A countback was required to decide the second round of the Penola Golf Club’s Captain’s Trophy last weekend.
Tony Gleeson managed the better back nine and was awarded the honours over Don Ferguson, who both finished with 38 points.
With the course a touch damp under foot a field of 19 golfers took to the course, with the sun shining and an icy breeze blowing, making scores difficult.
Gleeson’s back nine earned him 19 points while his consistency – with no wipes – helped his score to keep growing.
With his 16 handicap he managed seven pars which helped seal the win – but form like that may well come under the watchful eye of the handicapper.
Ferguson was not as consistent, starting with two double bogeys before paring the next five holes, while a birdie on the ninth from a very thin approach shot also netted him nearest the pin for that hole.
On the back nine Ferguson was a little erratic off the tee but managed to keep scoring with a double being his worse hole.
In third was Greg Hutchesson who was having a good round of 36 points, with his putter doing majority of the work.
AN NTP on the seventh was to be one of his two birdies for the day.
Again he had a bad patch with three doubles in a row, all but knocking him from the running for the win.
Peter Walker cam in next with 35 points, a birdie on the 12th the highlight.
In the B grade John Wilkinson came out the victor with 36 points.
After parring the first wo holes he slowed a little in the wet and double bogeyed the next two before playing to his handicap to finish the nine.
A rough patch in the middle of the back nine casued him a few headaches, but with no wipes he had done enough to stay in front.
The runner-up was David Boyd with 35 points, who had a disastrous start to the day with his first drive being a little left of centre, but on all of his next five holes he scored five points.
An up and down back nine saw two wipes but they were cancelled out by the four pars and the birdie on the 17th.
Horrie Foggo made a welcome retuen with 34 points with Mark Edwards next in with 33.
The other pro shots went to David Murray on the 16th, a rare highlight for his day, and Curt Evans getting the best second on the 11th.
The next competition will be a four-ball-better-ball stableford comp with hopefully a break in the weather.
Full results here.