NULLAWARRE golfer Alistair Gillin is on track to claim a 21st Timboon Golf Club championship.
Gillin endured an exhausting weekend, playing 72 holes as he played rounds at Timboon each morning and Warrnambool each afternoon.
While he led the Warrnambool title race at the half-way point, he tired on Sunday to finish third, five shots back.
While he struggled to find his best form in Warrnambool, he was in good touch at Timboon.
He started Saturday’s second round two shots clear of Wes Hollick but after carding a 74 on Saturday morning he skipped clear.
He backed it up with an even-par 72 on Sunday, ensuring plenty of breathing space entering Saturday’s final round.
He will start 16 shots ahead of Hollick and Neil Gowland, who are tied for second. In the race for the B grade championship, Barry Cook holds a three-shot lead from Ian Dickinson while Mark McKenzie is set for the C grade trophy, 15 shots ahead of Gordon Broderick.