The Border Watch : December 27th 2013
SPORT NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org SWIFT GL “Free Auto” $16,490 DRIVE FROM AWAY Stark contrast in golfi ng weather Back at the 19th THERE was a huge contrast in golfi ng conditions last week with the Thursday players in extreme heat while last Saturday, players were accompanied by non-stop rain. In a field of 88 men, John Beaumont relished in the damp conditions winning A grade with 72-2-70 while Chris Hill wasn’t far away with 78-7-71. B grade saw a reversal of winners from the previous week with Shayne Hosking – back from a break – produce an excellent round of 83-15-68 to win from Grant Harvey on 85-13-72. Josh Knowles has been making the most of the school holidays and won C grade with 89-20-69 from Brian Ashby on 92-20-72. Nearest the pin winners were Dwayne Baker (A grade), Tim Scanlon (B) and Kevin Pedlar (C) while pro shot winners were Jeff Hodge (8th hole) and Peter Miller (16th). There were 10 golf ball competition winners who scored 75 or better and there were just two birdie ball winners, Graham Greenwood and Darren Bilney. The women’s fi eld was reduced to only five intrepid golfers and the ever-improving Kerry Pedlar finished her 18-holes with 100-26-74 to win from Faye Mainwaring on 91-15-76. Mainwaring was the ball competition and pro shot winner, while Bev Pedlar won nearest the pin on the 16th. Tomorrow’s competition will be an 18-hole par. Thursday’s stableford WITH 40 degree heat, most of the 68 men played early and some excellent scores were recorded. The top seven players on the leaderboard posted 40 points or better. Paul Kenny led the way with 45 points to claim the $80 winner’s voucher. Second place went to David Platt, while others to play well under their handicaps were Mike Griffi ths, Matthew Pritchard, Matthew Morgan and Eric Roughana, all on 41 points and Setio Shanahan on 40. Jeff Croser, James Dean (Blue Lake) and Greg Hudson (Millicent) were among the 15 golf ball competition after carding 35 points or better. Pro shot winners were Burt Van Nispen and John Beamont on the 8th and 16th holes respectively while birdie ball winners included Tim O’Shea, Peter Dempsey, Ken Whitehead, Nick Black (x2), Chris Dawes, Kevin Cook and Wayne Cooper. WIN TV 9 for $9 competition THE midweek event attracted 40 players, with Kevin Cook win- PRO SHOT WINNER: Peter Miller was among the trophy winners at the Mount Gambier Golf Club last weekend. ning the members’ section with 21 points, one better than Rob McIntyre, Justin Devlin, Jake Dempsey and Stacey Parsons, while Leanne Bain and Matt Perry were next in line with 19. The visitors’ fi eld was headed by Daniel Phillips on 32, followed by Dylan Dempsey on 29 and Matt Dempsey on 27. Christmas raffl e MORE than 150 people attended last Friday’s Christmas family night which included the drawing of the “Golf, Grange and Greenbacks” raffl e. A feature of the night was the arrival of Father Christmas in a golf cart and many young children fl ocked to see him and receive a bag of lollies and the jumping castle also proved to be popular entertainment. The major raffl e was drawn by MGGC life member, Neil Richardson and prizes of club memberships, or Grange Hermitage or cash went to Leigh McCracken, Barry Buchanan and Tony Altschwager. The members’ lucky draw has jackpotted to $500. Sunday results 18-hole stableford (December 15): Ben Robinson 38 points; Caleb Perry 34. Birdies: Martin Hodge, Setio Shanahan. Pro shot: Setio Shanahan. Two-player Ambrose (December 15): Paul MullenHeath Sims, 60¼ nett. Coming events Tomorrow: 18-hole par (men and women). Sunday: 9 and 18-hole stableford. Wednesday: 18-hole stableford (men and women). Thursday: 18-hole stableford (men only). January 12: Round 3 (fi nal) Seems-Ryan Skins Challenge. January 26: 4-player Australia Day Ambrose (men, women and mixed). Tournament theme will include Aussie style dress and barbecue. Entry cost: $30 per player which includes barbecue lunch, two drinks and afternoon tea. Shot gun start at 10am. Bookings essential on 87257739. IN FORM: Blue Lake golfer Scott Bissett has been in good form in recent months with many high tournament placings recorded. Picture: KYRA SYKES Silver screen performance from Dean Up at the Links LAST Saturday at the Blue Lake Golf Club competitors took part in the December Monthly Medal sponsored by Baxter Hire and players were greeted with some cool and wet conditions. James Dean simply blew the fi eld out of the water when he returned a winning score of 89-31-58. In A grade, Tim Von Stanke took line honours with 78-11-67 after holding out Greg Cooper on 82-13-69. John Kamp was happy with his round of 84-18-66 which helped him to collected the spoils of victory in B grade, defeating playing partner, John Millhouse on 89-20-69. The C grade winner was Kynan Davey on 96-29-67, two strokes better than John Robertson on 93-24-69. In the golf ball competition, winners included Doug Prettejohn 70, Richard Kuhn 70, Zeick Dalton 70, Chris Bowd 70, Tony Brooks 71, Scott Bissett 71, Brett Perryman 71, Michael Millhouse 71, Garry Fox 72 and Kieran Ashby 72. Winner of the pro shot was Colin Ferguson, while Josie Ashby topped the women’s leaderboard with 97-26-71, narrowly ahead of Geraldine Scott on 89-17-72. Tuesday competition THE midweek event saw 38 starters with James Dean backing up for another win, posting 41 stableford points, although not before surviving a fourway countback from Russell Lingham, Scott Bissett and Jason Knight. Winners in the golf ball event were Barrie Hudson 40, Don Annand 40, Xavier Taylor 38 and Doug Brown 38. Dean also won the novelty event while the pro shot trophy went to Xavier Taylor. Daylight savings tourney THE daylight savings competition attracted 30 players with Stephen Bartholomew heading the fi eld with 22 points, one ahead of Bill Burley and Darren Turner. Mick Carne won the 5th hole pro shot. Player-of-the-Month: Bill Burley 11 points; Chris Bowd 8; Stephen Gray 6; Evan McKee 6. Player-of-the-Year: Mick Carne 19 points; Bill Burley 19; Darren Turner Thursday 9-holes LAST week’s winner was Doug Agnew who defeated David McKenzie in a countback after both players scored 18 points. Friday sprint A NETT 27 was just enough to earn Steve J. Dwyer victory in last Friday’s 9-hole stroke event. Second home was Sue Agars on 28 while Brenton Speck was relegated to third place in a countback. Winner of the putting competition was Richard Neale with just 14 putts. Sunday stableford THE regular Sunday 18-hole stableford event saw David Johnston win with 36 points followed by Mario Mancuso on 34 and Steve J. Dwyer on 33. Social club THE jackpot draw has increased to $100 after Michael Jazepczyk missed his opportunity last Friday. The next scheduled Social Club draw will be on January 10. New Year period INTENDING players, including members and visitors are advised to contact the BLGC on 8725-6198 to book tee times and/or hire equipment, including motorised carts over the busy holiday period. Coming events Today: 9-hole single stroke. Tomorrow: 18-hole par. Sunday: 18-hole stableford. Tuesday: 18-hole par. Wednesday: 9 and 18-hole stabl- eford. Thursday: 9-hole stableford. January 3: 9-hole stroke. January 4: 18-hole stableford. January 5: 18-hole stableford. February 2: King of Swing of the Mountain, 3-player Ambrose. The Border Watch, Friday, December 27, 2013 - 53 last week! ONLY 1 LEFT HURRY 631587 GOLF 53 MAC SUZUKI 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 17; Matt Jennings 16; Tyson Ploenges 15; Bob Storey 14; Matt Fenwick 14; Chris Bowd 13; Nick Childs 13; Greg Doll 12. The next round of the daylight savings tournament is scheduled for New Year’s Day.
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