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Calling all soccer players

Ellen Merriam of the Cowichan Golf and Country Club blasts a shot out of the bunker on the sixth green during the Cowichan Ladies
Ellen Merriam of the Cowichan Golf and Country Club blasts a shot out of the bunker on the sixth green during the Cowichan Ladies' Open.
— image credit: Andrew Leong/file

Spirited competition from here, there and everywhere:

. Cowichan Golf and Country Club ladies' play has been matching the hot weather.

Players began picking up the pace during the June 12 novelty round.

Winners in their respective handicap divisions were: Melinda Spoor, Ellen Merriam, Mazine Klee, Mary Braithwaite and Leigh Forrest.

Merriam was also closest to the pin on No. 6 and Braithwaite made one of those rare chip-ins during the event.

Conditions were sunny and warm for a medal, pin, spoon round June 19, with Nancy Munro, Shirley Walker, Judy Turner and Klee leading the way in their respective handicap divisions.

Birdies were recorded by Tina Pace on No. 13 and Christa Robson on No. 14.

K.P. winners included: Lynda Morrison (No. 6); Linda Young (No. 8), Joan Wakelin (No. 13) and Naz Sicherman (No. 15).

Pat Davis and Robson both recorded chip-ins on No. 14 while Walker and Pace did the same on No. 9 and 11, respectively.

. Neall Rowlings tells us Cowichan men's soccer tryouts start Tuesday, July 30 and continue every Tuesday and Thursday until further notice for Div. 1 and 2 at the Sherman Road soccer fields from 7 to 9 p.m.

Both teams had great 2012-13 campaigns and are anxious to get geared up for a repeat in 2013-14.

. A tremendous amount of interest was shown in the annual men's singles competition at the Cowichan Lawn Bowling Club.

Twenty players signed up, the largest entry ever.

It was quite a battle for the final four spots. Clint Bailey, Tom Slemko, Roy Jaskow and Jim Irvine were successful in separating themselves from the crowd.

Bailey and Slemkow then advanced into the final.

Slemko eventually prevailed and earned the right to represent the club in the Bowls South Island Champ of Champs event later in the season.

. It's expensive to represent your province or country in any amateur sport.

Sam Jory is among the players from the provincial high school champion Cowichan Thunderbirds girls' rugby team who will be playing for the B.C, U18 team in the National Festival.

The entrance fee is $448 per girl. If anyone is able to lend any assistance to Jory or the other players, contact her by email at www.samanthawj@live.com.

— Don Bodger

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