Lismore golfer Rhein Gibson qualified for the PGA Tour earlier this month.
Lismore golfer Rhein Gibson qualified for the PGA Tour earlier this month. PAUL MILLER Nolan Verheij-Full

Our Top 5 sporting moments of the month

WE HAVE a new addition to the sports section today with the sports editors picks for the top five sporting moments of the month.

It will run on the last Thursday of each month and features the top five moments from that month.

The moments can include something that happened at local sporting events or from what our sports stars have achieved around the country or overseas.

It is not limited to current locals and athletes who grew up or spent time in the region have been included.

This month cricket, golf, motor sport, rugby union and surfing are featured in the top five.

PGA dream

LISMORE golfer Rhein Gibson achieved a lifelong dream by securing a spot on the PGA Tour.

He cemented his place after finishing fourth in the Web.com Championship event in Florida.

Gibson finished 10th overall in the secondary tour's four-week finals series with the top 25 earning touring cards.

The 29-year-old has played in the British Open and set a world record for the lowest score on a regulation 18-hole course at the River Oakes Golf Club.

 

Tyler Wright
Tyler Wright Marc Stapelberg Nolan Verheij-Full Damien Poullenot

The Wright stuff

FORMER Lennox Head surfer Tyler Wright won the Roxy Pro in France for the second consecutive year.

Wright dominated the final scoring a 17.10 (out of a possible 20) while Hawaiian Tatiana Weston-Webb finished with a 10.93.

It was the first World Championship Tour event win of the season for Wright and put her fifth overall on rankings.

There is one more event for the year with the Target Maui Pro at Hawaii in December.

 

Fijian teams dominated the 26th annual Byron Bay Rugby sevens carnival.
Fijian teams dominated the 26th annual Byron Bay Rugby sevens carnival.

Fiji dominates

NEW team Fiji Tabadamu dominated the annual Byron Bay Rugby sevens carnival.

Tabadamu went through undefeated and beat Canberra-based team Ozboks 31-5 in the final. There were 43 teams compete in men and women's competition at the 26 running of the event.

Far North Coast teams competed in the new social division with Brisbane Fiji taking out the B-Grade section.

 

Cudgen batsman Alec Williams scored 101 not out against Pottsville in the second round of the FNC LJ Hooker competition.
Cudgen batsman Alec Williams scored 101 not out against Pottsville in the second round of the FNC LJ Hooker competition.

 

Big hits

THE Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket season has started with two players scoring centuries in the first three rounds.

Lennox Head opener Sam Lewis scored 100 in the first game of the season against Alstonville at Megan Crescent Oval, Lennox Head.

Elsewhere, Cudgen top-order batsman Alec Williams was unbeaten on 101 against Pottsville in the second round.

Marist Brothers opener Ashley Simes has had a strong start to the season and almost made a ton before he was dismissed for 93 against the Casino Cavaliers.

Lennox Head and Cudgen are tied at the top of the ladder on 18 competition points.

 

Kyogle racer Justin Hall won his second Australian title at Phillip Island in the 300 Production division.
Kyogle racer Justin Hall won his second Australian title at Phillip Island in the 300 Production division.

Impressive Hall

KYOGLE rider Justin Hall won his second Australian title when he took out the Australian Superbike 300 Production division at Phillip Island.

He finished 17 points clear of his closest rival on overall points.

The win followed on from his Australian title in the 125 class last year.

Hall has all local sponsors and is hoping to attract more so he can defend his title next year.

 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Aaron Teys and Indi Conlan - Lawn bowls

Former Ballina bowler Aaron Teys was selected in the Australian lawn bowls team.

Teys, 21, won the Australian open earlier this year and is the youngest member of the team.

Elsewhere, South Lismore bowler Indi Conlan was selected in the NSW Country side and is the junior skip.

Mikey McDonagh and Nxyie Ryan - Surfing

Lennox Head surfers Mikey McDonagh and Nyxie Ryan have had a big month of competition.

McDonagh won the 16 and under boys division at the Rip Curl GromSearch in Victoria.

He is only 14 and already competing in Under-18 divisions.

Meanwhile, Ryan has won multiple events in the Occy and Wahu Grom.



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