After a winter recess, the second half of the 2018 Central Otago Inter-club competition got underway at Cromwell on Saturday 25th of August.
The competition involves teams from eight Central clubs; six players in each competing in a team stroke-play, with the best five scores counting in each rounds total. There are eight rounds in the aggregate competition (one on each competing club’s home course). Four of the rounds are played early in the season, with a break for the winter and then the remaining four rounds are played between August and November.
The Cromwell club team immediately took advantage of the home course venue and won the round with a team total of 358, some 17 strokes ahead of Dunstan, in second place on 375. The result means Cromwell moves from third to first in the competition, leap-frogging Queenstown and Wanaka. Those two clubs fill second and and third slots, with Dunstan completing the top four.
The next round is at Lake Hawea on 22nd of September and it will be a pivotal round in the competition. History shows that teams generally win (or finish second) in their home venue rounds and with the final two rounds at Millbrook and Queenstown, the Queenstown club must be quietly confident of their chances. Cromwell will need to score well at Lake Hawea to increase their current lead before the final two rounds.
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