Toc. hosts titles
Goulburn Murray Golf The Goulburn Murray Golf Association ( GMGA) golf championships were played on the superbly presented Tocumwal course in conjunction with the Tocumwal Open event over the weekend.
In a strong field of players from clubs all over the district, the early favourites and lowest handicap players did not disappoint with Stephanie Vogel of Cobram Barooga and Kyle Michel (Shepparton) taking the women’s and men’s championships respectively.
Vogel returned rounds of 77 on Saturday and 74 on Sunday for a scratch score total of 151 for a big win over runner-up Bobette Wilkinson of Tocumwal.
In the men’s event Kyle Michel starred on Saturday with a 68 to give him a fourshot lead, then with 72 on Sunday for a total of 140 he cruised through ahead of Blair Christie of Rich River.
Michel left Tocumwal to head to the airport for a flight to the USA to play in amateur qualifying events over the next six weeks.
The GMGA wish Kyle well and recognise the quality of golfers in the district.
In the handicap events Julie Daniels of Numurkah won the A grade women’s event with 157 net, just ahead of Sue Pappas of Tocumwal on 158.
In B grade Megan Carr put Mooroopna on the map with 156 net ahead of Sue Lawson of Tocumwal on 158.
Balls went to Petra Wilmot (159), Julie O’Brien (162), Bobbette Wilkinson (163) and Jenny Bauerle, Helen Emery, Anne Beveridge and Janie Hills (all 164).
In the men’s handicap divisions Peter Bolt from Tocumwal won A grade with 146 to just pip Matt Miller of Hill Top Tatura 147.
In B grade Andrew Nunn of Tocumwal with the best net score of the tournament of 141 won with Jordan Bovalina of Cobram Barooga on 150 runner-up.
Balls went to Sam Bates (150), Dylan Grandyl, Mel McKenna (both 153), Andrew Storer (156), Michael Cooper (157) and Caleb Bovilina, Ben Kerr and Mark Corridan (all 158).
Next week GMGA Winter Pennant returns with only a couple of rounds to go before the final on July 28, followed by the Sandscape championships to be played at Rochester on August 12.
Berrigan Sunday’s winner was Kura Goldsmith with 36 points, while runner-up was Jan Bernardi with 35 points.
Ball winner on a countback was Thomas Whelan.
Next Sunday is a stroke event with tee off at 12.30pm.
There will be a Golf Club Committee meeting held this Friday at 5.30pm at the club.
Tocumwal Tuesday last week was ladies stroke Monthly Medal and best gross putting that saw Division One gross/ grade and the Monthly Medal go to Bobette Wilkinson with 81 gross and 70 net.
Division Two gross went to Wendy Bedford with 102 while Glennis Pohlner was grade winner with 71. Runner-up was Mary McMahon 74.
NTPs went to Margaret Varley 14th, Robyn Conrick 18th, Pro Pin Faye Miller $34.
Putting went to Bobette Wilkinson.
Wednesday was men’s stableford from the blue markers with Division One going to Stephen Piggott on countback from Neil Bull, with both golfers scoring 35 points.
James Wilson was the Division Two winner with 39 points on countback from Chris O’Connell.
Division Three was won by Alan Michalowsky with 36 points also on countback from John Carroll.
NTPs went to Malcolm Hart 2nd, John Harmer 17th, Douglas Beckwith Pro Pin $91.
Finley Doug Smith with 35 stableford points stepped into the winner’s circle at the men’s competition on Wednesday.
NTP on the 18th went Jon Munro who also took out the ball competition with 34 net.
The Matt Daniel Plumbing NAGA trophy was taken out by Josh Morris.
At the Thursday afternoon nine hole stableford competition Naldo Casanova stepped up to collect the voucher with 23 points.
Balls went to Derek Hovell (21), Heather Daniel (19) and Josh Morris (19).
Saturday’s weather placed a dampener on the Taylor and Whitty two person ambrose event, however a handy field turned out to take on the course and the conditions.
Wayne Peasley and Paul Pinnuck with 67.5 net took out trophy while Marty Piggin and Colin McNamara with 68.75 net were runnersup.
NTP on the 13th was Heather Daniel and on the 18th Colin McNamara.
Balls went to Grant and Christine Shaw (70.5) John Munro and Naldo Casanova ((71) and Sue Simpson and Marian Ayres (72). Bob Makkinga and Rand Wilson took out the day’s NAGA Trophy.
On Sunday the Carl’s Catch of the Day Stableford event was played and saw Marty Piggin card 34 points to claim the Men’s Trophy.
Janette Delmenico with 33 net took the Ladies Trophy.
NTP on the 13th was Margaret Lemsing and on the 18th Darren John.
Balls went to Paul Pinnuck (33), Grant Wilson (32) and Margaret Lemsing (28). Ray Healey stepped up for the NAGA Trophy.
At the weekend stableford will be player on Saturday and on Sunday the Monthly Medal will be played.
SR Vets The July Southern Riverina Veterans Golf Association Competition round was played on the Old Course at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club on Monday with 100 golfers taking part.
The highlight of the day was a first hole eagle two for Martin Cox from Cobram/ Barooga.
Stableford was played and Barry Gook (Cobram/Barooga) with 35 points took the A grade trophy form Colin Rankin (Cobram/Barooga) after a countback.
B grade was also decided by a countback, with Lyle Herrick (Cobram/Barooga) beating Kevin Keating (Cobram/Barooga) after both golfers scored 38 points.
Neil Graham (Berrigan) followed suit and scored 36 points in C grade, surviving a countback from Spencer Rutherford (Tocumwal).
A grade NTP went begging with B grade won by Ian Cummings (Yarrawonga/Mulwala), C grade to Neil Graham (Berrigan) and All Grades going to Peter Cunningham (Tocumwal)
Finley Ladies Wednesday winner: Margaret Lemsing (26) 35 points, NTP Margaret Lemsing 13th.
Ball winners: Glenys Creek 33 points, Gay Henderson 31.
A strong day overall from Jerilderie on the court but it was the C reserve side stealing the show with their first win of the season.
These ladies gave it their all this week knowing they had a chance to get their first win on the board.
Passing through the midcourt was improved which allowed easier access to the circle.
Elouise Barlow was composed in the goal ring working well with Peta Neessen.
Stacey Crutch was always an option in the midcourt.
The girls in defence did a marvellous job keeping the ball out of the ring the best they could.
Awards: Jerilderie Sports Club BOC - Elouise Barlow; Jerilderie IGA - Stacey Crutch; Colony Inn - Peta Neessen.
Final score, Jerilderie 24 to Yarroweyah 19.
A tough game for A grade against Yarroweyah with four key players out, leading to the Dees going down by six goals.
Wunnumurra best on court went to Brooke who moved into WD at half time and made a positive impact, creating plenty of opportunities for turnovers.
Barlow Ag award went to Keshia Marshall and Colony Inn went to Tanya Rorato who had a job after being moved from her usual shooting role into defence.
Final score, Jerilderie 45 to Yarroweyah 51.
A great team effort by B grade saw the Dees come away with the win.
They adjusted well to some trying weather conditions and worked together to put pressure on down the court.
Skye Nash created numerous turnovers and gave great drive, whilst Kristen Furletti made it a very hard task for Yarroweyah to get the ball into the circle.
Great midcourt play fed the ball down to Ellie Marshall and Simone Conn who scored some key goals despite the wind.
Awards: Bonshaw BOC - Skye Nash; SD Landscaping - Kristin Furletti; Colony Inn - Ellie Marshall.
Final score, Jerilderie 35 to Yarroweyah 24.
It was an untidy game for the C grade girls but they managed to pull it together in the last half to comfortably take the win.
Elouise Barlow and Tiffany Sutton combined well in the mid court but the opposition defence made it hard to find the goalers in the circle.
The defenders made it equally as hard and picked up many turnovers.
Awards: Lawton Ag Spraying BOC - Elouise Barlow; JNC - Tiffany Sutton; Colony Inn - Michelle Baker.
Final score, Jerilderie 41 to Yarroweyah 27.
A great win in very cold and windy conditions by the under 13s Demons.
Stella Mason and Mia Neessen worked well getting the ball into the ring while Emily Marshall and Abbey A’Vard were tight in defence.
Awards: Michelle Baker BOC - Mia Neessen and Stella Mason; Jerilderie Newsagency - Tori Lawton; Colony Inn - Abbey A’Vard.
Final score, Jerilderie 26 to Yarroweyah 10.
It was a strong game for the U11s this week, with the attacking end working well together. Katelyn and Jessica Wilkinson both played their best games for the season.
The girls really played together as a team, moving the ball through the court and utilising open space so they were able to convert most of their attempts at goal.
Awards: Makatak BOC - Katelyn Wilkinson; Jerilderie Bakery - Jessica Wilkinson; Colony Inn - Sarah Marshall.