A GRADE AND CLUB CHAMPION MATCH
Terry Chant defeated Ben Golding 6 & 5
B GRADE CHAMPION MATCH
Scott Packer defeated Paul Whitford 4 & 2
C GRADE CHAMPION MATCH
Glen Tilley defeated Manny Fuentes 9 & 7
Senior Champion: Terry Chant
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Club Champion Match Back Row: Caddy for Ben Golding and Ben Golding Club and A Grade Champion runner up Front Row: Club, A Grade and Senior Champion Terry Chant with Match referee Greg Cook
- Left To Right: Bruce Packer caddy for his son Scott Packer, Paul Whitford B Grade Champion Runner Up, Scott Packer B Grade Champion, Graham Warren Match Referee, Martin Cameron caddy for Paul Whitford
C Grade match referee Scott Lonergan congratulating C Grade Champion Glen Tilley
The Three Champions for 2015: Scott Packer B Grade Champion, Club and Senior Champion Terry Chant and C Grade Champion Glen Tilley
From the Bunker Edition of Thursday 2nd July2015 SE Times
A perfect winter’s morning greeted the finalists of the Thompson’s Drilling Club and Grade Championships for the Millicent Golf Club conducted last Sunday. A larger than expected gallery was present to watch the matches and this was most welcome by the finalists. A big thank you must go to Colin and his volunteers for having the course in great condition for this event.
Chant Crowned Club Champion
The club championship for season 2015/2016 was contested by Terry Chant and Ben Golding and it was Golding’s first appearance in the final of the championship as Chant is a previous finalist and Club Champion. Chant got away to the better start of this match and his consistent ball striking was on display as he held a 3 hole lead heading into the lunch break. Golding came out after the lunch break with all engines roaring to halve some crucial holes but it was Chant who was too strong in the end to claim yet another Club Championship 6 and 5. Chant also claimed the senior’s title for season 2015/2016 by having the lowest gross score in the qualifying rounds.
B Grade Championship-Back to Back Packer
The B grade championship was contested between Scott Packer, number five qualifier and last year’s B Grade Champion and the Club Captain Paul Whitford, number three qualifier. Whitford got off to the better start being two up after four holes but Packer rallied back with his great chipping and putting skills on display to level the match at the halfway mark. Packer’s putting put Whitford under a lot of pressure throughout the day and Whitford couldn’t handle this and Packer went onto claim his second consecutive B Grade Championship 4 and 2. This match drew a great gallery with the match being very even with good golf on display throughout the contest and the participants grew confidence from the gallery.
C Grade Championship-Tilley’s Triumphant Victory
Glen Tilley and Manny Fuentes contested this final after both players showed impressive form to secure their spot in this final. Tilley was gunning for his second Club championship some 12 years apart after winning the C Grade Championship in 2003, whilst for Fuentes this was his first final’s appearance. Tilley got away to a very quick start being 4 up after seven holes and Fuentes never recovered from this as Tilley went on to clinch the final 9 & 7.
A big thank you must go to the umpires/referees Greg Cook, Graham Warren and Scott Lonergan for adjudicating the Club Championship, B Grade and C Grade matches respectfully and Mick Pedler for managing the bar during the day. Many thanks must also go to Thompson Drilling, the major sponsor of the club championship and this event would not be able to run so successfully without their generous support. It was also a very pleasant surprise to see so many spectators watching the high quality final matches and to see many people in the clubhouse for the presentations.
The Three Champions for 2015. Scott Packer B Grade Champion, Club and Senior Champion Terry Chant and C Grade Champion Glen Tilley
Left To Right: Bruce Packer caddy for his son Scott Packer, Paul Whitford B Grade Champion Runner Up, Scott Packer B Grade Champion, Graham Warren Match Referee, Martin Cameron caddy for Paul Whitford
C Grade match referee Scott Lonergan congratulating C Grade Champion Glen Tilley
STABLEFORD- IGA TROPHY
A Grade 1ST Andy Varcoe 40pts 2nd Matt Warren 37pts
B Grade 1st Paul Whitford 36pts c/b 2nd Martin Cameron 36pts
C Grade 1st Herman Vanderheul 37pts 2nd Ian Grosser 34pts
NTP 3rd Nathan Chapple
NTP 5th Geoff Cameron
NTP 13th John Reynolds
NTP 17th Geoff Cameron
Nearest for 3 on 9 (C Grade Only) Ian Grosser
Nearest for 2 18 (All Grades) Paul Whitford
Birdies Paul Whitford & Nathan Chapple 4 balls each
BALL RUNDOWN Owen Merrett, Scott Lonergan, John Reynolds, Lyall MacGregor
IGA TROPHY WINNER Andy Varcoe 40pts
Thursday 25th June 2015
1st Terry Chant 37pts c/b 2nd Tony Bowering 37pts 3rd Graham Sunderland 35pts
9 Holes 1st Tony Bowering 20pts c/b 2nd John Seaman 20pts 3rd Matt Warren 19pts
NTP 5th-Terry Chant
“The Short Game” is a documentary following a group of 7 and 8 year olds preparing for the World Championships. Checkout the official trailer for the program on youtube.
Ladies Results – Wednesday 24th June 2015
Competition – Par – IGA Supermarket Trophy, – 22 in the field
A Grade – Kathy Sporer 2 down c/b, Mary Winser 2 down, Kirsty Bailey 4 down
B Grade – Mardi Sunderland 3 down, Karen Altschwager 5 down, Mary Pettman 8 down c/b
C Grade – Marg Baker 3 down, Helen Redford 5 down c/b, Helen Redford 5 down
IGA Supermarket Trophy – Kathy Sporer
9 Hole Competition – Kathy Sporer 2 up
Nearest to Pin – 3rd Mary Pettman
Nearest to Pin 2nd Shot – 17th Marg Baker
Sunday the 21st of June marked the quarter and semi-finals of the Millicent Golf Club and grade championships for season 2015, the morning matches was played in sunny but very cold conditions and with a heavy frost in overnight made for even cooler playing conditions.
The first time in some years all eight spots in each grade was filled with competitors looking to progress to the afternoon semi-final match and take that one step closer to championship glory, this would ensure for some close and interesting results in the morning matches.
A Grade and Club Champion Results from Quarterfinals and Semifinals
The number one qualifier in the A Grade and Club Championship Terry Chant who has been in sparkling form over the last six months got the victory over the number 8 Qualifier Andy Varcoe 3 and 1. Ben Golding narrowly got the victory over past Club Captain Greg Cook 2 and 1. Phil Thrussel the comeback kid and all around sports start got the beater of the long serving Club President in Owen Merrett 2 and 1. John Reynolds and Alan Schultz had the closest game out of the A Grade matches with the result going the way of Alan Schultz 1 up. The first afternoon semi final was between Terry Chant and Alan Schultz both of these players have played a lot of golf with each over of the years and the match was always going to be a close affair but previous Club Champion Chant gaining access into another Club Championship with a win on the 18th over Schultz. Ben Golding and Phil Thrussel contested the second afternoon match with Golding getting the better of Thrussell 4 and 3. The Club Championship Grand Final will be contested between Terry Chant and Ben Golding and tee off time will be at 8.55am
B Grade Results from Quarterfinals and Semi Finals
Peter Burchard got the number one qualifier hoodoo off his back by defeating his very good friend in Ron Hateley 5 and 4, Hateley has improved this season as last season he made the C Grade Grand Final. KCA Canteen manager Mark Pilmore got the result he desired for over Mid-South East Football umpire in Ben Young winning this match 5 & 4. Club captain Paul Whitford had to do it the hard way by just getting over the top of the much improved Trevor Atkinson on the 21st hole. On Paper what looked the closest match of the B Grade morning games between Scott Packer and Chris Agnew, with last year’s B Grade Champion Scott Packer winning the game 3 and 2. The first afternoon match was contested between Scott Packer and Peter Burchard, Packer won the match easily 7 and 6 and this ensured Packer’s second straight B Grade Grand final. Mark Pilmore spent several hours waiting in the clubhouse for the completion of the marathon Atkinson/Whitford morning match and this may have been a key indicator in Whitford winning this match 5 & 4. The B Grade grand final match is between Paul Whitford and Scott Packer and tee off time for this match is 9.05am
C Grade Results from Quarterfinals & Semi Finals
Scott Lonergan was the number one qualify in the c grade and he showed just how he got this qualifying spot with an easy win 9 and 8 over Peter Varcoe, many thanks to Peter for coming out and playing as this meant Lonergan didn’t have the bye in the morning match. Glen Tilley who is a past grade champion had a tight affair with Robert Thompson but Tilley got the nod winning this 3 and 1. Michael McRostie had an easy win over Kym Dodd 6 and 5 with many in the club believing Dodd has what it takes to be a grade champion one day, McRostie showed that you can’t buy experience when it comes to match play matches. Manny Fuentes just got over the top of Ian Grosser winning this match on the 18th. After the completion of the morning matches Lonergan, Tilley, Fuentes and McRostie progressed to the afternoon semi-final matches which was played in perfect weather with no wind and very comfortable sunny conditions. The semi-final victors were Manny Fuentes and Tilley, Fuentes getting a surprise result over Lonergan winning this 7 and 5 with Glen Tilley defeating Michael McRostie 4 and 3. The C Grade grand final will be contested between Fuentes and Tilley and the tee time for this match on Sunday is at 8.40am.
All Grand final matches will be contested over 36 holes and match play is the format as it was in the quarters and semi-finals. Good weather is forecasted for Sunday which will make playing conditions comfortable for all involved spectators are welcome and full bar facilities will be available from around 9.30am