Mer­rigum golf:

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport -

Mer­rigum golfers dodged a bul­let on Satur­day af­ter the cool change brought pleas­ant con­di­tions in which to play golf fol­low­ing the ex­treme heat of Fri­day.

The event was the third round of the sum­mer four ball and was 4BBB par.

There was a rea­son­able turnout for the first Satur­day of golf for the new year and what bet­ter way to blow out any hang­overs from 2018 than with a par event.

Si­mon and Craig Do­herty got the year off to a good start by com­pil­ing a win­ning score of +10, two bet­ter than their clos­est ri­vals.

It was a good team ef­fort by the pair and they were in a close tus­sle with the run­ners-up for the day Bruce An­drews and Ash San­ders for the over­all hon­ours, with just a cou­ple of points sep­a­rat­ing the two pairs.

Bruce and Ash had a score of +8 in tak­ing out se­cond place on Satur­day.

Near­est-the-pins were won by Bruce Brown on the sixth and James Camp­bell on the jack­pot 12th.

An­drew Wood was in hot form in the twi­light com­pe­ti­tion and notched an­other win last Thurs­day with a score of 41-2.5-38.5.

Woody is mak­ing things dif­fi­cult for him­self by los­ing a shot from his hand­i­cap for each win, how­ever he just keeps ris­ing to the oc­ca­sion by get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter each week.

Si­mon Do­herty did give him a run for his money but missed out on a count back af­ter scor­ing 43-4.5-38.5.

It was the same with least putts, with Woody win­ning on a count back from Si­mon af­ter both had 15.

Woody took the jack­pot for near­est-the-pin on the ninth while Si­mon took the 14th.

And in an­swer to the ob­vi­ous ques­tion, yes, there were more than two play­ers at last week’s twi­light com­pe­ti­tion. The two­point cut was 40.

A com­bined Hill Top Mer­rigum pen­nant side took on Rochester at Rich River on Sun­day but went down 3/2. Mer­rigum’s Bruce Brown and Greg Hall won their match 3/2 and Hill Top’s Col Bar­low and Dy­lan Burls won 1 up.

Pen­nant this week is at Nu­murkah against Shep­par­ton with hit-off at 8.20 am.

This Satur­day’s event is stable­ford. It will likely be an­other early start with the cur­rent fore­cast go­ing for a 42°C top tem­per­a­ture. The cap­tain will be all over it and keep every­one up to date.

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