BASL: Tatura draws with Eaglehawk
Ladies’ golf started in cool, overcast conditions on Wednesday and was contested by a very good field of players.
The ladies’ club championships concluded on Saturday, while the men played the third round of their championships. Tash Doherty dominated the ladies title, winning all three weeks of the championships and thus adds another club champion title to her belt. Her winning score this week was 91-14-77 and the total of her best two rounds was 173, well ahead of her nearest rival — so congratulations Tash on another great championship. Rhonda Eberle and Ina Hogeboom tied for the handicap championship, both with a score of 155, so well done to them too.
Saturday’s stroke round was the second qualifying round for the club championships and was sponsored by Geoff Lipshut. The best score of the day came from Andrew Speed who won B-grade with a round of 83-18-65. A triple-bogey seven on the first was not a great start but he recovered with a birdie on the third and three pars to turn on 43. There was much better to come with a birdie on the tenth, three more pars and no more blowouts. His 40 on the back nine gave him a win by four in his grade.
At the 17-minute mark of the final term on Saturday, Nick Fothergill snapped from 30m out directly in front and could only register a behind, leaving Tatura two points in arrears with only minutes remaining in the contest.
Tatura recorded a triple-figure victory against Mooroopna on Saturday to keep its Goulburn Valley League season rolling nicely.
Rochester held its nerve in a low-scoring affair to take a one-goal victory against Tatura on Saturday.
The stableford event sponsored by Shoppers Delight was played in fine autumn weather.
Tatura bounced back in style at the weekend, running out a 38-point winner against a gallant Rochester at Tatura Park.
The Privilege Cup, sponsored by Peppermill Inn, Kialla, was won on Saturday by John Mapson with 42 stableford points. By simply moving the ball a little further forward in his stance, Mapson discovered he could keep his ball on the fairway and turned around a few unhappy weeks of golf. Playing off a 32 handicap, he scored 20 points on the front nine holes and 22 on the back, helped by a four-for-four on the 12th.
There were a few people expecting a low turn turnout for Merrigum’s Easter Saturday competition, however those in the know realised that the combination of a par event and very pleasant weather would attract a strong field.
The Stroke, Monthly Medal event sponsored by Drummond Golf and Newton’s Parcel Service was played in warm conditions which suited many players as some excellent scores were recorded. Four players came in with 67 nett with A and B-grade winners decided on countbacks. Judy Baker was the lucky winner, surviving the countback to win A-grade and the Monthly Medal. Runner-up on countback was Robyn Downs, but Robyn was rewarded with the Scratch trophy for her 86 strokes.
Goulburn Valley League netball round three action delivered some intriguing performances right across the board, with the draw between Rochester and Kyabram the standout.
The Easter Tournament at Hill Top was blessed with perfect weather, a course well prepared with plenty of run, and a generous sponsor in Brady Bourke from Tatura Family Butcher. The Mulligans Day on Good Friday raised a tenth of Tatura’s total for the Royal Children’s Hospital and was enjoyed by all while raising money for an excellent cause. Saturday’s stableford competition attracted 94 entries and the mixed fourball on Sunday produced some amazing scores. With Monday’s fourball still to come, the tournament has been an outstanding success with caravanners already booking for next year.
An Undera footballer is fighting for his life after an incident during a Kyabram District League reserves game against Violet Town last Saturday.
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