The South Eastern Times : March 10th 2015
18 SPORT Pascoe claims back-to-back titles Stellar performance from Adelaide golfer in Southern Ports competition ADELAIDE visitor, Lyn Pascoe, has claimed back-to-back championship titles in the 40th annual Southern Ports Golf Week carnival. The 54-hole event was played over three days last week utilising the Kingston, Beachport and Robe courses and the tournament attracted players from around the nation. Pascoe won the scratch championship with an overall score of 258, 14 strokes worse than her 2014 performance and well outside the tournament record of 230, set by Liz Saint in 1990. Saint went close to claiming her 19th championship victory, but fell two shots short of equalling Pascoe. Playing out of the Millicent Golf Club, Saint fired a final round 81 while Pascoe’s 91 was good enough to hold on for victory. SPGW committee secretary, Jan Chalmers, said it was a terrific contest. “Lyn Pascoe had a great opening day at Kingston and was actually 12 strokes in front of Liz Saint after the second round, so credit must go to Liz, who scored a 10 stroke turnaround in the final 18-holes,” he said. In B Grade Kingston’s Joan Tiver enjoyed a three-stroke win over Millicent’s Janet Watson while C Grade was played in stableford format over the three rounds and English visitor, Martha Ivory totalled 103 points to win by four strokes from Herryl Hill from Blue Lake. Men’s championship HEYWOOD’S Simon Rogers turned the clock back six years to win his second SPGW men’s title. Rogers entered the final round in a three-way tie for second with Brad Koenig (Heywood) and defending champion, Barry Snook (Robe) trailing Naracoorte’s Trevor Smith. But Rogers scorched around the Robe layout in 72 strokes which earnt him a five-shot winning margin over Koenig, who had previously won the SPGW crown in 2004. Mount Gambier’s Mike Attwell won the B Grade championship, while exciting Millicent newcomer, Sam Thomas took out C Grade. Hole-in-one offer A NEW innovation to this year’s SPGW tournament was a $1000 hole-in-one prize and for the first seven days, the award went begging. Leaving it till the last round, Portland’s John Mitchell aced the 15th hole at Kingston to win the “grand” booty. “Each SPGW member club nominated a particular hole where the prize would be up for the taking,” Chalmers said. “John Mitchell hit the perfect shot to claim the money. “On the same day, Millicent’s Bronwyn Clarke had a hole-in-one at Robe, but unfortunately for her, it wasn’t the club’s nominated hole.” Special performances OTHER standout results during SPGW saw Millicent duo, Nathan Chapple and Paul Whitford win the men’s Pinehurst which was played on the opening day at Robe, while Jane Allen from Naracoorte and Millicent’s Mary Winser won WHAT AN ACE: Portland visitor, John Mitchell (centre) proudly shows off his golf ball which he used to score a hole-in-one at Kingston on the final day of the Southern Ports Golf Week. The shot earnt Mitchell a $1000 prize. respective event at Beachport. Mother and son team, Kay and David Rasheed from Kingston used their home course advantage to win the scratch award in the mixed Pinehurst foursomes while Kingston’s Jeff and Sue Nitschke won the mixed 4BBB stableford 18 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 which was the closing event for the week and was on their home course. Entries were well up for 2015, with a total of 431 players participating throughout the various events. “The number was 64 up on last year and golfers came from as far away as Noosa, Newcastle and Broken Hill, in addition to many parts of Victoria and South Australia,” Chalmers said. “The three courses were all in magnificent condition and was a credit to the greenkeepers and volunteer grounds committees. “There were other helpers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes in the clubhouses to make the visitors’ stay an enjoyable one. “We already have 2016 in the planning as we look forward to another successful Southern Ports Golf Week.” www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au A GRADE QUINELLA (from left): Runner-up Liz Saint from Millicent and winner, Lyn Pascoe from Thaxted Park.
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