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Sports Reports: Jervois Bluds reclaim Lokan Cup
Plus Pottsy's golf report, RMNA netball results and Murray Bridge Rifle Club results.
This post includes contributions from Michael Potts and Daniel Irvine.
River Murray football A-grade results (round six)
The Jervois Bluds have had a good weekend for round six of the RMFL season, winning decisively against Tailem Bend and taking back the Lokan Cup.
And the Southern Mallee Suns retain their place at the top rung of the A-grade ladder with 10 points and 61.36 per cent.
Jervois 14.13 (97) defeated Tailem Bend 9.12 (66)
Jervois best: Harry Barnett, Bienfait Bigazi, Zane Barry, Dylan Barry, Casey Robins. Goals: Ben Hansen 4, Zane Barry 3, Joshua Scott 2, Bradley Gabell, Josh Noye, Hayden Schulz, Lachlan Thomas, Peter Zarantello 1.
Southern Mallee 6.14 (50) defeated Mypolonga 6.7 (43)
Southern Mallee best: Rory O’Driscoll, Josh Smithson, George Heintze, Ben Moroney, Shilo Dabinett. Goals: Ben Moroney 3, Brett Pedersen 2, Thomas Keough 1.
Imperials 10.7 (67) defeated Coorong Cats 8.10 (58)
Imperials best: Harley Montgomery, Jack Penfold, Louis De Michele, Ryan Farnham, Nathan Daish, Mitchell Lienert. Goals: Johnny Boras 4, Jaiden Mole 2, Clint Diment, Luke Harrowfield, Dylan Hollitt, Jack Penfold 1.
Coorong Cats best: Lachlan Richardson, Alexander Stidiford, Hayden Schilling, Albert Dunstan, Brodie Martin, Sam Ploenges. Goals: Patrick Barrett 2, Jack Holliday 2, Sam Sanders 2, Albert Dunstan, Mark Ploenges 1.
Ramblers 10.10 (70) defeated Mannum 10.6 (66)
Ramblers best: Kye Roberts, Jacob Trevorrow, Lual Kelei, Aaron Pratt, Keynan Harradine, Mark Wenske. Goals: Keynan Harradine 3, Shannon Callery 2, Joshua Andrews, Nelson Miller, Jacob Trevorrow, Riley Vanson, Mack Wenske 1.
Mannum best: Blake Tabe, Mitchell Heward, Jade Keller, Joel Webster, Mitchell Smith. Goals: Blake Tabe 4, Mitchell Heward 3, Isaac Hampel 2, Max Wakefield 1.
Pottsy’s Putts: Deb Christie wins women’s club championship
Deb Christie ended the winning run of teenager Armani Marsters by defeating her five and four in the 36-hole play-off final on Saturday.
In control for most of the day, Christie avenged her nailbiting defeat to Marsters in last year’s final.
Meanwhile, this Sunday club president Mark Bolton will battle with long-time member Jeff Morgan over 36 holes for the title of 2023 club champion.
Bolton had to work hard to see off the gritty Glenmore Hattam two and one in his semi-final, holing out for birdie from the 17th bunker to finish in style.
Morgan sprang the upset of the day in beating the brilliant reigning champion Aaron Zrim four and two in a stunning display of consistent golf.
Having won the title once before way back in 2010 and tasting defeat twice in finals, Morgan will be keen to chalk up title number two and keep Bolton waiting for another year to be able to claim his first championship.
Bolton has great length off the tee, but Morgan never sees the trees.
Who will win? Flip a coin for me.
In the B-grade final over 36 holes, the rampaging Wayne Duthie takes on Rod Thoman, while in C-grade, the larger-than-life Graham Edwards will slug it out over 18 holes against Deane Pannell.
In the Veterans’ 18-hole play-off, Joe Marcus and Peter Erickson look very evenly matched.
Women’s stroke comp, May 16
Winner: Lisa Hancock nett 74
Runner-up: Sue Antel nett 77
Ball winner: Ellen Paech 79
Men’s Stableford comp, May 17
Winner: Michael Broadley 41
Runner-up: Jeff Wright 40
Ball winners: Graeme Southern 36, Peter James 36, Harry Schulte 36, Wayne Duthie 36, Bob McCormick 35, Joe Marcus 35, Lawerance Crack 35, Malcolm Blight 34, Bryan Squires 34
Women’s Stableford comp, May 20
No competition: insufficient starters
Men’s Stableford comp, May 20
Winner: Mark Sappenbergh 36 pts
Runner-up: Greg Schmidt 35
Third place: Brett Altschwager 35
Ball winners: Con Jones 34, Michael Vella 34, Jared Thoman 34, Jedd Rothe 34, Keith Durham 34, Todd Rothe 34, Patrick Evans 33, Garth Dodd 33, Craig Matthew 33, Corey Dahlitz 33
River Murray netball A-grade results (round six)
After a strong win over the Coorong Cats in Round 6 of the RMNA 2023 season, the Imps are still on the top of the ladder with 12 points and 63.9%.
Jervois 51 defeated Tailem Bend 50
Mypolonga 43 Southern Suns 35
Imperials 97 defeated Coorong Cats 29
Mannum 44 defeated Ramblers 39
Murray Bridge Rifle Club report: Clean sweep for Cranwell
Rain caused two delays last Saturday at the Deed Range in Monarto as Murray Bridge Rifle Club members competed in the 30th stage of the club championship from 1000 yards.
The winds were from the right and caused some consternation at certain points in the afternoon, particularly just before the second front came through.
But making the most of the situation on the day was John Cranwell who, following a less than convincing start, was still able to lead the small but competitive F-Class field.
John won the F-Open “snipers” award for best sighters with a score of 15.00, the F-Open top off-rifle award with a total of 115.08, including a possible in the second round and the F-Class handicap award with a nine-point gap to second place.
Somewhat unusually, John also won the F-Class magpie award, shooting a single three in his two rounds.
Gordon Harrison topped the table in F-Standard from Ian Taylor, but the pair had to be split by a count-out, having finished on exactly the same score and centres with 105.02 each.
In the end, “Harro” finished stronger, scoring a super centre on his final shot.
There were five TR shooters on the day, with the early lead going to Andrew Heard with a 49.01 in the first round, narrowly ahead of Greg Traeger on 48.04 and Robert Paech and Daniel Irvine each on 47.
The second round saw Robert Paech excel, shooting a 49.02 of his own to give him a narrow victory ahead of Greg Traeger 96.05 to 95.05.
Greg, however, did enough to claim the handicap award for TR, by the narrow margin of 0.6 from daughter Jasamine, who also claimed the TR magpie award with four birds.
Next week, the club hosts shooters from Mount Barker in the third round of the DRA Championship from 700 and 800 metres.
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