"Eight or nine" contenders battling for Warrnambool Golf Club Championship A grade honours

TOP NOTCH: Alistair Gillin is third in the Warrnambool Golf Club Championships after the second round of play. Picture: Rob Gunstone.

TOP NOTCH: Alistair Gillin is third in the Warrnambool Golf Club Championships after the second round of play. Picture: Rob Gunstone.

HUNGRY golfers vying for the Warrnambool Golf Club Championship will be forced to wade through a pack of “eight or nine” contenders for the title after round two of play.

Jarrod Fary remains atop the leaderboard, shooting a gross score of 77 to take his overall total to 149 while Nathan Robinson (73 and 151) and Alistair Gillin (74 and 151) pursue.

Warrnambool club captain Alan McDowell said the club was thrilled to have so many contenders after the second round.

“Nathan Robinson had a great day out there, while Gillin did too. It’s very tight,” he said.

“Really, there’s eight or nine guys right in the mix for it which is fantastic. We’re really pleased with that from a club perspective.”

There’s eight or nine guys right in the mix for it which is fantastic. We’re really pleased with that from a club perspective.

Alan McDowell

McDowell said the course was in tip-top shape as the south-west entered autumn.

“The conditions on Saturday were very good, the greens were fast,” he said.

“The course is set up very well at the moment. We’re very pleased with how its all going.” 

Brendan Murfett is leading B grade on a gross score of 157, while Will O’Sullivan tops C grade on 173.