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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 26th 2008
46 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 27, 2008 MB SPORT www.innerwestweekly.com.au Ryan aces the A grade at 16 Ryan Smith, 16, is the new A-grade club champion at Concord Golf Club. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP220678 SHIREEN KHALIL KEEP the name Ryan Smith locked in your memory as this 16-year-old Concord golfer may be our next Greg Norman. Little more than a year after being offered a scholarship to Concord Golf Club, Ryan became the youngest member ever to win the club's A-grade club championship. Scott Tenor previously held the record for his 2005 win at the age of 16 years and 11 months, but it was time for another star to shine through. Ryan beat 16 players, some more than twice his age, at the knockout champion- ship and is nothing but ''rapt'' about his achievement. ''It's insane, I feel rapt,'' he said. ''It's made me more confident as a player and I believe that I can win more.'' Ryan, who has been playing golf since the age of three, said the scholarship had provided him with the opportunity to play for ''such an awesome club'' and had developed him as a better golfer, playing on a harder course. At age 10 he joined the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation and has since spent his weekends travelling all over NSW playing junior tournaments. Ryan also spends over 25 hours a week training with his coach and Concord head professional Ken Trimble. His list of achievements includes making it into the NSW under-18 state squad and coming fourth overall in the state age championships. The young golfer apparently has a repu- tation for his bright orange belts, white golf shoes and outgoing personality. His lifelong dream is to turn pro one day, but Ryan's short-term goal is making it to the Golf Junior World Championships in July next year. Western Suburbs cricket results WESTS cricketers celebrated a clean sweep in the two-day matches against Blacktown in all grades. Centuries were scored by Paul Donovan (second grade) and Aaron Morris (fourth grade). Mitch Starc in first grade and Mitch Finlay in fifth grade got five-wicket hauls. First Grade: Western Suburbs 246 d Blacktown 141, and 9-190. Outstanding performances: First innings M Day 2-61, M Starc 5-32; second innings M Day 2-59, M Starc 2-24, T Sallway 3-44, M Singh 2-15. M Seymour 22, J Hughes 36, M Singh 48, B Rasool 77. Second grade: Western Sub- urbs 7-249 d Blacktown 195. First innings P Donovan 100, S McInerney 58, J Turner 26; J Turner 3-41, A Panucci 3-1. Third grade: Western Sub- urbs 4-160 d Blacktown 156. First innings R Khan 53, N Ashley 45no. Fourth grade: Western Sub- urbs 228 d Blacktown 173. Out- standing performances: First innings A Morris 101, S Thanabalasingam 45; L Gartrell 4-23, G Dennett 3-11. Fifth grade: Western Suburbs 7-140 d Blacktown 97 loss on first innings. S Singh 26, C Mortimer 25, K Tyler 31; M Finlay 5-21, F Lamb 2-15, K Tyler 2-27. First Grade will play their next two-day match at Waitara Oval against Northern Districts beginning on Saturday. Second grade will play at Pratten Park. Hundreds take ocean plunge Swimmers take the plunge in the Dawny to Cockatoo swim. Picture: DAVID MARSHALL ~PP220716 DESPITE temperamental weather, 280 swimmers turned up for the Dawny to Cockatoo Ocean Challenge in Balmain on Sunday. Organiser Peter Simms said he was pleased with the turnout for the first harbour ocean swim of the year, double the number he'd expected. ''It went very well in the end and over 70 people signed up on the day,'' he said He said the weather hadn't ruined the race and the water was a pleasant 21 degrees. ''We were lucky. There seemed to be a bit of a lull. The breeze died down and the water wasn't too choppy,'' Mr Simms said. Swimmers got warm at the presentation cer- emony afterwards with a big breakfast and hot drinks. Two 16-year-olds, Max Collins, from Willoughby and Killara's Aaron Zimaras were the fastest men on the day, swimming the 2.3km around Cockatoo Island and back in a dead heat at 32min 11sec. Liz Simms from Balmain was the fastest woman in the race, winning the 25 to 35 age group in about 34min. Good yields in lower reaches AL McGLASHAN Sydney fishing report DESPITE some pretty average weather over the past week, there have still been some good reports coming through -- es- pecially from the lower reaches of the harbour. Udo Edlinger fished Rose Bay, and flicking soft plastics, had a ball on dusky flathead, bream and some thumping silver trevally. The big school of kingfish that has been working up near the Harbour Bridge seems to have moved on, but there are still a few schools working their way through Middle Harbour. An early start is definitely the best way to find the kings working on the surface. There have also been heaps of tailor splashing about, with the hot spots being around Fort Denison, downstream from the Harbour Bridge. For those eager to soak some baits for jewfish, try the deeper holes upstream from the Har- bour Bridge. Fish the tide change, preferably just after dark, for the best chance. Alter- nately, if you prefer Middle Harbour, try fresh squid strips around the Spit Bridge for a chance at jewfish, big flathead and even kings. Thanks for all the reports last week. Keep them coming, and if you have any fishy questions, feel free to contact me at www.almcglashan.com. For more tips on fishing check out Modern Fishing magazine. For your chance to win a six-month subscription to Modern Fishing, simply tell us in 25 words or less about your favourite fishing spot and why. Send your answer with your name and phone number to modernfishing@newsmag azines.com.au. Competition closes Friday, December 12. 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