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Tri-Club Trophy still in Loxton's Reach

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In Golf, the first leg of the Tri-Club Trophy, played between Loxton, Blackwood and Millicent clubs was held at Blackwood on Sunday.

The hosts had an expected win, with an aggregate of their 10 best scores of 363.  Loxton came third with 334 points, just 7 points behind Millicent.

Garry Mudge lead the way for Loxton with an impressive 39 points and Sue Pannell provided excellent support with her 36 points.

Loxton, who are the current holders of the trophy, trail Blackwood by 29 points, which is an improvement from last year when Loxton trailed by 38 points.

Loxton will hope to erase that margin when the club hosts the second leg on the June long weekend.

Next week the men pair up and contest the Aurich Zander Canadian Foursomes, an event that was established in 1969, while the women will compete in the first round of their Club Trophy.

Sunday Tri-Club Challenge: Blackwood 363, Millicent 341, Loxton 334. Best Loxton scores – G. Mudge 39, S. Pannell 36, T. Sawade 35, J. Sawade 34, M. Tyler 33, R. Thorne 33 J. Patching 32, S. Harris 31, D. Tyler 31, S. Patching 30

Saturday stableford: Men – D. Peberdy 36, P. Richardson 35, D. Sunman 33. Women – K. Nolan 38. Nearest the pin – 2nd K. Nolan.