Leo Price and John Mossop have raised the standard of scores this season with 40 points each in the second round of the Penola Golf Club’s stableford competition.
With both Price and Mossop being A Grade players, a countback was needed to decide the winner of the competition.
Price came out on top after finishing in a flurry, going par – birdie – par to cap off a great round, finishing with 12 pars and a birdie in an arresting performance.
Mossop, who finished runner-up, also had a plethora of great holes, finishing with eight pars and three birdies in a strong performance.
However, finding the fairway bunker short and left off the fairway on the 11th possibly cost him a point.
Mossop is in ominous form after 40 points on Thursday as well, and is eager to catch the Kalangadoo silver fox before he slyly sneaks away.
Steven Skeer was in the same group as Mossop and Price, and normally 38 points would have been a competitive score.
He had eight pars in an impressive performance, perhaps only a wipe on the 11th hole stood between him and a victory.
Peter Walker most likely won his 1000th golf ball of his career as he had another solid round with 38 points to slip in another shot.
His front nine of 38 off the stick netted him 21 points which included a great birdie on the sixth.
The B Grade found scoring a challenge with Matt Stephenson’s score of 36 points the best score recorded.
He overcame a patchy start to rattle home 20 points on the back nine and after some successful putting, he had five pars for good points.
Dean Moore was runner up with 35 points which included a very solid 22 on the back nine thanks to four pars.
The Nangwarry South boys, Ant and Johnny, rounded out the placings with 34 and 33 points respectively, ensuring Walker to take the money once again.
John Wilkinson showed a rare glimpse of talent with the nearest the pin on the 7th.
Hutchesson senior grabbed the prize on the 13th and there were no birdies on the 16th.
Next week will be the Bill Burley monthly medal, with Burley bringing a buss load of players and prizes, a good field is expected.
Full results to be found here.