It was a damp and miserable day for golf on Saturday, but still more than a few ventured out to Merrigum for the stroke round.
It was to have been President’s Day but with the president on retreat it was decided to postpone that to a yet-to-be-determined date.
A three-way count-back was required to determine the overall winner from the ball competition winners.
Young Joe Chant has been a regular on the course lately and that is certainly obvious by the results.
Just a couple of weeks ago he won the Privilege Cup — much to his surprise, it might be added — and he was part of the second-placed team last week, and this week he was deemed the winner again after the count-back.
Joe’s score was 96-22-74, on what was not an easy day to post a good score, and he edged out Barry Webber and Clint Prygoda in the count-back after they scored 110-36-74 and 87-13-74 respectively.
Joe is having such a good run at the moment that he may well decide to give away the bowls this summer and concentrate on furthering his golfing career.
Both Barry and Clint have been in reasonable form of late and might consider themselves unlucky to miss out on a count-back.
It is rather an arbitrary way to decide a winner but there has to be some way of sorting out tied scores.
The day was closely fought by all with a spread of just six shots over the field.
Only one nearest-the-pin went off and that was to Zaylee Newham on the jackpot 12th.
There has been good news on the pennant front this week with Merrigum beating Shepparton 4/1 at Nagambie.
The win has secured the side a good chance at making the finals, but they will still need to have things go their way.
Merrigum plays another contender in Nagambie at Rich River this Sunday.
Hit-off is at 11am from the 10th tee.
This Saturday’s event is the Greenwood Memorial Mixed Canadian.
Men without a partner in the mixed will also play Canadian.