Golf | Dennis bowls them over

Elizabeth Dennis of Longford Golf Club has been declared the overall international bowl winner for Tasmania, winning a countback from Catherine Elliott of Launceston.

Proceeds from this statewide event support the ISPS Handa women’s Australian Open and as the winner, Elizabeth will be provided with season passes to this year’s event and associated pro-am and cocktail party. In the A-grade Silver Division Liz Williams of Riverside won with 7-under and Wilma Van Dam of Royal Hobart was runner-up at 5-under.

In B-grade bronze division 1 it was Riverside’s Pauline Pearson winning with 6-under ahead of Kathryn Howells of Ulverstone at 4-under.

In the C-grade Bronze Division 2 Elizabeth Dennis was 10-under and won the countback from Catherine Elliott while Jenny Roozendaal of Bridport was at 6-under. Certificates for winners and runners-up will posted to member clubs shortly.

Scottsdale father-son combination Shaun and Riley Krushka retained their club foursome title with 127 gross for the 27 holes.

B-grade Champions were Jock Ferguson and Darren Nichol on 135 and, in a tie for the runner-up trophy, were David Clough and David Knight and pair Tas Mundy and Jim Seelig.

Entries are now open for the 2017 men’s C-grade amateur championship of Tasmania to be played at Scottsdale on November 18 and 19.

Former Tasmanian representative Matthew Rose leads the Devonport Club Championship after two rounds following scores of 74 and 79, giving him a two-stroke lead over Joel Lunson 78,78. A further stroke back are Stuart Matthewson 77, 79, Peter Neilsen 76,80, Stephen Lunson 77, 79 and Gavin Muir 82, 74. Andrew Breen leads A-grade, Darrell Parker B-grade and Kevin Clarke C-grade.

In the ladies’ division Kylie Flack has a one-stroke lead over Vicki Mathews.

Mark Schulze and Tim Smith of Tasmania Golf Club represented the state in the Mandurah Classic in Western Australia which finished on Monday.

Schulze made the cut with rounds of 76 and 74 and finished off well with 70 and 71 for 22nd place overall. Tim Smith missed the cut 84, 80.

Juniors are reminded of the opportunity that exists to represent Tasmania in this year’s Jack Newton National 15 years and under schools golf championship in Sydney in November.

The team of four boys and four girls will be selected from performances in two events. The first is the Southern country boys and girls championship at Colebrook on October 3 and the second the Northern golf student championship at Launceston on October 6.