Make that a double

Big boys hit fairways running in men’s interclub pennants opener.

Big boys hit fairways running in men’s interclub pennants opener.

THE usual suspects flexed their muscle as the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants teed off at Tolaga Bay on Saturday.

Defending champions Poverty Bay (1) and Patutahi set the early pace, posting two wins apiece on the Coast nine-hole course.

PB (1) beat Te Puia Springs 6-2 and Gisborne Park by the same margin in the opening two rounds of the four-man matchplay series.

Patutahi, champions from 2012 to 2014, lost just one of their eight matches but halved three. They put away Park 6-2, then defeated hosts Tolaga Bay 5-3.

PB(1) comprise all four members of the 2015 championship-winning squad and three of them, perhaps not surprisingly, posted two wins.

The country courses can level the playing field somewhat, and certainly PB (1) No.3 Simon Jeune had his struggles on the Tolaga greens. He was pushed all the way by Park’s Selwyn Peneha before winning on the 18th.

No.1 William Brown and No.2 Peter Kerekere posted regulation victories — both men winning their matches on the 16th — while No.4 Matthew Watts lost his two matches.

Patutahi No.1 Regan Hindmarsh pulled off the escape act of the day in the morning round against Park. Trailing 6-down to Daniel Collier, Hindmarsh came back to square the match.

A lesson for the teenager

There was no such let-off for Hindmarsh in the afternoon, Bruce Yates (Tolaga Bay) dishing out a 6 and 5 lesson to the teenager.

Honours were shared in what was predicted to be one of the matches of the day between regular Poverty Bay open foursomes combination Eddie Brown jr (Pat) and Thomas Donovan (Park).

Patutahi No.3 Tony Akroyd, who has not played 18 holes since December of last year, made an exclamation mark return, crushing Jayden Bright (Park) 7 and 6 then beating Tere Lincoln (Tolaga Bay) 4 and 3.

Te Puia Springs were without kingpin Andrew Higham and missed him against PB (1). But the Coasties bounced back with a 6-2 win over Poverty Bay (2). Higham’s father Mark proved the team anchor, with wins over Watts and Tene Goldsmith.

Brown jr, Yates, Alister Jennings (PB 2) and Joel Lincoln (Tolaga Bay) ended the day with a win and a half apiece.

Oligoi Jug men’s pennants results, round 1 – Poverty Bay (1) 6 Te Puia Springs 2 (PB names first): William Brown def John Wyllie, Peter Kerekere def Jason Devery, Simon Jeune def Neil Mackie, Matthew Watts lost to Mark Higham.

Patutahi 6 Gisborne Park 2: Regan Hindmarsh halved with Daniel Collier, Eddie Brown jr halved with Thomas Donovan, Tony Akroyd def Jayden Bright, Shayde Skudder def Tom Teneti.

Tolaga Bay 6 Poverty Bay (2) 2: Bruce Yates halved with Alister Jennings, Taine Lincoln def George Brown, Tere Lincoln halved with Tere Lincoln, Joel Lincoln def Tene Goldsmith.

Round 2, PB (1) 6 Park 2: W Brown def Donovan, Kerekere def Collier, Jeune def Selwyn Peneha, Watts lost to Teneti.

Patutahi 5 Tolaga Bay 3: Hindmarsh lost to Yates, Brown jr def Taine Lincoln, Akroyd def Tere Lincoln, George Brown halved with J Lincoln.

PB (2) 2 Te Puia Springs 6: Jennings def Wyllie, G Brown lost to Devery, Sweeney lost to Mackie, Goldsmith lost to Higham.

  • Note: There are two George Browns. One plays for Patutahi, the other for PB (2).

THE usual suspects flexed their muscle as the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants teed off at Tolaga Bay on Saturday.

Defending champions Poverty Bay (1) and Patutahi set the early pace, posting two wins apiece on the Coast nine-hole course.

PB (1) beat Te Puia Springs 6-2 and Gisborne Park by the same margin in the opening two rounds of the four-man matchplay series.

Patutahi, champions from 2012 to 2014, lost just one of their eight matches but halved three. They put away Park 6-2, then defeated hosts Tolaga Bay 5-3.

PB(1) comprise all four members of the 2015 championship-winning squad and three of them, perhaps not surprisingly, posted two wins.

The country courses can level the playing field somewhat, and certainly PB (1) No.3 Simon Jeune had his struggles on the Tolaga greens. He was pushed all the way by Park’s Selwyn Peneha before winning on the 18th.

No.1 William Brown and No.2 Peter Kerekere posted regulation victories — both men winning their matches on the 16th — while No.4 Matthew Watts lost his two matches.

Patutahi No.1 Regan Hindmarsh pulled off the escape act of the day in the morning round against Park. Trailing 6-down to Daniel Collier, Hindmarsh came back to square the match.

A lesson for the teenager

There was no such let-off for Hindmarsh in the afternoon, Bruce Yates (Tolaga Bay) dishing out a 6 and 5 lesson to the teenager.

Honours were shared in what was predicted to be one of the matches of the day between regular Poverty Bay open foursomes combination Eddie Brown jr (Pat) and Thomas Donovan (Park).

Patutahi No.3 Tony Akroyd, who has not played 18 holes since December of last year, made an exclamation mark return, crushing Jayden Bright (Park) 7 and 6 then beating Tere Lincoln (Tolaga Bay) 4 and 3.

Te Puia Springs were without kingpin Andrew Higham and missed him against PB (1). But the Coasties bounced back with a 6-2 win over Poverty Bay (2). Higham’s father Mark proved the team anchor, with wins over Watts and Tene Goldsmith.

Brown jr, Yates, Alister Jennings (PB 2) and Joel Lincoln (Tolaga Bay) ended the day with a win and a half apiece.

Oligoi Jug men’s pennants results, round 1 – Poverty Bay (1) 6 Te Puia Springs 2 (PB names first): William Brown def John Wyllie, Peter Kerekere def Jason Devery, Simon Jeune def Neil Mackie, Matthew Watts lost to Mark Higham.

Patutahi 6 Gisborne Park 2: Regan Hindmarsh halved with Daniel Collier, Eddie Brown jr halved with Thomas Donovan, Tony Akroyd def Jayden Bright, Shayde Skudder def Tom Teneti.

Tolaga Bay 6 Poverty Bay (2) 2: Bruce Yates halved with Alister Jennings, Taine Lincoln def George Brown, Tere Lincoln halved with Tere Lincoln, Joel Lincoln def Tene Goldsmith.

Round 2, PB (1) 6 Park 2: W Brown def Donovan, Kerekere def Collier, Jeune def Selwyn Peneha, Watts lost to Teneti.

Patutahi 5 Tolaga Bay 3: Hindmarsh lost to Yates, Brown jr def Taine Lincoln, Akroyd def Tere Lincoln, George Brown halved with J Lincoln.

PB (2) 2 Te Puia Springs 6: Jennings def Wyllie, G Brown lost to Devery, Sweeney lost to Mackie, Goldsmith lost to Higham.

  • Note: There are two George Browns. One plays for Patutahi, the other for PB (2).
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