DUNTRYLEAGUE captain Robert Payne believes the 2013 Central Western Districts Golf Association division one title is now his sides to lose after his team hit back from last week’s round one loss emphatically on Sunday.
Proving the 4-1 defeat to Mudgee was just a blip on the radar, Duntryleague bounced back to hammer Parkes 5-0 and get its 2013 pennants drive back on track.
Completing the only Group A division one match-up, Payne defeated Marty Woods 7 and 6, Rob Parfett beat Adrian Matthews 7 and 5, Peter Ferguson won 3 and 2 against Mitch McGlashan and Craig Stojanovic enjoyed his first win in Duntry colours courtesy of a 6 and 4 trumping of Aaron Wilkie.
Perhaps the hardest fought victory of the round two match-up went to Adrian Priest, with the Duntry golfer edging out Blake Parker 2 up.
Payne said it was an important win for the club following the tough road trip to Mudgee in round one.
And with a bye next Sunday and another home round against Wentworth the following weekend, Duntryleague was not only in the box seat to qualify for the CWDGA pennants semi-finals in March, but also to take out the whole title.
“I said last week it’s important to make your own course a fortress and we did that on the weekend,” Payne said.
“I’m pretty confident. We’ve got a bye then a depleted Wentworth and then semi-finals at neutral venues.
“It’s there for us to lose now. I’m not being arrogant, our team on paper has the lowest handicap and that has us in good stead. We didn’t have our strongest team against Parkes and we didn’t the week before either. We’re back on track now.”
In other division one results Bathurst dominated its Group B clash with Dubbo, also winning 5-0.
Next Sunday’s division one draw sees Parkes host Mudgee in Group A while Forbes takes on Wellington in Group B.
Duntryleague’s division one outfit has the bye while its division two, three and four outfits tackle Orange Ex-Services.
Wentworth has the bye in all grades.