The South Eastern Times : June 5th 2014
SPORT 35 Spotlight turns to men PAUL WHITFORD THE Millicent Golf Club’s Women’s Championships have been run and won for the 2014-15 season with Lana Barlow emerging as the new titleholder. Barlow defeated Kristy Bailey 5/4 in a final that produced some positive golf. The B grade final was contested between Janet Watson and Bronwyn Clarke with the former winning 6/5 while Sharon Jarek won the C grade title. MGC management congratulates all six players on reaching their respective grand finals. Golf South East’s men’s pennant season was completed last Sunday with grand finals in the various grades. Millicent fielded teams in all grades and were more-than competitive and unlike some bigger clubs in the region did not forfeit any games. Both the A grade and handicap teams won two games each but both narrowly missed the finals. B grade had a great season, winning three games and went into the final round sitting in second place. Unfortunately the last round bye worked against Millicent and it dropped to fourth. MILESTONE: Lisa Chittleborough played her 250th game at the weekend against Casterton/ Sandford, the game resulting in a 26 goal win for the Saints. Saints continue to dominate in WBNA Millicent 73 d Casterton/Sandford 47 MILLICENT continues to dominate the WBNA A grade competition with a comfortable win over Casterton/Sandford. Despite the Cats one win for the season they came out firing against the top of the ladder side. The Cats created some impressive passages of play with wing attack Natalie Rhook feeding to goalies and creating space throughout the midcourt. The Saints’ Lisa Chittleborough played her 250th game at the weekend and was fighting hard for the win. Millicent’s stand out goalie Donna Denton played an impressive game, continuing to add to the Saint’s scoreboard tally. The Cats were still fighting as the game drew closer to completion, with a solid shooting performance despite limited opportunities. At the end of the final term the Saints comfortably defeated the Cats by 26. Despite Casterton/Sandford’s efforts the Saints remain top of the ladder, going into Round 8 undefeated. Best players for Millicent were Donna Denton and Danika Jolley and the Cats stand outs were Jan Murphy and Natalie Rhook. WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 4 0352am 0.8 0755am 0.7 0405pm 1.1 1147pm 0.7 Friday Saturday 7 0202am 0.7 0201pm 0.9 Sunday 8 0258am 0.7 1221pm 1.0 Max 17°C Min 8°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 5% Thursday Max 17°C Min 7°C Shower or two Chance of Rain - 25% Friday Max 15°C Min 10°C A few showers easing Chance of Rain - 40% Saturday Max 16°C Min 7°C Possible morning shower Chance of Rain - 5% Sunday Max 16°C Min 4°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 0% Monday Thursday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. The chance of isolated showers, contracting to the south in the late afternoon. Winds south to southwesterly and light. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17. Friday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Isolated showers, more frequent in the south. Winds west to southwesterly and light. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18. Saturday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Scattered showers, becoming less likely during the evening. Winds west to southwesterly and light 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Thursday Winds South to southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas Below 1 metre. Swell Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres around midday. Friday Winds Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots south of Beachport during the evening. Seas Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Beachport during the evening. Swell Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. 638727 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The South Eastern Times, Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 35 6 0519am 0.8 0804am 0.8 0420pm 1.0 - - - - ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 4 0404am 0.8 0807am 0.7 0417pm 1.1 1159pm 0.7 Friday Saturday 6 0214am 0.7 0213pm 0.9 Sunday 7 0310am 0.7 1233pm 1.0 Thursday 5th Friday 6th Saturday 7th Sunday 8th 5 0531am 0.8 0816am 0.8 0432pm 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - Sunrise 7:16 Sunset 4:57 Sunrise 7:17 Sunset 4:57 Sunrise 7:18 Sunset 4:56 Sunrise 7:18 Sunset 4:56 - - - - - - This resulted in Millicent playing a knockout semi-final against the undefeated Mount Gambier Black at Penola. Millicent lost 2-3 with Brian “Arch” Bowman and Mark Pilmore winning their games before Scott Packer lost his match on the 18th. Harry Coote lost to an experienced opponent in Rob McIntyre and Paul Whitford went down to Brendan Curley. All players that represented the club in the pennant competition should be congratulated for the commitment they showed travelling large distances each Sunday. At the present time the MGC Men’s Championships are two of three qualifying rounds in and the final 18-holes will be played on June 14. Each grade has been well represented but only the top eight qualifiers will advance to the knockout matchplay stage of the tourney. The grand final – over 36-holes – is scheduled for June 29. To suit requirements of most players, only the best two of three rounds will count towards qualifying for the championship. Progressive leaderboards A grade 154 Stephen Coote (77-77) 160 Andy Varcoe (79-81) 161 Jamie Bellinger (79-82) 161 Andrew Stark (80-81) 162 Alan Schultz (77-85) 165 Jamie Cooper (84-81) 165 Philip Hunter (84-81) 166 Hayden Fennell (83-83) Note: All eyes will be on Mark Pretty if he plays his second qualifying round on June 14 as he had a 69 in his opening round. CONSISTENT SEASON: Millicent junior, Harry Coote enjoyed a consistent season in the Barrie Whennan Shield pennant competition. Picture: ROD MORRIS B grade 168 Graham Sunderland (85-83) 175 Tony Bowering (89-86) 177 Mick Pedler (86-91) 178 Peter Burchard (87-91) 179 Mark Pilmore (92-87) 180 Trevor Atkinson (87-93) 180 Paul Whitford (92-88) 181 Scott Varcoe (90-91) C grade 187 Ron Hateley (96-91) 190 Michael McRostie (98-92) 194 Ian Grosser (90-104) 204 Ian Todd (103-101) 205 Robert Thompson (103-102) 206 Manuel Valcarcel-Fuentes (99-107) 207 Roger Jarek (105-102) 216 Jim Hyland (107-109) Thursday stableford LAST week’s event attracted a field of 20 players with Bruce Packer winning with 39 points, one better than Andy Varcoe and a further point to Damien Egan. Andy Varcoe was the 9-hole winner with 21-points from Keith Baker on 18 and Matt Chambers won the nearest the pin trophy. The second round of the club championships saw 55 players take part. Matt Warren was the overall – and A grade winner with 76-8-68, two strokes clear of John Reynolds. B grade was won by Tony Bowering on 72 nett in a countback from Brian Bowman. It looked like a holiday to the Gold Coast to see family and do some baby sitting helped Ron Hateley out with his golf game as he was the C grade winner with 69 nett, three shots ahead of Michael McRostie. Nearest the pin winners included Ron Hateley (3rd hole), Peter Burchard (5th), Alan Schultz (13th) and Paul Whitford (17th). The pin shot award on the 9th hole also went to Ron Hateley and nearest for two strokes on the 18th was Jamie Bellinger. Millicent GC will be well represented in the annual Loxton-Blackwood-Millicent TriChallenge in the Riverland this weekend. Millicent currently leads the challenge for 2014 while the last round will be played at Blackwood over the long weekend in October. For those not travelling north, an 18-hole stableford is scheduled for this Saturday.
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