Mark Efendie’s stand out score

first_imgAs it happened, it did not rain at all but many complained about how hot the day was, and with little or no breeze for respite.Statistics show that this is not the easy course it appears and not usually giving up high Stableford scores. Looking at the scores below will confirm that nothing changed today.Mark Efendie was the one shining light as his very good score of 39 points, in winning A flight, was a long way ahead of the rest, and continued his good form this trip.The two Americans, Chris Barker and Bill Copeland, are usually figuring in the finish and here they went to a countback to split second and third places. Both had 34 points but Chris had the better back nine.The B flight was a bit of a lack lustre affair, but to Mike Firkin, a win is a win. 32 points was all it took to take first spot in B flight.Bill Stewart looked a little sheepish when announced as second place with 28 points, but Stu Brown was not at all embarrassed to take third with just 27 points.Near Pins: Michael Lohse (A flight), Chris Barker (A flight). Neither of the B flight pins were won. An A flight player put his name to a B flight pin. That will get you nothing.A Flight (0-16)1st Place – Mark Efendie (15) -39 pts2nd Place – Chris Barker (14) – 34 pts c/back3rd Place – Bill Copeland (12) – 34 ptsB Flight (17+)1st Place – Mike Firkin (23) – 32 pts2nd Place – Bill Stewart (20) – 28 pts3rd Place – Stu Brown (28) – 27 pts c/backBest Front Nine (non-winners) – Kevin Rogers – 16 pts c/backBest Back Nine (non-winners) – Rod Weekes – 16 pts c/backBarry Horman was disappointed when he missed out on the “silly hat” for having the lowest nine hole score, but he need not have worried, he got the “wig” instead.Brock Jensen, who may have had other things on his mind, had an even lower score than Barry and got to wear the “silly hat”.The Eastern Star course was still in very good condition with good run on the fairways and greens that had slowed slightly from a previous visit, but played truly. The rough had not been mowed for a while, obviously too wet for the mowers, so became an adventure at times.Wishful thinking is that prices here don’t go up by too much for “high season”. Winner A flight, Mark Efendie, with Brock Jensen (L) and Barry Horman (R).PSC Pattaya Links Golf SocietyWed. Oct. 16Eastern StarStablefordUnannounced walk-ins and scratchings meant much re- shuffling of players and groups, just to start the day off right. But everyone did get away on time for the trip to Eastern Star.The last time we came here heavy rain had most players heading for the clubhouse and ending their round early. The hope was for no repeat today.last_img read more

NFL acknowledges game clock error in Steelers-Chargers game

first_imgFor the second week in a row, the NFL is acknowledging an officiating error during a nationally televised game.This time, the problem was twofold: 18 seconds were incorrectly run off the clock late in the fourth quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24-20 victory at the San Diego Chargers — and not one of the game officials noticed the gaffe and corrected it.In a statement emailed Tuesday, league spokesman Michael Signora said that “an error by the clock operator” after a touchback allowed the extra time to tick away, and “it is the responsibility of the side judge to supervise the timing of the game.”The statement added: “Had the side judge or any of the other six on-field officials noticed the timing error, they could have corrected it.”In last week’s Monday night game, an official missed a late-game call in Seattle’s 13-10 victory over Detroit, giving the Seahawks the ball even though one of their defenders knocked a fumbled ball out of the end zone, which should be a penalty.The most recent mistake happened after San Diego kicked a field goal to take a 20-17 lead with 2 minutes, 56 seconds left Monday night. The ensuing kickoff went for a touchback, so the clock never should have started. Instead, it rolled down, and by the time Pittsburgh lined up for the first play of its crucial drive, only 2:38 remained.As it turns out, the Steelers managed to make it all the way downfield in time to score the go-ahead points on the final play from scrimmage, a 1-yard TD run by Le’Veon Bell. So, not surprisingly, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin’s take, essentially, was: All’s well that ends well.“It didn’t define the outcome of the game,” Tomlin said Tuesday, “so I’m moving on with my work week.”The truth is, of course, there really is no way to know how the outcome of the game could have been different had those extra 18 seconds not been “lost.” Perhaps San Diego would have been left with enough time for a play or two — or a kickoff return for a TD. Or perhaps Pittsburgh would have called things differently on offense with more room on the clock, maybe running time down to nothing, anyway.Who knows?Signora’s statement noted: “The performance of the clock operator and game officials will be reviewed per the standard procedure for reviewing every play of every game.”Each game-clock operator is hired by the league, not the home team, and lives near the stadium hosting a regular-season game. In the playoffs, the league uses operator who don’t live in the area.“We proceed with the assumption,” Tomlin said, “the clock is going to be managed properly.”___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich,For the second week in a row, the NFL is acknowledging an officiating error during a nationally televised game.This time, the problem was twofold: 18 seconds were incorrectly run off the clock late in the fourth quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24-20 victory at the San Diego Chargers — and not one of the game officials noticed the gaffe and corrected it.In a statement emailed Tuesday, league spokesman Michael Signora said that “an error by the clock operator” after a touchback allowed the extra time to tick away, and “it is the responsibility of the side judge to supervise the timing of the game.”The statement added: “Had the side judge or any of the other six on-field officials noticed the timing error, they could have corrected it.”In last week’s Monday night game, an official missed a late-game call in Seattle’s 13-10 victory over Detroit, giving the Seahawks the ball even though one of their defenders knocked a fumbled ball out of the end zone, which should be a penalty.The most recent mistake happened after San Diego kicked a field goal to take a 20-17 lead with 2 minutes, 56 seconds left Monday night. The ensuing kickoff went for a touchback, so the clock never should have started. Instead, it rolled down, and by the time Pittsburgh lined up for the first play of its crucial drive, only 2:38 remained.As it turns out, the Steelers managed to make it all the way downfield in time to score the go-ahead points on the final play from scrimmage, a 1-yard TD run by Le’Veon Bell. So, not surprisingly, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin’s take, essentially, was: All’s well that ends well.“It didn’t define the outcome of the game,” Tomlin said Tuesday, “so I’m moving on with my work week.”The truth is, of course, there really is no way to know how the outcome of the game could have been different had those extra 18 seconds not been “lost.” Perhaps San Diego would have been left with enough time for a play or two — or a kickoff return for a TD. Or perhaps Pittsburgh would have called things differently on offense with more room on the clock, maybe running time down to nothing, anyway.Who knows?Signora’s statement noted: “The performance of the clock operator and game officials will be reviewed per the standard procedure for reviewing every play of every game.”Each game-clock operator is hired by the league, not the home team, and lives near the stadium hosting a regular-season game. In the playoffs, the league uses operator who don’t live in the area.“We proceed with the assumption,” Tomlin said, “the clock is going to be managed properly.”___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin celebrates defeating the San Diego Chargers in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in San Diego. The Steelers won 24-20. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)last_img read more

Vicente del Bosque calls up Nolito, Alvaro Morata, Jose Callejon and Ignacio Camacho to latest Spain Squad

first_img Diego Costa, though, was not named. He has struggled with his fitness this season and Del Bosque, in agreement with Jose Mourinho, felt the Chelsea forward would benefit from a period of rest. Juventus’ Alavaro Morata, Napoli’s Jose Callejon and Malaga’s Ignacio Camacho were also given the nod. There was also a return to the fold for Real Madrid midfielder Isco. 07/11/2014 Upd. at 17:42 There was a healthy Barcelona presence in the squad, with Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Marc Bartra, Sergio Busquets and Pedro all included; Del Bosque said: “We’ve called Pique because he is willing to come, it is not an imposition.” Andres Iniesta and David Silva were among those to miss out through injury. Celta Vigo’s Nolito, whose back-heel set up the goal in his side’s win over Barcelona last weekend, had been tipped to be involved and that proved the case when Del Bosque announced the 23-man list on Friday afternoon. Sam Marsden Spain play Belarus in Huelva on November 15 in European Championships qualifier, with a friendly against World Cup winners Germany in Vigo scheduled for November 18. Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla maintained his place as well. Vicente del Bosque has included four new faces in his squad for Spain’s upcoming matches against Belarus and Germany. CETlast_img read more

Barça star Luis Suarez just one step away from the World Cup

first_img He played the whole game, but could not score the goal which would seal the win and was even on the end of a nasty challenge in the first half from Villanueva, but he was OK to play on — as was the Venezuela player, who could have been sent off.  Campo IN SPORT.ES The Barça striker began the game despite the problem with his right knee that will force him to undergo surgery in November.  @javiergiraldo Javier Giraldo Árbitro 06/10/2017 VEN Once they do qualify, though, it will be the first time since 1990 that they have qualified directly for a World Cup. With the current South American system, put in place by FIFA in 1998, they have always made it through the playoffs.  Muslera; Pereira, Giménez, Godín, Cáceres; Nández (González, 83′), Fede Valverde (De Arrascaeta, 79′), Vecino, Rodríguez (Bentancur, 65′), Cavani y Suárez Upd. at 13:06 MATCH FACTS Clasificatorio Mundial Rusia Luis Suarez will have to wait a week before getting his passport stamped for next summer’s World Cup in Russia. Uruguay were unable to qualify on Thursday as they were held to a goalless draw by Venezuela. center_img Venezuela Luis Suárez, a un paso del Mundial 0-0 CEST Goles Uruguay URU Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo (San Cristóbal) A.Daronco (Brasil). Amonestó a los venezolanos Villanueva (43′) y Rincón (87′) y al uruguayo Nández (62′) Fariñez, García, Chancellor, Villanueva, Quijada; Córdova (Soteldo, 80′), Rincón, Moreno, Murillo (Lucena, 83); Rondón y Martínez (Otero, 69′) Sin goles Uruguay, though, should seal their passage next week when they host Bolivia, who cannot qualify.last_img read more

No dead Wood

first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM AND DANNY BUTTLER THIS week’s stunning events in Canberra may have saved Jason Wood from defeat at…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img