It was a fine but chilly Saturday for golf as Merrigum players competed for the Privilege Cup, least putts sponsored by Simon and Tash Doherty and a chance to improve their eclectic.
After some big Saturdays, there was a relatively small field contesting the stroke round, with quite a few obviously finding a warmer place to be than the golf course.
With a flush of growth on the course after recent rain, the good scoring seems to have diminished, with no player being able to break or even equal nett par.
Most of the run has gone, so the course has become a true test of golfing ability.
Darryl Johnston was the best performed with a round of 96-25-71 and as such, as well as winning the Privilege Cup, he earned a place in the Tiger Cup playoff next March.
The cool conditions should have suited Darryl because he seems to evaporate during the summer months and is rarely seen.
The ever reliable John Fuller was the runner-up with 86-14-72, with Andrew Wood and Simon Doherty the next best with 74.
Nearest-the-pins were won by Greg Hall on the ninth and John Fuller on the jackpot 12th.
John Fuller also won the chook shed challenge with nine points for the four holes and Barry Webber won least putts with 28.
Winter pennant this week was at Mooroopna where Merrigum took on Cobram-Barooga, unfortunately going down 3-2. Cory Berghofer won his match 3-1 and Simon Doherty finished one-up to be the winners for Merrigum, while Ash Sanders came oh so close before going down on the 22nd hole.
Pennant this week is at Cobram-Barooga where Merrigum takes on Shepparton. Hit-off is from 9.50am.
Saturday’s event is the Cliff Pini Memorial 4BBB par.