Golf roundup

All the results from local golf competitions.

All the results from local golf competitions.

Gisborne Park

A BIRDIE on the 18th proved vital for Anthony Pahina and Blanche Walker in club competition on Sunday. Both players made threes on the 18th, Pahina’s effort helping secure the men’s net with 79-9-70; Walker winning the women’s stableford with 84-13-71, for 38 points.
A two on the fifth hole iced Paul Mitchell victory in the veteran men’s stableford last Tuesday. Mitchell fired 84-17-67, for 41 points.
The club is holding an Anzac Day tournament on Monday. There is a shotgun start at 12.30pm.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: A Pahina 70, B Watene 70, C Nepe 71, D Craven 72, J Collier 72, K Kingi 72, T Buckingham 72.
Women’s stableford: B Walker 84-13-71, 38; W Morrissey 86-14-72, 37.
Approach: J Akuhata.
Women’s best third shot: B Walker.
Men’s best second shot: K Kingi.
Twos: N Grace, J Akuhata, B Watene, J Collier.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: E Morley 37.

WEDNESDAY (April 13) — Nancy McCormick women’s foursomes, round 1 (net): C Pipi/M Marino 75.5.

TUESDAY (April 12) — Veteran men’s stableford: P Mitchell 41, C Palmer 39, M Hutton 37, M Kennedy 37, B Cox 37, W McHugh 37, E Parkin 37, K Shaw 35 on c/b.
Twos: P Mitchell, C Palmer, R Moiser.

COMING UP: MONDAY, RSA Anzac Day tournament, shotgun start at 12.30pm.

Tolaga Bay

FRED Waihi won the men’s medal on Sunday after posting 85-22-63.
He denied Mickey Grant on countback although Grant went one better to win the putting with 26 — one ahead of Tere Lincoln.

SUNDAY — Men’s medal: F Waihi 63, M Grant 63, Joel Lincoln 64, P Stevenson 64.
Twos: Joel Lincoln, R Mackey.
Putting: M Grant 26, Tere Lincoln 27.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, the fishing competition scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled so tee-off time is the usual 12 noon; MONDAY, working bee from 9am.

Te Puia Springs

A TWO on the ninth highlighted Dick Cook’s round — the best of the day in round 3 of the men’s Jo Hale Memorial competition.
Cook won the net with 79-13-66.
The women contested their second round of the Jo Hale Memorial among other competitions.
Georgina Roberts came out on top with 85-16-69.

SUNDAY — Jo Hale memorial, round 3, men’s net: D Cook 79-13-66, G Summersby 92-24-68, J Devery 83-14-69, J Forrester 88-19-69, P Harrison 92-22-70.
LGU, presidents competition round 1, Jo Hale memorial round 2, women’s net: G Roberts 85-16-69, R Ngatai 97-26-71, F Walker 111-32-79.
Putting: G Roberts 29, F Walker 33.
The team for the women’s pennants at Tahunga on SATURDAY are — A Cook, G Roberts, F Walker, R Ngatai.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, meeting at 10.30am, Jo Hale memorial (for men and women), presidents competition, LGU (for women); SATURDAY/SUNDAY, April 30-May 1, East Coast open men’s amateur and handicap tournament, entry forms and fees must be in by Tuesday, April 26.

Poverty Bay

FORMER Poverty Bay-East Coast No.1 Paul Mountcastle showed some of the form of his heyday in the men’s stableford on Saturday.
Mountcastle had four bogeys and 14 pars in his 76-10-66, which won him the division 1 stableford with 42 points. Golf is clearly in the genes. Mountcastle’s son Kerry is one of Wellington’s top players. Basil Payne ended a year-long sub-80 drought in winning the division 2 stableford with 79-16-63, for 45 points. Payne, one of only two men in PBEC history to have achieved holes in one left and right-handed, had not broken 80 since April of last year.

THURSDAY (April 14) — Men’s stableford, division 1: R Skuse 40, R Owen 39, F Ball 38, G Clapham 38. Division 2: B Proudfoot 38, M Gemmell 37, R Kelly 36, W Thompson 36.
Twos: C Christie, M Gemmell.
Approach: C Christie.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Mountcastle 42, W Mackey 37, G Burnside 37, G Morley 36, D Jenkins 36.
Division 2: B Payne 45, M Smith 40, A Hayward 38, P Wauchop 37, B Read 37, S Olsen 37.
Twos: B Payne.
Approach: S Olsen.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: C Taewa 39, G Morley 38, P Anderson 38, M Callaghan 38.
Division 2: D Pirimona 41, C Christie 40, K Daniels 39, R Young 39.
Twos: P Stewart, S Jeune, B Talbot, R Young.
Approach: M Mulrooney.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, play the course backwards, 8.30am disc draw, 9am shotgun start; course closed until 12 noon on Monday; Entries are available at the pro shop for the Enterprise Cars men’s open foursomes on Saturday, May 14.

Waikohu

DJ Baty posted his best round of the year so far in winning the men’s stableford on Sunday.
Baty fired 89-25-64, for 42 points and was well clear of the chasing pack.
Sunday — Men’s stableford: DJ Baty 42, Tama Brown 36, Aaron Coker 34.
Women’s putting: E Wynyard 31, M Tuapawa 32, M Tamanui 38.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, men’s and women’s stableford competitions.

Patutahi

WAI Koia led a trio of net 63 scorers in the men’s competition on Sunday.
A quadruple-bogey 8 on the seventh hole damaged his hopes of breaking 80 for the first time since January of 2010. However, his 80-17-63 was good enough to win on countback from George Brown (74-11-63) and Tom Hindmarsh (76-13-63).

TUESDAY — Women’s stableford: K Utting 34, V Stevens 32, M Brown 31.
9-holers’ net: N Hokianga 49.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: W Koia 80-17-63, G Brown 74-11-63, T Hindmarsh 76-13-63, W Baty 75-10-65, P Molloy 84-17-67.
Women’s net: M Brown 92-21-71, J Ewart 93-21-72.
Nancy McCormick 36-hole women’s foursomes: J Pohatu/K Utting 146.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: P Varey 23, C Parker 22, A Blakeman 21, J Blair 21. Junior division: J Baty 21, D Somerton 20, D Humphrey 19, D Dods 19.

Mahia

FATHER and son Wayne and Wade Wesche combined victoriously in the two-man ambrose net on Sunday.
The Wesche duo won with 61. Fairlaine Wesche and Renee Hiko were runaway winners of the Nancy McCormick women’s foursomes on Saturday. Their 142 total (71.5/70/5) was nine shots ahead of the field. An open fundraising tournament is being held on Sunday for three young Mahia members — Wade Wesche, Clay Wesche and Labor Taurima — who are in the Wairoa College team going to the Gold Coast to compete in a tournament. See Coming Up for more details.

SUNDAY — Two-man ambrose net: Wayne and Wade Wesche 61, C Wesche/C Taurima 62, T Hema/R Bremner 62, F Daley/A Steel 64.

SATURDAY — Nancy McCormIck women’s 36-hole foursomes (net): F Wesche/R Hiko 142, N McRoberts/L Steel 151, J Thompson/T Smith 156.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, fundraiser for Wade Wesche, Clay Wesche and Labor Taurima for Wairoa College golf trio to Gold Coast, rolling start from 7.30am to 12 noon, entry includes meal, golfers and non-golfers welcome, inquiries to Maria Wainohu (06) 837-5508.

Tahunga

BEN Johnson racked up 42 points to win the men’s stableford at the weekend. Johnson shot 82-18-64.

RESULTS — Men’s stableford: B Johnson 82-18-64, 42; M Steele 79-13-66, 40; T McNeil 93-21-72, 34.
Women’s stableford: K Johnson 96-22-74, 32; T Steele 111-36-75, 31.
All-in approach: S Ewen.
Men’s best second shot: M Steele.
Women’s best second shot: K Johnson.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Tahunga women’s open, 11am tee-off.

Pennants

HOME-course advantage has helped Tahunga take a major leap towards a successful defence of the endeavour men’s interclub pennants title. The Tahungians added 20 points to their first-round 16 to put space between themselves and the rest at Tahunga on Saturday. They now enjoy a six-point advantage over Patutahi who rocketed from sixth-equal into second place, thanks to a haul of 20 points for a total of 30. Mahia, who went into Saturday joint leaders with Tahunga, dropped to third on 28.
Poverty Bay are fourth on 26, followed by Waikohu (24), Te Puia Springs (22) and Tolaga Bay (12).

Gisborne Park

A BIRDIE on the 18th proved vital for Anthony Pahina and Blanche Walker in club competition on Sunday. Both players made threes on the 18th, Pahina’s effort helping secure the men’s net with 79-9-70; Walker winning the women’s stableford with 84-13-71, for 38 points.
A two on the fifth hole iced Paul Mitchell victory in the veteran men’s stableford last Tuesday. Mitchell fired 84-17-67, for 41 points.
The club is holding an Anzac Day tournament on Monday. There is a shotgun start at 12.30pm.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: A Pahina 70, B Watene 70, C Nepe 71, D Craven 72, J Collier 72, K Kingi 72, T Buckingham 72.
Women’s stableford: B Walker 84-13-71, 38; W Morrissey 86-14-72, 37.
Approach: J Akuhata.
Women’s best third shot: B Walker.
Men’s best second shot: K Kingi.
Twos: N Grace, J Akuhata, B Watene, J Collier.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: E Morley 37.

WEDNESDAY (April 13) — Nancy McCormick women’s foursomes, round 1 (net): C Pipi/M Marino 75.5.

TUESDAY (April 12) — Veteran men’s stableford: P Mitchell 41, C Palmer 39, M Hutton 37, M Kennedy 37, B Cox 37, W McHugh 37, E Parkin 37, K Shaw 35 on c/b.
Twos: P Mitchell, C Palmer, R Moiser.

COMING UP: MONDAY, RSA Anzac Day tournament, shotgun start at 12.30pm.

Tolaga Bay

FRED Waihi won the men’s medal on Sunday after posting 85-22-63.
He denied Mickey Grant on countback although Grant went one better to win the putting with 26 — one ahead of Tere Lincoln.

SUNDAY — Men’s medal: F Waihi 63, M Grant 63, Joel Lincoln 64, P Stevenson 64.
Twos: Joel Lincoln, R Mackey.
Putting: M Grant 26, Tere Lincoln 27.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, the fishing competition scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled so tee-off time is the usual 12 noon; MONDAY, working bee from 9am.

Te Puia Springs

A TWO on the ninth highlighted Dick Cook’s round — the best of the day in round 3 of the men’s Jo Hale Memorial competition.
Cook won the net with 79-13-66.
The women contested their second round of the Jo Hale Memorial among other competitions.
Georgina Roberts came out on top with 85-16-69.

SUNDAY — Jo Hale memorial, round 3, men’s net: D Cook 79-13-66, G Summersby 92-24-68, J Devery 83-14-69, J Forrester 88-19-69, P Harrison 92-22-70.
LGU, presidents competition round 1, Jo Hale memorial round 2, women’s net: G Roberts 85-16-69, R Ngatai 97-26-71, F Walker 111-32-79.
Putting: G Roberts 29, F Walker 33.
The team for the women’s pennants at Tahunga on SATURDAY are — A Cook, G Roberts, F Walker, R Ngatai.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, meeting at 10.30am, Jo Hale memorial (for men and women), presidents competition, LGU (for women); SATURDAY/SUNDAY, April 30-May 1, East Coast open men’s amateur and handicap tournament, entry forms and fees must be in by Tuesday, April 26.

Poverty Bay

FORMER Poverty Bay-East Coast No.1 Paul Mountcastle showed some of the form of his heyday in the men’s stableford on Saturday.
Mountcastle had four bogeys and 14 pars in his 76-10-66, which won him the division 1 stableford with 42 points. Golf is clearly in the genes. Mountcastle’s son Kerry is one of Wellington’s top players. Basil Payne ended a year-long sub-80 drought in winning the division 2 stableford with 79-16-63, for 45 points. Payne, one of only two men in PBEC history to have achieved holes in one left and right-handed, had not broken 80 since April of last year.

THURSDAY (April 14) — Men’s stableford, division 1: R Skuse 40, R Owen 39, F Ball 38, G Clapham 38. Division 2: B Proudfoot 38, M Gemmell 37, R Kelly 36, W Thompson 36.
Twos: C Christie, M Gemmell.
Approach: C Christie.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Mountcastle 42, W Mackey 37, G Burnside 37, G Morley 36, D Jenkins 36.
Division 2: B Payne 45, M Smith 40, A Hayward 38, P Wauchop 37, B Read 37, S Olsen 37.
Twos: B Payne.
Approach: S Olsen.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: C Taewa 39, G Morley 38, P Anderson 38, M Callaghan 38.
Division 2: D Pirimona 41, C Christie 40, K Daniels 39, R Young 39.
Twos: P Stewart, S Jeune, B Talbot, R Young.
Approach: M Mulrooney.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, play the course backwards, 8.30am disc draw, 9am shotgun start; course closed until 12 noon on Monday; Entries are available at the pro shop for the Enterprise Cars men’s open foursomes on Saturday, May 14.

Waikohu

DJ Baty posted his best round of the year so far in winning the men’s stableford on Sunday.
Baty fired 89-25-64, for 42 points and was well clear of the chasing pack.
Sunday — Men’s stableford: DJ Baty 42, Tama Brown 36, Aaron Coker 34.
Women’s putting: E Wynyard 31, M Tuapawa 32, M Tamanui 38.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, men’s and women’s stableford competitions.

Patutahi

WAI Koia led a trio of net 63 scorers in the men’s competition on Sunday.
A quadruple-bogey 8 on the seventh hole damaged his hopes of breaking 80 for the first time since January of 2010. However, his 80-17-63 was good enough to win on countback from George Brown (74-11-63) and Tom Hindmarsh (76-13-63).

TUESDAY — Women’s stableford: K Utting 34, V Stevens 32, M Brown 31.
9-holers’ net: N Hokianga 49.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: W Koia 80-17-63, G Brown 74-11-63, T Hindmarsh 76-13-63, W Baty 75-10-65, P Molloy 84-17-67.
Women’s net: M Brown 92-21-71, J Ewart 93-21-72.
Nancy McCormick 36-hole women’s foursomes: J Pohatu/K Utting 146.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: P Varey 23, C Parker 22, A Blakeman 21, J Blair 21. Junior division: J Baty 21, D Somerton 20, D Humphrey 19, D Dods 19.

Mahia

FATHER and son Wayne and Wade Wesche combined victoriously in the two-man ambrose net on Sunday.
The Wesche duo won with 61. Fairlaine Wesche and Renee Hiko were runaway winners of the Nancy McCormick women’s foursomes on Saturday. Their 142 total (71.5/70/5) was nine shots ahead of the field. An open fundraising tournament is being held on Sunday for three young Mahia members — Wade Wesche, Clay Wesche and Labor Taurima — who are in the Wairoa College team going to the Gold Coast to compete in a tournament. See Coming Up for more details.

SUNDAY — Two-man ambrose net: Wayne and Wade Wesche 61, C Wesche/C Taurima 62, T Hema/R Bremner 62, F Daley/A Steel 64.

SATURDAY — Nancy McCormIck women’s 36-hole foursomes (net): F Wesche/R Hiko 142, N McRoberts/L Steel 151, J Thompson/T Smith 156.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, fundraiser for Wade Wesche, Clay Wesche and Labor Taurima for Wairoa College golf trio to Gold Coast, rolling start from 7.30am to 12 noon, entry includes meal, golfers and non-golfers welcome, inquiries to Maria Wainohu (06) 837-5508.

Tahunga

BEN Johnson racked up 42 points to win the men’s stableford at the weekend. Johnson shot 82-18-64.

RESULTS — Men’s stableford: B Johnson 82-18-64, 42; M Steele 79-13-66, 40; T McNeil 93-21-72, 34.
Women’s stableford: K Johnson 96-22-74, 32; T Steele 111-36-75, 31.
All-in approach: S Ewen.
Men’s best second shot: M Steele.
Women’s best second shot: K Johnson.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Tahunga women’s open, 11am tee-off.

Pennants

HOME-course advantage has helped Tahunga take a major leap towards a successful defence of the endeavour men’s interclub pennants title. The Tahungians added 20 points to their first-round 16 to put space between themselves and the rest at Tahunga on Saturday. They now enjoy a six-point advantage over Patutahi who rocketed from sixth-equal into second place, thanks to a haul of 20 points for a total of 30. Mahia, who went into Saturday joint leaders with Tahunga, dropped to third on 28.
Poverty Bay are fourth on 26, followed by Waikohu (24), Te Puia Springs (22) and Tolaga Bay (12).

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