After Round 2 in Handicap Pennants, Yowani 1 is one from two while Crookwell, Murrumbidgee and Yass are one from one (not every team has entered their scores. In Round 2, Yowani 1 defeated Goulburn 3.5 to 2.5 while Gold Creek and Belconnen drew 3-3. The big unknown is the result of the Murrumbidgee vs Crookwell encounter.
In Division 2, RMC, Fairbairn and Gungahlin lead on one and a half wins from two.
Craig Farrell’s report on Round 2 is below.
The handicap comp returned its usual amount of thrills, spills and unexpected results. While it’s still early days, the Lakes boys are following two interesting theories to explain their start to the season: Sandwich and Toss. Both theories have them undefeated after two rounds, so the jury is out as to efficacy – but it’s hard to argue the numbers.
Theory 1: Toss. Capn Micky Dee has won both tosses to date, and the team remains undefeated. The fact he squared his first match and lost his second is irrelevant to this theory.
Theory two: after last week’s ‘suggestion’ (read haranguing); Capn Micky Dee supplied sangas for the team. First level analysis shows that Hoggy (wolfed his down before teeing off the first) won 6/5. Timmy snaffled the first half of his sanga at hole six and the other half at hole ten. He won 2 up. Faz employed the ‘strategic nibbling’ strategy – took his first bite on 8 to record his first birdie of the day; then finished his second half on the 493m 16th for a square, which meant his par on 17 was enough to win 2/1.
Most telling were Coley and Tony (playing 1 and 2 respectively). They both left their Capn sangas untouched. They both lost. You be the judge…….
This round also saw two ‘absolute blow outs’ with two players (in different match ups) holding massive leads before capitulating to strong finishing opponents. One was in the Fairbairn v Yowani match, which Fairbairn won 4-2. This match should have been much closer as Jack was 4 up after nine but (in his words) “putted like a donkey” to let his opponent come back to win on 17. Jack also observed that his “caddy left me stranded like Barnaby on 13” which was when his ‘donkey putting’ started.
Tony Murcutt from Lakes also had a 3 hole lead with five to go but quickly worked that double bogies for the next four ‘aren’t gunna do it’.
The handicap comp is the one which returns the most entertaining results week in, week out. Stay true believers – more to follow.
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