The Border Watch : January 8th 2014
26 GOLF VITARA URBAN2WD Back at the 19th THE Mount Gambier Golf Club’s Attamurra course was a hive of activity last week when record numbers competed in single stableford and stroke events on Thursday and Saturday respectively. The January Monthly Medal – on Saturday – attracted 141 male players but it was C grader, Max Hellyer who won the medal. Hellyer scored 90-24-66 to win by the barest of margins from Jamie O’Neil on 103-36-67. In A grade, Trevor Little carded 78-8-70 to win in a countback from Kevin Cook on 77-7-70 and in B grade, Nick Collins posted 81-13-68 and won from Andrew Noble, who lucked out in a countback after scoring 86-18-68. Visitors from the Millicent and Bunbury golf clubs were among the 28 winners in the golf ball competition who scored 75 or better. A highlight of the tournament was Hayden Schroder’s eagle on the slight dogleg third hole when he lobbed a full wedge over the trees and rolled into the hole. Schroder also eagled the par 5, 15th. Birdie ball competition winners included John Sandery, Mike Smith, Nick Black and Nick Collins who was also rewarded with the pro shot on the 16th. Barry Buchanan was successful with the pro shot on the 8th while nearest the pin winners were Mike Smith (A grade), Brian Simmonds (B) and Jim McPherson (C). Following on from the previous week, Carol Smith again topped the winning list of 19 women when she played to her handicap, scoring 94-21-73. Runner-up – in a countback – was Leanne Leerson from the Alice Springs Golf Club with 93-20-73. Golf ball winners included Leanne Leerson, Mary Winser (Millicent), Maxine McGregor, Jane Lamont, Di O’Donnell, Kerry Pedlar and Jennifer Van Rijthoven. Carol Smith won nearest the pin on the 16th while Jane Lamont was closest for the pro shot on the 8th hole. This Saturday’s competition will be an 18-hole single stableford. Thursday’s stableford A FIELD of 123 men – believed to be a record – played in the Thursday stableford competition when Neil Geddes returned to the clubhouse with a winning score of 41 points to claim the $100 voucher. Alice Springs visitor, John Leerson was runner-up with 40, holding out Chris Gabriel in a countback. Visitors, Ken Milsop and Mike King from the Blue Lake and Bunbury golf clubs respectively were among the 27 winners who scored 36 points or better to claim a golf ball. Ian Ritter’s tee shot on the 8th hole fi nished extremely close to the hole to reward him with the pro shot trophy while Trent TWIN EAGLES: Haydn Schroder posted two eagles in his round at Attamurra last weekend, the par 4, 3rd and the par 5, 15th. Eitzen was the pro shot winner on the 16th. Birdie ball competition winners included Bob White, Peter Fox, Graham Greenwood, John Leerson, Trent Eitzen, Kieran Ashby (x2), Zeick Dalton, Peter Johnstone, Tony Bolton and Henry Forbes. WIN TV 9 for $9 AFTER a short recession for the Christmas-New Year break, the 9 for $9 stableford competition will resume today from 4pm. Entry cost is $9 for 9-holes for non-members who will be allocated a handicap and $3 for members. Round 3 Seems-Ryans Skins Challenge THE third and fi nal round of the Seems-Ryans Skins Challenge will be held this Sunday with the grand fi nal scheduled for February 2 when the leading 16 qualifi ers will play off. Players are asked to register in the clubhouse prior to 11am with a complimentary barbecue lunch – donated by Seems – available from 11.30am. Players can participate even if they have not played in the previous two rounds. Entry cost is $25 per head with green fees waived for 26 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 visitors for this round only. This event has gained interest with each round played. The current top 16 players include Russel Oehms 22 skins; Craig Foster 16; Joe Clements 14; Di Norman 14; Trent Eitzen 14; Jeff Hodge 13; Setio Shanahan 12; Kevin Cook 12; Michael Cutting 12; Ben Robinson 12; Peter Collie 12; Heather Barry 11; Bryan Hunt 11; Ross Bond 10; Kerry Pedlar 9; Camilla Knowles 9. The prize for nearest the pin on the 8th this Sunday will be a dozen golf balls. Setio Shanahan, co-ordinator of the Skins Challenge said: “There has been a keen interest seeing this event unfold and the players are very grateful to the generous sponsorship of South East Education and Mentoring Solutions, Ryans Lawyers, Carlin and Gazzard and South East Conveyers.” “This is the first year we have held this event but I am sure, interest will gain further momentum next year.” Spectators are invited to the grand fi nal on February 2. Coming events January 26: Australia Day 4-player Ambrose. Aussie style theme. Entry cost: $30 per player includes lunch and two drinks. Contact MGGC on 8725-7739 to enter a team. $24,990 DRIVE FROM AWAY Schroder hits twin eagles Don’t Miss Out! VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au HURRY MAC SUZUKI 635974 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 MASSIVE VICTORY: Firing a one under par 69, equated to 47 stableford points and an easy victory for Tim Von Stanke at the Blue Lake course last weekend. Picture: ROD MORRIS Von Stanke cruises to victory Thursday stableford Up at the Links TIM Von Stanke fi rst, daylight second and then a host of others. That was the leaderboard tale at the Blue Lake Golf Club last Saturday in the 18-hole stableford competition sponsored by the South Aussie Hotel. Von Stanke played 11 strokes under his handicap (10) to register 47 points and was a clear winner overall. Matt Feast was prominent in A grade, scoring 44 points to win from Marc Dalton on 41, while in B grade, Chris Bowd returned to the winners’ list, posting 42 points to hold Port MacDonnell visitor, Raymondo Stanton at bay by two strokes. BLGC stalwart, David McKenzie claimed the top prize in C grade with 41 points, edging out life member – and former club president – Gavin Sparrow in a countback. In the golf ball competition, winners included Wayne Dunford 40, Niki Collins 39, Adam Dunn 39, Marc Lane 39, Rohan Povey 39, David Johnston 39, Alan White 39, Richard Kuhn 38, Brian Vawser 38 and Sean Sawyer 37. Marlene Lingham won the women’s competition with 33 points, two better than Josie Ashby. The pro shot was won by Tony Brooks and the eagles nest was jointly cleaned out by Tim Von Stanke and Richard Kuhn, who eagled the 15th and 17th holes respectively. Tuesday competition A RECORD fi eld of 54 players contested last Tuesday’s par competition which was won by Michael “The House” Millhouse with an impressive 9-up. Mount Gambier visitor, Stephen Gray can consider himself unlucky to fi nish second as his card of 7-up would have won on most other days. Third place went to BLGC captain, Matthew Jennings on 6-up. Golf ball winners included Niki Collins 6-up, James Dean 6-up, Craig Donaldson 5-up, Bob White 5-up, Matthew Feast 4-up, Frank Pinneri 4-up and Brett Perryman 3-up. Matt Jennings won the pro shot and Zeick Dalton clinched the eagles nest. Daylight savings THE popular 9-hole daylight savings tournament will resume today with time slots available between 7am and 6.30pm. Entry cost is $5 for members and $14 for non-members. A FIELD of 21 players competed last week and placings were eventually determined in a three way countback. Rob Lindner held out Michael Egan and Frank Pinneri in that order after the trio all scored 22 points. Friday 9-hole sprint EXCELLENT player entries were received last Friday with 42 golfers in the 9-hole fi eld. Lynette Hirth led the way with a sizzling nett 26 to edge out new member, Craig Hicks on 28 and former head greenkeeper, Deane Wilkinson on 30. Winner of the putting competition was Richard Kuhn with just 11 strokes. King of Swing of the Mountain THE King of Swing of the Mountain Ambrose tournament returns next month on February 2. The winning team of three players will receive a trip to Adelaide for the 2014 Clipsal valued at over $1000. At an entry cost of $30 per player, the trio will also be catered for on course with food and prizes on each hole along with fingerfood at the completion of their 18-holes. The event also includes the Carlton United Breweries Dealership Cup which will be played for by some of the major car dealerships in town which was taken out by O.G. Roberts last year. Teams will be required to register by 11am with an 11.30am shotgun start. Entry forms will be available next week and there will be a maximum of one single fi gure golfer per team and each team must at least have one player with an offi cial GolfLink handicap. Monies raised on the day will be donated to fi ve local charities as event organisers are currently working with local businesses to create a tournament atmosphere with marquees available at the back of the 18th green. Coming events February 2: King of Swing of the Mountain, 3-player Ambrose. February 9: Lions Club Golf Day.
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