The South Eastern Times : June 19th 2014
SPORT 35 Quarter finalists determined THE Millicent Golf Club is now a step closer to realising who will be singles champions for the 2013-14 season. This year it is a wide open affair with anyone of eight players in each grade having realistic chances of snapping up their respective titles. The top qualifier after three preliminary rounds historically has a good chance of at least making it to the final if not being named champion and this year that honour goes to former club captain, Stephen Coote after two good rounds of 77. Club president Owen Merrett zoomed up the leaderboard with an excellent last round 76 to qualify in fourth place. The lowest round in the final 18-holes came from John Reynolds with a 75 and he finished three strokes behind Coote in second spot. The next stage of the tournament will see the leading eight players in each grade compete in knockout matchplay, starting this Sunday at 8am with the quarter finals. The semi-finals will be played later in the afternoon. The next format of the club championships is the elimination match play stage held this Sunday, June 22, 2014 commencing at 8am over 18 holes. The semi-finals will be held in the afternoon on the same day. A grade qualifying 154 Stephen Coote 157 John Reynolds 159 Matt Warren 160 Owen Merrett 160 Andy Varcoe 161 Jamie Bellinger 161 Andrew Stark 162 Alan Schultz Quarter final draw: Coote v Schultz 8am; Reynolds v Stark 8.06; Warren v Bellinger 8.12; Merrett v Varcoe 8.18am. B grade 174 Scott Packer 174 Peter Burchard 175 Scott Varcoe 179 Mark Pilmore 180 Paul Whitford 181 Craig Kuiper 184 Chris Agnew 186 Martin Cameron Quarter final draw: Packer v Cameron 8.24am; Burchard v Agnew 8.30; Varcoe v Kuiper 8.36; Pilmore v Whitford 8.42. C grade 187 Ron Hateley 190 Michael McRostie 194 Ian Grosser 198 Robert Thompson 204 Ian Todd (u/a) 206 Manuel Fuentes 207 Roger Jarek 216 Jim Hyand (u/a) B GRADE NO. 1: Top qualifier in the Millicent Golf Club B Grade Championship was Scott Packer with a 36-hole total of 174. Quarter final draw: Thompson v Fuentes 8.48am; Grosser v Jarek 8.54. Byes: Hateley and McRostie. Seniors THE men’s senior club championship for 2013-14 was won by Alan Schultz with rounds of 77-85 (162) three strokes ahead of Phil Hunter. The Eagle has landed for Warren LAST Thursday’s stableford event attracted a moderate size field of just 19 golfers. But it marked a special day for Graham “Spike” Warren who scored an eagle on the 9th hole. Warren hit one of his trademark straight and long drives which left him a wedge into the green which he duly holed out for a two. Warren was also on fire early in his round as he won nearest to the pin on the 5th. The overall winner was Craig Kuiper with 39 points, one stroke ahead of both Andy Varcoe and Tony Bowering, while the latter won the 9-hole trophy with 21 points, two shots in front of Phillip Hunter and John Seaman. Merrett wins June Medal WHILE Saturday’s event marked the last qualifying round of the club championships it also coincided WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 19 1247am 0.7 0344am 0.8 0729am 0.6 0405pm 1.1 Friday 20 0817am 0.7 0435pm 1 0940pm 0.6 - - Saturday 21 0636am 0.9 0911am 0.8 1258pm 1 1027pm 0.6 Sunday 22 0824am 1 1015am 1 0101pm 1 1123pm 0.6 Max 15°C Min 7°C Cloudy Chance of Rain - 90% Thursday Max 15°C Min 7°C Showers Chance of Rain - 80% Friday Max 15°C Min 8°C Possible Shower Chance of Rain - 60% Saturday Max 16°C Min 10°C Showers Chance of Rain - 90% Sunday Max 12°C Min 8°C Showers Chance of Rain -70% Monday Thursday Cloudy. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon then increasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Friday Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h turning westerly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Saturday Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h tending southwesterly during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Thursday Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Lower South East Coast Winds Northerly 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots from late afternoon. Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Friday Winds Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 638729 The South Eastern Times, Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 35 ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 19 1259am 0.7 0356am 0.8 0741am 0.6 0417pm 1.1 Friday 20 0829am 0.7 0447pm 1 0952pm 0.6 - - Saturday 21 0648am 0.9 0923am 0.8 0110pm 1 1039pm 0.6 Sunday 22 0836am 1 1027am 1 0113pm 1 1135pm 0.6 Thursday 19th Sunrise 7:22 Sunset 4:56 Friday 20th Sunrise 7:23 Sunset 4:57 Saturday 21st Sunrise 7:23 Sunset 4:57 Sunday 22nd Sunrise 7:23 Sunset 4:57 with the June monthly medal. It was somewhat disappointing to only have 34 players in the field with some players not opting to tackle the longer and tougher layout. With most golfers returning high nett scores, resulting in a daily score rating of 72, Owen Merrett found the going easier than most with a winning score of 76-8-68. Mark Pretty was the A grade runner-up in A grade with 75 nett. Peter Burchard won B Grade in a countback from Scott Packer after both players shot 72 nett while Kym Sunderland made a return to competition golf to win C Grade with 74, one stroke ahead of Robert Thomson. Only three birdies were recorded on the par 3’s and the successful trio included Jamie Bellinger, Mark Pretty and Kym Sunderland. Nearest the pin winners were Kym Sunderland (3rd), Graham Warren (5th), Robert Pike (13th), Ian Greenwood (17th) and Bronwyn Clarke (women). Closest to the pin for three shots on the 9th was Ron Hateley and for two on the 18th, the winner was Mark Pretty. Winner of the women’s stableford competition was Bronwyn Clarke with 35 points. Coming events July 27: Millicent Open (18- holes). TIME TO CELEBRATE: Prominent owner, George Considine (centre) and his wife, Shirley celebrated their 100th win with trainer Michael O’Leary (left) at a private function last week. At the Barrier with David Gilbert Today’s meeting transferred IT seems the Mount Gambier Racing Club is not destined to race in June at Glenburnie. Today’s meeting scheduled for Mount Gambier was transferred to Penola as early as last Monday. Mount Gambier copped 26.5mm of rain over the weekend, while Penola received just 7mms. A track inspection of the Mount Gambier track was made on Monday morning by district steward Rob Spillman, and Thoroughbred Racing SA officials quickly transferred the meeting after Spillman rated the course a Heavy 10 in some parts. TRSA officials were of the opinion the Mount Gambier track was unlikely to improve in condition in the next three days, which seemed a bit hasty given that fine weather was forecast. Today’s meeting could determine the owner/trainers’ premiership for the 2013-14 Limestone Coast racing season. After all, there is no certainty that either of the two remaining meetings (Penola on July 10 and Mount Gambier on July 31) will go ahead now that we are in the midst of winter. Local trainers Ian “Ned” Walker and Craig Stewart are locked on seven wins each going into today’s meeting and both have runners at Penola. Walker has just the one runner, the recent Mount Gambier winner On The Rebound up against the Stewart trained Brinkley Bullet in the final event. Walker’s other runner is the last start Naracoorte winner Mademoiselle Denon in the 1300 metre 0-72 handicap. For a couple of good wagers at Penola this afternoon, may we suggest Tons Of Dash (race six) and Brinkley Bullet (race seven), both on an each way basis. For this time of year, field numbers Celebrated 100 wins WHEN Evenmoreaction won the Penola Cup on Easter Monday, part owner George Considine had very good reason to be a bit more chuffed than anyone else. After all, that was his 100th winner as an owner with Mount Gambier trainer Michael O’Leary over a period spanning more than 30 years. Last Saturday night, the former Tantanoola resident had a quiet celebration of the feat in a Mount Gambier restaurant. George has raced plenty of “Action” named gallopers with O’Leary, and the century of wins is one more than his great mate Keith Sneath has achieved with the same trainer. Twelve of those winners have been cup winners, including all the cups in the Limestone Coast with the exception of a Bordertown Cup. “More Action is the best galloper I’ve raced thus far, a winner of 17 races including one at Moonee Valley and he won by 17 lengths one day at Mount Gambier. “I’ve been involved with eight “Action” horses and they have won a total of 74 races,” George explained. Make The Action won 11 races, and the two gallopers flying the flag for George at the moment are Evenmoreaction and Action Again. Winner of the rich Palmerston Sprint during the Darwin cup carnival last year, Action Again is already in Darwin with Kyneton trainer Neil Dyer to try and maintain his unbeaten status in the Northern Territory. Although George has been a great supporter of the O’Leary stable, he has also raced gallopers over the years with Mount Gambier trainers Darren Kolpin, Belinda O’Loughlin, Andrew “Bantam” Richardson and Millicent’s Alby Opperman. are extremely good (81 runners for the seven races) and the track yesterday was rated a Slow 7.
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