Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Taylor Maids take win
TaylorMaids caused the upset of the season in Round 4 of the Deniliquin Golf Club Premier League competition.
Entering the round without a win and taking on second placed WOTAM, few gave TaylorMaids any chance.
Lourene Liebenberg fired and excellent score of 38 points to lead TaylorMaids – an extraordinary feat given the news of a regional NSW lockdown.
Lourene has played a critical role over the past 18 months helping our community navigate the often confusing COVID-19 and border restrictions, a role she continued her dedication to on Saturday afternoon while on course.
Jane Armytage, 35 and Prue Lloyd, 34 were again solid contributors for TaylorMaids. Butch Oddy was best for WOTAM with 35 points.
Hit & Hope versus Eagles & Birdies was billed as the match of the round and it didn’t disappoint.
Thomas Bult was this difference between the two side scoring 36 points to lead Hit & Hope to a narrow two point win, 133 – 131. Hit & Hope captain Ian Campbell scored 34 and Lachie Campbell took advantage of Sunday golf to score 33.
Eagles & Birdies were again led by Felicity McCalman with 34 points with Annette Danckert scoring 33.
The Crackers won a thriller against the Wedgies, 134 – 132. Libby Henderson top scored for the Crackers with an excellent 38 points, Prue Chalmers, 36 and Sue Butcher 34 provided excellent scoring support. Geoff King scored 37 points for the Wedgies to keep his side’s hopes alive, but the next best was Kathy Simpson and Vince Kelly with 32.
The Crackers are now one of five teams with two wins and two losses, sitting sixth on the ladder outside the top four on percentage.
Old Boys made there move in round four, scoring a league season high of 148 points in their demolition of COVID-8, 131, to move to second spot on the ladder. Scott Mildren and John Irwin each scored a brilliant 41 points for Old Boys, with Dan Wade and Dean Irwin scoring 33 each. Troy Grant led COVID-8 with 40 points, but he lacked the scoring support necessary to challenge Old Boys with Gary Stephens next best with 32.
Bush Whackers were pushed all the way in their contest with Water Wizards, holding on for a narrow three point win, 131 – 128.
Bush Whackers did what they do best, score consistently, with Pete Seely leading the way on 34 points, Josh Hunt, 33 and Neil Boswell and Jill Jeffrey scoring 32 each.
Lyn Bond was the high scorer in the match with an excellent 37 points for Water Wizards, however the team’s scores fell away with Will Bull, 31 and Anne Bull and Jason Kerr each scoring 30.
Bush Whackers remain undefeated and on top of the ladder, Old Boys are now second, WOTAM and Eagles & Birdies hold on to top four spots on percentage with two wins each.
Hit & Hope, the Crackers and Water Wizards are next, also with two wins each.
The Wedgies, COVID-8 and TaylorMaids each have a win and are still within reach of finals as the competition reaches the halfway point.