The South Eastern Times : July 3rd 2014
24 SPORT Golfers brave cold for titles A COLD but fine winter’s morning greeted the finalists of the Thompson’s Drilling Club and Grade Championships for the Millicent Golf Club conducted last Sunday. Coote Crowned club champion THE club championship for season 2014/2015 was between Stephen Coote and Jamie Bellinger. It was the first time the A GRADE PREMIERS: Jamie Muhovics, Dean Slaughter, Glen Atkinson and Duncan Mawson. Princes takes glory Atkinson remains unbeaten after grand final victory IN a tight Millicent A grade squash grand final, Princes proved too strong in the end for Grays to take out the title. Jamie Muhovics, Dean Slaughter, Glen Atkinson, Duncan Mawson worked hard to defeat their opponent in a overall 10-8 win. The undefeated Glen Atkinson faced Charlie Bullen in the first match of the comeptition, winning the opening two matches 15-11, 15-8, making the most of unforced errors from Bullen. Bullen had great reach, and combined with his volleying game, can be damaging, which he used to his advantage, coming back strong to win the next two matches 15-12, 15-5. It was anyone’s game at the start of the fifth, but the experience of Atkinson worked in his favour, resulting in a 15-10 win to put Princes 3-2 up. The following match saw Lucy Scollen face Duncan Mawson, who was filling in for an injured Paul Whitford. Mawson got off to an impressive start, winning the opening game 15-8, but Scollen then took control of the match, winning the next two 15-12, 15-4 and looked like powering Grays to its first win. Mawson had other ideas and fought back, winning the fourth 15-13. He went on to win the fifth 15-8, resulting in Princes extending its lead 6-4. Dean Slaughter worked well under pressure and was a tough task for Mark Oliver, who was filling in for a travelling Peter Johns. Oliver had been in good form in recent weeks. However, Slaughter had turned back the clock and has been playing his best sqaush for many years. Oliver gained one game back for Grays when he won the opening game 15-12. But Slaughter was only warming up and dominated the rest of the match with a 15-11, 15-10, 15-10 win. This clinched the premiership for Princes, the team into an unbeatable 9-5 position. Judd Wheatley took the spot of Steve Gray and was up against the odds taking on Jamie Muhovics. With nothing to lose Wheatley came out playing his natural attacking game, taking the first 15-11. Muhovics came back in the second winning 15-10. Wheatley won the next two matches 15-10, 15-12, giving him his first win against Muhovics. Road Runners were the favourites in the B grade match, however, Sylvesters had other intentions. Nikki Kirkland was up against son Brody first up. It was Brody who had won the two previous encounters, with the match going to five,but it was Nikki who came through, winning 15-9, 15-13, 10-15, 15-13. Alice Pratt was up against talented Kade Varcoe and it was Pratt who came through 3-0 winning 15-5, 15-13, 15-13. This put Road Runners up 6-1. The number two match up was Braeden Ashworth and Martin Cameron. Ashworth dominated the opening game, retrieving well and playing a number of impressive shots to win 15-10. Cameron challenged early in the second game, but Ashworth ran away with it in the end, winning it 15-10. 24 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, July 3, 2014 IMPROVEMENT: Encouragement award winners Shantelle Kelm and Kayley Irvine. Ashworth then dominated the third 15-6 to give Road Runners an unbeatable 9-1 lead. The dead rubber was between Henry Walshaw and Doug Lang. Both players showed their experience, but it was Lang who won the first game 17-15. Walshaw came back in the second with a 15-12 win. It went down to the wire in the third, with Lang having the composure when it counted, winning 16-14. Lang finished the game off in the fourth with a 15-10 win. 2014 Autumn Individual awards A grade most consistent: Glen Atkinson, 12 wins (undefeated). Most consistent junior: Braeden Ashworth, 14 wins (undefeated). Most consistent B grade adult: Doug Lang, nine wins. Most improved: Alice Pratt. Encouragement award: Kayley Irvine and Shantelle Kelm. Ashworth makes selection MILLICENT Squash club player Braeden Ashworth has been selected in the to represent South Australia at the Australian Junior Championships in the under 13 age group. The championship is being held in Perth between from September 27 to October 5. New Pennant coming THE Millicent Spring Pennant will commence on Monday, July 28. Any new or past players are welcome. Any person interested in playing squash contact Paul Ashworth on 8733-3622. All tied up at Millicent Bowling Club’s 2-4-2 THE Millicent Bowling Club held the Millicent Quality Meats 2-4-2 last Thursday. John Scudds and Mary Clifford drew with Lyn Scudds and Rod Gibbs scoring 30+1. Other winners were Alan Strother and Herb Henderson 30+2, Bill Cattanach and Phil Dowdell 31+3, Adrianna Ross and Peter Varcoe 32+8, Wayne Burris and Denis Clifford, 32+13. Second place went to Peter Hyland and Ian Ross 35+33, and the winners Frank Weber and Carl Schapel 38 +37. Frank Weber played his first game at the Millicent bowling Club and made an impressive score with Carl Schapel. Phil Dowdell won the Millicent Quality Meats meat tray raffle and the Chris’s Barber Shop haircut went to John Scudds. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au two golfers had made the final of the championship, as in recent years the names of Sunderland, Fennell, Reynolds, Chant and Pretty were prominent, with Pretty making this title his own. Regardless of the victory a new club champion would be crowned at the completion of the 36-hole affair. Coote flew the lids and was two up after two holes after Bellinger lost two balls in two holes. Coote then displayed the form that made him the top qualifier and held a big lead at the half way mark. Bellinger turned the contest into a battle in the afternoon, but Coote’s big lead in the morning was too much for Bellinger to overcome. Coote won eight and seven and was crowned club champion for the first time. B grade championship THE B grade championship saw a clash between Scott Packer and Craig Kuiper. The match loomed to be tight contests as both golfers are known for their consistency. Packer got away to a better start with his straight driving and chipping. Whilst, Kuiper found too many bunkers and was four down after 18 holes. Kuiper made a big comeback in the afternoon to get back square. After eight holes in the afternoon, he was level with the card for these holes. Packer won a crucial battle on the 27th hole and extended his margin to win a tight contest four and two, clinching his first championship. This match was of a very high standard with pars resulting in halved holes for most of the contest. C grade championship RON Hateley and Ian Grosser played off in the C grade final after both players secured their spot due to impressive form over the season. Grosser was gunning for his second club title after winning the B grade championship in 1989, but so was Hateley, who won the C grade championship in 2009. Grosser made the most of the fine conditions and at one stage was six up. But Hateley reduced this margin to be only three down at the completion of the morning session. Hateley then continued his impressive form to pull the margin back to one. But it was too little, too late as Grosser won the contest four and two. Victory for Vanderheul A TOTAL of 15 golfers took cards out in Thursday’s stableford round, with Herman Vanderheul the overall winner after a stunning front nine of 21 points and a solid 16 point back nine which secured his victory. But Hermann was not satisfied with this as he also took out the front nine competition as well with 21 points. Damien Egan displayed solid golf securing second spot with 36 points from Mark Pilmore on 34. Dick Vanderheul took second spot for the front nine competition on a count back from Mark Pilmore, both on 19. Last Saturday’s competition was cancelled due to the wet and very rough conditions with only Jim Hyland and Alan Schultz completing the course. The Millicent Open has been moved to August 24 and this Saturday’s competition is stroke and is the Monthly Medal for July.
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