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Plus Murray Bridge Golf Club report, RMNA netball results and Murray Bridge Rifle Club results.
This post includes contributions from Michael Potts and Daniel Irvine.
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Pottsy’s Murray Bridge Golf Club report
The quarter finals matchplay for the various men’s grades was played on Saturday.
Last year’s club champion and this year’s top qualifier, Aaron Zrim, dispatched a gallant Keith Durham three to two.
Club president Mark Bolton saw off Tony Carter five to four, and Jeff Morgan birdied the final hole to defeat Andrew Meddle one up.
Glenmore Hattam took Greg Lannan to the 21st hole (three play-off holes) and emerged victorious in a great encounter.
This Saturday sees Zrim v Morgan and Bolton v Hattam in the semi-finals, and it would be a shock if this didn’t result in a Zrim v Bolton match-up in the final.
Women’s Stroke Comp – Tuesday 9th May
Winner: Maureen Edwards nett 76
Runner-up: Coral Smallbon nett 76
Ball winners: Hazel Thomas nett 76; Kathryn Pfeiffer nett 79; Deb Christie nett 79
Men’s Stableford Comp – Wednesday 10th May
Winner: Austin Johns 43
Runner-up: Robert Shepherd 38
Ball winners: Martin Altman 37, Leigh Hiscock 36, Sid Robbins 36, Jeff Morgan 36, Rob Muster 35, Ray Carini 35, Keith Durham 35, Jeff Lipp 34, Greg Jones 34, Alois Kniebeiss 34, Alois Kniebeiss 33, Neville Briggs 32
Women’s Stroke Comp – Saturday 13th May
Winner: Lisa Hancock nett 72
Runner-up: Maureen Edwards nett 75
Ball winner: Coral Smallbon net 79
Men’s Par Comp – Saturday 13th May
Winner: Neil Paech +2
Runner-up: Neil Rothe +1
Ball winners: Rob Walters +1, Patrick Robinson +1, Jake McIntosh +1, Smilie Trinder +1, Aidan Elliott 0, Mitch Lienert 0, Rav Fetherstonhaugh -1
River Murray football A-grade results (Round 5)
The days may be getting shorter in SA, but the Southern Mallee Suns don’t mind –they’ve risen to the top of the RMFL ladder and are shining.
After Round 5 of the RMFL 2023 season, the Southern Mallee League top the A-grade ladder with 8 points and 62.32%.
Mypolonga 18.13 (121) defeated Mallee Districts 4.9 (33)
Mypolonga best: Patrick Davies, Riley Robinson, Lochlan Gotch, Charlie Kirchner, Nick Hombsch. Goals: Nick Hombsch 4, Todd Howson 4, Stephen Mills 4, Jack Wilkins 3, Lochlan Gotch 2, Riley Walton 1.
Mallee Districts best: Ben Pomery, Ryan Morris, Henry Olsson, Mackenzie Pederick, Riley Bowles, Jeremy Druwitt. Goals: Michael Leonard, Shane Paech, Ben Pomery, Harry Snodgrass 1.
Jervois 21.7 (133) defeated Coorong Cats 7.14 (56)
Jervois best: Zane Barry, Peter Zarantello, Joshua Scott, Lachlan Thomas, Chaz Baltussen. Goals: Ben Hansen 4, Lachlan Thomas 4, Joshua Scott 3, Peter Zarantello 3, Zane Barry 2, Joshua Holding 2, Anthony Long 2, Mackenzie Hansen 1.
Coorong Cats best: Chad Kennett, Alexander Stidiford, Sam Ploenges, Mark Ploenges, Lachlan Mill. Goals: Brad Thompson 3, Patrick Barrett, Mark Ploenges, Sam Sanders, Brody Vandenbrink 1.
Southern Mallee 21.10 (136) defeated Ramblers 4.10 (34)
Southern Mallee best: Ben Moroney, Josh Barrett, Rory O’Driscoll, Lewis Young, Tommy Howard. Goals: Ben Moroney 7, Jack Secomb 3, Josh Smithson 3, Lewis Young 2, Jarryd Brown, Shilo Dabinett, Tommy Howard, Thomas Keough, Rory O’Driscoll, Joshua Ridgway 1.
Ramblers best: Alex Pfeiffer, Kye Roberts, Jacob Trevorrow, Jessse Paech, Cameron Schubert, Lual Kelei. Goals: Shannon Callery 2, Alex Pfeiffer 2.
Imperials 15.10 (100) defeated Mannum 7.8 (50)
Imperials best: Jacob Rance, Jack Penfold, Harley Montgomery, Louis De Michele, Johnny Boras. Goals: Johnny Boras 6, Kyle Dalitz 2, Jaiden Mole 2, Louis De Michele, Dylan Hollitt, Lachlan Marsh, Brody Morrell, Jack Penfold 1.
Mannum best: Michael OMalley, Dylan Ribbons, Matt Skrypek, Mitchell Smith, Tyson Schellen. Goals: Dylan Ribbons 2, Bailey Boughen, Jake Keller, Cody Krollig, Jacob Stagg, Max Wakefield 1.
Tailem Bend – bye
River Murray netball A-grade results (Round 5)
After Round 5 of the RMNA 2023 season on Saturday, the Imps keep their spot on top of the ladder with 10 points and 60.53%.
Mypolonga 51 defeated Mallee Storm 35
Coorong Cats 48 defeated Jervois 46
Southern Suns 46 defeated Ramblers 39
Imperials 52 defeated Mannum 32
Murray Bridge Rifle Club results (29th round)
A superb autumn day with a moderate but mostly consistent left wind set the scene for the 29th round of the Murray Bridge Rifle Club Championship this past Saturday.
The club’s top TR shooters were quick to take advantage of the favourable conditions, with possibles from Robert Paech, Andrew Heard and Greg Traeger.
The trio could barely be separated at the end of the day, with each shooter finishing on 99 points.
Andrew was only slightly behind on centres as Robert and Greg had to be split by a count out, each finishing on 99.12, with the off-rifle honours going to Robert, who finished with two V-Bulls.
Greg received some reward for his performance, claiming the handicap award by three-points.
It was just as close in F-Class, except for Nicole Edwards, who, shooting FTR, was a cut above the rest on the day, scoring a 58 and a 59 to finish on 117.09, four points clear of the field.
Edwards’s effort was also enough to claim the handicap prize by a whopping 10-points.
Gordon Harrison and Adrian Conlon were the next best, scoring 113.06 each to win the F-Standard and F-Open off-rifle prizes respectively.
David McDonald was only a centre behind on 113.05, while Frank Marshall was only a point adrift on 112.01.
There were no “magpies” shot in F-Class, but the TR prize for the most “threes” was a husband-and-wife affair, with Daniel Irvine netting three birds to easily claim the uncoveted award from Jasamine Irvine, who only managed one.
Shooting continues next week with the maximum range of 1000 yards.
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