Date: May 09, 2018
Author: Golf Victoria

Cobram Barooga senior reaches halfway point

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The 2018 Cobram Barooga Senior Amateur has reached the halfway point after two gorgeous Autumn days greeted players for the first two rounds.

192 Men and 72 Ladies from 69 different clubs enjoyed the beautifully presented Old and West Courses along on the Murray River.

The Men’s section sees a tie at the top with Doug Bachli leader Ian McCleary (Kooringal) and Alan Bullas (Portsea) joint leaders on 151. McCleary who started with a 77 on Day 1, fired a 74 on the West course to join Bullas after his rounds of 76 and 75.

Closely following the pair is round 1 leader Gordon Claney (Kingston Heath) and David Robb (Corowa).  Claney’s first round score of 73 saw him take the lead but after his 79 on day 2 there will be work to be done to catch up coming into the final 36 holes.

The nett section sees Bullas also taking the lead. Playing off a handicap of 4, the Portsea member has a three-shot advantage after nett rounds of 72 and 71 for a total of 143. Tony Hyde (Patterson River) sits in second position on a total of 146 playing off a 5 handicap.

The Men’s stableford section is a battle of the locals with the top three positions all held by Cobram Barooga members. John Ellis leads the way with 73 points with 35 and 38 to start the tournament. Ellis, off a handicap of 22, leads by 2 over Eugene Zolnierczyk and 4 over John Scandrett. The Cobram Barooga trio will be the ones to catch over the final two days.

Centenary Park’s Rhonda Pelzer is the leader in the Women’s section after her scintillating 40 points playing off a handicap of 22 on the Old course to follow up her 27 points from day 1. Pelzer’s second round gives her a two-shot lead over Wilma Saunders (Gisborne) who carded rounds of 31 and 34 respectively off 25.

Gwen Jackson is in third place on 62 and the Bairnsdale member will be looking to make inroads on the leaders over the next two days play.

Play will continue today and tomorrow to determine the 2018 Cobram Barooga Senior champions.

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