Lynn stars at Green Valley

first_imgMiss Lynn & Bill Marsden.PSC Golf from The Billabong BarMonday, July 8, Phoenix Gold – StablefordThere were some very unfriendly pin placements on both the Lake and Ocean nines today at Phoenix and this showed in the scoring. It’s not very often you get a 6-way countback but we had one today with all of them on 33 points. Gerard Lambert took third spot having 18 points on the back nine, Glenn Smith having 19 on the back nine took second and Bill Marsden, with 21 on the inward half, attained first place. There were no 2s recorded.Wednesday, July 10, Green Valley – Stableford We took a trip to Green Valley on Wednesday, with 12 ladies and 8 guys playing. The girls took the place apart today with Miss Nu firing 38 points off her 15 handicap while coming in second with 40 points off her 22 handicap was miss Sa. But first place went to Miss Lynn with a staggering 41 points off a 10 handicap – a great score young lady. There were two 2s, coming from Miss Phen and Miss Sasi.The men’s division was won by Auke Engekles with a fine score of 38 points. Coming in second was Sel Wegner, taking that spot courtesy of a countback over Jeff North, both scoring 37 points. There were no 2s from the boys today.Laem Chabang was our other venue of the day with 12 players on the B and C loops. We had a countback for the minor places between Gerard Lambert and Barry Copestake, both scoring 33 points but with Barry getting the nod for second. Top of the tree was Tim Knight with 34 points. There no 2s today.Friday, July 12, Burapha – StablefordBurapha C and D was the challenge of this day. Some of the tee blocks were forward and some were well back from their normal positions making some holes extremely difficult for some of the shorter hitters. Half the field didn’t make 30 points and only one player beat his handicap.Glenn Smith took third place with 32 points, Rick Culley, having not had a game in 3 weeks, was second with 33 points, and Arch Armstrong took the top spot with a fine 37, also getting the only 2 of the day.last_img read more

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Spain smashed for five by Holland

first_imgWhen Spain won the World Cup in 2010 they did so after losing their first match to Switzerland. If they want to retain their trophy, they will have to take a similar route after they were humbled 5-1 by a Holland side inspired by Arjen Robben that grew more impressive as the game went on.  Man of the match Robben then demonstrated his pace again as he added the Dutch’s fifth late on. He raced clear from his own half, plonked Casillas on the floor and stuck the ball in the net. Holland: Cillesen; Janmaat, De Vrij (Veltman 77′), Vlar, Martins Indi, Blind, De Guzman (Wijnaldum 62′), Jong; Sneijder; Van Persie, Robben (Lens 79′). From that point on, things took a turn towards embarrassing for Spain. Sam Marsden Four years ago La Roja could argue the Swiss struck it lucky, however on Friday night in Salvador the circumstances couldn’t have been more different as the Dutch struck revenge for their 1-0 defeat to the Spanish at the last World Cup final in South Africa. There will be few complaints from a Spain side that left themselves far too open at the back and, but for a 20 minute spell in the first half, failed to trouble an inexperienced Oranje backline.  Booked: Casillas. Holland came more into the game from that point, but it was the linesman’s flag which was troubled more often than Casillas. At the other end Silva’s chipped finish was well saved by Cillesen and moments later the game would swing in the direction of Louis Van Gaal’s side. Things could not have gone much worse for Spain.  Goal: Alonso 27′. Gerard Pique played Van Persie onside, and he obliged by escaping Sergio Ramos and fantastically heading in Daley Blind’s cross on the stroke of half time. Upd. at 23:33 Robben was causing problem after problem, and his driving run on the hour ended with Van Persie testing the woodwork – Holland would not have to wait long for a third though. Sneijder’s free-kick wasn’t dealt with by the Spanish defenders, and De Vrij will not get many easier headers at the far post.center_img Silva then had a goal ruled out for offside, before Casillas had a moment he will never want to see again. Ramos rolled the ball back to his Real Madrid colleague, whose horror touch presented Van Persie with the sort of opportunity strikers of his caliber don’t waste. Within eight minutes of the restart, Robben displayed the form that Bayern have enjoyed so much over the past two seasons. Collecting a Blind pass, he cut inside Pique and rifled beyond the helpless Casillas. CEST Booked: De Guzman, De Vrij, Van Persie. All this after Xabi Alonso had given Spain the lead from the penalty spot. Del Bosque’s men started on top, but it was Sneijder who first brought one of the goalkeepers into life. He wriggled free down the middle, but his shot was palmed away by Iker Casillas. It was a ball Costa received in the box which led to the opener though. De Vrij hauled him down and Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli pointed to the spot. Alonso dispatched low to Jasper Cillessen’s right. Match facts:  Spain: Casillas; Azpilicueta, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Alonso (Pedro 63′), Xavi; Silva (Fabregas 78′), Iniesta, Costa (Torres 63′). Manchester United forward Robin Van Persie scored twice, Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben scored two sublime solo goals and Feyenoord’s Stefan de Vrij headed in a Wesley Sneijder free-kick. Spain then typically took control of the ball, looking relaxed on a stage they have owned for the best part of a decase now. Andres Iniesta fired over from distance, while Costa regularly looked uncooth when when given the ball in the area, blazing over his best chance after an incisive David Silva pass. Goals: Van Persie 44′ and 72′, Robben 53′ and 80′, De Vrij 64′. Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy). 13/06/2014 Most of the debate in the build up to the game had revolved around who Vicente Del Bosque would start as his striker – he opted for Diego Costa in the end – but it was the Dutch forwards who people will be talking about tomorrow.last_img read more

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VAR to the rescue yet again as AC Milan scrape past Roma

first_imgAdvertisement 8m3NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsoysqiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eq9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) tWould you ever consider trying this?😱b53bmCan your students do this? 🌚2t0rsRoller skating! Powered by Firework AC Milan after a disappointing last week against Napoli, losing after taking a lead of 2-0 to 3-2 played well against AS Roma last night after they won the match, scoring at the dying minutes of the game.Advertisement Patrick Cutrone the super sub scored for the team to assure the team it’s winning goal at the 95th minute on Friday. Milan’s manager, Gennaro Gattuso feels relaxed after the clash as speculations of former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte replacing him for a bad start to the season were rumored for quite a long time.Advertisement Both the teams faced goals getting cancelled after referee Marco Guida consulted Video Assistant Referee (VAR), Higuain seeing his goal cancelled for getting trapped of off-side and Roma’s Steven Nzonzi suffered a handball for their goal dis-allowance.Determined to bounce back after a disappointment against Napoli, Milan kept on attacking the other half as Roma keeper Robin Olsen denied Higuain and Suso before Franck Kessie netted in the 40th minute. Roma equalised just before the hour as centre-back Federico Fazio unleashed a sharp volley to level the scoreline.Advertisement Olson made two more stunning saves but couldn’t keep  Cutrone’s deciding strike to make things go in favour of AC Milan. Also Read :Usain Bolt’s football debut: Will the Speed King become Football King?  Advertisementlast_img read more

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