Kukerin Golf Club
On Saturday afternoon Kukerin Golf Club had their second qualifying round for 2018, a stroke round with a putting competition. The smaller group of 8 golfers hit the course with the rare sight of some green patches coming up on fairways. Conditions were tough with strong winds about for the stroke round. After a great walk and some golf, the two groups of four got in nice and early and spirits were high. I think we were happy to be out of the wind and the cold. Not many had great scores coming in but we can blame it on the weather. Karl West won the day for the men with a 99-74 and Jon Adams finished runner up just one stroke back with 92-75, Ross Ditchburn won the close putting comp with 28 putts. Marnie West had no other ladies to compete with on the day but hit a good 110-78 and just 30 putts.
Saturday the 2nd of June, we had a par competition. 11 golfers played the course in good conditions. Tim Adams came up with a win for the men, slotting a long putt on his last stroke, with +1 just edging out Scott Gray on a countback. Jodie Ditchburn won for the ladies with -1 just ahead of Debbie Smith with -3.
Next week KGC will be playing a stableford sponsored by Wagin Earthmoving, come on down for a hit.
Article by S.Gray
Dumbleyung Netball Club
Our Ducks played Broomehill in what was a tightly contested game, right to the last minute of play. Our Ducks were on fire from the start of the game, by keeping passes short, direct and putting some great pressure in our defence end. Roisin Ball (GK) and Clare Smith (GD) were a force to be reckoned with, picking up many rebounds throughout the game and keeping Broomehill’s Goal Shooter and Goal Attack under immense pressure to score.
The second and third quarters saw Broomehill fight back although our Ducks kept their composure, despite a few knocks and some questionable contests at both ends of the court. The fourth quarter, was set for a solid finish with our Ducks three goals up. Broomehill made a few position changes, which created a fast paced centre court, that took advantage of any turnovers against our Ducks and a quick succession of goals lifted their team to beat Dumbleyung by one goal.
The final score was Broomehill (45) to Dumbleyung (44). Best players for Dumbleyung included Chloe McDougall, Roisin Ball and Alison Peters. Despite the score, our Ducks played brilliantly and it’s wonderful to see the hard work each player puts in to their training is showcased on game day through the continuous improvement of their skills. Well done Ducks!
Our next game is Round 7 Saturday 16th June versus Cardinals Fever 2 at the Katanning Leisure Centre, Court 4 at 1.30pm. We love our supporters cheering us on and thank you to seeing so many come along to support us each Saturday. Keep that cheering loud and proud! See you next Saturday.
Article by P.Gooding
Kukerin Dumbleyung Football Club
D Grade results
Well done D grade on a great win! The young Cougars played amazingly and kept Williams from scoring a goal all game! Final score 2.7-19 to Williams 0.0-0. Best players went to J.Giles, S.Shotter, J.Clifford, B.Ball, J.O’Neill and J.Oats.
B Grade results
Unfortunately, B Grade went down to Williams with a final score of 4.7-31 against our Cougars 0.3-3. Best players went to D.Head, G.Bolt, B.Garstone, C.Robertson-Hall and C.Davidson.
A Grade results
The Cougars came back fighting in the third quarter coming back from 37 points to reduce the margin to 13 at the end of third quarter. Williams kept their winning streak to defeat the Cougars by 46 points. Final score, 17.7-109 to 10.3-63. Goals by J. Scafidi (3), A. Davey (2), C. Ditchburn (2), D. Ryan, S. Pearce and J. Davey. Best players went to R.Gooding, D.Joyce, D.Ryan, C.Ditchburn and K.Gooding.
Dumbleyung Men’s Hockey Club
With no subs to give players a break, the men went out hard knowing that it could be a challenge considering Williams had three subs.
The field was proving to be very slow and it was felt by Dumbleyung with hits not quite making the intended distance.
This didn’t hinder the men with a lot of play in attack that led to a short corner. Jake Angwin managed a goal from the short corner which gave the men a bit of encouragement.
Keeping up a tough game with some worn out legs, they soldiered on and were playing some brilliant hockey in trying conditions.
Another goal was scored when Sam West got the ball into the D, Jack Nankivell then scored a sneaky pass across goals to Courtney Bairstow who nudged the ball past the goalie.
With a 2-0 lead it gave the men a little bit of reprieve and they were able to gain some more momentum to run the ball into attack where John Bride was in the right position (as he had been previously quite a few times). This time however, the ball made it accurately to Bride who was able to get the deflection into goals.
Williams were unable to match any of Dumbleyung’s goals resulting with a 3-0 win!
All 11 players on the field played a sensational game and we think the umpires would have found it tough picking just three better players. However, well done to Scott Angwin, Jake Angwin and Jack Nankivell who received the award of better players this week.
There is a bye this weekend due to Women’s Country week and then the home games finally start, when Dumbleyung play Wagin at Stubbs Park on Saturday June 23 at 3pm – all are welcome to come down and cheer on the team!
Article by Y.Shepherd
Lakeview Golf Club
I did promise to put the men first this week. Runner-up Howie Ward with 30points, a novelty, a weather report on Kununurra for the next 10 days and all the fish that he is going to catch. So watch this page for the fishy stories. The Gross 16 and 2 novelties, was won by Ricky Mott, who didn't even have time to stay for the presentations, as he was in such a hurry to get home to his wife to earn Brownie points to get to Jurien Bay for the Sand Greens later in the season. We were all very, very impressed with him and he definitely earned those points with us. Ricky hasn't changed much with his golf, so I am informed as he did lose a few balls, found a few and even some random ones that were in the lake. He did come back to get his photo taken before he left so more Brownie points there as well.
Elizabeth Dare is back to her best with another win with 35points and a novelty , and that was with 5 holes wiped, we think she was inspired by the fact that the prize was a meat pack and played mostly brilliant stay on the fairway golf, with her putting definitely not letting her down this week. Runner-up was T Bartram whose golf is not really worth mentioning, going backward would probably describe it, with 25points and Davina Gossage made sure that she snared the Gross this week, though there is room for improvement there and we are both working on the golf!!
There was talk of maybe having a BBQ with the few fat merino sheep that were spotted on the course, but no-one was interested in hunting them down after their golf - the drinking, fire and stories were more interesting.
Next week is the 3rd qualifying round, monthly mug, putting comp sponsored by Flexitrans with a BBQ tea to follow so please bring a salad or sweets.
Article by T Bartram
Pictured above right L-R: D Gossage, T Bartram with winner L Dare