Warwick leads the might of Toowoomba in golf pennants
GOLF: Warwick only needs a place in the last round on their own course to win the zone 1 open day pennants competition this season.
Eight clubs participate in open day pennants: Cabarlah, City, Toowoomba, Goombungee, Clifton, Oakey, Pittsworth and Warwick.
Seven open days have been held and the last open day is in Warwick on September 3.
Warwick is on 43 points to lead City on 38, Toowoomba on 37 and the Cabarlah club on 36.
City club in Toowoomba hosted their open day on Tuesday and were the winners on the day.
Toowoomba (Middle Ridge) recorded eight points, City and Warwick were joint runners up and had seven points added to their season tally.
On September 3 in Warwick, the winners on the day will received eight points and the eighth-placed team one point.
Warwick will secure the season win by finishing in the top half of the placings on September 3.
At each open day, clubs nominate three players and the scores of the top two are used to determine placings.
Warwick Golf Club women's president Judy Lester said all players keen to be involved in open days would represent the club.
"Melanie McLennan selects three players for each open day based on past performances on certain courses,” Lester said.
"Current club form is also considered. While Melanie selects three players, she doesn't tell us who the three are until the end of the day.
"Some players get nervous if they know their nett score for the day will be counted.”
In the Adam Falconer Pennants, Warwick is in third place in a competition that is played at seven of the same clubs as open day pennants. Goombungee are not in the Adam Falconer Pennants.
Warwick withdraw from the competition and is now back in the field for a second year.
The final rounds will be at Cabarlah in August when Warwick plays Pittsworth and City in September when Warwick plays Clifton.
Currently, Toowoomba leads from City, Warwick and Cabarlah.
Selected for district competition
MELANIE McLennan has been selected in the Downs and South West team to play in the Meg Nunn Salver Inter-district competition.
The Warwick golfer will play for the district for a third time. Warwick member Mary Young is the first reserve.
The team of six was selected after trials at the City club in Toowoomba.
The seven districts will play in the annual tournament at the Southport Golf Club on September 9-13.
The competition started in 1983 to give country players more opportunities. Downs and South West won in 2007 at Toowoomba club at Middle Ridge and in 2014 at City.