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The Northern Territory news Sat 9 Nov 2013



The Northern Territory news Sat 9 Nov 2013

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46 NT NEWS. Saturday, November 9, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 9 -N O V -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 4 6 C O L O R : C M Y K SPORT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au FOOTROT FLATS Scoring legend dies BASKETBALL AUSTRALIAN basketball legend and one of the countrys greatest three-point shooters Ian Davies has died, aged 57. The veteran of more than 80 international games passed away at his home in Hobart on Thursday night, Basketball Australia said in a statement. Davies represented Australia twice at the Olympic Games, at Moscow in 1980 where he was the tournaments leading scorer with 209 points and in 1984 at Los Angeles. The forward was a member of the Sydney Kings inaugural National Basketball League team in 1988, and also enjoyed stints with Launceston, Newcastle and Geelong. Adam Scott blasts out of a fairway bunker on the 15th hole Picture: TIM MARSDEN Scotts an early riser at Oz PGA GOLF HOT SHOTS 132:Adam Scott (AUS) 65 67; 134:David McKenzie (AUS) 65 69; 135:Nathan Green (AUS) 66 69, Gareth Paddison (NZL) 68 67, Rickie Fowler (USA) 63 72; 136: Steven Jeffress (AUS) 68 68, Josh Geary (NZL) 68 68; 137: Jason Scrivener (AUS) 70 67, Ashley Hall (AUS) 68 69; 138:MatthewGuyatt (AUS) 69 69, MatthewGriffin (AUS) 69 69; 139: Lincoln Tighe (AUS) 71 68, Richard Green (AUS) 69 70, AdamBland (AUS) 69 70, Rory Hie (INA) 69 70, Michael Wright (AUS) 69 70, JackWilson (AUS) 68 71, Sven Puymbroeck (NZL) 67 72 ADAM Scott took over the lead of the Australian PGA Championship yesterday but he may not have even seen his main rival Rickie Fowler struggle to keep up. The world No. 2 was up bright and early for his second round at Royal Pines, scoring a solid four-under 67 to move to 10-under and into a two-shot lead by the time he returned to the clubhouse. Scott then spent half an hour showing off the green jacket he won at Aprils Masters to a sea of fans wearing green in his honour, before heading home to have an afternoon nap as the rest of the field toiled. The 33-year-old said he had made getting up three hours before his tee time a habit as part of his transformation from prospect to worldbeater, to ensure he hits the course wide awake. I just feel like thats the only way Im for sure going to be alert on the first tee and not waste a few holes waking up, he said. The trick seemed to work as Scott started his round with a par, birdie and then an eagle on the par-five 12th to move into the front of the field. Another birdie on the back nine in a second bogey-free round was enough for Scott to take the advantage as he aims to add the Australian PGA Championship to last years Australian Masters and 2009 Australian Open. I put a real focus on getting ready the best I could for this event and wanting to play well, Scott said. Here I am in pretty good shape at the moment . . . in with a good chance to win the Australian PGA and thats what I was focused on. Victorian David McKenzie (69) lies second on eightunder, with two bogies, including one on the 18th, costing him the chance to finish alongside Scott. Overnight leader Fowler made a brilliant start, holing a 100m approach with his second shot on the first to claim an eagle. But as a stiff northerly picked up, Fowler began to find scoring tough with four bogies to end the day with a one-over 72 and a share of third with Nathan Green (69) and Gareth Paddison (67). Regardless, the 24-year-old American was taking a positive spin on his tough day. Anything around par to under-par was a good round out there, Fowler said. Yesterdays conditions caught out senior pros in the field, with former Australian PGA Championship winner Peter Lonard (73) among those to miss the cut. Andre Stolz (71) and Craig Parry (74) also missed out while former US PGA Tour player Michael Sim (75), in just his fourth tournament of the year, agonisingly dropped below the cut line with a double bogey on the final hole of his second round. Jurrah beats deadline in boost for Tiwi Bombers NTFL By JESSWEBSTER Liam Jurrah FORMER Melbourne Demons forward Liam Jurrah will make his debut for the Tiwi Bombers in a crunch clash against Wanderers on Bathurst Island tomorrow. The 25-year-old flew to the Tiwi Islands yesterday while his clearance paperwork from CAFL club South Alice was finalised moments before the deadline. Tiwi will look to bounce back from a horror 115-point thump ing by Nightcliff when they go head-to-head with the highflying Eagles at 3pm. Co-coach Cameron Hotton said the inclusion of Jurrah, who played 36 matches and booted 83 goals for the Demons, and a home ground advantage will be just what the playing group needs. Weve had a few injuries and a couple of deaths on the islands that have taken their toll, he said. We know there are a lot of peaks and troughs that go on throughout a footy season. We had a good win against Palmerston in our last home game (Round 2) so I hope we can focus on that rather than last week. Initially they were very flat (after the loss). I guess it was a bit of a shock. The frustrating part was how we went about it it seemed like we gave up in the second half. But there is no point dwelling on it, the negatives about the game were pretty obvious to everyone. It will be great, after the problems we had last week. To have someone like him (Jurrah) in the side will hopefully give us the spark we need to get back on the winners list. Meanwhile, the Buffaloes face Nightcliff in Round 6 at TIO Stadium at 3.15pm today. The two sides had complete opposite results last week, with the Tigers hammering the Bombers by 115 points and the Buffaloes on the wrong end of a 120-point loss to powerhouse St Marys. Saints can continue their strong start when they come up against Palmerston at 5.30pm, while fifth-placed Southern Districts who welcome back favourite son Richard Tambling will host Central Australia at Norbuilt Oval from 4pm. Rethink on league approval for teen By GREY MORRIS He lives in Katherine where there is no Premier League side NTFL club Southern Districts are furious young gun Marcus Hamilton is being prevented from playing league football. Hamilton, 17, was told yesterday a verbal agreement pre-season that he could use matchday permits to play senior football with Districts in between his under-18 commit ments with the Big River Hawks was under review. The Round 1 nomination for the 2013-14 NT News Rising Star, Hamilton has been among his sides best players in Districts wins over Nightcliff and Palmerston. But the Crocodiles were told yesterday the agreement to play with the Hawks and Districts would be reviewed. We were basically told he has to make up his mind to play under-18s or league football, Districts football manager Aaron Dunster said. Were disappointed in the change of direction, mainly because the league . . . is stopping this kid going to the next level. He lives in Katherine where there is no Premier League side and desperately wants to better himself before next years under-18 nationals so he can give himself the best possible chance of being drafted. AFLNT operations manager Darryl Griffith said the review process was part of normal procedure.