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Poverty Bay

NIGEL Jones picked the right time to play his best golf in over a year. Jones proved seedings mean nothing by disposing of top qualifier Ross Morley in the first round of matchplay in the Reynolds Cup.

Pars from the second through to the sixth set up the 20-handicapper, who was getting 10 shots off his opponent. Jones also won the division 2 men’s stableford with 86-20-66, for 42 points.

Ten pars weren’t enough for Morley, whose consolatory beer turned into a celebratory one two days later on his 40th birthday.

Jones advanced to the semifinals, despite not playing anywhere near as well, with a 3 and 2 defeat of John Vaughan on Sunday. He faces Dave Pirimona in one semifinal while Roger Kelly plays the winner of Cliff Poole’s quarterfinal clash with Ken White in the other.

Neil Mackie (78-9-69, 39 points) and Colin Christie (89-19-70, 38pts) won last Thursday’s stableford; John Kerekere (81-10-71, 37pts) won the division 1 stableford on Saturday; and Simon Jeune (73-4-69, 39pts) and Phil Grogan (84-16-68, 40pts) won the Sunday competition.

The Poverty Bay women’s open was played this week. A story will be in The Herald on Saturday.

WEDNESDAY

Poverty Bay women’s open, McFadyen Cup group 1, final (players from Poverty Bay unless otherwise indicated): J Kerr def K McDonald (Gis Park).

Consolation: J Utting.

Flight 1: A Witters.

Flight 2: Miggles Shanks.

Sandown Salver group 2, final: M Allan def V Bell.

Consolation: K Willis.

Flight 1: K Crosby.

Flight 2: M Marino (Gis Park).

Awapuni Salver group 3, final: P Gayford def T Lewis.

Consolation: J Steele.

Flight 1: J Bell.

Flight 2: M Powdrell.

Tatapouri Salver group 5 (27 holes): A Thomas from V Fraser.

Consolation: C Skuse.

Flight 1: A Sutton.

Flight 2: J Foot (Gis Park).

Approaches: J Utting (0-20), P Gayford (21-42), A Thomas (27-holers).

Best third shot on 5: B Walker (0-20), K Willis (21-42), A Thomas (27-holers).

Twos: J Utting 4, P Gayford 2, J MacKinnon, J Kerr, K McDonald, P Zame.

SUNDAY

Men’s stableford, division 1: S Jeune 39, R Young 37, P Anderson 36, J Kerekere 36.

Division 2: P Grogan 40, G Marchbank 39, D Wright 36, B Simpson 36.

Twos: R Young, S Jeune, B Talbot, M Jefferson, B Morrissey.

Approach: R Young.

SATURDAY

Men’s stableford, division 1: J Kerekere 37, B Morrissey 37, K White 37, P Butler 36, W Brown 36.

Division 2: N Jones 42, J Vaughan 39, M Reynolds 38, P Grogan 35, D Malcolm 33.

Twos: J Situ.

Approach: A Higham.

THURSDAY (March 17)

Men’s stableford, division 1: N Mackie 39, G Clapham 36.

Division 2: C Christie 38, R Owen 35.

Twos: C Poole.

Approach: C Poole.

Gisborne Park

TEN-year-old Zach Rolls made his first taste of matchplay a winning one as he progressed to the junior final of the men’s Handicap Cup at the weekend. The Mangapapa student defeated Mason Emery 2 and 1 to underline his exciting potential.

Getting six shots off his opponent, he won the first three holes before Emery woke up and made a close match of it. Left-hander Rolls ended the match on the 17th to set up a final against club stalwart Mike Hutton — very much a clash of youth and experience.

Carney Pipi reached new heights in her golfing career with a personal best round last Wednesday. Her 85-20-65 was only the second time she has officially gone under 90. It won her the women’s stableford+par competition, thanks largely to a front-nine of 41.

SUNDAY

Men’s net: T Donovan 69, B Huhu 71, K Kingi 72, S Phillips 73 on c/b.

Twos: R Grace, T Donovan, K Hay, W Morrissey, J Akuhata.

SATURDAY

Men’s stableford: H White 40, A Pahina 39, E Parkin 39, A Nairne 38, B Reynolds 37 on c/b.

Twos: A Pahina, K Kingi, S Phillips.

WEDNESDAY (March 16)

Women’s stableford + par competition: C Pipi 23 points first nine, +3 second nine.

TUESDAY (March 15)

Veteran men’s stableford: W Donnelly 42, C Birch 41, R Walford 40, B Morrissey 38, C Brown 38, P Koorey 38, P Mitchell 37.

Twos: W Donnelly.

Tolaga Bay

MARK Watts and Pete Stevenson denied Tere Lincoln glory in the putting and medal on Sunday. Watts won the medal with 64, one shot ahead of Lincoln, while Stevenson’s 26 putts were two fewer than Lincoln. Stevenson also won the twilight nine-hole stableford on Friday with 22 points.

SUNDAY

Putting: P Stevenson 26, Tere Lincoln 28.

Twos: W Robinson, M Watts.

Medal: M Watts 64, Tere Lincoln 65, R Mackey 66.

FRIDAY

Twilight nine-hole stableford: P Stevenson 22, W Robinson 18, C O’Sullivan 18.

Te Puia Springs

MAHIA’S Ngapere McRoberts rode a golfing roller coaster on the way to officially breaking 80 for the first time in her three-year career on Saturday. McRoberts mixed nines of 42, 36 to win the division 1 net in the Te Puia Springs women’s open. Her 78-15-63 featured ranged from quadruple-8 on the eighth hole to birdie-4 on the 15th.

Wairoa’s Tina Duncan enjoyed the Coast course. She won the division 1 gross with 81, the 16-handicapper beating 6-handicapped Gisborne Park player Karen McDonald on countback.

Park member Blanche Walker (34 points) won the div 1 stableford. Division 2 winners were Taina Paku (net, 67) of Wairoa and home-course players Miriana Waitoa (gross, 89) and Iritana Ngarimu (stableford, 35pts).

SUNDAY

Jo Hale Memorial Trophy, round 1, men (net): D Young.79-17-62, P Ngarimu 78-15-63, J Devery 84-15-69.

Joe Hale Memorial round 1, women (net), also LGU, Presidents round 1: G Roberts 86-15-71, I Ngarimu.97-23-74, A Cook 109-32-77.

SATURDAY

Te Puia Springs women’s open, division 1 (0-18), net: N McRoberts 78-15-63, M Shanks 86-15-71.

Gross: T Duncan 81-16-65, K McDonald 81-6-75.

Stableford: B Walker 82-12-70, 34; J Utting 85-12-73, 33.

Division 2 (19+), net: T Paku 88-21-67, V Grace 101-26-75.

Gross: M Waitoa 89-19-70, J Ewart 97-21-76.

Stableford: I Ngarimu 93-23-70, 35; M Fergus 102-24-78, 30.

Others stableford: E Wynyard 33, K Johnson 32, J Coker 32, W Morrissey 32, G Roberts 32, M Alley 31, V Bell 31, K Green 30.

Approaches, 0-18: J Kerr,W Morrissey

19+: A Stills-Hindmarsh, I Ngarimu

Long drives: N McRoberts (0-18), J Soloman (19+).

Twos: T Ford, P Summersby.

The Te Puia Springs team for the E.R. Black Cup interclub at Tahunga on April 4 are – D Cook/R Ngatai, I Sykes/A Cook, J Devery/G Roberts, P Ngarimu/I Ngarimu, C Colbert/P Harrison.

Mahia

HOT from victory at the Te Puia Springs women’s open on Saturday, Ngapera McRoberts teamed with Gid Pitman to win the Johnston Canadian mixed foursomes round on Sunday. The pair recorded net 66.5 to head off cousins Fairlaine and Clay Wesche, and Lil Morgan and Roger Bremner.

SUNDAY

Johnston Canadian mixed foursomes: N McRoberts/G Pitman 66.5, F Wesche/C Wesche 70, L Morgan/R Bremner 70.

COMING UP: Carter Cup round 1 for men, LGU.

Waikohu

LARRY Green produced his lowest score since June of 2013 to win the men’s stableford on Sunday. Green had 15 pars and three bogeys in his 73-10-63, for 43 points.

Julie Coker ended a 20-month sub-80 drought in topping the women’s stableford with 77-12-65, also for 43 points.

SUNDAY

Men’s stableford: L Green 43, K Tamanui 40, T Brown 36, T Smith 35.

Women’s stableford: J Coker 43, M Tuapawa 34, V Grace 31, E Wynyard 31.

Twos: J Coker.

COMING UP: SATURDAY/SUNDAY, Terry Rutene Memorial 4x9-hole matchplay tournament, Saturday tee-off 9.30am, Sunday tee-off 10am.

Patutahi

JOE Blair and Kelly Utting produced 41-point hauls to take the stableford honours on Sunday. Blair shot 83-18-65 to be the best of the men while Utting went agonisingly close to breaking a century in winning the women’s competition with 100-35-65.

TUESDAY

Women’s net, 18 holes: M Alley 86-17-69, J Winiata 93-22-71.

9-holers’ stableford: G Brooks 15, N Hokianga 15.

SUNDAY

Men’s stableford: J Blair 41, B McKenzie 40, M Stock 40, L Maynard 39, R Nichol 39, C Beattie 39.

Women’s stableford: K Utting 41, J Ruru 37.

FRIDAY

Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: C Beattie 23, C Brown 23.

Junior division: D Skudder 23, D Tarry 18.

Tahunga

TOM Sherratt and Tammy Steele were runaway winners of the Horoeka Jugs mixed pairs title at the weekend. They posted a combined total of 80 points, 10 clear of Mark Steele and Kylie Johnson. Steele also won the all-in and women’s approach while Ben Johnson picked up the men’s best second shot.

Women’s pennants

WAIROA’S long journey to Te Puia Springs reaped reward in round 2 of the Poverty Bay women’s pennants on Saturday.

Played as part of the Te Puia women’s open tournament, Wairoa won the round with a net total of 292 to mark their first year as part of the district’s pennants. Waikohu were second on 295 and Poverty Bay were third on 298.

Waikohu added that second to their first placing in the opening round to be sitting top of the table on 17 points at the halfway stage. Wairoa are just point back and Poverty Bay are third on 15.

The next round of the four-round series is at Tahunga on April 23.

Poverty Bay women’s pennants, round 2 (at Te Puia Springs), net: Wairoa 292, Waikohu 295, Poverty Bay 298, Gisborne Park 304, Te Puia Springs 307, Mahia 310, Patutahi 311, Tolaga Bay 316, Tahunga 325.

Overall standings after two rounds: Waikohu 17, Wairoa 16, Poverty Bay 15, Patutahi 9, Mahia 9, Te Puia Springs 9, Gisborne Park 7, Tolaga Bay 5, Tahunga 3.

Senior golfers

MAHIA players made their presence felt at the Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ invitation day tournament at Patutahi this week. Jim Ash won the par competition with 79-16-63, 6-up on the card. Fellow Mahia members Roger Bremner, Gid Pitman, Frank Daley and Duncan Bremner were also in the prizes.

Poverty Bay’s Des Malcolm denied the Mahitians a trifecta. He was second on +3.

There were 28 players in the field, including seven from Mahia and one from Te Puia Springs. Player were impressed by the presentation of the course.

Patutahi invitation day, par round: Jim Ash +6, D Malcolm +3, R Bremner +3, G Pitman +2, F Daley +1, L Green +1, B Morrissey +1, D Bremner +1, P Harrison +1, P Koorey sq, R Young sq.

Twos: R Farmer.

COMING UP: TUESDAY, April 5, Waikohu invitation day, 11am start.

Poverty Bay

NIGEL Jones picked the right time to play his best golf in over a year. Jones proved seedings mean nothing by disposing of top qualifier Ross Morley in the first round of matchplay in the Reynolds Cup.

Pars from the second through to the sixth set up the 20-handicapper, who was getting 10 shots off his opponent. Jones also won the division 2 men’s stableford with 86-20-66, for 42 points.

Ten pars weren’t enough for Morley, whose consolatory beer turned into a celebratory one two days later on his 40th birthday.

Jones advanced to the semifinals, despite not playing anywhere near as well, with a 3 and 2 defeat of John Vaughan on Sunday. He faces Dave Pirimona in one semifinal while Roger Kelly plays the winner of Cliff Poole’s quarterfinal clash with Ken White in the other.

Neil Mackie (78-9-69, 39 points) and Colin Christie (89-19-70, 38pts) won last Thursday’s stableford; John Kerekere (81-10-71, 37pts) won the division 1 stableford on Saturday; and Simon Jeune (73-4-69, 39pts) and Phil Grogan (84-16-68, 40pts) won the Sunday competition.

The Poverty Bay women’s open was played this week. A story will be in The Herald on Saturday.

WEDNESDAY

Poverty Bay women’s open, McFadyen Cup group 1, final (players from Poverty Bay unless otherwise indicated): J Kerr def K McDonald (Gis Park).

Consolation: J Utting.

Flight 1: A Witters.

Flight 2: Miggles Shanks.

Sandown Salver group 2, final: M Allan def V Bell.

Consolation: K Willis.

Flight 1: K Crosby.

Flight 2: M Marino (Gis Park).

Awapuni Salver group 3, final: P Gayford def T Lewis.

Consolation: J Steele.

Flight 1: J Bell.

Flight 2: M Powdrell.

Tatapouri Salver group 5 (27 holes): A Thomas from V Fraser.

Consolation: C Skuse.

Flight 1: A Sutton.

Flight 2: J Foot (Gis Park).

Approaches: J Utting (0-20), P Gayford (21-42), A Thomas (27-holers).

Best third shot on 5: B Walker (0-20), K Willis (21-42), A Thomas (27-holers).

Twos: J Utting 4, P Gayford 2, J MacKinnon, J Kerr, K McDonald, P Zame.

SUNDAY

Men’s stableford, division 1: S Jeune 39, R Young 37, P Anderson 36, J Kerekere 36.

Division 2: P Grogan 40, G Marchbank 39, D Wright 36, B Simpson 36.

Twos: R Young, S Jeune, B Talbot, M Jefferson, B Morrissey.

Approach: R Young.

SATURDAY

Men’s stableford, division 1: J Kerekere 37, B Morrissey 37, K White 37, P Butler 36, W Brown 36.

Division 2: N Jones 42, J Vaughan 39, M Reynolds 38, P Grogan 35, D Malcolm 33.

Twos: J Situ.

Approach: A Higham.

THURSDAY (March 17)

Men’s stableford, division 1: N Mackie 39, G Clapham 36.

Division 2: C Christie 38, R Owen 35.

Twos: C Poole.

Approach: C Poole.

Gisborne Park

TEN-year-old Zach Rolls made his first taste of matchplay a winning one as he progressed to the junior final of the men’s Handicap Cup at the weekend. The Mangapapa student defeated Mason Emery 2 and 1 to underline his exciting potential.

Getting six shots off his opponent, he won the first three holes before Emery woke up and made a close match of it. Left-hander Rolls ended the match on the 17th to set up a final against club stalwart Mike Hutton — very much a clash of youth and experience.

Carney Pipi reached new heights in her golfing career with a personal best round last Wednesday. Her 85-20-65 was only the second time she has officially gone under 90. It won her the women’s stableford+par competition, thanks largely to a front-nine of 41.

SUNDAY

Men’s net: T Donovan 69, B Huhu 71, K Kingi 72, S Phillips 73 on c/b.

Twos: R Grace, T Donovan, K Hay, W Morrissey, J Akuhata.

SATURDAY

Men’s stableford: H White 40, A Pahina 39, E Parkin 39, A Nairne 38, B Reynolds 37 on c/b.

Twos: A Pahina, K Kingi, S Phillips.

WEDNESDAY (March 16)

Women’s stableford + par competition: C Pipi 23 points first nine, +3 second nine.

TUESDAY (March 15)

Veteran men’s stableford: W Donnelly 42, C Birch 41, R Walford 40, B Morrissey 38, C Brown 38, P Koorey 38, P Mitchell 37.

Twos: W Donnelly.

Tolaga Bay

MARK Watts and Pete Stevenson denied Tere Lincoln glory in the putting and medal on Sunday. Watts won the medal with 64, one shot ahead of Lincoln, while Stevenson’s 26 putts were two fewer than Lincoln. Stevenson also won the twilight nine-hole stableford on Friday with 22 points.

SUNDAY

Putting: P Stevenson 26, Tere Lincoln 28.

Twos: W Robinson, M Watts.

Medal: M Watts 64, Tere Lincoln 65, R Mackey 66.

FRIDAY

Twilight nine-hole stableford: P Stevenson 22, W Robinson 18, C O’Sullivan 18.

Te Puia Springs

MAHIA’S Ngapere McRoberts rode a golfing roller coaster on the way to officially breaking 80 for the first time in her three-year career on Saturday. McRoberts mixed nines of 42, 36 to win the division 1 net in the Te Puia Springs women’s open. Her 78-15-63 featured ranged from quadruple-8 on the eighth hole to birdie-4 on the 15th.

Wairoa’s Tina Duncan enjoyed the Coast course. She won the division 1 gross with 81, the 16-handicapper beating 6-handicapped Gisborne Park player Karen McDonald on countback.

Park member Blanche Walker (34 points) won the div 1 stableford. Division 2 winners were Taina Paku (net, 67) of Wairoa and home-course players Miriana Waitoa (gross, 89) and Iritana Ngarimu (stableford, 35pts).

SUNDAY

Jo Hale Memorial Trophy, round 1, men (net): D Young.79-17-62, P Ngarimu 78-15-63, J Devery 84-15-69.

Joe Hale Memorial round 1, women (net), also LGU, Presidents round 1: G Roberts 86-15-71, I Ngarimu.97-23-74, A Cook 109-32-77.

SATURDAY

Te Puia Springs women’s open, division 1 (0-18), net: N McRoberts 78-15-63, M Shanks 86-15-71.

Gross: T Duncan 81-16-65, K McDonald 81-6-75.

Stableford: B Walker 82-12-70, 34; J Utting 85-12-73, 33.

Division 2 (19+), net: T Paku 88-21-67, V Grace 101-26-75.

Gross: M Waitoa 89-19-70, J Ewart 97-21-76.

Stableford: I Ngarimu 93-23-70, 35; M Fergus 102-24-78, 30.

Others stableford: E Wynyard 33, K Johnson 32, J Coker 32, W Morrissey 32, G Roberts 32, M Alley 31, V Bell 31, K Green 30.

Approaches, 0-18: J Kerr,W Morrissey

19+: A Stills-Hindmarsh, I Ngarimu

Long drives: N McRoberts (0-18), J Soloman (19+).

Twos: T Ford, P Summersby.

The Te Puia Springs team for the E.R. Black Cup interclub at Tahunga on April 4 are – D Cook/R Ngatai, I Sykes/A Cook, J Devery/G Roberts, P Ngarimu/I Ngarimu, C Colbert/P Harrison.

Mahia

HOT from victory at the Te Puia Springs women’s open on Saturday, Ngapera McRoberts teamed with Gid Pitman to win the Johnston Canadian mixed foursomes round on Sunday. The pair recorded net 66.5 to head off cousins Fairlaine and Clay Wesche, and Lil Morgan and Roger Bremner.

SUNDAY

Johnston Canadian mixed foursomes: N McRoberts/G Pitman 66.5, F Wesche/C Wesche 70, L Morgan/R Bremner 70.

COMING UP: Carter Cup round 1 for men, LGU.

Waikohu

LARRY Green produced his lowest score since June of 2013 to win the men’s stableford on Sunday. Green had 15 pars and three bogeys in his 73-10-63, for 43 points.

Julie Coker ended a 20-month sub-80 drought in topping the women’s stableford with 77-12-65, also for 43 points.

SUNDAY

Men’s stableford: L Green 43, K Tamanui 40, T Brown 36, T Smith 35.

Women’s stableford: J Coker 43, M Tuapawa 34, V Grace 31, E Wynyard 31.

Twos: J Coker.

COMING UP: SATURDAY/SUNDAY, Terry Rutene Memorial 4x9-hole matchplay tournament, Saturday tee-off 9.30am, Sunday tee-off 10am.

Patutahi

JOE Blair and Kelly Utting produced 41-point hauls to take the stableford honours on Sunday. Blair shot 83-18-65 to be the best of the men while Utting went agonisingly close to breaking a century in winning the women’s competition with 100-35-65.

TUESDAY

Women’s net, 18 holes: M Alley 86-17-69, J Winiata 93-22-71.

9-holers’ stableford: G Brooks 15, N Hokianga 15.

SUNDAY

Men’s stableford: J Blair 41, B McKenzie 40, M Stock 40, L Maynard 39, R Nichol 39, C Beattie 39.

Women’s stableford: K Utting 41, J Ruru 37.

FRIDAY

Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: C Beattie 23, C Brown 23.

Junior division: D Skudder 23, D Tarry 18.

Tahunga

TOM Sherratt and Tammy Steele were runaway winners of the Horoeka Jugs mixed pairs title at the weekend. They posted a combined total of 80 points, 10 clear of Mark Steele and Kylie Johnson. Steele also won the all-in and women’s approach while Ben Johnson picked up the men’s best second shot.

Women’s pennants

WAIROA’S long journey to Te Puia Springs reaped reward in round 2 of the Poverty Bay women’s pennants on Saturday.

Played as part of the Te Puia women’s open tournament, Wairoa won the round with a net total of 292 to mark their first year as part of the district’s pennants. Waikohu were second on 295 and Poverty Bay were third on 298.

Waikohu added that second to their first placing in the opening round to be sitting top of the table on 17 points at the halfway stage. Wairoa are just point back and Poverty Bay are third on 15.

The next round of the four-round series is at Tahunga on April 23.

Poverty Bay women’s pennants, round 2 (at Te Puia Springs), net: Wairoa 292, Waikohu 295, Poverty Bay 298, Gisborne Park 304, Te Puia Springs 307, Mahia 310, Patutahi 311, Tolaga Bay 316, Tahunga 325.

Overall standings after two rounds: Waikohu 17, Wairoa 16, Poverty Bay 15, Patutahi 9, Mahia 9, Te Puia Springs 9, Gisborne Park 7, Tolaga Bay 5, Tahunga 3.

Senior golfers

MAHIA players made their presence felt at the Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ invitation day tournament at Patutahi this week. Jim Ash won the par competition with 79-16-63, 6-up on the card. Fellow Mahia members Roger Bremner, Gid Pitman, Frank Daley and Duncan Bremner were also in the prizes.

Poverty Bay’s Des Malcolm denied the Mahitians a trifecta. He was second on +3.

There were 28 players in the field, including seven from Mahia and one from Te Puia Springs. Player were impressed by the presentation of the course.

Patutahi invitation day, par round: Jim Ash +6, D Malcolm +3, R Bremner +3, G Pitman +2, F Daley +1, L Green +1, B Morrissey +1, D Bremner +1, P Harrison +1, P Koorey sq, R Young sq.

Twos: R Farmer.

COMING UP: TUESDAY, April 5, Waikohu invitation day, 11am start.

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