Golf Roundup

All the cool news from the chilly greens.

All the cool news from the chilly greens.

Poverty Bay

A POSTPONED partnership came up winning trumps a year later in the final of the Kahlenberg Cup women’s pairs yesterday.

Terry Allan (off a 31-handicap) and Jan Utting (13) defeated Jo Kerr (8) and Annabelle Sutton (36) 1-up in a final Allan described as “a great game”.

Allan and Utting were supposed to play together in the cup last year but Allan was away.

They combined forces this year and emerged triumphant in an absorbing match decided by Allan’s eight-foot downhill putt for bogey on the 18th.

Both winners have tasted Kahlenberg Cup success in the past — Utting as recently as 2014 with Morag Shanks; Allan “years and years ago” with sister Brigit McIldowie.

The 2016 winners also had a humdinger of a match in the semifinals, Utting making par on the first extra hole to knock out Trish Corson and 2015 champion Jan Steele.

Kerr and Sutton eliminated Miggles Shanks and Di Sherratt to advance to the final.

WEDNESDAY — Kahlenberg Cup women’s pairs final: J Utting/T Allan def J Kerr/A Sutton on the 18th.
Women’s odds or evens stableford: V Fraser 22.

Freyberg Salver pairs stableford: V Fraser/V Bell 72.

Women’s eclectic (February to May 31): K Willis (0-20), L Poananga (21-27), T Murphy (28+), J Hall (9-holers).
Twos: T Corson, C Skuse.

Tuesday — Women’s stableford: A Hale 34 on c/b.
Twos: Jo Kerr, T Murphy, M Allan.

Sunday — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Rickard 38, C Taewa 37, W Robinson 36, P Stewart 36, J Situ 36, L Hewson 36.

Division 2: C Wesche 43, N Jones 42, F Lewis 41, R Fletcher 40, M Karalus 38, J Lincoln 38, L Gunther 38.
Twos: R Fletcher, B Morrissey, P Grogan, B Law.

Approach: P Grogan.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: V Richardson 41, B Payne 40.

Division 2: J Vaughan 41, A Hayward 37.

Twos: B Payne, V Richardson, P Anderson.

Approach: P Anderson.

Thursday (May 26) — Thursday Throne men’s par: I Murphy +4, D Mettrick +3, A Kirkpatrick +2, A Destry +2, B Allen +2, J Vaughan +2, B Hall +1, M Gemmell +1, R Third +1, B Colbert +1, P Mullooly +1.

Approach: M Mulrooney.

Twos: J Bryden, A White.

Patutahi

FORTY points did the job for Mo Farmer in the stableford on Sunday. Farmer won the junior men’s division while 36 points was good enough for Tom Hindmarsh (senior men) and Shelley Robertson (women) to win the other sections.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, senior division: T Hindmarsh 82-12-70, 36; B Wallace 83-13-70, 36.

Junior division: M Farmer 83-17-66, 40; D Skudder 88-21-67, 39; P Johnstone 86-19-67, 39.

Women’s stableford: S Robertson 85-14-71, 36; H Pomana 90-15-75, 33.

Twos: W Baty.

FRIDAY — Friday meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: O Willimott 23, A Brodie 22, S Pohatu 21, J Blair 21, M Stock 21, C Parker 21, R Chrisp 21.

Junior division: D Quinn 22, G Humble 22, K Donovan 22, D Maloy 22, J Graham 22.

Gisborne Park

ALAYNA Watene and Frieda Brown piled up the points to earn the No.1 seeding for the Benson Cup women’s pairs.
Watene anchored the effort as the pair finished the four-ball best ball qualifying with an impressive 51 points on Sunday.

Watene contributed plenty of those in winning the women’s stableford with 44 points. Saturday’s qualifying was topped by Noeleen Grace and Blanche Walker (44pts), who ended third overall.

Allan Nairne has stuck to his word and will not be back to defend the Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs title. After winning last year with grandson Brad Reynolds, five-time champion Nairne was adamant that was it.

Reynolds will instead combine with Cliff Nepe in the 2016 edition. Qualifying is over the next two weekends.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: J Glassford 38, J Collier 34, M Emery 34, G Hill 33.

Approach: S Paku.

Women’s best third shot: C Pipi.

Men’s best second shot: J Glassford.

Benson Cup women’s pairs qualifying round (best-ball stableford): F Brown/A Watene 51.

Women’s stableford: A Watene 44.

Saturday — Men’s stableford: T Buckingham 32, M Hutton 29.

Twos: T Buckingham.

Benson Cup women’s pairs qualifying round (best-ball stableford): N Grace/B Walker 44.

LGU, silver division:

W Morrissey 71.

Bronze division: N Grace 72.

Tuesday (May 24) — Veteran men’s stableford: D Marby 41, K Kingi 35, E Parkin 34, G Sharp 34, B Atkins 34, R Holdsworth 34.

Twos: K Kingi.

COMING UP: SATURDAY/SUNDAY, Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs qualifying, also qualifying rounds on June 11-12.

Tolaga Bay

A QUADRUPLE bogey and a triple bogey jolted but couldn’t stop Jeremy Murphy from winning the stableford on Sunday.

Murphy still managed to post his best score well over a year to win with 86-23-63, for 41 points.

SUNDAY — Stableford: J Murphy 41, M Watts 38, J Hale 37.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, men’s four-ball matchplay, 12 noon start.

Waikohu

THE Coates and McLean 12-hole matchplay open tournament is on Saturday and Sunday.

Tee-off is 10am on both days. All are welcome.

Pennants

THE Endeavour men’s interclub penannts trophy will take pride of place in the silverware cabinet at Patutahi after a dramatic final round at Poverty Bay on Sunday.

Chris Beattie and Dean Pohatu were the heroes of the day as Patutahi won the title for the first time since 2001, and only the third time in the history of the handicap matchplay series.

Patutahi went into the round with a six-point lead over Tahunga. Fittingly, these teams were drawn to meet in the round.

With 12 points up from grabs from the six matches, Patutahi knew what they had to do . . . get at least three points.

Defending champions Tahunga are tough off handicap on any course and that proved the case once again.

They won four matches but Beattie, unbeaten for the series, and Pohatu came to the rescue to get Patutahi over the line.

The players who contributed to Patutahi’s title success over the series were Beattie, Pohatu, Lyall Anania, George Brown, Tony Green, Ross Nichol, Selwyn Pohatu, Tom Hindmarsh and Wayne Baty.

Poverty Bay

A POSTPONED partnership came up winning trumps a year later in the final of the Kahlenberg Cup women’s pairs yesterday.

Terry Allan (off a 31-handicap) and Jan Utting (13) defeated Jo Kerr (8) and Annabelle Sutton (36) 1-up in a final Allan described as “a great game”.

Allan and Utting were supposed to play together in the cup last year but Allan was away.

They combined forces this year and emerged triumphant in an absorbing match decided by Allan’s eight-foot downhill putt for bogey on the 18th.

Both winners have tasted Kahlenberg Cup success in the past — Utting as recently as 2014 with Morag Shanks; Allan “years and years ago” with sister Brigit McIldowie.

The 2016 winners also had a humdinger of a match in the semifinals, Utting making par on the first extra hole to knock out Trish Corson and 2015 champion Jan Steele.

Kerr and Sutton eliminated Miggles Shanks and Di Sherratt to advance to the final.

WEDNESDAY — Kahlenberg Cup women’s pairs final: J Utting/T Allan def J Kerr/A Sutton on the 18th.
Women’s odds or evens stableford: V Fraser 22.

Freyberg Salver pairs stableford: V Fraser/V Bell 72.

Women’s eclectic (February to May 31): K Willis (0-20), L Poananga (21-27), T Murphy (28+), J Hall (9-holers).
Twos: T Corson, C Skuse.

Tuesday — Women’s stableford: A Hale 34 on c/b.
Twos: Jo Kerr, T Murphy, M Allan.

Sunday — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Rickard 38, C Taewa 37, W Robinson 36, P Stewart 36, J Situ 36, L Hewson 36.

Division 2: C Wesche 43, N Jones 42, F Lewis 41, R Fletcher 40, M Karalus 38, J Lincoln 38, L Gunther 38.
Twos: R Fletcher, B Morrissey, P Grogan, B Law.

Approach: P Grogan.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: V Richardson 41, B Payne 40.

Division 2: J Vaughan 41, A Hayward 37.

Twos: B Payne, V Richardson, P Anderson.

Approach: P Anderson.

Thursday (May 26) — Thursday Throne men’s par: I Murphy +4, D Mettrick +3, A Kirkpatrick +2, A Destry +2, B Allen +2, J Vaughan +2, B Hall +1, M Gemmell +1, R Third +1, B Colbert +1, P Mullooly +1.

Approach: M Mulrooney.

Twos: J Bryden, A White.

Patutahi

FORTY points did the job for Mo Farmer in the stableford on Sunday. Farmer won the junior men’s division while 36 points was good enough for Tom Hindmarsh (senior men) and Shelley Robertson (women) to win the other sections.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, senior division: T Hindmarsh 82-12-70, 36; B Wallace 83-13-70, 36.

Junior division: M Farmer 83-17-66, 40; D Skudder 88-21-67, 39; P Johnstone 86-19-67, 39.

Women’s stableford: S Robertson 85-14-71, 36; H Pomana 90-15-75, 33.

Twos: W Baty.

FRIDAY — Friday meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: O Willimott 23, A Brodie 22, S Pohatu 21, J Blair 21, M Stock 21, C Parker 21, R Chrisp 21.

Junior division: D Quinn 22, G Humble 22, K Donovan 22, D Maloy 22, J Graham 22.

Gisborne Park

ALAYNA Watene and Frieda Brown piled up the points to earn the No.1 seeding for the Benson Cup women’s pairs.
Watene anchored the effort as the pair finished the four-ball best ball qualifying with an impressive 51 points on Sunday.

Watene contributed plenty of those in winning the women’s stableford with 44 points. Saturday’s qualifying was topped by Noeleen Grace and Blanche Walker (44pts), who ended third overall.

Allan Nairne has stuck to his word and will not be back to defend the Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs title. After winning last year with grandson Brad Reynolds, five-time champion Nairne was adamant that was it.

Reynolds will instead combine with Cliff Nepe in the 2016 edition. Qualifying is over the next two weekends.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: J Glassford 38, J Collier 34, M Emery 34, G Hill 33.

Approach: S Paku.

Women’s best third shot: C Pipi.

Men’s best second shot: J Glassford.

Benson Cup women’s pairs qualifying round (best-ball stableford): F Brown/A Watene 51.

Women’s stableford: A Watene 44.

Saturday — Men’s stableford: T Buckingham 32, M Hutton 29.

Twos: T Buckingham.

Benson Cup women’s pairs qualifying round (best-ball stableford): N Grace/B Walker 44.

LGU, silver division:

W Morrissey 71.

Bronze division: N Grace 72.

Tuesday (May 24) — Veteran men’s stableford: D Marby 41, K Kingi 35, E Parkin 34, G Sharp 34, B Atkins 34, R Holdsworth 34.

Twos: K Kingi.

COMING UP: SATURDAY/SUNDAY, Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs qualifying, also qualifying rounds on June 11-12.

Tolaga Bay

A QUADRUPLE bogey and a triple bogey jolted but couldn’t stop Jeremy Murphy from winning the stableford on Sunday.

Murphy still managed to post his best score well over a year to win with 86-23-63, for 41 points.

SUNDAY — Stableford: J Murphy 41, M Watts 38, J Hale 37.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, men’s four-ball matchplay, 12 noon start.

Waikohu

THE Coates and McLean 12-hole matchplay open tournament is on Saturday and Sunday.

Tee-off is 10am on both days. All are welcome.

Pennants

THE Endeavour men’s interclub penannts trophy will take pride of place in the silverware cabinet at Patutahi after a dramatic final round at Poverty Bay on Sunday.

Chris Beattie and Dean Pohatu were the heroes of the day as Patutahi won the title for the first time since 2001, and only the third time in the history of the handicap matchplay series.

Patutahi went into the round with a six-point lead over Tahunga. Fittingly, these teams were drawn to meet in the round.

With 12 points up from grabs from the six matches, Patutahi knew what they had to do . . . get at least three points.

Defending champions Tahunga are tough off handicap on any course and that proved the case once again.

They won four matches but Beattie, unbeaten for the series, and Pohatu came to the rescue to get Patutahi over the line.

The players who contributed to Patutahi’s title success over the series were Beattie, Pohatu, Lyall Anania, George Brown, Tony Green, Ross Nichol, Selwyn Pohatu, Tom Hindmarsh and Wayne Baty.

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