B52s get one back on fellow club team

Callum White
Callum White
Revenge was sweet for the B52s as they opened the metropolitan pennant season with a 3.5-2.5 win over their fellow Otago Golf Club contenders on Saturday.

The B52s were beaten by the Bombers in the final last season but played some excellent golf in perfect autumn conditions at Balmacewen to avenge that loss.

No5 Matt Weir set the stage for the B52s with a resounding 7 and 6 win over Callum Judkins.

No 4 Andrew Hobbs followed with a 5 and 4 win over Ben Patston, and Will McLachlan beat Hayden Coutts 4 and 3 at No 2.

Brandon Hodgson won the clash of the No 1s, beating Tom Lee 4 and 3, and the Bombers gained a second point when John McIntee pipped Steve Horn 3 and 2 at No 6.

The only game that could not find a winner was the No 3 tussle between Lewis Harper (on debut for the B52s) and Murray Edgar (Bombers) that ended all square.

The St Clair Saints had a dominant 5-1 away win over Chisholm Links.

Saints captain Matt Crawford, Conor Jamison, Jacob Bellamy, Tony Giles and Jacob Murray all earned points to secure the tie.

The sole Chisholm Links win came from late ring-in Matt Robinson, who beat Parker Aluesi 4 and 2 at No 3.

At St Clair, the Devils pipped Taieri Lakes 3.5-2.5.

Luke Worthington shone for the home team, beating Matt Mercer 5 and 3 at No 4, while No 3 Jakob Bleach and No 6 Stephen Hitchcox also had wins.

No 2 Mark Andrews and No 5 Ken Shaw earned points for Taieri Lakes, leaving it to the No 1s to settle the tie.

Callum White halved the last hole with Blair Bennett to secure the win for the Devils.


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