Merrigum golf

February 09, 2018

Andrew Wood outclassed his competitors on Saturday at Merrigum Golf Club.

After some of the heat we’ve had to put up with lately, Saturday was a really pleasant day for golf.

It was about 10°C cooler than some recent Saturdays and every now and again a gentle breeze would waft through to remind us that summer golf need not always be a battle with the elements as well as the course.

Andrew Wood completely outclassed the rest of the field and posted the easiest of wins with a round of 79-11-68.

Woody appeared to have lost his mojo several months ago when he had a lengthy period battling to play to his handicap, however he is now tracking in the right direction with his handicap heading down towards the single figure realm again as well as posting some good performances in recent times.

Tony Borrelli was the next best and headed the ball competition with a round of 92-20-72.

It is great to have Bruce Andrews back (although heavily disguised when the cards were handed out) and playing well with 73 nett and picking up a ball, as did Greg Hall with 74 on a countback from Phil Savage and Mooroopna visitor Bill Hogan.

Nearest-the-pins were won by Andrew Wood on the sixth, Bill Bray on the ninth, Ash Sanders on the jackpot 12th and Greg Hall with a great shot on the 14th.

Last Thursday’s twilight competition was won by Craig Doherty with a round of 45-9-36.

Craig may have left his run a little late but he has in theory moved into contention for overall honours, five points behind Andrew Wood in the latter stages of the competition. Barry Webber was the runner-up with 53-15.5-37.5.

Andrew Wood picked up the jackpot for nearest the pin on the ninth while Simon Doherty won least putts with 15.

The two-point cut was 39 which has given Woody a two-point lead over Simon.

Saturday’s event is stableford.

For those who didn’t pick up on the mistake in last week’s notes, there is in fact one more opportunity to qualify for the Tiger Cup play-off to be held in March. As if the year is not going fast enough without skipping a month altogether!

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