Chisholm Links, Otago B52s appear good chances

Photo: ODT files
Photo: ODT files
Golf correspondent Michael Minty looks ahead to this weekend’s round of the metropolitan senior A pennant series.

Chisholm Links v Taieri Lakes

These sides occupy the bottom two positions on the table, meaning the winners of this game look set to be among the key players for a bottom semifinal spot.

Key match-ups look to be in the tail, and might be important matches for the visiting Lakes if they are to secure their second win of the season. Blair Bennett and Jarred Haig lead the charge for Taieri while the Chisholm top four look solid despite missing John McIntee.

The Links will be favoured after last week’s narrow loss to the Bombers at home, and four wins should be well within their grasp.

Otago B52s v Island Park

The B52s have the chance to potentially lead the competition with a win here over Island Park and should their clubmates upset St Clair at Corstorphine.

There is no doubt they are flying high and look very hard to beat tomorrow, especially with several Island Park players struggling to string individual wins together. Park are missing Phil Bungard and Joey Hancock, who have both won their past two games, while the B52s look strong throughout.

You cannot go past the B52s here unless the Park boys can put it together collectively.

B52s by two or three games.

St Clair Saints v Otago Bombers

The final from 2022 will no doubt be etched on the minds of the Saints players — it was a year they dominated the round robin and seemed destined to topple the Bombers but it was not to be.

The Bombers are back to full strength with no midweek playoffs required to nab team spots. The Saints have former captain Matt Crawford back in the fold at No 1 against Brandon Hodgson. Both players can win this on their day but can also be streaky, so will it come down to this game?

It could be a case of the Saints being good enough to get the home win outright but there is a hint of a playoff about this one.

Leave the porch light on for a 3-3 draw — and that is at the end of extra holes in the dark.