Comprehensive doesn’t begin to describe the fashion in which Nathan Bowman claimed his first Wagga City club championship this weekend.
Bowman went into the final two rounds with a four-shot buffer before blowing his rivals away on Sunday to claim a 16-stroke win.
The 32-year-old didn’t even realise how far he finished ahead of his rivals.
“To be honest I don’t know what it (the margin) was in the end,” Bowman said.
“I knew it was a fair few so it pretty much a relaxing day.
“There wasn’t much pressure from early on, the other guys made a couple of mistakes really early so I could just relax and enjoy it.”
After coming into the final round with a seven-shot buffer, Bowman finished with a three over 75.
That saw him finish his four rounds with a total of 306, 16 clear of Jeremy Whalan.
However, Bowman didn’t think the margin was a reflection of how well he played.
“I played well, but they gave me a bit of a helping hand,” he said.
“They didn’t play their best golf.”
The other guys made a couple of mistakes really early so I could just relax and enjoy it.Nathan Bowman
After a couple of near misses in the last two years, the once-a-week golfer was pleased to be able to come out on top.
He thought having the pressure off, being so far in front, helped seal the title.
“The last two years I’ve come close but haven’t really produced come the weekend, but this year going in with an actual lead brought a different attitude,” Bowman said. “They did me a few favours so I could relax and really enjoy playing.”
B grade was a much closer affair, with Peter Biscaya finishing two clear of John Burkinshaw.
However, there was another blowout in C grade with Eddie Wall defeating John Hazell by 17 shots.