The Border Watch : November 20th 2013
36 GOLF SWIFT GL “Free Auto” $16,490 DRIVE FROM AWAY VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au MAC SUZUKI 631590 6 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 Stafford strikes rich vein of form TOP SEEDS: The leading four seeded players in the Mount Gambier Golf Club Skins Challenge (from left) Jeff Hodge, Setio Shanahan, Haydn Schroder and Joe Clements. Solid support for Skins Challenge Back at the 19th THE inaugural round of the Seems-Ryans Skins Challenge was played last Sunday when 21 players took part at the Mount Gambier Golf Club. Setio Shanahan – the founder of the event – said: “My goal is to provide an event for all members, men and women, from the South East of all different skill levels to play on a Sunday once a month over the next two months.” Sponsored by South East Education and Mentoring Solutions, Ryans Lawyers, Carlin and Gazzard and South East Conveyers, the event has attracted solid support and has the potential to grow exponentially with the next two rounds to be played on December 8 and January 12. Each player will receive a bonus skin and a chance to win a club voucher valued at $500 which will be drawn at the fi nal on February 2. The event is seeded on handicap and players can enter for the next round at the MGGC on 8725-7739. Entry cost is $25 per round. Leaders from the opening round include Kevin Cook (11 skins), Joe Clements (10), Peter Collie (10) and Russel Oehms (9). Gosling siblings hard to crack THE stableford competition in conjunction with the second qualifying round of the Mount Gambier Golf Club’s Handicap Matchplay Championship was played last Saturday. A fi eld of 121 players participated and in A grade, Richard Gosling topped the leaderboard with 40 points, fi nishing just one stroke ahead of his brother, John. Ian Ritter survived a countback to take the B grade prize from Leigh McCracken after both scored 39 points while in C grade, Doug Mullen had contrasting 9-hole scores of 15 SKINS CHALLENGE (from left) Camilla Knowles and Di Norman at Attamurra last weekend. and 24 to win by one point from Kevin Pedlar. In the golf ball competition, there were 21 winners on 35 or better, while nearest the pin winners included Stacey Parsons (A grade), Ian Ewart (B) and Kevin Pedlar (C). Birdie ball competition winners were John Beaumont, Jonathan Bruhn, Ross Bond, Darren Griffin, Matthew Knowles, Mike Smith, Jason Mann, Jason Shanks and Adrian Ballintyne. Darren Griffi n won the pro shot on the 8th and Doug Mullen was successful on the 16th. In a fi eld of 16 there was a battle between the captain, Marie Douglas and the everimproving Kerry Pedlar who both shot 39 points. Douglas survived the countback courtesy of a homeward 9-holes of 20 points, while golf ball winners included Kerry Pedlar, Betty McKechnie, Bev Pedlar, Patsy Stafford, Christine Galpin and Heather Barry. Nearest the pin on the 16th was won by Faye Mainwaring and Chris Galpin was successful with 8th hole pro shot. This Saturday’s competition will be an 18-hole stroke and fl ag. Thursday’s stableford MAX Hellyer – after scoring 22 points on the outward 9-holes – carried on with his good form to fi nish with 41 points to win last Thursday. 36 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 In a fi eld of 83 players, competition was fi erce as Darren Coxon was runner-up with 39 points, followed by Richard Gosling, Jim Leane and Anthony Sumner. There were 16 golf ball winners with 37 points. Wayne Cooper, Dave Boyce, Bob O’Connor and Ian Driscoll were the birdie ball competition winners and Brian Norman and Sam Ferguson were successful with their pro shots on the 8th and 16th holes respectively. WIN TV 9 for $9 competition THE fi eld increased to 46 players last Wednesday in the 9 for $9 stableford competition. In the members’ fi eld, MGGC manager, Paul Mullen was on fi re again, scoring 25 points to win from Jake Dempsey 24, Leanne Bain and Rob McIntyre on 20, Justin Devlin 19, Sam Bond, Kevin Cook and Mike Millard all on 18. Grady Janeway was successful for the visitors, top scoring with 26 points followed by Daniel Phillips on 20. Coming events December 1: Baudinette Shield, Mount Gambier v Naracoorte at Attamurra. December 7: John McCreanor Memorial Medal-of-Medals. December 8: Skins Challenge, Round 2. GORDON REFRIGERATION TROPHY: 2013 winner, Marie Douglas (right) accepts the Gordon Refrigeration Trophy from major sponsor Amanda Reichelt. THE Mount Gambier Golf Club attracted 42 players last Wednesday for the second round of the Olympic Trophy, played in stableford format and in mild but windy conditions. In the world of golf it is diffi cult to string two good rounds together but Patsy Stafford achieved an enviable “hat trick” by winning three Wednesday competitions in a row. Stafford signed for 44 points and could have had more, except for the wipe-out on the 18th hole. Maureen Sims was content with second place, posting a credible 37 points, followed by MGGC president Chris Driscoll and Heather Hadnum, both on 36. More high scores came from the B grade ranks with Sue Downes the runaway winner on 40 points, a score that included a miss on the 15th hole. Second behind Downes was Betty McKecknie on 36 while third placed went to Chris Galpin on 34. In A grade, the winner was 15 handicapper, Jennifer Van Rijthoven with 39 points and her round included nine pars. Faye Mainwaring made a welcome return to competition to fi nish second with 33, while Mel Bawden was third on 29. Longest drive trophies were won by Bev Pedlar (A grade), Di O’Donnell (B) and Libby Furner (C) while the pro shot was won by Maureen Sims. Golf ball winners included Maureen Sims, Chris Driscoll, Heather Hadnum, Betty McKecknie, Chris Galpin and Diann Norman. Gordon Refrigeration Trophy THIS competition consisted of four rounds from June through to October and the overall winner was women’s club captain, Marie Douglas. The prize was presented last week by Gordon Refrigeration proprietor, Amanda Reichelt. Grade change IN an attempt to even out numbers in each grade, the MGGC match committee has made some adjustments, including A grade 0-22; B grade 22-29 and C grade 30-45. Coming events Today: Final round of Olympic Trophy, 18-hole par. November 27: Single stableford. GRADE WINNERS (from left): Sue Downes (B), Jennifer Van Rijthoven (A) and Patsy Stafford (C).
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