The Border Watch : January 15th 2014
32 GOLF VITARA URBAN2WD $24,990 DRIVE FROM AWAY Don’t Miss Out! VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au HURRY MAC SUZUKI 635961 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 Elliott wins on countback Back at the 19th ANOTHER large fi eld of 132 men contested a stableford competition at the Mount Gambier Golf Club last Saturday. There was a close tussle in A grade where Wayne Elliott won in a countback from Julian Back with 35 points with both players playing the homeward nine under their handicaps. Matthew Morgan was the victor in B grade, carding 40 points to win by two shots from Max Tollner. Anthony Sumner was the top scorer for the tournament when he won C grade with 41 points. After scoring 22 points on the outward 9-holes, Sumner held his game together to fi nish one shot in front of Troy Hosking. Twenty-fi ve players – including visitor, Peter Davis from the Grange Golf Club – scored 34 points or better to claim a golf ball, while birdie ball competition winners were Darren Bilney, Paul Read (x2), Peter Fox, Peter Davis, Bryan Walsh and Jack Peacock who also won the pro shot on the 16th hole. Tom Jellesma’s birdie on the eighth rewarded him with the pro shot and nearest the pin winners were Jeff Hodge (A grade), Bob Dalgarno (B) and Chris Gabriel (C). For the third consecutive week, Carol Smith won the women’s stableford competition with 40 points. SCRAPED IN: Skins Challenge organiser, Setio Shanahan (left) congratulates Caleb Perry on scraping into the fi nal 16 of the inaugural Seems-Ryan Skins Challenge. Smith played steady golf over the 18-holes which resulted in a handicap reduction to 19. Marie Douglas scored 36 points and was runner-up in a countback from Kate McCourt, Leanne Leerson and Sue Coulter. Ball competition winners needed 32 points or better. Leanne Leerson from the Alice Springs Golf Club was the most accurate on both the eighth and 16th holes, winning the pro shot and nearest the pin awards. This Saturday’s competition will be an 18-hole single stroke. Thursday’s stableford PHILLIP Hedley was the winner of the popular $100 voucher last Thursday with 40 points, holding out Brian Ashby in a countback. Hedley’s 23 points on the homeward nine holes was the determining factor in his win. In a fi eld of 103 players, 22 with a score of 35 points or better were among the golf ball winners. Birdie ball winners were Ben Robinson and John Shirley. Pro shot winners were Jeff Hodge and Graham Robinson on the eighth and 16th holes respectively. WIN TV 9 for $9 THE largest fi eld this summer of 71 players contested the nine hole stableford last Wednesday evening. B GRADE WINNER: Junior, Matthew Morgan won the B grade stableford last Saturday, scoring 40 points. 32 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Matt Perry for the members was the winner with 22 points from Matt Kuchel and Paul Mullen on 20, Stacy Fiegert, Joe Clements, Josh Knowles and Matt Knowles on 19 and Andy Cameron with 18. Brad Von Duve led the way for the visitors, scoring 22 points THURSDAY WINNER: Phillip Hedley posted the winning score in last Thursday’s single stableford. to win from Daniel Phillips 20, Michael Dent 19, Jason Millhouse and Kain Baldwin 18, Sam Shaw 16, Pete Davis, Jack Jennings 15, Tom Stocker, Angus Thomson 14 and Mick Mullan on 13. Seems-Ryans Skins Challenge THE third and fi nal qualifying round of the Seems-Ryans Skins Challenge was played last Sunday when a smaller, yet committed fi eld demonstrated a determined approach to gain a berth in the fi nal 16. This event is the fi rst for this region and has been sponsored by South East Education and Mentoring Solutions, Ryan’s Lawyers, South East Conveyors, Neil Richardson, Carlin and Gazzard, Damian Swadling and the Mount Gambier Golf Club. Russel Oehms is the man to catch with 28 skins, eight ahead of rivals, Di Norman, Ben Robinson and Michael Cutting, all on 20 skins. The last round showed some signifi cant movement of players who were striving to position themselves up the leaderboard. Matt and Camilla Knowles collected nine and seven skins collectively making it a profi table day. Youngster, Caleb Perry tackled Mount Gambier’s A1 pennant players, Setio Shanahan, Joe Clements and Jeff Hodge to win 10 skins and made the incredible effort to qualify in 15th position. Perry had only played one round due to other commitments. The top 16 skin qualifi ers were Russell Oehms, Di Norman, Ben Robinson, Michael Cutting, Kevin Cook, Joe Clements, Jeff Hodge, Camilla Knowles, Craig Foster, Mat Knowles, Ross Bond, Setio Shanahan, Trent Eitzen, Heather Barry, Caleb Perry and Bryan Hunt. The fi nal fi eld will play for over $1600 worth of cash vouchers, redeemable at numerous local business houses. The fi nal round will be played on February 2, starting at midday. Co-ordinator of the skins challenge, Setio Shanahan said: “I have been very impressed with the devotion and support the players of the Mount Gambier Golf Club have made to this event and I feel that this will be a marquee event on the club’s future sporting calendar.” Handicapping system changes THIS new system is currently being introduced across Australia commencing January 23. All players are asked to make themselves familiar with the changes which are displayed in the clubhouse and pro shop. More information can be obtained from the website, www. golfsa.com.au Members’ lucky draw and nine hole competition ONCE again the money was not won and has now jackpotted to $650 which will be drawn this Friday between 6pm and 7pm. Meals will be available at reasonable prices from 5.30pm and there will also be a nine hole stableford competition on Friday afternoon. Coming events January 26: Australia Day 4-player Ambrose. Open to men’s, women’s and/or mixed teams. Aussie theme format with novelty prizes and 10am shotgun start. Entry cost will be $30 per player which includes lunch, two drinks and afternoon tea. Booking sheet in clubhouse. Phone 8725-7739 to enter.
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