Discover more from Murray Bridge News
Sports reports: Two score holes in one at Murray Bridge Golf Club
Plus the latest in Jervois lawn bowls, Murray Bridge rifle shooting and Murray Towns cricket.
This post includes contributions from Michael Potts, Derek Vanderzon and Daniel Irvine.
Two score holes in one at Murray Bridge Golf Club
The previous Saturday’s winner, Jeff Smith, made it consecutive victories when he blazed a sensational 42 points in last Wednesday’s mid-week Stableford competition at Murray Bridge Golf Club – unheard-of consistency for the big man.
While that was the main news for the day, Grant Brightman stole the show late on when he aced the par-three fourth hole to register his first ever hole in one.
Guiding a slightly bladed pitching wedge onto the green, the ball rattled the flag and went straight in to the delight of all present – and, yes, there were three others there to confirm it.
Then, on Saturday, veteran local golfer Eric Williams had a day to remember when he not only played the round of his life in scoring a massive 43 points to emphatically win the day, he also threw in a hole in one on the tricky 14th for good measure.
After amassing 18 points on the front nine, Williams caught fire on the inward nine, scoring at will.
It got insane at the par three 14th when he thumped a five wood off the tee to see his ball head straight at the flag at the right pace.
With playing partner Bryan Squires insisting he saw the ball drop into the hole, an uncertain Williams arrived at the green to see that was precisely what had happened.
Well done to him on his first ever ace.
The one-for-five score on that hole helped push Williams’ back nine total to an amazing 25 points.
Maybe it’s time he started entering the pro comp, eh?
Minor congratulations went to A grade winner Paul Harding, with 36 points; B grade winner Damo Moloney, 37 points; and C grade victor Rob Magor, 38 points.
Bowls tournament raises funds for Legacy
Jervois Bowling Club has held its annual Legacy Day, with 15 clubs filling 18 teams to raise funds for the organisation which provides practical and financial support to the families of veteran service personnel in times of dire need.
Jervois has maintained a strong ongoing commitment to Legacy since 2014, and Monday’s event is tipped to push its total contribution since then over $25,000.
Long’s Sand and Metal, Murdoch Insurance and Minge Funerals continued their sponsorship of the day, and other local business such as Daish Irrigation and DJ Auto also contributed with donated raffle prizes.
Jim Foster, chairman of the Lower Murray Legacy Group, and Vicki Stokes, secretary/treasurer of the state branch, were on hand to assist and keep the day running smoothly.
As well as other local clubs, teams from Reynella, Strathalbyn, Langhorne Creek, Geranium and elsewhere helped make a successful day, and near-perfect weather was a bonus.
Two games of 15 ends were played, with 20 points awarded for each win, plus two points per end won and an additional point for each score of four or more.
A local side comprised of Ash Hunt, Neil Morris, Ted Roberts and Derek Vanderzon won the day with 90 points, but as is traditional and in the spirit of the day, the $400 prize money was donated back to Legacy.
Robert Paech, John Cain lead target rifle shooters
Fresh to strong West to South-westerly winds made shooting difficult on Saturday as the Murray Bridge Rifle Club contested the latest round of its annual championship from 600 metres.
The top score for the day was from Robert Paech, leading the field of seven target rifle shooters with a score of 97.09.
His closest competition was from Greg Traeger, who shot 93.07, and John Cain, who shot a 93.06, including a 48.03 in his second round.
Cain’s efforts were enough to secure a comfortable win in the handicap award.
Read more: www.facebook.com/mbrifleclub.
Aaron Zrim tons up, Jake Rogers nabs five in A grade cricket
Mypolonga 2/252 defeated Monarto 91
Mypolonga best: Aaron Zrim 104*, Stephen Mills 96*, Samuel Elliott 3/24
Monarto best: Riley Franke 1/19, Daniel Matthews 25
Wanderers 4/191 defeated Meningie 9/180
Wanderers best: Sam Robinson 76, Ben Gilgen 64*, Jake Rogers 5/14
Meningie best: Paul McNicol 2/38, Stewart Williss 2/61
Tailem Bend 96 lost to Mannum 5/200
Mannum best: Kieran Hancock 53*, Nick Lindner 4/7
Tailem Bend best: Mitchell Fromm 3/25, Brad Kleinig 54*
Email your sports reports to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your support helps Murray Bridge News tell important local stories.