CORANGAMITE golfers are well positioned to return to the elite level of Victorian Country Week.
The representative side squared its third match in division two against Geelong at Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club yesterday.
The 3.5 apiece result leaves Corangamite in second spot with a win, a draw and a loss ahead of its final round match against South Western today.
A convincing triumph would secure second spot, which comes with the prize of promotion to division one in 2014.
Sunraysia has already wrapped up the title and promotion with four wins.
Corangamite is ahead of third-ranked Geelong courtesy of winning more one-on-one contests.
With both sides facing comparatively easier challenges today, Corangamite is in the box seat to earn the runner-up finish.
Corangamite captain Andrew Keane said squaring with Geelong was “not a bad result”.
“We thought them and Sunraysia were the two sides that would be in it. It’s a pretty good result for us,” he said.
Birregurra golfer Tim Farquharson again led the way for Corangamite, winning his match-play contest 4/3.
Port Fairy pair Shane Gurnett and Chris Dunn won their contests one-up, while Alistair Gillin squared his contest.
Port Fairy’s Troy Richardson (4/3), Cobden’s Jarrod Schill (2/1) and Port Fairy’s Nelson Williams (5/4) suffered defeats.
Keane said Corangamite trailed 3.5 to 1.5 with Gurnett and Dunn still on the course, ensuring a nerve-racking finish.
“They were both one-up coming into the last. They couldn’t lose their matches. In the end it was a pretty close affair,” he said.