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Poverty Bay

KNOCKED out on the first hole in 2012 and 2014. Lost in a qualifying chip-off in 2013.

History ranked Diana Murphy chances of Kevin Hollis Glass 2015 women’s shootout glory somewhere between rank outsider and not a hope.

That, however, was then, and on Sunday the woman known as “Tuppence” was in the now as she buried ghosts, demons and poltergeists of the past to win the 19-women handicap elimination final.

Murphy found herself standing alongside Colleen Skuse on the 18th tee.

In their wake were 17 casualties of an event that gives amateurs a taste of the pressure those who do it for a living regularly face each week.

The shootout sees 19 qualifiers tee off on the first hole. The player with the worst net is shown the door and if more than one player is tied for the worst score, there is a chip-off or putt-off to decide who exits. The further you go, the more money you pocket.

Only three chip-offs were needed this year – on the eighth, ninth and 11th holes.

Murphy, off a 29-handicap, went through one of those – a four-woman chip-off on the ninth.

By that time, she wasn’t really worrying about if she went out.

“It was just nice to get past the first hole. I didn’t care after that.”

A triple bogey-8 was good enough to survive the first hurdle.

Seventeen tee-offs later it was just her and 22-handicapper Skuse, and Murphy took full advantage of the extra shot she was getting to “make up for the other years”.

Murphy was gracious in victory. She was “shocked and relieved” and put her success down to “other people’s mistakes” rather than her superior game.

The order of elimination in the final was — Letty Poananga (1), Viv Bell (2), Anne Thomas (3), Alvie Hale (4), June MacKinnon (5), Lynne Holmberg (6), Marg Colebourne (7), Jan Utting (8), Vonnie Fletcher (9), Miggles Shanks (10), Lorraine McLaughlin (11), Anne Witters (12), Gay Young (13), Peri Gayford (14), Pauline Zame (15), Pip Dymock (16), Colleen Skuse (17).

The Gary Bates Ltd men’s 19-hole shootout final, also on Sunday, was won by Gray Clapham.

Sunday — Gary Bates Ltd men’s 19-hole shootout, overall winner: Gray Clapham.

Order of elimination: Alan Destry (hole 1), Dave Pirimona (2), Richard Owen (3), Nigel McGregor (4), Marty Reynolds (5), Pat Butler (6), Roy Skuse (7), Nigel Jones (8), John Osborne (9), John Vaughan (10), Peter Clayton (11), Tene Goldsmith (12), Brad Morgan (13), Sam Willock (15), Simon Jeune (16), Basil Payne (17), Brent Colbert (18).

Men’s stableford: L Hewson 44, J Situ 41, R Young 41, E Brown jr)41, J Green 40.

Twos: W Brown

Approach: A Reedy.

Saturday — Approach: B Morgan.

Twos: A Jennings, P Clayton, B Morgan.

Thursday (Nov 19) — Men’s stableford : R Kelly 41, J Pittar 41, P Graham 40, R Third 39, P Butler 39, B Clarke 38, S Willock 38.

Twos: P Graham, M Gemmell, M Higham, A Kirkpatrick.

Approach: P Graham.

Tolaga Bay

IT ain’t how far, it’s how many. Just ask veteran Joe Lincoln after he upstaged the field, including several big-hitting Lincoln family members to win the men’s shootout final.

Leftie Joe was the last man standing in the annual hole-by-hole net elimination final. Bruce Yates was his final victim.

John Hale only lasted a couple of holes in the shootout final — one more than the previous year — but overcame that blow to the ego by winning the men’s medal on Sunday with 88-23-65.

Sunday — Medal: J Hale 65, J Crow 67, Taine Lincoln 68, W Robinson 68, F Waihi 69.

Putting: W Robinson 26, P Stevenson 28, Taine Lincoln 28, M Watts 29.

Twos: D Maitai, Taine Lincoln.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, committee meeting, 10am; SUNDAY, Dec 6, Tolaga Bay Christmas and closing day tournament, 8am and 12.30 tee-offs, all welcome.

Te Puia Springs

IAN Sykes is the Makarika Cup men’s matchplay champion for 2015.

Sykes defeated John Puha 2 and 1 in the final on Sunday.

Dick Cook carded his second-best round of the year, 74-14-60, for 42 points, to win the men’s stableford.s

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: D Cook 42, I Sykes 40, J Devery 36, R Smith 34, P Ngarimu 33, G Summersby 33.

Makarika Cup men’s matchplay final: I Sykes def J Puha 2 and 1.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Hikurangi Foodmarket Xmas Ham Tournament, gross, net, stableford in men’s and women’s sections, rolling start from 10am to 12 noon; SUNDAY, haggle.

Gisborne Park

A MIRROR-image performance by Blanche Walker and Geoff Hill won them the Colin Campbell mixed pairs stableford on Sunday.

Each player contributed 39 points for a combined total of 78, two ahead of Karen McDonald and Willie Donnelly.

Walker’s 82-12-70 featured a front-nine of 1-over 37.

The weather is getting warmer and so is the scoring. Wiki Morrissey won the women’s net-minus-stableford on Saturday, shooting 83 off the stick for a formulated score of 68-41-27.

Phil Simpson carded 96-30-66, for 42 points to win the men’s stableford.

A two on the fifth hole highlighted Norm Masters’ men’s stableford-winning 88-21-67, for 41 points, on Sunday.

John Rosewarne posted his best round in nearly four years to win the veteran men’s Tuesday stableford last week. He signed for 94-29-65, for 43 points.

Sunday — Colin Campbell Cup mixed pairs stableford: B Walker/G Hill 78, K McDonald/W Donnelly 76, R Walford/J Glassford 73.

Men’s stableford: N Marsters 41, K Kingi 40, D Harrison 39, D Craven 39.

Approach: P Cameron.

Men’s best second shot: H White.

Women’s best second shot: K McDonald.

Twos: N Marsters, D Harrison, P Cameron, D Craven, K Kingi, G Hill.

Saturday — Women’s net-minus-stableford: W Morrissey 68-41-27.

Men’s stableford: P Simpson 42, S Phillips 39, H Schreiber 38, E Parkin 37, N Marsters 37

Twos: S Phillips.

Wednesday (Nov 18) — Women’s hidden holes stableford: F Hutton 47.

Drawn twos: S Maisey.

Tuesday (Nov 17) — Veteran men’s stableford: J Rosewarne 43, P Koorey 40, B Atkins 39, A Nairne 39, T Buckingham 39, S Molhmann 38, E Parkin 38, W McHugh 37, H Nyenhuis 37.

Twos: P Hogan, S Molhman, B Atkins.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Electrinet Park Christmas tournament.

Waikohu

DJ Baty underlined his potential with a 45-point haul in the Christmas Cheer tournament on Saturday.

It won Baty the men’s stableford while Dee Cowie’s 38 points was the best of the women.

SATURDAY — Waikohu Christmas Cheer, men’s stableford: DJ Baty 45, L Green 43, A Coker 43, F Ngatoro 40, T Green 39, C Brown 38, W Bayley 37, T Ritchie 37, J Blair 37.

Women’s stableford: D Cowie 38, V Grace 37, G Roberts 37, H Pomana 37.

Twos: DJ Baty, T Hindmarsh, Taine Lincoln, G Brown.

Approaches: L Green, E Wynyard.

Best second shot: T Hindmarsh, T Lincoln, H Pomana, A Haisman.

Interclub challenge: Waikohu 67, Opotiki 65.

FRIDAY — Twilight ambrose, round 3: Hiway (2) 29, One Stop No Shop 27, Trotak 27, Mokopuna 26, Greenies 23.

COMING UP: TOMORROW, twilight ambrose final round; SUNDAY, free day.

Patutahi

BRIAN Wallace got the countback nod over a group of players in the men’s net on Sunday.

Wallace, Mike de Luze, Mo Farmer and Nikora Gupwell all returned 65s.

TUESDAY — Women’s par: M Alley 89-19-70, +1; M Philip 100-25-75, +1; H Humble 102-26-76, -2.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: B Wallace 78-13-65, M de Luze 87-22-65, M Farmer 86-21-65, N Gupwell 79-14-65, M Stock 81-15-66.

Women’s net: J Pohatu 89-18-71, M Brown 92-20-72.

Twos: G Tattersfield 2, J Pohatu 2, L Maynard.

Jackpot: J Pohatu, L Maynard.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: P Varey 23, L McKenzie 23, T Hindmarsh 20, J Blair 20.

Junior division: J Tietjen 25, D Dods 21, T Brodie 21, G Tattersfield 21.

The Guy Farmer Trophy and prizegiving scheduled for SATURDAY has been postponed to Saturday, December 12.

If you have a story, tournament to promote or results you wish to have printed, contact The Gisborne Herald at 869-0633 or email sports@gisborneherald.co.nz

Poverty Bay

KNOCKED out on the first hole in 2012 and 2014. Lost in a qualifying chip-off in 2013.

History ranked Diana Murphy chances of Kevin Hollis Glass 2015 women’s shootout glory somewhere between rank outsider and not a hope.

That, however, was then, and on Sunday the woman known as “Tuppence” was in the now as she buried ghosts, demons and poltergeists of the past to win the 19-women handicap elimination final.

Murphy found herself standing alongside Colleen Skuse on the 18th tee.

In their wake were 17 casualties of an event that gives amateurs a taste of the pressure those who do it for a living regularly face each week.

The shootout sees 19 qualifiers tee off on the first hole. The player with the worst net is shown the door and if more than one player is tied for the worst score, there is a chip-off or putt-off to decide who exits. The further you go, the more money you pocket.

Only three chip-offs were needed this year – on the eighth, ninth and 11th holes.

Murphy, off a 29-handicap, went through one of those – a four-woman chip-off on the ninth.

By that time, she wasn’t really worrying about if she went out.

“It was just nice to get past the first hole. I didn’t care after that.”

A triple bogey-8 was good enough to survive the first hurdle.

Seventeen tee-offs later it was just her and 22-handicapper Skuse, and Murphy took full advantage of the extra shot she was getting to “make up for the other years”.

Murphy was gracious in victory. She was “shocked and relieved” and put her success down to “other people’s mistakes” rather than her superior game.

The order of elimination in the final was — Letty Poananga (1), Viv Bell (2), Anne Thomas (3), Alvie Hale (4), June MacKinnon (5), Lynne Holmberg (6), Marg Colebourne (7), Jan Utting (8), Vonnie Fletcher (9), Miggles Shanks (10), Lorraine McLaughlin (11), Anne Witters (12), Gay Young (13), Peri Gayford (14), Pauline Zame (15), Pip Dymock (16), Colleen Skuse (17).

The Gary Bates Ltd men’s 19-hole shootout final, also on Sunday, was won by Gray Clapham.

Sunday — Gary Bates Ltd men’s 19-hole shootout, overall winner: Gray Clapham.

Order of elimination: Alan Destry (hole 1), Dave Pirimona (2), Richard Owen (3), Nigel McGregor (4), Marty Reynolds (5), Pat Butler (6), Roy Skuse (7), Nigel Jones (8), John Osborne (9), John Vaughan (10), Peter Clayton (11), Tene Goldsmith (12), Brad Morgan (13), Sam Willock (15), Simon Jeune (16), Basil Payne (17), Brent Colbert (18).

Men’s stableford: L Hewson 44, J Situ 41, R Young 41, E Brown jr)41, J Green 40.

Twos: W Brown

Approach: A Reedy.

Saturday — Approach: B Morgan.

Twos: A Jennings, P Clayton, B Morgan.

Thursday (Nov 19) — Men’s stableford : R Kelly 41, J Pittar 41, P Graham 40, R Third 39, P Butler 39, B Clarke 38, S Willock 38.

Twos: P Graham, M Gemmell, M Higham, A Kirkpatrick.

Approach: P Graham.

Tolaga Bay

IT ain’t how far, it’s how many. Just ask veteran Joe Lincoln after he upstaged the field, including several big-hitting Lincoln family members to win the men’s shootout final.

Leftie Joe was the last man standing in the annual hole-by-hole net elimination final. Bruce Yates was his final victim.

John Hale only lasted a couple of holes in the shootout final — one more than the previous year — but overcame that blow to the ego by winning the men’s medal on Sunday with 88-23-65.

Sunday — Medal: J Hale 65, J Crow 67, Taine Lincoln 68, W Robinson 68, F Waihi 69.

Putting: W Robinson 26, P Stevenson 28, Taine Lincoln 28, M Watts 29.

Twos: D Maitai, Taine Lincoln.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, committee meeting, 10am; SUNDAY, Dec 6, Tolaga Bay Christmas and closing day tournament, 8am and 12.30 tee-offs, all welcome.

Te Puia Springs

IAN Sykes is the Makarika Cup men’s matchplay champion for 2015.

Sykes defeated John Puha 2 and 1 in the final on Sunday.

Dick Cook carded his second-best round of the year, 74-14-60, for 42 points, to win the men’s stableford.s

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: D Cook 42, I Sykes 40, J Devery 36, R Smith 34, P Ngarimu 33, G Summersby 33.

Makarika Cup men’s matchplay final: I Sykes def J Puha 2 and 1.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Hikurangi Foodmarket Xmas Ham Tournament, gross, net, stableford in men’s and women’s sections, rolling start from 10am to 12 noon; SUNDAY, haggle.

Gisborne Park

A MIRROR-image performance by Blanche Walker and Geoff Hill won them the Colin Campbell mixed pairs stableford on Sunday.

Each player contributed 39 points for a combined total of 78, two ahead of Karen McDonald and Willie Donnelly.

Walker’s 82-12-70 featured a front-nine of 1-over 37.

The weather is getting warmer and so is the scoring. Wiki Morrissey won the women’s net-minus-stableford on Saturday, shooting 83 off the stick for a formulated score of 68-41-27.

Phil Simpson carded 96-30-66, for 42 points to win the men’s stableford.

A two on the fifth hole highlighted Norm Masters’ men’s stableford-winning 88-21-67, for 41 points, on Sunday.

John Rosewarne posted his best round in nearly four years to win the veteran men’s Tuesday stableford last week. He signed for 94-29-65, for 43 points.

Sunday — Colin Campbell Cup mixed pairs stableford: B Walker/G Hill 78, K McDonald/W Donnelly 76, R Walford/J Glassford 73.

Men’s stableford: N Marsters 41, K Kingi 40, D Harrison 39, D Craven 39.

Approach: P Cameron.

Men’s best second shot: H White.

Women’s best second shot: K McDonald.

Twos: N Marsters, D Harrison, P Cameron, D Craven, K Kingi, G Hill.

Saturday — Women’s net-minus-stableford: W Morrissey 68-41-27.

Men’s stableford: P Simpson 42, S Phillips 39, H Schreiber 38, E Parkin 37, N Marsters 37

Twos: S Phillips.

Wednesday (Nov 18) — Women’s hidden holes stableford: F Hutton 47.

Drawn twos: S Maisey.

Tuesday (Nov 17) — Veteran men’s stableford: J Rosewarne 43, P Koorey 40, B Atkins 39, A Nairne 39, T Buckingham 39, S Molhmann 38, E Parkin 38, W McHugh 37, H Nyenhuis 37.

Twos: P Hogan, S Molhman, B Atkins.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Electrinet Park Christmas tournament.

Waikohu

DJ Baty underlined his potential with a 45-point haul in the Christmas Cheer tournament on Saturday.

It won Baty the men’s stableford while Dee Cowie’s 38 points was the best of the women.

SATURDAY — Waikohu Christmas Cheer, men’s stableford: DJ Baty 45, L Green 43, A Coker 43, F Ngatoro 40, T Green 39, C Brown 38, W Bayley 37, T Ritchie 37, J Blair 37.

Women’s stableford: D Cowie 38, V Grace 37, G Roberts 37, H Pomana 37.

Twos: DJ Baty, T Hindmarsh, Taine Lincoln, G Brown.

Approaches: L Green, E Wynyard.

Best second shot: T Hindmarsh, T Lincoln, H Pomana, A Haisman.

Interclub challenge: Waikohu 67, Opotiki 65.

FRIDAY — Twilight ambrose, round 3: Hiway (2) 29, One Stop No Shop 27, Trotak 27, Mokopuna 26, Greenies 23.

COMING UP: TOMORROW, twilight ambrose final round; SUNDAY, free day.

Patutahi

BRIAN Wallace got the countback nod over a group of players in the men’s net on Sunday.

Wallace, Mike de Luze, Mo Farmer and Nikora Gupwell all returned 65s.

TUESDAY — Women’s par: M Alley 89-19-70, +1; M Philip 100-25-75, +1; H Humble 102-26-76, -2.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: B Wallace 78-13-65, M de Luze 87-22-65, M Farmer 86-21-65, N Gupwell 79-14-65, M Stock 81-15-66.

Women’s net: J Pohatu 89-18-71, M Brown 92-20-72.

Twos: G Tattersfield 2, J Pohatu 2, L Maynard.

Jackpot: J Pohatu, L Maynard.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: P Varey 23, L McKenzie 23, T Hindmarsh 20, J Blair 20.

Junior division: J Tietjen 25, D Dods 21, T Brodie 21, G Tattersfield 21.

The Guy Farmer Trophy and prizegiving scheduled for SATURDAY has been postponed to Saturday, December 12.

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