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Merrigum golf

After a lacklustre start to Merrigum’s club championships last week, they came alive this week with some great scores returned. There were a couple of shortened holes due to the much needed and appreciated rain late last week leaving a couple of lakes on low lying areas of the course. Normally the heavier conditions see scores increase but the opposite seems to have been the case this week. A few players who did not live up to expectations in the first round well and truly threw their hats back into the ring, none more so than James Campbell who had a sensational round of 77-12-65 to win A grade. Jimmy has been one of the main chances for a few years now but if he had a less than average first round it was off to the footy and he wasn’t seen again until the season was over. A bit of persistence this year seems to have paid dividends and he must now be a chance to win the men’s club championship title. In B Grade Tony Borrelli put together another solid round of 88-20-68 to win and he must be up among the leaders in that grade after featuring in the ball competition last week. The ladies championships also continued on Saturday and Tash Doherty was again the winner with 86-14-72. She looks to be invincible for the ladies club champion title. Ball competition winners were all from A grade this week and they all staked a claim to the club champion title with great rounds, Ash Sanders 79/66, Bruce Brown 82/70 and Bill Johnson 84/71 on a countback from Clint Prygoda and Bernie McGrath. Nearest the pins were won by Simon Doherty on the sixth, Bill Johnson on the ninth and Bruce Brown on the jackpot twelfth. The inaugural chook shed challenge was held on Saturday and this was won by James Campbell with 11 stableford points on the four holes that either start or finish adjacent to the chook shed, the second, third, eighth and sixteenth.

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