Tat Chat | Merrigum Golf Club

By Shepparton News

Round four of the Phil Savage-sponsored summer four-ball was played at Merrigum on Saturday. The event was four-ball best-ball stableford and was hotly contested with three pairs finishing on the winning score of 47 points.

One player had two partners and was able to compile the winning score with both of them. Barry Webber and Jeff Parry were deemed the winners after the three-way countback, having had the better back nine. From all reports Baz was on fire, maintaining the good form he has shown in the past month or so. In spruiking Bazza's part in the win Jeff was no doubt underselling his own role in the win as he too has been in good form of late.

Barry with his other partner Phil Savage were the runners-up from Greg Hall and Bruce Brown who looked to have it in the bag after scoring 26 points on the front nine, however, the work needs to be carried over the full 18 holes. They certainly had their chances to snare that one point that would have seen them over the line though. Nearest the pins were won by Ash Sanders on the sixth, Cory Berghofer on the ninth, Roger Gillon on the jackpot 12th and Phil Savage on the 14th. The day's winners also took home the chook shed challenge with 12 points.

Barry Webber's hot form was also on display at last Thursday's twilight competition which he won by more than three shots with a score of 53-16-36 over the long course. Andrew Wood was the runner-up with 43-3.5-39.5. Woody also won least putts with 14 and Frank Leyden picked up the jackpot for nearest the pin on the ninth. The two-point cut was 41.

The Merrigum pennant team ventured to Hill Top on Sunday where it took on Valley View. It was a successful foray where Merrigum took the points 4-1 with three wins and two halved matches. Greg Hall and Gary Eden kicked off with a 4-2 win, while Ash Sanders and Phil Barca won their match 3-2. Cory Berghofer and Barry Webber finished 1-up, while James Campbell and Russell Dunn and Jeff Parry and Bill Bray squared their matches. Pennant takes a week off for the Australia Day weekend and resumes the following week.

This Saturday's event is stroke for the Privilege Cup and incorporates least putts sponsored by Simon and Tash Doherty.