The Weekly Advertiser Horsham

Dimboola eyes on sandgreen titles


Dimboola Golf Club officials will turn their attention to hosting major regional championsh­ips next month after presenting their annual tournament.

The club has yet to confirm a new date for the Wimmera District Golf Associatio­n Sandgreen Championsh­ip, but it will be in September.

The club made the most of a lifting of COVID-19 restrictio­ns last week to welcome players for a men’s and women’s four-ball best-ball event on Thursday and a three-person ambrose on Sunday.

The four-ball competitio­n attracted 32 players from Hopetoun, Horsham, Goroke, Rainbow, Minyip, Nhill and Natimuk clubs as well as from Dimboola.

Peter Frecker and Glen Ross of Dimboola scored a home-town victory with 49 points in the men’s section.

They won from Bob Richards and Greg Proud, also of Dimboola, with 44 points. Ian Hair and Greg Eldridge, Natimuk, were third with 41 points.

Faye Light of Goroke and Noelene Jenkinson, Horsham, won the women’s event with 39 points from Cindy Marsh, Minyip, and Heather Richards, Dimboola.

Nearest the pins: Men, fourth, Ferdie Masiero, Horsham, 13th, Bob Richards, Dimboola, 18th, Twine Hallam, Hopetoun; women, fourth, Noelene Jenkinson, Horsham, 13th and 18th, Cindy Marsh, Minyip.

The ambrose was on Sunday and featured a twist. At every tee was a dice and after everyone in the team had teed off, they had to throw the dice to see which drive they were to take.

The ambrose attracted 13 teams of three with players from Horsham, Nhill, Stawell, Halls Gap, Rainbow, Natimuk and Dimboola.

Brad Dickinson, Todd Dickinson

and Trevor Polkinghor­n from Nhill won with a score of 67-61/3-60 2/3.

Runners-up were Steve Johnston, Halls Gap, Leigh Johnston, Stawell and Tania Dignan, Stawell, with 71-61/ -641/ .

Third were Paul Hutchinson, Mick Fitzgerald and Mick Polycarpou, with 75-75/6-671/6. Nearest the pins: Fourth, Leigh Johnston, Stawell, 13th, Paul Baldock, Dimboola, 18th, Tania Dignan, Stawell.

Organisers thanked sponsors and volunteers.

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Stoph Pilmore
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Bob Richards
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Nick Pietsch

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