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Sports Reports: Mark Bolton wins first Murray Bridge Golf Club championship
Plus Pottsy's Murray Bridge Golf Club report, RMFL football results and RMNA netball results.
This post includes contributions from Daniel Irvine and Michael Potts.
Pottsy’s Putts: Bolton wins first Murray Bridge Golf Club championship
After a couple of narrow misses in recent years, club president Mark Bolton finally reached the pinnacle of his golfing career on Sunday by taking out the men’s championship final in convincing fashion seven and six over a game but outgunned Jeff Morgan.
Leading narrowly for much of the 36-hole play-off and three up after 18 holes, Bolton kicked clear in the final straight, with high-quality driving and chipping seeing him play to two under the card for the last 15 holes to simply be too good; this had certainly been coming for some time.
Wayne Duthie proved too strong for Rod Thoman, who was going for back-to-back B-grade victories, five and three being the final score.
In C grade, old marvel Graham Edwards did go back to back, seeing off Deane Pannell comfortably six and four – some feat indeed.
The Veterans division saw Peter Erickson hang on to down Joe Marcus two and one in a very tight affair.
In last week’s women’s finals, Deb Christie defeated Armani Marsters five and four in the women’s club championship final.
On Sunday, ladies’ captain Lisa Hancock snuck in one up over Hazel Thomas to claim the B-grade title, while Maureen Edwards won with the same score to be C-grade champ over Sue Antel.
Women’s Stableford comp, May 23
Winner: Fran Henschke 34 points
Runner-up: Maureen Edwards 34
Men’s Stableford comp, May 24
Winner: Ray Fetherstonhaugh 38 points
Runner-up: Greg Jones 37
Ball winners: Bob McCormick 37, Peter Erickson 36, Neville Briggs 35, Dean Wright 35, Jared Thoman 35, Michael Broadley 34, Lawerance Crack 34, Rodney Thoman 33, Jeff Lipp 33, John Barwick 32
Women’s Stableford comp, May 27
Winner: Adrienne Wright 32 points
Runner-up: Maureen Edwards 28
Men’s Stableford comp, May 20
Overall winner: Rob Walters 39 points
A-grade winner: Aiden Elliott 38
Runner-up: Grant Crosby 37
B-grade winner: Jake McIntosh: 38
Runner-up: Peter Trotter 36
C-grade winner: Malcolm Blight 36
Runner-up: Neville Briggs 36
Ball winners: Jim Honner: 35, Luke Woods 34, Lawerance Crack 34, Jeff Wright 33, Scott Christian 33, Snow Rothe 33, Patrick Evans 33, George Langsford 33, Gary Savage 32
Murray Bridge Rifle Club hosts Mount Barker shooters
Members from Murray Bridge and Mount Barker Rifle Clubs gathered on a blustery day at the Deed Range in Monarto to compete in the third round of the District Rifle Association Championship from 700 and 800 metres.
The wind was gusting from over shooters’ right shoulders, with the angle and the variations making things tricky for many competitors.
Many rose to the challenge, however, particularly Robert Paech in TR-A Grade and Ryan Yeates in F-Open, who both shot possibles in the second round.
Rob’s 50.05 was coupled with a 48.06 in the first round and was just enough to secure a win over Andrew Heard’s pair of 49s, 98.11 to 98.08.
Dave Gardner topped the B-Grade rankings with a 93.05.
Ryan’s superb shoot was added to the 57 he scored in the first round to give him a total of 117.10 to take the win in a closely contested F-Open field, with Rob Mitchell finishing second on 116.09 and Tim Manning third on 115.06.
Competition was also very close in F-Standard A Grade, with Gordon Harrison managing to secure the win by the barest of margins with a score of 114.07, a single centre ahead of second-placed Darryl Pink on 114.06 and third-placed Eddie Concannon on 113.04.
Martin Craig was an easy winner in F-Standard B Grade with 107.02, as was Mark De Laine in Sporting-Hunter Class on 96.06.
Big wins, big grins: River Murray football A-grade results (Round 7)
There were some big winning margins on the weekend from the Southern Mallee Suns, the Mypolonga Tigers and the Coorong Cats.
After Round 7 of the RMFL 2023 season, the Southern Mallee Suns still top the A-grade ladder with 12 points and 65.08%.
Southern Mallee 27.17 (179) defeated Mallee Districts 7.7 (49)
Southern Mallee best: Jarryd Brown, Josh Smithson, Rory O’Driscoll, Ben Moroney, Jayden Barrett. Goals: Rory O’Driscoll 5, Jarryd Brown 4, Luke Stephenson 4, Thomas Keough 3, Brett Pedersen 3, Josh Smithson 3, Ben Moroney 2, George Heintze, Beau Walkom, Lewis Young 1.
Mallee Districts best: Chris Rudiger, Michael Leonard, Riley Bowles, Ben Pomery, Tate Carson, Campbell Ballard. Goals: Michael Leonard 4, Lachlan Paddick, Shane Paech, Harry Snodgrass 1.
Imperials 14.9 (93) defeated Tailem Bend 6.9 (45)
Imperials best: Harley Montgomery, Jacob Rance, Mitchell Lienert, Ben Gogel, Louis De Michele, Jaiden Mole. Goals: Jaiden Mole 4, Jack Penfold 3, Johnny Boras 2, Clint Diment 2, Kyle Dalitz, Louis De Michele, Luke Harrowfield, Brody Morrell 1.
Tailem Bend best: Louis Merrett, Patrick Glynn, Brodie Edwards, Kane Mason, Dylan Hogarth. Goals: Shane Thomson 2, Scott Chandler, Brodie Edwards, Daniel Perks, Benjamin Rossi 1.
Mypolonga 17.18 (120) defeated Mannum 10.4 (64)
Mypolonga best: Riley Robinson, Jack Wilkins, Charlie Kirchner, Todd Howson, Bodi Stewart. Goals: Tood Howson 5, Mitchell Bowley 2, Nick Hombsch 2, Stephen Mills 2, Jack Wilkins 2, Patrick Davies, Declan Fritchley, Lochlan Gotch, Charlie Kirchner 1.
Mannum best: Jake Keller, Mitchell Heward, Dylan Ribbons, Aiden Holland, Joel Webster. Goals: Bailey Boughen 3, Jarrad Woodward 2, Mitchell Heward, Aiden Holland, Dylan Ribbons, Mitchell Smith, Jacob Stagg 1.
Coorong Cats 17.18 (120) defeated Ramblers 11.5 (71)
Coorong Cats best: Patrick Barrett, Sam Sanders, Albert Dunstan, Alexander Stidiford, Lachlan Richardson. Goals: Sam Sanders 11, Ben Schaefer 2, Patrick Barrett, Albert Dunstan, Mark Ploenges, Lachlan Richardson 1.
Ramblers best: Kye Roberts, Alex Pfeiffer, Jacob Trevorrow, Aaron Pratt, Joshua Andrews. Goals: Bayde Ellis 3, Kye Roberts 3, Nelson Miller 2, Shannon Callery, Andrew Holland, Jacob Trevorrow 1.
Jervois League – bye
Imperials still rule okay: River Murray netball A-grade results (Round 7)
After Round 7 of the RMNA 2023 season on Saturday, the Imps still reign supreme with 14 points and 63.22%.
Southern Suns 44 defeated Mallee Storm 32
Imperials 66 defeated Tailem Bend 45
Mypolonga 45 defeated Mannum 35
Ramblers 48 defeated Coorong Cats 42
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