit & Hope, 133 to 125. In what some considered to be the match of the round, WOTAM showed that good scoring will be required to challenge them on any given week.
Geoff Corboy’s 36, Billy Bourke’s 35 and Butch Oddy’s 34 were best for WOTAM.
Hit & Hope’s scoring was consistent with Lachie Campbell and Leigh Chapell providing 32 point each, but it simply wasn’t good enough to challenge WOTAM.
Old Boys took out a low scoring defeating the Crackers 125 to 117.
Old Boys captain Dean Irwin was the difference in the match returning 36 points, with Don Alexander’s 31 the next best.
Jane Glowery, Wendy Pekin and Prue Chalmers all scored 30 for the Crackers.
It was the third consecutive week the Crackers have scored 117, but unfortunately with all teams improving their scoring rate, it is a team total that won’t win many matches.
In the final match of the round, Eagles & Birdies pulled of a stunning upset defeating COVID-8, 144 to 133.
Felicity McCalman on Saturday with a
affair, set the course alight competition best 41 points. She was well supported by Jenny Swainger on 37 and Vicki Hutton on 35.
Troy Grant led a consistent scoring effort from COVID-8 with 36 points, with Ross Taylor scoring 34.
COVID-8 must be scratching their heads and wondering where to from here. After sitting top of the ladder at the end of round one, following two consecutive losses they now find themselves in ninth spot on the ladder in a 10 team competition.
Premier League continues this week with round four, played over Saturday and Sunday.
The daily competition Saturday is a 4 Ball aggregate, so each player will return an individual score that can be used for Premier League.
Sunday golf continues stableford competition.