One of the living spaces at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.“We had all the kids’ graduation and birthday parties there. “I think the toughest thing to say goodbye to will be all the memories.” The home is being marketed by Gail and Ian Gobey of Sash & Gable Real Estate and it will go to auction at 10.30am on October 14. The home at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.The property has a grand driveway and well-maintained lawns and gardens. Inside, there is a sunken lounge room, and an open-plan kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has granite benchtops, new appliances and a breakfast bar, while timber and glass bi-fold doors in the dining area open out to the outdoor entertaining area. The home at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.This sprawling home on a private 6000sq m block is going under the hammer in Capalaba. Owner Allan Todd said he bought the property at 8 Firtree St in 1990 as a family home. “We’d just had our third child and we were looking for acreage, and to get away from all the shops and distractions,” he said. “I was born in Wynnum and the progression out to acreage was pretty standard for my generation.” The kitchen and dining area at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Off the dining room, there is a rumpus room with a built-in bar and a second set of bi-fold doors opening out to the outdoors. There are three downstairs bedrooms — one with a private courtyard. There are also an office, a laundry, a bathroom and a home theatre with sound proofing. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a dressing room and an ensuite, and the second bedroom also has an ensuite. The outdoor entertaining area at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.Outside, the covered entertainment area flows out to the in-ground swimming pool and a poolside gazebo. Mr Todd said the property was a great place to entertain. “When our kids were at school, it was the party house of Ormiston College,” he said.
Freshman Sophia Popov’s victory helped the No. 3 USC Women’s golf team make up for the absence of three-time All-American junior Lizette Salas.Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for the team to keep up.Despite Popov’s first-place performance, the Women of Troy finished third in a field of 21 teams at the Pac-10/SEC Challenge at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif.Popov, fresh off pacing the German national team at the World Amateur in Argentina, fired a six-under-par 207 (72-68-67).“I was really relaxed out there and I hit the ball really well,” Popov said.She had her best round last, which helped the team climb the leader board during the rain-delayed final round. Five birdies and only one bogey helped Popov move from fifth the first place, giving the freshman her first collegiate victory on Sunday.UCLA won the tournament at six-over-par 856 (285-281-290), 11 strokes above No. 1 Alabama at 15-over 867 (289-286-292) and 19 strokes ahead of USC at 875 (294-291-290). The Women of Troy were as low as 10th going into the final round, but a strong final day boosted them to a fourth-consecutive top-three finish for the fall season.USC coach Andrea Gaston said she was pleased with the final day.“I know we left a lot of shots and a lot of putts out there, but it’s nice to make a huge move,” Gaston said. “Being back in 10th place and ending up in third is a huge move.”Joining Popov in the top 10 was junior Lisa McCloskey. McCloskey tied for 10th at three-over 216 (69-73-74), continuing her streak of top-10 finishes. Tenth place is her lowest finish since arriving at USC for this season. The two-time All-American, who represented Columbia at the World Amateur in October, was on the front nine in her final round, but couldn’t overcome a double bogey on her way to a three-over-par final nine.Sophomore Cyna Rodriguez tied for 24th at nine-over-par 222 (76-73-73). Her final round of four birdies was undone by four bogeys and a double bogeys, though a final round 73 was good enough to bring her from 45th place to 24th on the final day.Junior Inah Park tied for 79th with a consistent tournament at 21-over-par 234 (77-79-78). A double bogey on her second hole was compounded by seven bogeys with only two birdies on the final day.Freshman Rachel Morris rounded out the Women of Troy in 89th place at 23-over-par 236 (83-77-76). Her best round, on Sunday, suffered from a stretch of five bogeys in six holes.The team played without Salas for the first time this season, presenting an interesting opportunity for the team to examine its depth. A third-place finish without Salas is encouraging, according to Gaston.Beyond naming a team and individual winner, the tournament sought to pit the two most powerful conferences in women’s golf against each other, a concept East and West Coast fans have long dreamed about in college football. The Pac-10 took the title with teams finishing first, third, fourth and tied for sixth.USC has finished its fall season, and now has until Feb. 14 before playing in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif. Until then, the team will work to improve their chances of getting its first victory of the season.“I’ll try to get ready for spring season, because that one matters more,” Popov said.