Rich River

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Men’s Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 23 Peter O’Hal­lo­ran had the score of the day with a bril­liant 46 stable­ford points to win C grade eas­ily.

Shane Mills took the ma­jor B grade prize and vice-cap­tain Jock Watson pipped the in-form Steve Presser for a win in A grade.

One hun­dred and sixty seven played on the east course, with 38 points on a count­back win­ning a voucher.

A grade: 1st: Jock Watson (42), 2nd: Steve Presser (41), 3rd: Robin Quinn (38).

B grade: 1st: Shane Mills (43), 2nd: Noel Wal­lace (40), 3rd: Gor­don Jasch (40).

C grade: 1st: Peter O’Hal­lo­ran (46), 2nd: Nev Toohey (42), 3rd: Colin Fan­ning (40).

NTPs: 3rd – Peter Hoskin, Stan Berry & Don Ben­nett. 8th – Mick Ma­hady, Brian Sharp & Terry O’Bur­till. 13th – Mick Ma­hady, Gary Ed­wards & Nev Toohey. 16th – Wayne Camp­bell, Michael David­son & Barry Devlin. Ea­gle: 11th – An­drew Beau­mont. Su­per-pin: Wayne Camp­bell ($124). Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 25 A two per­son ambrose tested friend­ships on Thurs­day, but Mar­cus Kenna and Trevor Hay rose to the chal­lenge to win by over a shot.

A huge field of 186 golfers played the east course with nett 65.5 win­ning a voucher.

A grade: 1st: Mar­cus Kenna & Trevor Hay (61.5), 2nd: Ian Doak & Rod­ney Wood­man (62.25), 3rd: Michael Tyn­dall & James Dal­ton (62.5).

NTPs: 3rd – Brad Davey, Gary Can­ning & Len Adams. 8th – Dean Bruns, David Ed­wards & Gary Wood. 13th – John Bed­ford, David Whytcross & Dean Zadow. 16th – Neville Speight, David Long & John King. Ea­gle: 11th – Craig Ma­conachie. Su­per-pin: David Long ($149). Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27 Ro­man Le­wandowski and Terry Cargill fought out C grade with two great scores in the stable­ford event.

Gra­ham Hodg­son won B grade on a count­back from Tris­tan Nevin and John Main took the A grade hon­ours.

One hun­dred and sev­enty three played the east course, with 35 points, on a count­back, win­ning a voucher.

A grade: 1st: John Main (37), 2nd: Lee McCul­lagh (36), 3rd: Gra­ham Peat (36).

B grade: 1st: Gra­ham Hodg­son (40), 2nd: Tris­tan Nevin (40), 3rd: Chris Smith (39).

C grade: 1st: Ro­man Le­wandowski (44), 2nd: Terry Cargill (43), 3rd: Alan Cur­tis (39).

NTPs: 3rd – Rory Prid­dle, Graeme Lidger­wood & Garry Jones. 8th – Mick Ma­hady, Tyson McCoomb & Glynn Davies 13th – Bill Bayles, Chris Smith & Bill Bro­dribb. 16th – An­drew Ni­cholls, Gra­ham Hodg­son & An­drew Marr. Su­per-pin: An­drew Ni­cholls ($157). Club Cham­pi­onships The last round saw a close bat­tle in A grade with David Pear­son hold­ing off the fast fin­ish­ing Steve Levy to claim vic­tory by two shots.

On the back nine Blair Christie and Dean Ja­cobs were also in the lead at var­i­ous times, with a chance to win.

In B grade Bill Bayles won a two-hole play­off against Austin Baker af­ter pick­ing up three shots over the course of the day.

Brian Suf­folk led from the first round in C grade to be a runaway win­ner by nine shots. John Clancy claimed sec­ond place. Bill Bro­dribb won the D grade event by eight shots with Tony Ci­avarella a gallant run­ner-up.

Craig Healey won the se­nior cham­pi­onship by six shots from Bill Bayles, and Blair Christie won the ju­nior event by 11 shots from Cooper Gen­tle. Women’s Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 31 On Wed­nes­day 81 ladies played a par round on the east course.

Win­ner in A grade with plus two was Josie Kirk­man, on a count­back from Ch­eryl Ash­worth.

B grade win­ner, with a mag­nif­i­cent plus five, was Marie Collins and in C grade Lyn New­ton took the hon­ours with plus four. The run­down went to square. Near­est the pins were A grade Lyn James; B grade Jenny Kirk­patrick. Sec­ond shot on the 13th went to Su­san Hull while Marg Young claimed the su­per pin on the eighth. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27 A stable­ford round was played on the east on Satur­day with 37 women com­pet­ing.

Vicki Shipp had the fine win­ning score of 38 points.

Sec­ond on a count­back with 35 points was Karen Evans.

Deb Morden was third (35). The run down went to 32. Lyn James won the su­per pin on the 8th. Near­est the Pins on the 16th: divi­sion 1 — Lyn Kingston, divi­sion 2 — Doss Dins­dale. Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 29 Glo­ri­ous spring weather greeted the 35 play­ers who com­pleted a nine hole stable­ford round on the east course on Mon­day.

Divi­sion 1: 1st: Marie Collins (19), 2nd: Leonie Dunne (18).

Divi­sion 2: 1st: Tr­ish Wil­liams (18), 2nd: Jen­nifer Hal­lo­ran (18). The run­down went to 16 points. Near­est the Pin: Ray­lene Knight.

Back Nine

Men’s A: 1st: B. Scott (47-11-36), 2nd: A. Schultz (48-11-37),

Women’s A: 1st: L. Alchin (49-12-37), 2nd: J. Kirk­man (48-8-40).

Men’s B: 1st: L. Grange (48-17-31), 2nd: D. Jack­man (50-16-34). Women’s B: 1st: J. Mor­ri­son (56-19-37). Men’s NTPs: 4th - D. Lav­ery, 6th - A. Schultz. Men’s Straight­est Drive: M. Quin­lan. Women’s Straight­est Drive: P. Rey­ment.

Goul­burn Mur­ray Golf

Six Goul­burn Mur­ray Golf As­so­ci­a­tion play­ers have qual­i­fied for the state fi­nals of Play 9 at Royal Mel­bourne on Novem­ber 4.

In one of the largest club golf in­volve­ments in Aus­tralia three men and three women will rep­re­sent the GMGA for a chance to play at the Aus­tralian Open.

The Play 9 event is a nine hole com­pe­ti­tion start­ing at in­di­vid­ual clubs with the win­ners and run­ners-up for both men and women qual­i­fy­ing for the district fi­nal from which the three top play­ers of each gen­der qual­ify for the state fi­nal at Royal Mel­bourne. From there the top three men and women join the top three from all the other states for the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships held in con­junc­tion with the Aus­tralian Open in Syd­ney in Novem­ber.

The GMGA fi­nal was held on a well pre­sented course at Hill Top, Tatura on Oc­to­ber 28.

At pre­sen­ta­tions GMGA Pres­i­dent David Roberts con­grat­u­lated all the par­tic­i­pants and suc­cess­ful play­ers and added the as­so­ci­a­tion is thank­ful to all clubs who con­ducted Play 9 events and ex­tremely pleased with the in­volve­ment, which cul­mi­nated in the largest district fi­nal in the state.

A true in­di­ca­tion of the co­op­er­a­tion par­tic­i­pat­ing clubs and play­ers of the district.

Golf Aus­tralia re­gional of­fi­cer Me­gan Carr an­nounced the suc­cess­ful play­ers while GMGA pres­i­dent and trea­surer Alex How­son as­sisted with pre­sen­ta­tions.

Those go­ing to Royal Mel­bourne next week, for the women, are gold medal win­ner Heather Fro­stick (21 points) from Nathalia Golf Club, sil­ver Rhonda Ret­tke (20) Co­bram-Ba­rooga, and Bronze He­len Emery (19) Kyabram Val­ley View.

The suc­cess­ful men to present GMGA are, in or­der, win­ner Mark Cor­ri­gan (20) Co­bramBa­rooga, Freddy Bar­ton (19) also from Co­bramBa­rooga and Si­mon Do­herty (18) from Mer­rigum.

The GMGA wish all rep­re­sen­ta­tive play­ers the best of luck for the state fi­nal.

The next GMGA event is the district Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons to be played at Shep­par­ton on Sun­day, Novem­ber 18. of

CHAM­PI­ONSHIP QUAL­ITY: David Pear­son stands on the 18th green, the scene of his tri­umph in the Rich River club cham­pi­onship.

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