Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Bush Whackers unbeaten
Golfers were greeted by blustery conditions at the weekend, providing challenging scoring conditions for the return of Premier League golf.
Bush Whackers maintained their unbeaten record with a narrow three point win over WOTAM, 132 to 129.
Josh Hunt again led the scoring for Bush Whackers with 34 points, with Andrew Hall and Mark Thomas each scoring 33 and Peter Seely 32.
WOTAM captain Noel Swainger top scored with 35 points, with Billy Bourke on 33, Butch Oddy 32, and Geoff Corboy 29.
The win for Bush Whackers likely secures a finals berth, while WOTAM drop to fifth and out of the finals places for now.
The Crackers jumped out of the group of teams on two wins and moved to third on the ladder with a 134 to 126 win over the Water Wizards.
Prue Chalmers led The Crackers with 36 points with Denise Hunter scoring 34, and Jane Glowrey and Anita Gorsuch on 32 each.
Dylan Osbourne top scored again for the Wizards with 33, with Lyn Bond on 32, Jamie Loy 31 and Anne Bull 30 rounding out the scores.
The TaylorMaids versus Eagles & Birdies contest was predicted to be a close one, with some experts tipping a draw.
Shandra Simpson top scored for TaylorMaids with an excellent 38 points, with Jane Armytage scoring 31, Prue Lloyd 30 and Ali Ferguson 29 for a team total 128.
Scores for Eagles & Birdies were led by Felicity McCalman with 36 points, then Vicki Hutton on 34, Jenny Swainger 30 and Annette Danckert 29 for a team total 129.
The one point win sees Eagles & Birdies retain fourth spot on the ladder.
COVID-8 kept their finals hopes alive with a convincing 137 to 123 win over the Wedgies.
Albert Liebenberg led COVID-8 with an excellent 38 points, with Adam Wettenhall scoring 34, Troy Grant 33 and Ian Fuller and Ross Taylor on 32.
Vince Kelly’s 34 points and Geoff King’s 33 were best for the Wedgies who, with only one win for the season, will find it very difficult to play finals.
In the final match, Old Boys 129 defeated Hit & Hope 118.
Dean Irwin was best for Old Boys with 35 points, while Don Alexander scored 32 and Brain Dixon and John Irwin 31 each.
Leigh Chappell scored an excellent 38 points for Hit & Hope to give them hope for a strong challenge, however there was simply too much hitting from the rest of the team. The next best was Peter Thompson with 30 points.
Old Boys retain second place on the ladder and look to be the biggest challengers to Bush Whackers for the title, while Hit & Hope are one of four teams on two wins sitting just outside the top four.