Penge is the highland hero in Scottish stroke play

first_img31 May 2015 Penge is the highland hero in Scottish stroke play On a blustery final afternoon, England’s Marco Penge refused to be blown off course and claimed his biggest title in the game – the Carrick Neill Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship.The 17-year-old won by a shot over the Lossiemouth links at Moray and said afterwards: “It’s my first win in a national men’s event and it’s a bit of a different feeling walking down the last.“I was a bit nervous on the last green – but now I feel good!”The win has also boosted his Walker Cup hopes and Penge, from Golf at Goodwood, said: “I’ve put my name forward, I’m giving it a good chance.”Penge, an England boy international and member of the England Golf boys’ squad, was in contention throughout the championship. After a first round 69 – two-under – he was two behind the leaders; after a second 69 he shared the lead at the halfway stage. But he wasn’t happy – he headed to the range for a practice session and came away feeling good for today’s final 36 holes.This morning he had a bogey-free round of four-under 67 to get to eight-under and take a one-shot lead into the final round. Then, he had to battle as the wind whipped across the renowned Old Course: “Conditions were really tough this afternoon,” said Penge.There were a host of leading names in the hunt for the title on a classy leaderboard, but Penge showed great tenacity to keep them at bay, helped by a decisive eagle at the par-5 17th. He closed with a two-over-par 73 for a six-under par winning total.Glenbervie’s Graeme Robertson, in the provisional Walker Cup squad ahead of September’s clash with the US at Royal Lytham, finished as runner-up on five under after a brave bid, with another Walker Cup squad man, Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin, taking third spot a stroke further back.Robertson, who posted a brilliant 66 in round three helped by a chip-in for an eagle two at the 9th, was bidding to become the first Scots winner since 2008 but came up just short.Penge – who won the Peter McEvoy Trophy earlier this season and will rise from his world amateur ranking of 280 – joins an impressive list of past champions. They include victorious Ryder Cup captains Bernard Gallacher and Colin Montgomerie, as well as current European Tour stars Stephen Gallacher, Richie Ramsay, Tommy Fleetwood and Andrew Sullivan.Caption: Marco Penge on his way to the title (image © Scottish Golf Union/Kenny Smith)last_img read more

Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week — Tyler Moffat

first_imgFacebook or Twitter: TwitterOther interests: Fly-fishingHockey History:2012-13 Kindersley Klippers, SJHL, Creston Thunder Cats2011-12 Lloydminster Bobcats, SJHL, Creston Thunder Cats2010-11 Calgary Midget AA2009-10 Calgary Midget AA2008-09 Calgary Minor Midget AAAThe Nelson Daily: What brought you to the Leafs?Tyler Moffat: A trade. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go back to Creston and when I found out you could attend post secondary school with Nelson, and obviously they’re a good team I asked my coach if it would be possible to get a trade worked out with Nelson.TND: What type of a goalie are you?TM: I’m a more athletic goalie. I can’t really rely on my size so I have to rely on reactions and agility.TND: What strengths do you bring to the Leafs?TM: I think I can give the team a chance to win in every game we play. I consider myself a bit of a leader in the room. I’m pretty easy-going guy but I can definitely give the rookies advice if they need it.TND: Your former team is having a pretty good season. Any regrets leaving? Why?TM: No. I enjoyed my time in Creston but it just wasn’t the best place for me to go back to for my final year considering I do want to start post-secondary education and Nelson’s really the only team that offers that opportunity.TND: The recent success of Brad Rebagliati, do we have the makings of a Luongo/Schnieder Canuck goalie controversy with the Leafs?TM: Not really. I think it’s really good we have two goalies that can win us games every night. This isn’t just like any other year in Nelson because the team is hosting the Cyclone (Taylor Cup). So to be in tournament like that and have the pressure of being a championship team you need two goalies that can steal a game on any give night. . .. It’s only going to help us win more games and just going to make everybody look better. . .. It gives me motivation to play well as well because otherwise I won’t be able to get in the nets.TND: What are your individual goals this season and beyond?TM: Win league this year because this is my last year of junior. So definitely win the league and if we win the Cyclone, that would be a huge bonus. And individually, it’s a goal of mine to get a scholarship in hockey for a post-secondary education in either Canada or the USA.TM: Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in petroleum land management. Being from Alberta obviously oil huge for us. So to get into that industry would be great.TND: Where do you hope to be next year?TM: At a post-secondary institute in Canada or the USA getting an education.TND: In 5 years?TM: Definitely be graduated and looking for a job somewhere.TND: In 10 years?TM: Married, for sure, settled down somewhere in Alberta. It’s been said that a change is as good as a rest.For Tyler Moffat, a change in scenery has definitely made an impact on his save percentage, wins and almost everything else with the Nelson Leafs Hockey Club.In 11 games, the Calgary native has backstopped Nelson to 10 wins — the lone loss coming in overtime.Moffat is second behind teammate Brad Rebagliati in both goal average (2.13) and save percentage (.921).“Moffs” as he’s known to his teammates no doubt will get the call this weekend — even against his former Creston club — when the Green and White take to the ice for a three-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League weekend.First up is Friday against Princeton Posse before Murdoch rival Spokane makes its first appearance at the NDCC Arena.Both games have a 7 p.m. puck drop.Sunday is that Kootenay Conference showdown in the East Kootenay against the Thunder Cats.Here’s a quick look at Moffat in the Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week.Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the WeekTyler MoffatAge: 20Place of birth: Calgary, Alta.Hometown: Calgary, Alta.Height: 5-foot, 9 inchesWeight: 175 poundsYears in Hockey: 17Years playing goal: 14Favorite NHL Player: Jonathan BernierFavorite NHL Team: Calgary FlamesFavorite Music: Hip HopPre-Game Meal: Chicken/PastaBiggest accomplishment in hockey: Stopping 70 shots during a KIJHL playoff game against Kimberley Dynamiters.School: Selkirk College, Castlegar, Economics/EnglishNickname: Moffslast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — NYS U17 Selects

first_imgIn the end, there was no doubt who the bronze medal winner would be in the U17 Girls Division at the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup in Chilliwack.The Nelson Youth Soccer Selects rode the hat-trick performance of Naomi Perkins, along with solid play from the entire squad, to a 6-1 thumping of the Chilliwack Attack to capture the Bronze Medal at the provincial tournament. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the Selects with Team of the Week accolades.The U17 Selects include co-coach Mike Gerun, Hanna Enns, Hailey Gerun, Abbie Willans, Naomi Perkins, Kyra Burkhart, Mya Provençal, Shannon Oostysen,Camille Gebhart, Emma Gregorich Paige Le Franc, Maddie Sternloff, Aroha Taiatini-Senrchal, Justin Willans Jena Wheeldon, Alex Dehnel, Bronwyn Sutherland,  Merissa Dawson and Allie Zondervan.last_img read more

Terry to miss cup game with injury

first_imgLONDON (AP):John Terry has been ruled out of Chelsea’s FA Cup match against Manchester City tomorrow.Terry, who also missed the midweek Champions league, loss against Paris Saint-Germain, is absent due to a hamstring injury.Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink, described his captain’s absence for the fifth-round meeting with City as disappointing, calling Terry “the leader of this club”.Hiddink suggested the central defender should be fit for next week’s Premier League game at Southampton.”We have a week I hope. Next weekend he should be available. I cannot predict it and I think we have to be a bit cautious with him as well because he likes to be there every day,” Hiddink said. “We must be careful. I think maybe next weekend but you know him, he loves to be there. He tried yesterday but no.”The 35-year-old Terry is entering the final months of his Chelsea career after disclosing that the club has not offered him a new contract for next season.On his Instagram page, captioning a photo of the Chelsea captain during his injury rehab, Terry wrote “Absolutely gutted to be missing the FA Cup game this weekend. I HATE being injured but working hard and giving everything to be back as soon as possible.”last_img read more