The Border Watch : December 18th 2013
30 SPORT SWIFT GL “Free Auto” $16,490 DRIVE FROM AWAY VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au MAC SUZUKI 631586 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 Monster fi eld graces Attamurra course Back at the 19th ONE of the biggest fields for some time, played a stableford round in ideal conditions at the Mount Gambier Golf Club last Saturday. Playing in a fi eld of 137 men, Tony Revill fi nished strongly to win A grade with 38 points, one shot in front of the consistent John Shirley. In B grade, Grant Harvey returned to the winners’ circle with 37 points from Shayne Hosking on 36, while Brian Ashby was successful in C grade with 38 points, one ahead of junior player, Josh Knowles. SCHOLARSHIPS RECEIVED: Toe Bar Say, Parnei Laisun, Lovely So Htaw, and Wahree Paw (front) have continued with their training after receiving scholarships from Shingokan Karate Mount Gambier. Karate scholarships FOUR Mount Gambier students who received scholarships for the Shingokan Karate Mount Gambier program have continued on with the program at the Percy Street facility. Five applications were submitted for this year’s program, all from ESL (English as a Second Language) students and all fi ve were accepted. Of the fi ve students, Toe Bar Say, Parnei Laisun, Lovely So Htaw, and Wahree Paw have remained to train and study. Karate coach Geoff Rohde said he was pleased to be able to offer the scholarships to the girls. “This year the applications were all very well written and I decided that since this group of girls were all of similar background and closely linked within the school, that I would offer all of them scholarships for the year,” he said. “Now some months on, I can say that the decision to do so was the correct one. “These girls are some of the most polite and respectful students that I have had the pleasure to teach and be associated with. “They have all graded within our system and have shown great commitment and capability.” Each student receiving a scholarship gets a one-year membership, a uniform, protective mitts, unlimited training for the year and are graded twice, a package valued at around $1000 per student. Archers step up competition rate FOUR rounds of competition helped the Blue Lake Archers lift their work rate in preparation for next month’s annual tournament. A double bill of 18 metre indoor events was a bonanza for Dewayne Holland with a personal best and winning both rounds with scores above the benchmark score. Ben Kilsby also added a personal best to his scoresheet for the second round but was unable to peg back Holland in the closest fi nish for some time with just a single point separating the two top scorers. The outdoor round was split into three sections, a beginners group guided by Trevor Gartside, a 72 arrow Launceston and a 90 arrow FITA 900 were conducted simultaneously. The reasonable weather conditions played into the hands of Phil Tremelling and Ben Kilsby who both completed the day sitting astride the benchmark score for the round. Kilsby ended with a 6-point advantage over Tremelling. The Launceston round was a Outdoor archery resumes at Corriedale Park this Sunday at 12.30pm. Results Indoor Australian 18 metre, Round 1: Dewayne Holland 305 (offthe-bow 282, personal best); Graham Lock 292 (288); Ben Kilsby 288 (263); Garry Jacques 274 (252). Indoor Australian 18 metre, Round 2: Dewayne Holland 301 (off-the-bow 280); Ben Kilsby 300 (275, personal best); Garry Jacques 286 (264); Graham Lock 283 (279). FITA 900 outdoor: Ben Kilsby 903 (off-the-bow 795); Phil Tremelling 897 (865); Dewayne Holland 858 (757); Garry Jacques 845 (739); Brendan Donovan 631 (no handicap). Launceston outdoor round: Scott Tonkin 704 (off-the-bow 457); Brett Tonkin 652 (434). 30 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Due to the large fi eld, there were 37 golf ball winners who scored 33 points or better. Nearest the pin winners were Trent Eitzen (A grade) who also won the pro shot on the 16th, David Roughana (B) and Alan Chalk (C) with a birdie on the 8th. Chris Hill won the pro shot on the 8th hole while birdie ball winners included John Beaumont, Peter Berkefeld, Wayne Cooper, Daryl Morgan, Craig Gillin, David Bruhn and John Shirley. For the third consecutive week, Leanne Bain topped the leaderboard when 19 women also played a stableford competition. After scoring 22 points on the outward 9-holes, Bain continued on her winning way with 21 on the homeward run to fi nish with an excellent 43. A distant runner-up was Di O’Donnell on 37, while golf ball winners were Di O’Donnell, Bev Pedlar, Kerry Pedlar, Bernie Jennings, Glenise Johnstone, Jane Lamont and Heather Chapman. Chris Galpin was successful in winning the pro shot on the 8th. This Saturday’s competition will be an 18-hole single stroke. sibling rivalry affair between the Tonkin brothers, Scott and Brett. It was a seesawing match that resulted in Scott walking away with the higher off-the-bow and adjusted scores. Thursday’s stableford THE popular midweek stableford competition showed that there was still plenty of interest when a fi eld of 100 players competed last week. Junior player, Bronson Mahony was the victor on 40 points, one shot better than both Dave Boyce and Dennis Smith. Twenty players were successful in the golf ball competition when they scored 36 or above. Jeff Hodge and John Beaumont each scored birdies on the 8th and 16th holes while Peter Gardner, Brian Norman, Tony McGregor and Mike Foran were other birdie ball winners. Hodge also won the pro shot on the 8th while Peter Edwards was successful winning the pro shot on the 16th. WIN TV 9 for $9 competition LAST Wednesday afternoon saw 36 players compete in the EAGLE EYES: Peter Miller lines up his putt while playing partners, Kym Sykes and MIke Atwell watch on. popular WIN 9 for $9 stableford competition. Michael Rookas for the members’ section won with 21 points from Peter Dempsey, Mark Forster, Justin Devlin and Mike Millard who all scored 20 points. The winner in the visitors’ fi eld was Kane Baldwin on 20, one point better than Hayden Dow who in turn was followed by Chris Bacon on 18 and Jamie McRae on 17. Extra competitions THE MGGC has added two new competitions to its already busy weekly schedule. A 9-hole event is now available on Saturdays with tee times available from 1.30pm, while on Sundays, an 18-hole tourney is open from 8am. Entry fees for both events can be paid at the pro shop and for more information, contact the MGGC pro shop on 8725-1619. Christmas celebrations THIS Friday the MGGC committee will host a family fun night starting from 6pm. The festivities will include the members’ weekly draw, which has currently jackpotted to $450, happy hour refreshments, counter meals, a jumping castle for children and a visit from Santa Claus. The club’s major “Golf, Grange and Greenbacks” raffl e will also be drawn on Friday. Members who currently have raffl e books are requested to return any unsold tickets by tomorrow. Intending patrons are urged to book at the MGGC on 87257739. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: A trio of Mount Gambier Golf Club junior players (from left) Caleb Perry, Joel Weitjens and Josh Knowles are put through some putting drills earlier this week.
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