Golf continues form in thriller

Bowls skipper Graeme Fitzgerald and his Camperdown Golf teammates have won four of their opening five matches.

Bowls skipper Graeme Fitzgerald and his Camperdown Golf teammates have won four of their opening five matches.

CAMPERDOWN Golf has continued its red-hot start to the season with a thrilling win against City in wet conditions.

Golf sits second on the ladder after five rounds behind pre-season flag favourite Central One, with both teams holding a 4-1 win-loss record.

Golf’s Glenn Winsall credited the strong start to the season to his team’s leads – Max Johnson, Ross Fleming, Darryl Donohue and George Bateman.

“I reckon our success so far this season is based on our leaders,” he said.

“They’re very good bowlers and ex skippers, they’re just getting us off to a good start with every bowl.

“If they can get them in early it makes life easier for us, and the opposition is always chasing the shot.

“We’re bowling with a bit of confidence this season, we didn’t have any superstars but we’re all doing what we have to do to get us over the line.”

Little separated Golf and City in Saturday’s clash at City, with the margin below 10 shots for the whole match.

Winsall said wet weather also caused headaches, forcing the teams from the green twice.

“We went off twice due to heavy showers, the first time for five minutes and we were two shots down, and the second time for 15 minutes and we were about one up,” he said.

“But everyone wanted to play the game out.

“We were up for most of the match but it wasn’t a comfortable lead, we had three rinks doing well and one having a tough day, but we knew that if they could hold on then hopefully the other three could cover that loss.”

Golf skipper Darryl Wiggins ended up losing to City’s Stewart Trigg 11-35.

But Golf’s other skippers Graeme Fitzgerald, Kevin Conheady and Craig Skene won by enough to earn their team the win.

Fitzgerald beat Jack O’Dowd, 26-16, Conheady downed Pat Howard, 37-20, and Skene toppled Ray Quigley, 20-17.

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