Home' The Loxton News : September 3rd 2014 Contents 18 -- The Loxton News, Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Hats off to Harman
by Steve Patching
Peter Harman held off a late
revival from Daryl Tyler to
claim his fifth Loxton Golf Club
Championship title on Sunday.
Harman shot out to an early lead when
he parred the second and third holes to
take a lead of two after just three holes.
The match settled down after this burst,
with holes being halved until Harman
again strung together another two wins,
on the ninth, with a par, and the tenth
with a birdie.
After just 10 holes he had established a
strong lead of four.
Harman maintained this lead through
eighteen holes, and when he extended his
lead to six after the twenty eighth hole,
he seemed to have to have established an
By his own admission, Tyler had played
indifferent golf until then, but aided by a
sudden slip in Harman's putting, he sud-
denly strung together three winning pars
over the next three holes.
The margin was suddenly back to just
three with five holes to play.
Against all expectation, the game was
Tyler's surge was brief though. Harman
squared the next three holes to close the
This was the closest match of the
In the women's championship, Marlene
Tyler secured her thirteenth title by the
comfortable margin of 8/7.
She jumped out to an early lead of six
after just nine holes.
Williams did little wrong, but Tyler
played solid golf, highlighted by a birdie
chip on the second.
Williams matched Tyler for much of
the subsequent match, but Tyler's early
lead was unsurmountable.
In the other grades, Tom Edwards,
Bill Skinner and Gordon Parry took the
men's B, C and D grades with comfort-
able wins, as did Beth Rollbusch in the
women's B grade.
Scoring was difficult on the day, with
warm conditions and a drying wind mak-
ing the greens hard and quick, with all
players struggling to hold their approach-
es to the greens.
In Saturday's lead up to the champion-
ships 'Johno' Johnson and Terry Arndt
fought a close battle in the stableford
Both players were on 35 points after
fifteen holes and clearly fighting it out
for the winning score. Johnson made the
break on the sixteenth, scoring a five for
three points to Arndt's six for one point.
Arndt took the honours on the next hole,
but fell one short of Johnson, who fin-
ished with a superb 41 points.
In mid-week golf, David Sunman took
the honours with 37 points, which includ-
ed an eagle on the tenth. Bev Arnold was
too strong in the women's stroke, edging
out Yvonne Tatt.
Club Championships -- Men, A grade: P.
Harman d D. Tyler 3/2; B grade: T. Edwards
d D. Cregan 7/6; C grade: W. Skinner d B.
McCleary 9/7; D grade: G. Parry d P. Duthoit
2 up. Women, A grade: M. Tyler d K. Williams
8/7; B grade: E. Rollbusch d J. Ling 8/7.
Saturday stableford -- J. Johnson 41, T. Arndt
40, K. Rivett 38, B. Proud 37, D. Sunman 36.
Birdies: 2nd K. Rivett. Nearest the pin: 2nd G.
Parry 265cm, 5th H. Kara-Ali 770cm, 12th A.
Ling 1020cm, 15th H. Kara-Ali 365cm.
Wednesday, men's stableford -- D. Sunman
37, A. Hume 37, T. Arndt 36, W. Skinner 36, H.
Kara-Ali 34, J. Johnson 34, D. Zeliff 33 (Berri),
G. Parry 32. Birdies: 2nd H. Kara-Ali. Eagle:
10th D. Sunman.
Women's stroke -- B. Arnold 103/73, Y. Tatt
Loxton Golf Club Champions for 2014 (from left) Beth Rollbusch, Marlene Tyler,
Peter Harman, Tom Edwards, Bill Skinner and Gordon Parry.
A draw was all that
was needed for Loxton
to advance to the A grade
women's hockey grand
final on Saturday night.
Loxton drew with Renmark
2-2 and advanced on ladder
position, with Renmark now
forced to play the dangerous
Berri in this weekend's pre-
The game remained score-
less for a long time in the
first half, but Tara Allister put
Loxton on the board late in
The margin could have
been greater, but a number of
saves by Blues' goalie Tegan
Moldovan and defensive
efforts from Bec Keynes and
Laura Strout kept Renmark in
Danielle Weeks replied for
Renmark via a penalty corner
to level the scores at 1-1.
Anna Petersen and Sally
Giles played some strong
hockey, while Weeks prevent-
ed a Loxton goal just before
the half time whistle.
Loxton lifted the tempo in the
second half, putting Moldovan
under the pump, with Steph
Baird, Rebecca Schaeffer,
Suzie Stivahtaris and Jane
Reid getting involved.
With 18 minutes remaining,
Baird eventually broke through
to give Loxton a 2-1 lead.
A penalty corner was award-
ed with 10 minutes remaining
and Weeks stepped up to level
Both teams got stuck in dur-
ing the final moments, but
Loxton held on for a draw to
book a grand final spot.
Berri easily accounted for
Waikerie 4-0 in the first
semi-final on Friday night.
Waikerie attacked hard ear-
ly, with Trinity Schmidt and
Ashleigh Baker looking dam-
Naomi Wetherald led the
way for Berri, scoring the first
The second half saw Berri
lift, with Kira McMahon, Jess
Starr and Erin Noack running
and passing the ball well.
With the game wrapped up,
Starr scored from the post
position to give Berri a 4-0 win
to end Waikerie's season.
Waikerie will have the week
off after beating Loxton
3-1 in Saturday night's A grade
men's second semi-final.
The victory propelled the
minor premier into the grand
final, while Loxton will play
Renmark this weekend in the
Karl Hennig, Tim Pannell
and Ryan Hentschke looked
dangerous for Loxton, but
Waikerie's Cameron Hope,
Jason Redemski and Brenton
Kroehn were equal to the task.
Waikerie persisted and kept
the ball inside its attacking
half, before Austin Hollamby
scored the opening goal of the
Tim Cass and Pannell com-
bined to find Josh Hentschke
lurking in the circle to equal
the scores for Loxton.
Waikerie suffered several
injuries, losing two players
before the end of the first half
to put Loxton in the box seat.
However, Loxton was unable
to capitalise and when the
players returned in the second
half, Waikerie scored through
Leading 2-1, veteran Andrew
Nitschke put the result beyond
doubt for Waikerie with a third
Renmark cruised to a 5-0
victory to end Berri's sea-
son in the first semi-final on
The Blues did not waste
any time getting on top, with
Callum Benda scoring before
Berri had a chance to settle.
Benda struck again short-
ly after to put Renmark 2-0
up, while Brett Stokes, Dan
Shawyer and Martin Tucker
combined well to counter
attack anything that came their
Shawyer made it 4-0 when
he carried the ball down the
left side and tomahawked it
into the top right corner at
Loxton 2 drew with Renmark 2.
Best: Loxton -- S. Stivahataris, R.
Schaeffer, J. Reid. Renmark -- R.
Keynes, A. Petersen, H. Ramsay,
Goals: Loxton -- T. Allister, S. Baird.
Renmark -- D. Weeks 2.
Berri 4 d Waikerie 0.
Best: Berri -- N. Wetherald, J.
Hustler, A. Walladge. Waikerie -- T.
Boatswain, A. Kroehn, J. Frost.
Goals: Berri -- N. Wetherald 2, C.
Dominic, J. Starr. Waikerie -- nil.
Berri 1 d Waikerie 0.
Waikerie 3 d Berri 1.
Renmark 5 d Loxton 0.
Best: Renmark -- A. Giles, B.
Webb, A. Mallinson. Loxton -- M.
Hartwig, S. Pearn, S. Stivahtaris,
Goals: Renmark -- A. Giles 4, C.
Weigall. Loxton -- nil.
Waikerie 3 d Loxton 1.
Best: Waikerie -- C. Hope, A.
Fulwood, B. Kroehn, J. Redemski.
Loxton -- T. Pannell, R. Hentschke,
Goals: Waikerie -- A. Hollamby, R.
Edwards, A. Nitschke. Loxton -- J.
Renmark 5 d Berri 0.
Loxton 6 d Waikerie 1.
Best: Loxton -- K. Beer, J. Baird, N.
Richardson, M. Pickering. Waikerie
-- C. Catford, J. Rayner, D. Brewer,
Goals: Loxton -- T. Cass 2, K.
Beer, J. Baird, T. Othams, K.
Burgemeister. Waikerie -- nil.
Renmark 1 drew with Berri 1.
Berri 2 d Waikerie 1.
Loxton 8 d Renmark 2.
Best: Loxton -- J. Hopper, B.
Gibbs, C. Heinrich. Renmark -- N.
Woodrow, J. Hutchins, J. Bruce.
Goals: Loxton -- J. Hampel 3, J.
Jaensch, B. Gibbs 2, C. Hansen.
Renmark -- J. Woodrow, J. Bruce.
Renmark 2 d Waikerie 1.
Loxton 5 d Berri 1.
Best: Loxton -- B. Gibbs, J. Hopper,
C. Heinrich. Berri -- T. Ridley, J.
Roberts, J. Passmore.
Goals: Loxton -- J. Hopper, C.
Knoblauch 2, B. Gibbs. Berri -- J.
Waikerie Black 3 drew with
Waikerie White 3.
Berri 4 d Loxton 0.
Best: Berri -- J. Ridley, R. Hill, R.
Burgess, B. Kelly. Loxton -- all
Goals: Berri -- R. Herbert 2, B.
Kelly, R. Williss. Loxton -- nil.
Loxton in grand final
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"There was one decision with
Seabourne that was probably a little bit
However, Phil said decisions that
resulted unfavourably was "just the way
"When you get those lucky ones your-
self, you accept them because there is a
lot you don't get," he said.
"They probably haven't had luck go
their way in some cases. But, in other
cases they have created their own luck
Phil said the tournament would provide
entertainment for the whole family.
"Locals can expect quality bouts and it
is a family atmosphere, the management
of the tournament is very good from a
safety point of view," he said.
"In each and every bout you will get
something different, from juniors through
to seniors, it is a good range.
"If we can get some female boxers, that
would be great. We will look at trying to
get at least a female exhibition if nothing
The Riverland Thunder Down Under
Boxing Tournament will be held at the
Loxton Club on Saturday, September 20.
Doors open at 5pm, while boxing will
start at 6pm.
Tickets are $25 for an adult, $15
for under 15 and seniors. Tickets are
available from The Loxton Club, The
Riverland Boxing Club or at the door on
Tournament to pack a punch
LOCAL SPORTS RESULTS
Pigeons were released from
Parachilna at 7am on Sunday,
with Mark Goldsack's pigeon
the first to arrive home at
Renmark's Ken Mumme and
Rodney Carslake took out sec-
ond and third.
Pigeons were also released
from Craddock at 9am on
Geoff Huppatz's pigeon was first
to arrive home after the 329km
journey at 11.50am, while
Goldsack took out second.
DIVISION ONE, ROUND SIX
Dodgy Brothers 3/12/305 d
Ted Bullpitt 2/11/285
A. Lawrie d B. Chapman 3-2;
J. Vaughan d P. Grosser 3-2; P.
Miller d A. Searles 3-1; R. Hahn
lost M. Rudiger 2-3; S. Knowles
lost to R. Romeo 1-3
Sir Les Patterson 3/12/298 d
Kel Knight 2/10/255
G. Marlor d K. Graetz 3-0; S.
Smart lost to K. Graetz 2-3; P.
Wurst d M. Taylor 3-2; R. Hahn
lost to D. Voigt 1-3; O. Stone d
P. Horsfall 3-2.
Uncle Authur 3/11/248 d
Russell Coight 2/8/219
G. Marlor d D. Schultz 3-1; S.
Emery lost to M. Cash 2-3; C.
Todd d B. Duffin 3-1; J. Searles
lost to A. Nelson 0-3; L. Horsfall
d T. Loxton 3-0.
Finals upset for Brown s Well
BSR advanced to its
third Independent A grade
football grand final in a
row with a resounding 47-
point victory over Brown's
Well in the preliminary
final at Ramco.
The Redbacks set up the vic-
tory with five goals to nil in
the first quarter, but the win
might have come at a cost,
with star player Troy Cowland
re-injuring his knee late in the
Cowland was arguably best
afield when he went down and
the BSR coaching staff will
have some tough decisions this
After a tense opening 10
minutes, Brown's Well was
blown out of the water by
BSR's run and carry.
Cowland and Dale Payne
got their hands on the footy
and were roaming the ground
The Bombers lifted in the
second term of Saturday's
clash, outscoring BSR by sev-
en points to reduce the half
time margin to 25 points.
Jesse Smith was lively up
forward for Brown's Well,
while Tate Sharman presented
well across half forward.
Brown's Well continued to
push BSR in the third term
and kicked the first three goals
of the quarter to draw within a
single kick of the Redbacks.
However, BSR flicked the
switch and went on a goal-
scoring spree, kicking eight of
the next 10 goals to finish the
game comfortably in front.
Jed Martinson, who was rea-
sonably well held early, ran
his opponent off his feet in
the second half and finished
with four goals, while Brandon
Kurtz was influential across
Brett McPherson found
plenty of the ball to kick three
Meanwhile, Alex Birch will
be a player to watch in the
grand final, with his agility
in the forward line terrific to
For the Bombers, a promis-
ing season ended abruptly.
Sharman showed enough to
suggest he will be a player of
the future, Brian Hampel was
the dominant big man on the
ground, while Hamish Sanford
and Troy Braun battled hard
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