The Otago Golf Club men’s team was a convincing winner of the Otago provincial Senior A pennant final played in fine conditions on the Chisholm Links course yesterday.
The top Balmacewen team finished with two points and nine games while Wanaka was second with one point and seven games.
With no entry from South Otago, the event became a triangular format rather than the traditional semifinal and final.
Otago was in the box seat at lunchtime after winning six games in the morning — three against Wanaka and the other three at the expense of top North Otago team Lower Waitaki.
But Paul Velanski, Stephen Waby (Lower Waitaki) and George McDonald (Wanaka) rallied in the afternoon, taking three games off the winning team.
For Otago, the top three were in good form with Michael Smith, Ben Patston and Jason Hughes all finishing the day with two wins.
George McDonald (Wanaka) was the only other player to emerge with two wins, playing at No 5 in his team.
The 16-year-old beat Stephen Waby 7 and 5 in the morning and Otago’s Ben Turner on the 17th green in the afternoon.
The Otago Golf Club team has achieved the double this year, adding the provincial title to the Metropolitan win it had earlier this year.
Scoreboards are published here:
2017 Senior Pennant Triangular Scoreboard