SPORTS WRAP: VW Scramble winners, bowlers in semi-finals
HERE are the latest golf and bowls results from around the region:
PROSERPINE GOLF: On Saturday 25 teams of four turned out to play this year's VW Scramble.
The team of Don Cameron, Karen Rix, Jason Bourke and Dean Barnard were the winners by two strokes, with 53.875 nett.
The second team coming in with 55.875 was Penny Wardroper, Dean Kercher, Nathan Holmes and Mick Caton.
Because of the number of teams playing, both these teams will be heading off to the Queensland finals early next year.
Danny York was in the third side and for the second year missed out by one on going away. The team was Gavin Kerwand, Joanne Moynihan, Danny York and Lorna Anderson with 56.75.
Fourth, with 57 nett, was Mick Kavanagh, Peter Faust, Kelvin Stephens and Scott Lee.
Fifth placed were Nathan Sothmann, Sean Gower, Darren Reynolds, and Ben Smith, 57.125 nett, followed by Steve Stewart, Paul Nicol, Wayne Temby and Geoff Harrison on 57.5.
Thursday's single stableford division one was won by Andrew Albergo with 37 points from Geoff Harrison, 35 on a count back.
Division two winner was Peter Scrivens on 39 points, from Paul Nicol 37.
The placegetters were Craig Smith, Warren Deighton and Trevor Paroz, all with 35 points, Matt Bonny and Greg Walker on 34 and Peter Lewis with 33.
John Roser, Ken Lovette, Peter Browning and Mick Leo won the pin shots.
On Wednesday, the ladies' overall winners were Lyn Muller, Viv Demartini and Tiina Randmae, with 36, 36 and 35 respectively.
The placegetters were Paula McQuat, 34, Elaine Philpott, 33, and Beryl Nosworthy and Rehab Hull, 32.
Tiina, Lyn and Paula took the pin shots.
Next Saturday will be the fifth round of the Handiskins stableford and on Sunday the North Queensland Junior Open will be held in Proserpine.
PROSERPINE BOWLS: The team of Shane Kinnear, Michael Kinnear, Graham Kinnear and Frank Obah (Edge Hill) made it into the State Championship Fours semi-final at Paradise Point Bowls Club this week.
They will also compete in the Pairs and Singles throughout the week.
On the local front, the semi-final of the Men's Championship Pairs was played on Thursday afternoon.
Barry Saroglia and Nathan Harriott defeated Luchie Gardel and Andrew Bell 21 to 15 in what was a close tussle after Barry and Nathan shot out to a 13 to nil lead.
We then tried to play the final Thursday evening but things went pear-shaped halfway through the match when the lights went out.
Barry and Nathan were up 10 to 7 against Jonathan Bye and Wayne Handley after 11 ends.
This will be concluded this Thursday night.
In other matches played, Michael Eades, Corey Grice and Nathan Dodds defeated Sean Lawton, Arthur Griffith and Peter Lawton 27 to 15 in the B-Grade Triples semi-final.
They will now meet Angus Craig, Toby Craig and Marcus Craig in the final when a date can be arranged.
In a great match of Novice Singles, Toby Craig defeated Michael Eades 26 to 22 in their semi-final match.
Toby will now play the winner of the other semi-final between Sean Lawton and Angus Craig which is to be played Saturday afternoon if possible.
Saturday morning at 9am there will be a game of Two-Bowl Triples played between Peter Lawton, Barry Zillmann and Ross Reville vs. Arthur Griffith, Kevin Thorogood and Jim Quod.
Eight players turned out for a social game of bowls on Sunday afternoon.
John Anderson, Arthur Griffith, Jim Quod and Linda Flecther (visitor from Burnett Bowls Club) defeated Alan Sanderson, Bruce Uhe, Allan Flecther (visitor) and Peter Lawton 26 to 14.
At this stage we have 13 teams nominated for the Memorial Day on November 7.
There is still three vacant spots for anyone who wants to put a team in.
WHITSUNDAY GOLF: Many congratulations to all the WGC members who did so well in the VW Scramble played on Saturday.
Seven of the eight winning players are WGC members, very well done, you did WGC and PGC proud.
Whitsunday Golf Club fielded 30 players last Sunday on a very warm day, the warmest so far, with just a little breeze later in the morning.
Many players scored extremely well, making the most of the drier conditions giving that extra bit of run on the fairways.
Some pretty good putting was evident with Wayne Temby and Tiina Randmae making least putts on the day with 28 each.
Winner: Wayne Temby with 70
Runner-up: Geoff Harrison with 71
Best gross: Jason Bourke
Longest drive: Aaron Watts
Winner: Mick Caton with 67
Runner-up: Don Cameron with 70
Best gross: Dean Kercher
Longest drive: Scotty Wardroper
Winner: Paula McQuat with 65
Runner-up: Tiina Randmae with 67
Best gross: Anna Winterbourn
Longest Drive: Pauline Redpath
Winner: Linda Wardroper with 66
Runner-up: Peta Thomas with 67
Best gross: Pam Casey
Longest drive: Karen Rix
Nearest the pins:
2nd shot on the 9th: Don Cameron
1st shot on the 13th: Jason Bourke
2nd shot on the 2nd: Glenn Rees
1st shot on the 16th: Geoff Harrison
2nd shot on the 2nd: Ron Jamieson
1st shot on the 16th: Mick Caton
1st shot on the 16th: Penny Wardroper
3rd shot on the 2nd: Joanne Moynihan
2nd shot on the 16th: Linda Wardroper
Least putts: Wayne Temby and Tiina Randmae, both with 28 putts
Guzzler's Cup: Ladies B-Grade winner - Linda Wardroper, unfortunate timing with no WGC competition until November 8, which is another Monthly Medal, not only a short time span but no competitions to hit fellow players up for that free drink.
The next WGC competition will be the November Monthly Medal/least putts on November 8, the last Monthly Medal to qualify for Medal of Medals 2020.
VETERANS' GOLF: There were 11 women and 14 men who competed in last Tuesday's stableford competition.
The weather is beginning to warm up and there is quite a bit of run, hence some really good scoring.
Congratulations Tessa Aitken coming in with a magnificent 42 points, edging out Tiina Randmae with a great 40 from Wendy Bradley on 38.
Great scoring ladies.
For the men, John Roser also had a great 40 points from Steve Mitchell on 38 on a countback from Vic.
Well done everyone.The ladies' pin shots went to Jenny Hounsell in the hole on 2, Wendy Bradley in the hole on 9 and Tina Badenhorst on 16. For the men, Barry on 2, John Roser on 13 in the hole and Peter Fox on 16 in the hole. Fantastic all of you.