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All the cool results from the cooler greens.

All the cool results from the cooler greens.

PENNANTS CHAMPS AGAIN: They won it in 2015 for the first time since 1978 and Poverty Bay have done it again in 2016. The city club have retained the Poverty Bay women’s pennants title. After four rounds of play, Poverty Bay finished on 28 points, 1½ ahead of Waikohu (26½), with Patutahi third on 26. Four of this year’s champion squad were in the 2015 side — Miggles Shanks, June MacKinnon, Kath Willis and Janice Bell. From left are: Viv Bell, Shanks, Jan Steele, MacKinnon, Willis, Janice Bell and Jan Utting. Picture by Paul Rickard

Poverty Bay

PETE Kerekere and William “Wi” Brown reigned supreme at the Enterprise Motor Group men’s open foursomes on Saturday. But they had to come from behind to do it.

Postman Kerekere and greenkeeper Brown overcame a two-shot deficit to win the 36-hole gross title for the third year running, and with it the biggest trophy in local golf.

The winners shot 4-over 76 in the first round to be two shots off the pace set by silver foxes Collin Jeffrey and Brent Colbert, who got around in less than 2½ hours.

The leaders, however, could not maintain it in the afternoon and faded to 84, which included a horrific quintuple bogey 8 on the 11th hole.

Kerekere and Brown came in with 1-over 73 for a 149 total. They were nine-strokes clear of runners-up Dougal Watts and Brown’s fellow Poverty Bay greenkeeper Hamish Douglas, whose 158 (81, 77) headed off Jeffrey and Colbert on countback.

The net title was owned by Dave Pirimona and Kim Travers, who turned on one of the better performances in the open’s extensive history.Pirimona drove brilliantly and Travers complemented it with a deadly display on the greens as the pair posted 137 (66.5, 70.5).

They finished well clear of the pack led by Colin Christie and Brian Shields (144), with Andy Hayward and Mark Stewart (145) third.

The Kahlenberg Cup semifinalists were sorted yesterday.

Trish Corson and Jan Steele face Jan Utting and Terry Allan in one semi. Miggles Shanks and Di Sherratt play Jo Kerr and Annabelle Sutton in the other.

WEDNESDAY — Kahlenberg Cup women’s matchplay semifinals: T Corson/J Steele v J Utting/T Allan, M Shanks/D Sherratt v J Kerr/A Sutton

Juliet Rickard Memorial Jug -9-hole women’s semifinals: D Bell v A Williams, J Alderson v S Armstrong.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Anderson 38, M Jefferson 38, R Gibson 38, J Situ 37, B Payne 37, M Mulrooney 37.

Division 2: R Johnstone 43, A Destry 38, P Grogan 37, B Talbot 37, S Palmer 36, D Wright 36.

Approach: A White.

SATURDAY — Enterprise Motor Group men’s 36-hole open foursomes, overall gross: W Brown/P Kerekere 149 (76, 73) from D Watts/H Douglas 158 (81, 77).

Overall net: D Pirimona/K Travers 137, B Shields/C Christie 144, A Hayward/M Stewart 145, B Payne/A Destry 146, L Pollitt/K Daniels 146.

Best morning net: B. Rothschield/N Jones 71.5.

Best afternoon net: B Brown/R Gibson 72.5.

Best morning gross: B Colbert/ C Jeffrey 74.

Best afternoon gross: T Donovan/E Brown 79.

THURSDAY (May 12) — Men’s stableford, division 1: V Richardson 42, B Payne 41, A Destry 40, H Johanson 40.

Division 2: H Twigley 41, P Humphreys 39, M Gemmell 38, W Thompson 37, J Williams 37, D Mettrick 37.

Twos: R Third, D Bush, H Johanson.

Approach: D Bush.

Coming up: SUNDAY, Captain’s Cup mixed pairs.

Tahunga

THE Tahunga men’s open is being held on Saturday. There are gross, net and stableford sections.

A cup of tea from 10.30 will be followed teen-off at 11am. A barbecue dinner will follow.

Inquiries to Tom Sherratt at 867-0807 or tahunga@golf.co.nz

The open is also round 1 of the King of the Country series.

Waikohu

PATUTAHI rocketed to the lead in the Endeavour men’s interclub pennants at the penultimate round hosted by Waikohu on Sunday.

The Tahi, led by a 42-point stableford effort from Tony Green, collected 20 points to move to 50 points — six clear of defending champions Tahunga, who managed only eight points on the day.

The individual performance of the round came from home-course player Tama Brown . . . and he needed it. Brown fired a personal best 74-14-60, for 46 points, in a 1-up win over Tahunga’s Tom Sherratt, who posted 43.

The win helped Waikohu to remain third overall on 40 points.

Gisborne Park’s Glen McKinnon (44), Sherratt (81-18-63, 43pts), Mahia’s Clay Wesche (80-15-65, 42pts), Tolaga Bay’s Walter Robinson (76-11-65, 41), Poverty Bay’s Dave Mettrick (85-16-69, 38pts) and Pete Ngarimu (84-13-71, 35pts) recorded the best stableford scores of their respective clubs.

The final round, at Poverty Bay on May 29, pits Patutahi against Tahunga. Points are halved for this round so Patutahi need three wins to seal the title.

SUNDAY — Endeavour men’s interclub pennants (stableford), Te Puia Springs: P Stevenson 35, A Forrester 32, J Devery 32

Tahunga: T Sherratt 43, S Butt 41, T McNeil 39

Poverty Bay: D Mettrick 38, J Vaughan 37, N McGregor 36.

Mahia: C Wesche 42, W Wesche 42, J Ash 38.

Tolaga Bay: W Robinson 41, M Grant 37, T Reedy 34.

Waikohu: T Brown 46, T Ruru 41, E Johnston 40.

Patutahi: T Green 42, G Brown 41, C Beattie 38.

Gisborne Park: G McKinnon 44, W Donnelly 37, A Pahina 36.

Points from Waikohu round: Patutahi 20, Waikohu 16, Gisborne Park 14, Tolaga Bay 12, Poverty Bay 12, Tahunga 8, Te Puia 4.

Overall points: Patutahi 50, Tahunga 44, Waikohu 40, Mahia 38, Poverty Bay 38, Gisborne Park 28, Te Puia Springs 26, Tolaga Bay 24.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, women’s club competition; SUNDAY, course closed due to community event.

Patutahi

BRIAN Wallace brought a rough patch to an emphatic end in the club net competition on Sunday.

Wallace has posted several high scores in recent rounds, including 95, but returned to form with 77-13-64 to win the senior men’s net.

Cecil Brown (64) won the junior division and Helen Pomana the women’s section, her round highlighted by a two.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: A Haisman 91-25-66, R Maloy 113-47-66.

Richard Cup women’s pairs net: V Stevens/R Maloy 310 on countback from M Alley/Nienhuys.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, senior division: B Wallace 77-13-64, T Hindmarsh 77-11-66.

Junior men: C Brown 82-18-64, D Skudder 88-20-68.

Women’s net: H Pomana 83-14-69, K Utting 102-33-69.

Twos: H Pomana, B Wallace, M de Luze.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: C Parker 22, S Pohatu 22, B Williams 22, J Blair 22.

Junior division: K Donovan 22, A Nimmo 22, D Humphrey 21, S Pittar 20 on c/b from G Humble.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Te Kani Pere/McKeague cups qualifying round.

Gisborne Park

KANI Kingi tasted sub-80 success for the first time in nearly 20 rounds and the smell of victory went with it on Sunday.

Kingi shot matching nines of 39 for 78-1-2-66 and a 42-point stableford haul. It easily won him the men’s net and he capped his day with the men’s best second shot.

Al Nairne finished 2-up on the card to win the men’s par on Saturday. Pat Joseph’s 71 won the women’s net.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s net: K Kingi 66, M Hutton 71, P Nepia 73, J Charles 76 on c/b.

Approach: B Reynolds.

Women’s best third shot: S Paku.

Men’s best second shot: K Kingi.

Women’s net: P Joseph 71.

Drawn two: T Ford.

SATURDAY — Men’s par: A Nairne +2, H Schreiber +1, E Parkin +1, G Sharp sq, B Huhu sq.

Twos: G Sharp.

WEDNESDAY (May 11) — John Penny qualifying round 1, women’s net: L McFlinn 70.

Twos: B Walker.

TUESDAY (May 10) — Veteran men’s stableford: B Cox 41, C Palmer 39, A Nairne 37, R Moiser 37, C Brown 37, S Mohlmann 37, B Atkins 37.

Twos: C Palmer, A Nairne, B Atkins.

Tolaga Bay

PLENTY of pars and a handful of bogeys won Mark Watts the medal on Sunday. He shot 73-10-63.

SUNDAY — Medal: M Watts 63, F Waihi 65, J Hale 66, K Solomon 67.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, committee meeting 10am, medal from 12 noon.

Men’s pennants

POVERTY Bay (1) and Tolaga Bay will contest the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants final at the Poverty Bay course on May 29.

PB defeated Gisborne Park 5-3 while Tolaga Bay downed Patutahi 6-2 in the semifinals at Te Puia Springs on Sunday afternoon.

The semifinal spots were decided in the morning in the final round of round-robin play. Park beat PB (2) 5-3, Tolaga Bay defeated the hosts 6-2 and PB (1) shared the honours 4-all with Patutahi.

That saw Te Puia miss out on a semi berth and they played PB (2) to decide fifth and sixth. That ended 4-all, so the placing was shared.

Full story on the pennants in tomorrow’s Herald sports pages.

Seniors

Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers Society is holding an invitation day at Poverty Bay on Monday. Tee-off is at 10am and there is a small entry fee.

Poverty Bay

PETE Kerekere and William “Wi” Brown reigned supreme at the Enterprise Motor Group men’s open foursomes on Saturday. But they had to come from behind to do it.

Postman Kerekere and greenkeeper Brown overcame a two-shot deficit to win the 36-hole gross title for the third year running, and with it the biggest trophy in local golf.

The winners shot 4-over 76 in the first round to be two shots off the pace set by silver foxes Collin Jeffrey and Brent Colbert, who got around in less than 2½ hours.

The leaders, however, could not maintain it in the afternoon and faded to 84, which included a horrific quintuple bogey 8 on the 11th hole.

Kerekere and Brown came in with 1-over 73 for a 149 total. They were nine-strokes clear of runners-up Dougal Watts and Brown’s fellow Poverty Bay greenkeeper Hamish Douglas, whose 158 (81, 77) headed off Jeffrey and Colbert on countback.

The net title was owned by Dave Pirimona and Kim Travers, who turned on one of the better performances in the open’s extensive history.Pirimona drove brilliantly and Travers complemented it with a deadly display on the greens as the pair posted 137 (66.5, 70.5).

They finished well clear of the pack led by Colin Christie and Brian Shields (144), with Andy Hayward and Mark Stewart (145) third.

The Kahlenberg Cup semifinalists were sorted yesterday.

Trish Corson and Jan Steele face Jan Utting and Terry Allan in one semi. Miggles Shanks and Di Sherratt play Jo Kerr and Annabelle Sutton in the other.

WEDNESDAY — Kahlenberg Cup women’s matchplay semifinals: T Corson/J Steele v J Utting/T Allan, M Shanks/D Sherratt v J Kerr/A Sutton

Juliet Rickard Memorial Jug -9-hole women’s semifinals: D Bell v A Williams, J Alderson v S Armstrong.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Anderson 38, M Jefferson 38, R Gibson 38, J Situ 37, B Payne 37, M Mulrooney 37.

Division 2: R Johnstone 43, A Destry 38, P Grogan 37, B Talbot 37, S Palmer 36, D Wright 36.

Approach: A White.

SATURDAY — Enterprise Motor Group men’s 36-hole open foursomes, overall gross: W Brown/P Kerekere 149 (76, 73) from D Watts/H Douglas 158 (81, 77).

Overall net: D Pirimona/K Travers 137, B Shields/C Christie 144, A Hayward/M Stewart 145, B Payne/A Destry 146, L Pollitt/K Daniels 146.

Best morning net: B. Rothschield/N Jones 71.5.

Best afternoon net: B Brown/R Gibson 72.5.

Best morning gross: B Colbert/ C Jeffrey 74.

Best afternoon gross: T Donovan/E Brown 79.

THURSDAY (May 12) — Men’s stableford, division 1: V Richardson 42, B Payne 41, A Destry 40, H Johanson 40.

Division 2: H Twigley 41, P Humphreys 39, M Gemmell 38, W Thompson 37, J Williams 37, D Mettrick 37.

Twos: R Third, D Bush, H Johanson.

Approach: D Bush.

Coming up: SUNDAY, Captain’s Cup mixed pairs.

Tahunga

THE Tahunga men’s open is being held on Saturday. There are gross, net and stableford sections.

A cup of tea from 10.30 will be followed teen-off at 11am. A barbecue dinner will follow.

Inquiries to Tom Sherratt at 867-0807 or tahunga@golf.co.nz

The open is also round 1 of the King of the Country series.

Waikohu

PATUTAHI rocketed to the lead in the Endeavour men’s interclub pennants at the penultimate round hosted by Waikohu on Sunday.

The Tahi, led by a 42-point stableford effort from Tony Green, collected 20 points to move to 50 points — six clear of defending champions Tahunga, who managed only eight points on the day.

The individual performance of the round came from home-course player Tama Brown . . . and he needed it. Brown fired a personal best 74-14-60, for 46 points, in a 1-up win over Tahunga’s Tom Sherratt, who posted 43.

The win helped Waikohu to remain third overall on 40 points.

Gisborne Park’s Glen McKinnon (44), Sherratt (81-18-63, 43pts), Mahia’s Clay Wesche (80-15-65, 42pts), Tolaga Bay’s Walter Robinson (76-11-65, 41), Poverty Bay’s Dave Mettrick (85-16-69, 38pts) and Pete Ngarimu (84-13-71, 35pts) recorded the best stableford scores of their respective clubs.

The final round, at Poverty Bay on May 29, pits Patutahi against Tahunga. Points are halved for this round so Patutahi need three wins to seal the title.

SUNDAY — Endeavour men’s interclub pennants (stableford), Te Puia Springs: P Stevenson 35, A Forrester 32, J Devery 32

Tahunga: T Sherratt 43, S Butt 41, T McNeil 39

Poverty Bay: D Mettrick 38, J Vaughan 37, N McGregor 36.

Mahia: C Wesche 42, W Wesche 42, J Ash 38.

Tolaga Bay: W Robinson 41, M Grant 37, T Reedy 34.

Waikohu: T Brown 46, T Ruru 41, E Johnston 40.

Patutahi: T Green 42, G Brown 41, C Beattie 38.

Gisborne Park: G McKinnon 44, W Donnelly 37, A Pahina 36.

Points from Waikohu round: Patutahi 20, Waikohu 16, Gisborne Park 14, Tolaga Bay 12, Poverty Bay 12, Tahunga 8, Te Puia 4.

Overall points: Patutahi 50, Tahunga 44, Waikohu 40, Mahia 38, Poverty Bay 38, Gisborne Park 28, Te Puia Springs 26, Tolaga Bay 24.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, women’s club competition; SUNDAY, course closed due to community event.

Patutahi

BRIAN Wallace brought a rough patch to an emphatic end in the club net competition on Sunday.

Wallace has posted several high scores in recent rounds, including 95, but returned to form with 77-13-64 to win the senior men’s net.

Cecil Brown (64) won the junior division and Helen Pomana the women’s section, her round highlighted by a two.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: A Haisman 91-25-66, R Maloy 113-47-66.

Richard Cup women’s pairs net: V Stevens/R Maloy 310 on countback from M Alley/Nienhuys.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, senior division: B Wallace 77-13-64, T Hindmarsh 77-11-66.

Junior men: C Brown 82-18-64, D Skudder 88-20-68.

Women’s net: H Pomana 83-14-69, K Utting 102-33-69.

Twos: H Pomana, B Wallace, M de Luze.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: C Parker 22, S Pohatu 22, B Williams 22, J Blair 22.

Junior division: K Donovan 22, A Nimmo 22, D Humphrey 21, S Pittar 20 on c/b from G Humble.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Te Kani Pere/McKeague cups qualifying round.

Gisborne Park

KANI Kingi tasted sub-80 success for the first time in nearly 20 rounds and the smell of victory went with it on Sunday.

Kingi shot matching nines of 39 for 78-1-2-66 and a 42-point stableford haul. It easily won him the men’s net and he capped his day with the men’s best second shot.

Al Nairne finished 2-up on the card to win the men’s par on Saturday. Pat Joseph’s 71 won the women’s net.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s net: K Kingi 66, M Hutton 71, P Nepia 73, J Charles 76 on c/b.

Approach: B Reynolds.

Women’s best third shot: S Paku.

Men’s best second shot: K Kingi.

Women’s net: P Joseph 71.

Drawn two: T Ford.

SATURDAY — Men’s par: A Nairne +2, H Schreiber +1, E Parkin +1, G Sharp sq, B Huhu sq.

Twos: G Sharp.

WEDNESDAY (May 11) — John Penny qualifying round 1, women’s net: L McFlinn 70.

Twos: B Walker.

TUESDAY (May 10) — Veteran men’s stableford: B Cox 41, C Palmer 39, A Nairne 37, R Moiser 37, C Brown 37, S Mohlmann 37, B Atkins 37.

Twos: C Palmer, A Nairne, B Atkins.

Tolaga Bay

PLENTY of pars and a handful of bogeys won Mark Watts the medal on Sunday. He shot 73-10-63.

SUNDAY — Medal: M Watts 63, F Waihi 65, J Hale 66, K Solomon 67.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, committee meeting 10am, medal from 12 noon.

Men’s pennants

POVERTY Bay (1) and Tolaga Bay will contest the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants final at the Poverty Bay course on May 29.

PB defeated Gisborne Park 5-3 while Tolaga Bay downed Patutahi 6-2 in the semifinals at Te Puia Springs on Sunday afternoon.

The semifinal spots were decided in the morning in the final round of round-robin play. Park beat PB (2) 5-3, Tolaga Bay defeated the hosts 6-2 and PB (1) shared the honours 4-all with Patutahi.

That saw Te Puia miss out on a semi berth and they played PB (2) to decide fifth and sixth. That ended 4-all, so the placing was shared.

Full story on the pennants in tomorrow’s Herald sports pages.

Seniors

Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers Society is holding an invitation day at Poverty Bay on Monday. Tee-off is at 10am and there is a small entry fee.

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