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October 13, 2011
Running test a
tribute to wife
ON LINE: SMN Austen
Bagster shows his putting
style during the Navy Golf
Photos: CFN Max Bree
CPO Raymond Macey edged out 38
other players to win the Navy Golf
Championships for the second year in
a row at the St Michael's Golf Club in
Sydney on September 19-20.
CPO Macey and LCDR Steven Hancock
both finished on 168, forcing a play-off in
which CPO Macey eventually won with a
par on the first play-off hole.
Strong winds on the second day sent
balls off target and hampered golfers at the
CPO Macey, a member of a neighbour-
ing club, said he knew to hit the ball low to
minimise the wind's impact.
"You could say that I had an unfair
advantage. But the wind factor played a
major part in the scoring overall," CPO
AB James Stamp emerged the net (hand-
icap) winner with a score of 144, right on
the course par.
AB Stamp said he was not expecting to
pick up the win in such a talented field.
"There were a lot of better players than
me. But it worked out well," AB Stamp said.
Once enjoying a handicap of 19, AB
Stamp will have to work harder next time
with a new handicap of 16.6.
-- CFN Max Bree
Macey delivers in play off
IN THE SWING: (Above) LEUT Rob Plater
chips out of a bunker and (right) CPO Joe
Eyles makes an approach to the green.
Clancey lights up court
A SAILOR tried his best to rescue
Air Force's basketball team in the
South Australian inter-service grand
final against Army, but was unable
to stop Army winning 67-55. LS Nick
Clancey, of NHQ-Adelaide, shared
most-valuable-player honours with
PTE Jason Morton. LS Clancey
played for Air Force because Navy
did not have a team in the tourna-
ment, from September 15-16 at
RAAF Edinburgh. LS Clancey gave
Air Force a strong start, scoring 18
points in the first half. He will now
push for selection to compete in the
national Defence championships
from November 26 -- December 4.
"The best thing about the tourna-
ment was competing in six games
over the two days -- playing that
much basketball is awesome," he
Touring Timor in style
TWO RAN members have featured
prominently in a historic win at the
2011 Tour de Timor mountain bike
race. International Stabilisation
Force (ISF) Chief of Staff CMDR
Charlie Stephenson and finance
adviser LEUT Chris Clarke were
part of an ISF team that took out
the coveted security sector trophy
in the six-day, 600km event. East
Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta
presented the award at a gala cer-
emony in front of the Presidential
Palace. CMDR Stephenson said
it was an honour to compete in an
event. "We had a great bunch of
riders and some fantastic -- and
essential -- help from our support
team," he said. "We all enjoyed the
LEUT Sandon Morrell will draw on
the strength of his wife as he runs in
the 100km Great North Walk 100 race
in New South Wales to raise funds for
Watching the courage his wife LEUT
Noelani Morrell has showed
since being diagnosed with
breast cancer earlier this
year has inspired him to take
on the challenge.
He is aiming to raise
$10,000 for Cure Cancer
Australia Foundation in the
lead up to the event, being
held on November 12.
Sandon said the run,
through the mountains
b etween Newcastle and
Wyong, would be tough but he would be
more than ready.
"I just want to do justice to the hard-
ships that cancer patients endure. The
up-and-down nature of the race is really
reflective of the rollercoaster ride that is
the cancer journey," he said.
Noelani was diagnosed in February
and has since undergone three surgeries
and five rounds of chemotherapy.
Her journey to recovery
began in August.
Noelani said the support
from family and friends had
"But through all the ups
and downs, Sandon has been
my number one support," she
"He had all the logistics
in hand, paid the bills, organ-
ised the helpers...and all I
had to do was focus on get-
To donate, visit www.everydayhero.com.
LEUTs Sandon and
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