In perfect conditions at Federal, the home side hosted Cooma/Coolamatong in A-Reserve Pennants Division 2.
The encounter was a very close affair with CC leading in four close matches at the turn. The first result came when Federal’s Rory Ardlie won 4 and 3 over Steve Young. The encounter was level one hole later when Cooma/Coolamatong’s Phil Patricks closed out Sam Harkiss on 15. In the meantime Federal junior Will Brearley, who had been attacking flags all day, finished birdie, birdie, birdie to win 5 and 3 against Jon Peters.
Glenn Collins, the Federal captain recovered from an early deficit to beat Matt Moxon 4/2, to give Federal a chance of victory.
The last 2 matches had Coolamatong/Cooma in front with 2 holes to play. Federal’s Rob Moten birdied 17 then halved 18 to get the elusive half point against Damian Walsh. The final match, the ones went to 18 with Coolamatong/Cooma’s Dave Robinson winning 1 up against Danny Sgalippa to give the home side a 3.5~2.5 victory.
After three rounds, the result leaves Federal equal top with Gold Creek on 5 points, ahead of Queanbeyan on 3 points, Coolamatong/Cooma and Murrumbidgee on 2 points each with Fairbairn trailing on 1 point.