Golf Roundup

All the sizzling news from the cool, green greens.

All the sizzling news from the cool, green greens.

Gisborne Park

TUKI Sweeney admits he “amazed myself” with two hot rounds in the space of four days.

Sweeney was presented the Te Karaka trophy for best gross at the annual East Coast Fire Brigades tournament on Sunday.

Fire Service Gisborne station officer Sweeney posted 1-over 73-9-64, equalling his career-best score (shot in February of 2014).

He also combined with Dennis Jenkins and Pat Hogan to win the team-of-three title.

“That made it two trophies to fill,” said Sweeney, who pointed out the main reason Dennis’s son George was manning the cart was so, when needed, he could track down the wayward Dennis . . . by cellphone.

Sweeney went into Sunday’s round on the back of recording his lowest score — 75 — at the Poverty Bay course, which he recently joined.

Heading into the Heart Foundation fundraising tournament on Saturday, Cliff Nepe had to go back a few pages on the NZ Golf handicap website to find the last time he officially broke 80 at the Park.

Nepe racked up 44 points in shooting 78-14-64, riding a mini-rollercoaster through holes 7 to 11, which included birdies on the seventh and ninth, and double bogeys on 10 and 11.

The last time he signed for below-80 at the Park was December of 2012.

Nepe’s Saturday effort topped the men’s stablefeord while Lil McFlinn (86-16-70, 39pts) won the women’s stableford.

Electrinet Park results, SATURDAY — Heart Foundation fundraising tournament, men’s stableford: C Nepe 44, M Hutton 40, J Situ 40, W McHugh 39, G Hill 39.

Women’s stableford: L McFlinn 39, K Papuni 39, K McDonald 37, A Ward 35, J Akuhata 35.

Twos: F Hutton, C Nepe, J Situ, S Phillips, W Donnelly, A Pahina, F Hutton.

Approaches: G Hill (men), R Walford (women).

Men’s best second shot: A Pahina.

Women’s best third shot: K McDonald.

WEDNESDAY (Feb 3) — Women’s gross-minus-net-plus putts: J Kerr 79-70-29, 99.

Least putts: R Walford 27.

Twos: B Walker.

TUESDAY (Feb 2) — Veteran men’s stableford: B Symes 41, H White 39, B Cox 39, R Moiser 37, R Walford 37, E Parkin 37, B Atkins 36, P Mitchell 36.

Twos: C Brown, C Palmer.

MONDAY (Feb 1) — Voucher day stableford, men: J Charles 40, R Taylor 39, P Nepia 39, T File 38, E Morley 38, R Warren 38.

Women: W Morrissey 34.

Twos: P Nepia.

Poverty Bay

Division 1 players scorched their way to big stableford points hauls in last Thursday’s competition.

The top two, Vance Richardson and Tuki Sweeney, registered matching scores, right down to the same nines.

Both signed for 3-over 75-12-63, for 45 points. Both had nines of 36, 39.

Countback went the way of Richardson, whose round was his lowest since February of 2014.

Sweeney’s effort marked his recent switch of clubs from Gisborne Park to Poverty Bay and was easily his best at the Bay.

It took some serious points to be in the money in division 1.

Mark Higham was third with 76-11-65, for 43 points — his best number at the Bay in nearly two years. Richard Owen was fourth with 81-16-65, for 43.

The division 2 men posted more modest scores. Sam Willock’s 90-21-69, for 39 points, was good enough for victory, which he followed up with 85 off the stick on Monday.

Thomas Donovan (39pts), John Vaughan (36), Johnny Kerekere (38) and Brad Morgan (38) were the weekend winners.

Two women’s trophies have been decided. Teresa Lewis won the Maisey Stableford Cup and Judy Ngarimu the Summer Eclectic Cup.

WEDNESDAY — Women’s medal: D Jopson 73, M Allan 74.

Maisey Stableford Cup: T Lewis.

Summer Eclectic Cup: J Ngarimu.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: J Kerekere 38, T Goldsmith 37.

Division 2: B Morgan 38, M Mulrooney 38.

Twos: J Kerekere, R Morley.

Approach: D Patumaka.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: T Donovan 39, J Kerekere 36, P Butler 36.

Division 2: J Vaughan 36, D Wright 36, A Hayward 36.

Approach: D Bush.

THURSDAY (Feb 4) — Men’s stableford, division 1: V Richardson 45, T Sweeney 45, M Higham 43, R Owen 43.

Division 2: S Willock 39, B Allen 38, K Travers 36, B Proudfoot 35, P Humphreys 35.

Twos: D Donovan, M Mulrooney, D Mettrick, F Ball.

Approach: F Ball.

Patutahi

BUTCH McKenzie threatened a rare venture into 70s territory in winning the men’s stableford on Monday.

McKenzie carded 80-18-62, for 44 points. His only previous sub-80 was in January of 2014.

The Friday meat pack stableford crew produced another points blitz — Carl Newman leading the way with 25 points in winning division 2, just.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: D Nienhuys 103-31-72, M Brown 94-21-73, J Ewart 94-21-75.

MONDAY — Men’s stableford: B McKenzie 80-18-62, 44; E Brown jr 69-5-64, 42; C Beattie 84-11-66, 41; R Pardoe 83-17-66, 40; T Green 78-11-67, 39.

Women’s stableford: H Pomana 83-14-69, 38.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: S Skudder 66, S Pohatu 69.

Twos: C Brown.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: C Parker 22, O Willimott 22, T Coutts 21.

Junior division: C Newman 25, D Dods 24, S Fookes 24.

Te Puia Springs

THE Peter Rouse Memorial open tournament is at Te Puia Springs on Sunday. Tee-off is a rolling start from 10am to 12 noon. Format is net in men’s and women’s divisions.

Tolaga Bay

SCORING went against the summer trend on Sunday, with 29 points good enough to get among the prizes.

John Hale was the best on the day, producing 92-23-69, for 35 points, to win the stableford.

SUNDAY — Stableford: J Hale 35, W Robinson 33, P Stevenson 30, R Mackey 29.

Twos: W Robinson.

Friday — Twilight stableofrd: W Robinson 17, B Duncan 14.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, medal.

Waikohu

WAIKOHU’S open opening tournament is to be held on Saturday, February 20. Tee-off is at 11.30am. There is a working bee at the club this Saturday. A paint brush is required. Sunday will feature a club competition.

Seniors

PETE Harrison marked the opening of the Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ season in style on Tuesday. Te Puia Springs member Harrison shot 87-23-64, for 44 points, to win the opening day stableford at Gisborne Park.

TUESDAY — Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ opening day, Gisborne Park, stableford: P Harrison 44, N McGregor 41, J Aitchison 39, L Green 39, P Koorey 39, A Bacon 38, V Powdrell 38, M Orford 37, D Mettrick 37, B Morrissey 37, R McGann 37.

Twos: B Atkins, P Koorey, D Mettrick.

COMING UP: TUESDAY, Feb 23, Mahia visit; MONDAY/TUESDAY, March 14-15, GEC mixed seniors visit to Whakatane and Kawerau for Shark Trophy inter-vets clash with Bay of Plenty.

Gisborne Park

TUKI Sweeney admits he “amazed myself” with two hot rounds in the space of four days.

Sweeney was presented the Te Karaka trophy for best gross at the annual East Coast Fire Brigades tournament on Sunday.

Fire Service Gisborne station officer Sweeney posted 1-over 73-9-64, equalling his career-best score (shot in February of 2014).

He also combined with Dennis Jenkins and Pat Hogan to win the team-of-three title.

“That made it two trophies to fill,” said Sweeney, who pointed out the main reason Dennis’s son George was manning the cart was so, when needed, he could track down the wayward Dennis . . . by cellphone.

Sweeney went into Sunday’s round on the back of recording his lowest score — 75 — at the Poverty Bay course, which he recently joined.

Heading into the Heart Foundation fundraising tournament on Saturday, Cliff Nepe had to go back a few pages on the NZ Golf handicap website to find the last time he officially broke 80 at the Park.

Nepe racked up 44 points in shooting 78-14-64, riding a mini-rollercoaster through holes 7 to 11, which included birdies on the seventh and ninth, and double bogeys on 10 and 11.

The last time he signed for below-80 at the Park was December of 2012.

Nepe’s Saturday effort topped the men’s stablefeord while Lil McFlinn (86-16-70, 39pts) won the women’s stableford.

Electrinet Park results, SATURDAY — Heart Foundation fundraising tournament, men’s stableford: C Nepe 44, M Hutton 40, J Situ 40, W McHugh 39, G Hill 39.

Women’s stableford: L McFlinn 39, K Papuni 39, K McDonald 37, A Ward 35, J Akuhata 35.

Twos: F Hutton, C Nepe, J Situ, S Phillips, W Donnelly, A Pahina, F Hutton.

Approaches: G Hill (men), R Walford (women).

Men’s best second shot: A Pahina.

Women’s best third shot: K McDonald.

WEDNESDAY (Feb 3) — Women’s gross-minus-net-plus putts: J Kerr 79-70-29, 99.

Least putts: R Walford 27.

Twos: B Walker.

TUESDAY (Feb 2) — Veteran men’s stableford: B Symes 41, H White 39, B Cox 39, R Moiser 37, R Walford 37, E Parkin 37, B Atkins 36, P Mitchell 36.

Twos: C Brown, C Palmer.

MONDAY (Feb 1) — Voucher day stableford, men: J Charles 40, R Taylor 39, P Nepia 39, T File 38, E Morley 38, R Warren 38.

Women: W Morrissey 34.

Twos: P Nepia.

Poverty Bay

Division 1 players scorched their way to big stableford points hauls in last Thursday’s competition.

The top two, Vance Richardson and Tuki Sweeney, registered matching scores, right down to the same nines.

Both signed for 3-over 75-12-63, for 45 points. Both had nines of 36, 39.

Countback went the way of Richardson, whose round was his lowest since February of 2014.

Sweeney’s effort marked his recent switch of clubs from Gisborne Park to Poverty Bay and was easily his best at the Bay.

It took some serious points to be in the money in division 1.

Mark Higham was third with 76-11-65, for 43 points — his best number at the Bay in nearly two years. Richard Owen was fourth with 81-16-65, for 43.

The division 2 men posted more modest scores. Sam Willock’s 90-21-69, for 39 points, was good enough for victory, which he followed up with 85 off the stick on Monday.

Thomas Donovan (39pts), John Vaughan (36), Johnny Kerekere (38) and Brad Morgan (38) were the weekend winners.

Two women’s trophies have been decided. Teresa Lewis won the Maisey Stableford Cup and Judy Ngarimu the Summer Eclectic Cup.

WEDNESDAY — Women’s medal: D Jopson 73, M Allan 74.

Maisey Stableford Cup: T Lewis.

Summer Eclectic Cup: J Ngarimu.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: J Kerekere 38, T Goldsmith 37.

Division 2: B Morgan 38, M Mulrooney 38.

Twos: J Kerekere, R Morley.

Approach: D Patumaka.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: T Donovan 39, J Kerekere 36, P Butler 36.

Division 2: J Vaughan 36, D Wright 36, A Hayward 36.

Approach: D Bush.

THURSDAY (Feb 4) — Men’s stableford, division 1: V Richardson 45, T Sweeney 45, M Higham 43, R Owen 43.

Division 2: S Willock 39, B Allen 38, K Travers 36, B Proudfoot 35, P Humphreys 35.

Twos: D Donovan, M Mulrooney, D Mettrick, F Ball.

Approach: F Ball.

Patutahi

BUTCH McKenzie threatened a rare venture into 70s territory in winning the men’s stableford on Monday.

McKenzie carded 80-18-62, for 44 points. His only previous sub-80 was in January of 2014.

The Friday meat pack stableford crew produced another points blitz — Carl Newman leading the way with 25 points in winning division 2, just.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: D Nienhuys 103-31-72, M Brown 94-21-73, J Ewart 94-21-75.

MONDAY — Men’s stableford: B McKenzie 80-18-62, 44; E Brown jr 69-5-64, 42; C Beattie 84-11-66, 41; R Pardoe 83-17-66, 40; T Green 78-11-67, 39.

Women’s stableford: H Pomana 83-14-69, 38.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: S Skudder 66, S Pohatu 69.

Twos: C Brown.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: C Parker 22, O Willimott 22, T Coutts 21.

Junior division: C Newman 25, D Dods 24, S Fookes 24.

Te Puia Springs

THE Peter Rouse Memorial open tournament is at Te Puia Springs on Sunday. Tee-off is a rolling start from 10am to 12 noon. Format is net in men’s and women’s divisions.

Tolaga Bay

SCORING went against the summer trend on Sunday, with 29 points good enough to get among the prizes.

John Hale was the best on the day, producing 92-23-69, for 35 points, to win the stableford.

SUNDAY — Stableford: J Hale 35, W Robinson 33, P Stevenson 30, R Mackey 29.

Twos: W Robinson.

Friday — Twilight stableofrd: W Robinson 17, B Duncan 14.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, medal.

Waikohu

WAIKOHU’S open opening tournament is to be held on Saturday, February 20. Tee-off is at 11.30am. There is a working bee at the club this Saturday. A paint brush is required. Sunday will feature a club competition.

Seniors

PETE Harrison marked the opening of the Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ season in style on Tuesday. Te Puia Springs member Harrison shot 87-23-64, for 44 points, to win the opening day stableford at Gisborne Park.

TUESDAY — Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ opening day, Gisborne Park, stableford: P Harrison 44, N McGregor 41, J Aitchison 39, L Green 39, P Koorey 39, A Bacon 38, V Powdrell 38, M Orford 37, D Mettrick 37, B Morrissey 37, R McGann 37.

Twos: B Atkins, P Koorey, D Mettrick.

COMING UP: TUESDAY, Feb 23, Mahia visit; MONDAY/TUESDAY, March 14-15, GEC mixed seniors visit to Whakatane and Kawerau for Shark Trophy inter-vets clash with Bay of Plenty.

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