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The Centralian advocate Tue 17 Jul 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 17 Jul 2012


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 66 no. 15

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 17, 2012. NT NEWS. 35 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:17-JGE:35 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.aul 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 l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l SPORT with GREGOR MACTAGGART Tee Talk Park shoots top-four score TERRITORY No. 1 golfer Unho Park has struck some solid form, finishing in a tie for fourth at the $US50,000 ($A49,000) Bii Maybank ADT Challenge in Jakarta on the weekend. The Darwin product carded rounds of 69, 71, 67 for a 54-hole score of 207 (nine-under par) to finish three shots behind tournament winner Jay Bayron (Philippines). Park was the leading Australian at the event, two strokes clear of Tim Stewart. The 38-year-old earned $2500 for his efforts, moving him up to 22nd place on the Asian Development Tours order of merit. Park is looking to regain his full playing rights on the Asian Tour in 2013, and the ADT which this year consists of 12 tournaments offers that for the top three finishers on the order of merit. Australian Ryan Bulloch is the current leader with earnings of $13,773.28. The ADTs next event is the Aboitiz Invitational in the Philippines, starting on August 8. n n n n PALMERSTON Golf Club is hosting a two-day junior clinic, starting tomorrow. Designed for juniors of all playing standards between the ages of 6 and 18, the twoday clinic will be run by the clubs own professional Kurt Watts. The cost of the clinic is $60 for two days or $40 for one day and runs from 8.30am to 12.30pm on both days. To register phone Kurt at the pro-shop on 8932 2681 or by email kawatts @pgamember.org.au. n n n n TORRENTIAL rain made life in Mackay mighty difficult for Aaron Pike and his fellow professionals. Pike was in the North Queensland town for the $70,000 Mackay Open, which was originally set to be played over 72 holes. But Mother Nature made her presence felt, dumping more than 200mm of rain over the week, with play only possible on Saturday. Pike shot a one-under par 70 in the one completed round, seven strokes behind Adam Crawford and Daniel Fox, who were declared joint winners after play was abandoned due to wet weather on Sunday. The Palmerston Golf Club product will be hoping for some blue skies when the Sunshine Tour stops in the Queensland beef capital of Rockhampton, where the $50,000 Ian Weigh Toyota Rockhampton Pro-Am starts on Thursday. n n n n ARE you too busy to play golf during the day? Then night golf might be right up your alley. Palmerston is holding a special night golf event on Saturday, July 28, which will be played in a threeperson ambrose format over nine holes. The club will be lining the fairways with glow sticks to give the players an idea of where to hit the ball, which is of a fluoro colour. Entry forms are available at the pro-shop or via email at marketing@cazalysnt. com.au n n n n RAAF Darwin held their Monthly Medal event last Saturday. Sue Griffith claimed the ladies medal on a countback from Caroline StoboWilson after the pair finished with 68 net. In the mens grades, Rex Williamson (66) was the A-grade winner, Brandon Andrews (61) took out B-grade, while Roman Finch (63) was the victor in C-grade on a countback from Colin Chilcott. n n n n A REMINDER if you have got any golf news, then email us at ntnsport@nt news.com.au n n n n UNTIL next week. Good hitting. Mens U21 bounce back HOCKEY By JESSWEBSTER LADDERS After Round 5Men: QLD 11 (points); NSW 10; WA 9; TAS 8; VIC 7; NT 5; SA 3; ACT 2. Women:QLD 13 (points); NSW 12; SA 11; ACT 8;WA 6; NT 4; VIC 1; TAS 1. THE NTs finals chances at the National Under-21 Hockey Championships rest on Day 6 of competition today. The mens team bounced back into contention for a top four spot when they came from behind to take out New South Wales 3-1 on Sunday in Hobart. The sixth-placed NT sit one game outside the top four with a showdown against competition leader Queensland today, and also will need to beat SA tomorrow to secure a finals berth. We are pleased we got the win against NSW, but frus trated at where we sit on the table in regards to points that went begging and the fact we could be sitting in a strong position in third or fourth, coach Melissa Hall said. We know that we are playing a good style of hockey and the boys are all responding to everything that Ive asked of them and they are go ing above and beyond that, so I cant ask for much more from them. Queensland has got a bit of firepower up front and their midfield is quite strong. We will have to make sure we take our chances because we know there wont be a lot of them. The womens team, also in sixth spot, put up a gallant performance against frontrunners Queensland in Adelaide on Sunday but lost the game 2-0. They will also need to win both their final round matches against NSW (second) and Western Australia (fifth) to make the top four. Palmerston coaching director Marcia Habets is working overtime to be ready for the big league Picture: DANIEL HARTLEY-ALLEN Top division set to switch on the Power BASKETBALL THE countdown before Palmerston Power Basketball Club makes its debut in both the mens and womens Premier League, for the coming Darwin Basketball Association Championship Season, is rapidly drawing to a close. While the focus will be on the mens and womens debut in the Premier League competition, the club hierarchy is working overtime because the reality is that Palmerston has nominated 42 teams across all DBA grades. Club president Sheryl Walters said, having grown to a level where 20 per cent of DBA teams are now from the Palmerston Club, the move to Premier Grade was the next important step to give juniors a pathway. We are the only club that runs its own learn-to-play sessions for five to 10-year olds, she said. We are planning to run our own junior competitions for local primary schools and develop an indoor facility and clubhouse. Club coaching director Marcia Habets is on the lookout for top-grade players. Our merger with Warriors has resulted in quality players Kate Smyth and Jennifer Kinsella joining us, while local girl Alexia Hohipa is another who will add strength and experience, she said. Steve McGugan, former assistant coach of Sydney Kings and Sydney Flames, will coach the women, and Ken Richardson, former West Adelaide and Geelong NBL coach, and the first NBL MVP, is providing support. Interested new players, email palmerstonbasketball @hotmail.com or telephone 0468 904 384. IANBUTTERWORTH Territory saves its best result for last NETBALL THE Territorys return to the National Under-21 Netball Championship produced one win against Tasmania on the final day of competition on Sunday in Perth. The NT, playing for the first time in five years, lost 37-52 to Queensland, 15-67 to Western Australia, and 29-63 to New South Wales in its Pool A matches and faced Tasmania, which finished bottom of Pool B, in the playoff for seventh place. The more the Territory team played in the tournament, the better it looked. It started strongly against Tasmania and ran away 56-37 winners. NTs defence of Demi Woodlock and Michelle Massarainy kept their opponents under pressure, earning an impressive amount of turnovers to see NT lead 17-7 at quarter-time. Former Australian under21 representative, shooter Jess Johannsen, proved to be a formidable target in attack, and Tasmania couldnt contain NTs dominant aerial ball movement. At the end of the tournament, the Australian under21 squad was selected but the Territory failed to gain a representative. NSW won the competition with a 49-38 win over SA. JESSWEBSTER