The Border Watch : November 27th 2013
26 SPORT SWIFT GL “Free Auto” $16,490 DRIVE FROM AWAY VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au MAC SUZUKI 631583 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 Parsons knows way around Attamurra Back at the 19th A FIELD of 108 male players competed in the Mount Gambier Golf Club’s 18-hole single stroke and fl ag competition last Saturday at the Attamurra course. Good scores in all grades featured despite the persistent drizzly conditions. In A grade, Stacey Parsons fi nished on 81-11-70 to win in a countback from Joe Clements who posted 74-4-70. Clements went on to win the PARSONS KNOWS: Stacy Parsons was on top of his game at Attamurra last Saturday. fl ag competition by placing the fl ag on the fi rst playoff hole. Lyndsay Copeman has been consistently playing to his handicap recently and was the B grade winner with 90-18-72 after holding out Daryl Perry in a countback after the latter scored, 89-17-72. Matthew Perry – in C grade – played two steady nines to win with 91-21-70, one shot ahead of David Platt on 98-27-71. There were 17 golf ball winners including visitor Joel Greco from the Timboon Golf Club. To win a ball, players needed to score nett 75 or better. Birdie ball competition winners were Lyndsay Copeman, Kevin Cook, Robbie Young, David Roughana, Peter Fox and Klint Malin. GRADE WINNERS: At the Mount Gambier Golf Club last Wednesday, grade winners included (from left) Helen McIntyre (B grade), Sue Downes (A) and Libby Furner (C). Olympic Trophy fi nalised THE Olympic Trophy has been sponsored by Bruhn Limestone for many years and the Mount Gambier Golf Club is openly appreciative of the continued support of Barrie and Lorraine Bruhn. The competition is keenly contested and the format means that all competitors are in the mix until the last round. The three round format consists of stableford, stroke and par rounds – all over 18-holes – and players are awarded points for and against depending on their nett score with the fi nal round offering double points. Several golfers completed good rounds, including Sue Downes, Jennifer Van Rijthoven, Patsy Stafford, Di O’Donnell, Libby Furner and Maureen Sims. The final result however will not be announced till December. Sue Downes survived a three-way countback last Wednesday to take the A grade crown ahead of Diann Norman and Jennifer Van Rijthoven after the trial all scored +2. This followed Downes’ impressive 40 point stableford effort from the previous week. Helen McIntyre was happy to play better than her 25 handicap to win B grade with +1, beating Jane Lamont by one stroke, while Andrea Pegler was third on -1. It was rather unusual not to see Patsy Stafford’s name at the top of the C grade leaderboard last week, following her red 26 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 hot form of late. Instead, Libby Furner was triumphant with +4 and her scorecard featured six winning holes. New club member, Bernie Jennings scored a credible +2 to take out the runner-up prize while Maureen Sims was third after playing square to her handicap. The long hitters were able to win themselves a golf ball on the 15th with Bev Pedlar, Heather Teakle and Karen Forster winning their respective grades while Yvonne Shirley won the pro-shot trophy. Coming events Today: 18-hole single stableford. December 4: 18-hole single stroke. Nearest the pin winners included David Waters (A grade) – who also won the pro shot on the 16th – Daryl Taylor (B) and David McPherson (C) while Russell Lewis won the pro shot on the 8th hole. A fi eld of just 10 women played an 18-hole stroke competition with the long-hitting Kerry Pedlar posting a winning 100-29-71. Pedlar was well clear of Heather Chapman on 100-24-76 and Faye Mainwaring, who also signed for a nett 76. Pedlar also won the fl ag competition, while golf ball winners included Heather Chapman, Faye Mainwaring and Yvonne Shirley. The nearest the pin prize was won by Heather Barry. This Saturday’s competition will be an 18-hole par. Thursday’s stableford THE $100 voucher was won by Daryl Taylor last Thursday in the popular stableford competition. In a fi eld of 87 players, Taylor played some exceptional golf to fi nish with 42 points, one shot ahead if Eric Roughana and a further point to Rodney Summers. A total of 35 points or better was needed to win a golf ball, while birdie ball winners were David Roughana (x2) – who also won the pro shot on the 16th – Jim Leane, Dwayne Baker, Ian Ridley and Peter Raymond, with the latter also winning the pro shot on the 8th. Members’ lucky draw JACKPOT has increased to $300 and will be drawn between 6pm LET IT FLY: Jason Shanks unwinds off the tee bed. Friday due to a private function being held in the clubhouse. WIN TV 9 for $9 competition INCLEMENT weather last Wednesday afternoon reduced the fi eld to only 20 diehard players in the WIN TV 9 for $9 stableford competition. For the members, Jarrod Stokker top scored to win with 23 points followed by Matt Knowles on 20. In the visitors’ field, Mick Mullan’s 28 points was the highest this season and was well clear of Shannon Wilson on 19. Coming events December 1: Baudinet Shield, Mount Gambier v Naracoorte. Mount Gambier players to provide salad or sweet. THIRD PLACE: Faye Mainwaring played solidly to fi nish third in last weekend’s single stroke event at Attamurra. and 7pm on Friday in the Sprig Bar. Members are advised that meals will not be available this December 7: John McCreanor Memorial Medal-of-Medals, 18-hole single stroke featuring all 2013 monthly medal winners. December 8: Skins Challenge, Round 2. Players with offi cial GolfLink handicap are eligible to compete. Entry cost: $25 per player. December 20: Members’ Christmas draw and raffl e.
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