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GOLF | SPORT
GOLF | SPORT
LAST Wednesday started
off with chilly weather but
the day finished with the
warmest temperatures for
There were even umbrel-
las up to ward off not rain,
but the heat.
Twenty two women
played in the Stableford
Division 1 was won by
Joan Peters (21) with 34
points and runner up was
Lee Clements (12) with 33
Beryl Brown (26) won
Division 2 with 31 points and
Merrissa Cosson (28) was
runner up with 27 points.
Division 3 winner was
Jean White (39) with 27
points and close behind Jean
was Marg Harper (34) with
Beryl Brown was NTP
on the first to win the coffee
and cake voucher from the
Corner Garden Cafe.
Lee Clements had the
best second shot on the sev-
enth and Chris Rickard was
NTP on the 13th
Next week there is a
timesheet for the Richie Bee-
croft 4BBB Stroke event.
For those unsure of the
scoring, there will be instruc-
tions on a help sheet for each
With the course still soft
WONTHAGGI players won every Junior
event and runner up in the finals on Sun-
day at the East Gippsland Table Tennis
Tournament in Bairnsdale.
The hotly contested Open Singles and Open
Doubles were both won by Wonthaggi’s Zach An-
Zach played with Bairnsdale player Luke Blyth-
man in the Open Doubles.
Zach was also runner up in the final of the Open
Mixed Doubles with a partner from Coburg Table
There was a big entry in the Open (under 18)
Singles which was won by thirteen year old Archie
Max Duff was runner up to Archie in a closely
fought battle between these two local rivals.
Archie and Max paired in the Open Junior Dou-
bles to defeat two young Wonthaggi Junior players,
Jack Duff and Beau Allamby, in the final.
Jack and Beau are both eleven years old.
Two other stars on the day were first year play-
ers (Jake Stivic and Malachy O’Flynn) who won
many games and played off against each other in
the final of the Novice Under 14 Singles.
Beau Allamby also won the D Grade Singles
against stiff opposition which included experienced
adults and competed against Malachy O’Flynn in
The spectacular wins were especially pleasing
for Wonthaggi Juniors coach Bruce Harmer who
has put a lot of time in to coaching these dedicated
and talented young players.
Zach Anstey has moved on to Melbourne for
university studies and plays regularly with Coburg
Table Tennis Association.
He competes for Wonthaggi in Victorian Cham-
pionships and is making his mark as a top Victorian
Under 21 and Senior competitor.
Local champs: from left, Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College teacher Julia Leslie
with the Year 7 table tennis team’s Zoe Patterson, Amy Piasente, Felicity Tack and Nina
Hunter. The girls became Gippsland regional champions and went on to play at state level
WEDNESDAY’S golf was a
busy day for catching up on
missed events after October’s
non month of golf.
The November Monthly
Medal with the second round
of the Lorna Jeeves Memorial
Bowl were the events to be
decided on the day played by
26 ladies .
It was a tight tussle for
both events with only a cou-
ple of strokes between four
Leonie Bentick posted a
Grade, the November Month-
ly Medal and sneak in for
the Lorna Jeeves Bowl with
rounds of 75 and 74 (149) to
pip both Anne Poulton and
Sev Piasente both on 150.
A Grade and scratch were
won by Marg Johnson 89
(13) 76 while Sev Piasente 96
(21)75 won B Grade.
Betty Kane (Lorna Jeeves’
daughter ) presented the bowl
to a very excited Leonie on
Putting: Catherine Bold-
ing 27; Birdie: Geraldine
Prentice; NTP: Geraldine
Prentice 17th; and Pro Pin:
Pam Russell, eighth.
BDL: Catherine Bolding
76, Anne Poulton 76, Pam
Hanley 77, Anne Tschiderer
77, Pam Russell 78, Delores
Harvey 78, Irene Walsh 80,
Kathy Geyer 80 and Maree
Successful: grade winners at Korumburra last week were Joan Peters, Jean White and
underfoot due to the continued
showers, we will remain on
the Green Course at this stage,
but keep checking the board in
case this changes.
Thanks to the women who
helped prepare and serve lunch
for the Vet’s Day last week. By
all accounts the meal was en-
joyed by the golfers.
The Tournament is not far
away, so please complete an
entry form and give it to Chris
or Lee Clements.
Three members travelled
to Phillip Island last Friday
for the Mary Broadbent Bowl,
with Lee Clements doing well
to be runner up in A Grade
with a lovely 36 points.
A small group played on
Saturday, with perfect golfing
Deb Wrigley (27) won
with 35 points.
Lyn McIvor was NTP on
the first, fourth and 13th
It was an ideal evening for
the twilight golfers last Thurs-
day, with a growing number of
Diarne and Terry Maskell
had a good score of 16 points
for the seven holes to be an-
nounced the winners.
Viv and David Enbom
were runners up with 15 points
on a c/b from Lyn and Allan
Perks. Don Olden and Chris
Rickard had NTPs on the first
Next week will be the last
week playing seven holes, and
the competition will be nine
holes from December 1.
Diamonds of course: from left, Betty Kane, Marg Johnson (A Grade winner), Leonie
Bentick (winner of C Grade, the November Monthly Medal and the Lorna Jeeves Bowl)
and Sev Piasente (B Grade winner) impressed in a tight tussle at the Wonthaggi Golf
Club on Wednesday.
A line-up of champs: back from left, Jake Stivic, Malachy O’Flynn, Max Duff, Archie
Paxton, Zach Anstey and front, Beau Allamby and Jack Duff with the haul of trophies they
carted home from the East Gippsland Table Tennis Tournament in Bairnsdale on Sunday.
• Wonthaggi Table Tennis Club
Wonthaggi top the
Table tennis stars
take on states
WHAT started as a bit of fun led to Mary
MacKillop Catholic Regional College’s
Year 7 table tennis players becoming
The team won the SSV district competition and
became Gippsland regional champions.
The girls qualified for the state competition and
played off at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic
Centre last Wednesday.
They played in Pool A and contested 18 games
against three different schools.
Playing 12 singles matches and six doubles
matches, the girls won one out of three rounds.
Many of the games went into overtime – a fan-
tastic feat against competitive schools.
“The played many close games and the girls
played really well together. It was great experience
for them to play at an elite level,” teacher Julia Les-
Although they didn’t win at states, the girls were
thrilled with their result and are keen to play again
“You could certainly see the improvement. They
gained more confidence as they went on and as the
competition got tougher they rose to the challenge,”
Ms Leslie said.
Some of the girls had not played table tennis be-
fore and enjoyed the challenge and experience.
“I’ve played a bit of table tennis outside school,
but mostly we thought we’d try a different sport to
have fun. We didn’t know how far we would go,”
teammate Nina Hunter said.
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