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All the hot news from the cool greens.

Tolaga Bay

PETE Kerekere took the throne while several other players earned royal honours at the King of the Coast men’s open tournament over the weekend.

Kerekere raised the Poverty Bay club flag over the nine-hole course after defeating Patutahi’s Tony Akroyd 1-up in the championship 16 matchplay final.

Below him, several players claimed “princely” status.

Scott Cranswick beat Bruce Yates in an all-Tolaga Bay Cook Handicap second 16 final.

Greg Hawea (Poverty Bay) outgunned Spencer Butt (Tahunga) in the Uawa Handicap third 16 decider.

Ben Johnson denied the host club a double in defeating Kara Solomon in the Hauiti Handicap fourth 16 final.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY — Ray Scragg Motors King of the Coast men’s open, championship 16, final: Peter Kerekere def Tony Akroyd.

Third: William Brown.

Flight: K Cortesi from T Hawea.

Plate: A Higham.

Consolation: T Goldsmith.

Cook Handicap second 16, final: S Cranswick def B Yates.

Third: T Sweeney.

Flight: A White from M Grant.

Plate: D Watts.

Consolation: D Carroll.

Uawa Handicap third 16, final: G Hawea def S Butt.

Third: R Sewell.

Flight: D Maitai from R Skuse.

Plate: B Cortesi.

Consolation: C Wesche.

Hauiti Handicap fourth 16, final: B Johnson def K Solomon.

Third: G Perawiti.

Flight: A Carswell from J Puha.

Plate: J Murphy.

Consolation flight: N Thomas.

Twos: D Hubbard 2, A Higham 3, R Mackey, D Milner 3, M Watts, S Jeune 2, Tere Lincoln, M Grant, B Cortesi, K Cortesi, T Sweeney, D Watts 3, B Yates, W Brown 2, T Akroyd.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, all-iron club competition.

Gisborne Park

“MY greatest individual sporting achievement,” is how Brad Reynolds described his giant-killing act in men’s club championship matches over the weekend.

Reynolds stunned defending and four-time senior champion Daniel Coller 5 and 4 to advance to Saturday’s semifinals.

Only a week before, Reynolds had struggled to 87 in qualifying while Collier posted 76.

But matchplay is a fickle beat. Reynolds got his nose in front quickly, birdied the ninth to be 3-up at the turn and never looked back, winning the 10th and 12th holes, then closing it out on the 14th.

It set up a semi clash with 60-year-old Butch Atkins, who needed overtime before beating Rob Taylor on the 19th.

Top qualifier Sel Peneha stayed in the hunt with a 17th-hole win over Chum Aramakutu.

He faces 2012 champion Jayden Bright, who easily accounted for 2014 winner Peter Cameron 5 and 4.

Tom Reynolds remains on course to retain the intermeiate crown but faces a tall semifinal order in the shape of in-form Kani Kingi.

Mark Kennedy and Danny Boyle meet in the other semi.

The Boyle family could be celebrating a double by Sunday afternoon.Danny’s son Zane progressed to the last four of the junior division.

He arrived for his Sunday match with Wayne McHugh still in party mode after helping HSOB to victory in the premier club rugby final at neighbouring Rugby Park on Saturday.

That success continued and Boyle junior is now lining up top qualifier Bruce Symes in the semis. Defending champion Barry Cox and greenkeeper Pete Tamatea will decide the other finalist.

Mihi Marino has the chance of back-to-back women’s club championship title in different divisions.

The 2015 junior winner, Marino eliminated defending intermediate champion Noeleen Grace at the weekend to move into the final. Her opponent will be either Tracey Ford or Carney Pipi.

Francie Hutton has filled one of the junior final berths after a 1-up win against Margaret Alley. Freida Brown and Ann Richardson meet in the other semifinal this Saturday.

The senior women’s division is down to the last four, minus defending champion Blanche Walker, who was knocked out by Wiki Morrissey.

It gets a lot tougher for Morrissey this weekend. She meets 17-time senior champ Karen Hay in the semis. Jo Kerr and Karen McDonald contest the other semi.

All finals are on Sunday.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: D Boyle from S Phillips.

Men’s best second shot: S Phillips.

Women’s best third shot: J Kerr.

Approach: R Grace.

Women’s stableford: F Brown 33.

Twos: C Pipi.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: E Parkin.

Twos: D Boyle, B Huhu.

Wednesday (July 27) — Women’s stableford: B Walker 37, F Brown 34.

Draw for women’s club championship matches on SATURDAY — No.1 tee, 9am: K Hay v W Morrissey, K McDonald v J Kerr. 9.06: C Pipi v T Ford, F Brown v A Richardson.

Draw for men’s club championship matches on SATURDAY — No.1 tee, 9.30am: S Peneha v J Bright, B Reynolds v B Atkins. 9.36: K Kingi v T Reynolds, M Kennedy v D Boyle. 9.42: B Symes v Z Boyle, P Tamatea v B Cox. 9.48: T Buckingham v P Simpson.

Draw for men’s and women’s club championship finals on SUNDAY — No.1 tee, 8.30am: Senior women. 8.40: Intermediate women. 8.50: Senior men. 9am: Intermediate finals. 10am: Junior women. 10.10: Junior men. 10.20: Endeavour men.

Poverty Bay

JAN Utting’s quest to add the AB&J Cup to her success list ended yesterday.

Utting’s gross total of 125 earned her the coveted AB&J Cup senior gross title in the 27-hole tournament — a trophy she has been chasing since it was introduced in 1999.

Marg Colebourne (112) won the silver net, June MacKinnon (138) the Meg Harper Salver for bronze gross, Mary Allan (104) the bronze net, Ann Ward (59 points) the overall stableford and Judy Roe-Mason (21pts) the 9-holers’ stableford.

MacKinnon was as elated as Utting. She had never won a gross title at a bronze tournament.

If they were handing out a “Mr Consistency” title at Poverty Baty, Alex Kirkpatrick would be among the contenders.

A single-figure handicapper for many years, Kirkpatrick is among the most solid players in the district, and turned that reputation up a notch last Thursday.

Kirkpatrick posted his best round since October of 2014 (a 73) in winning the division 1 men’s stableford with 2-over 74-8-66, for 42 points.

He had seven pars on each of the nines and a sole birdie on the 16th.

Weekend men’s competition winners were Neil Mackie (38pts), John Leahy (40), Mike Callaghan (39) and Ron Young (40).

WEDNESDAY — Women’s 27-hole silver, bronze and 9-hole tournament, silver division, gross (AB&J Cup): J Utting 125.

Net: M Colebourne 112.

Bronze division, gross (Meg Harper Salver): J MacKinnon 138.

Net: M Allan 104.

Overall stableford: Ann Ward 59.

9-hole stableford: J Roe-Mason 21.

Twos: J Pohatu, V Bell.

Approaches: A Witters (0-20), F Allan (21+), J Roe-Mason (9-holers).

Best third shot on 5: M Colebourne (0-20), K Shaw (21-28, T Lewis (29+).

Closest to line on 18: B McIldowie.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Callaghan 39, J Kerekere 38, C Taewa 35, P Stewart 34, A Reedy 34.

Division 2: R Young 40, G Marchbank 39, K Travers 38, M Norman 38.

Twos: B Morgan, A Reedy.

Approach: C Taewa.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: N Mackie 38, K White 38, V Richardson 38.

Division 2: J Leahy 40, S Palmer 40, M Smith 38, B Read 38, Rob Fletcher 38.

Approach: D Mettrick.

Thursday (July 28) — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Kirkpatrick 42, F Ball 39, V Richardson 36, N Mackie 36, A White 36.

Division 2: M Clapcott 38, W Thompson 37, D Mettrick 35, G Erikson 34.

Twos: M Higham.

Approach: V Richardson.

Te Puia Springs

GEORGINA Roberts (35 points) and Jim Devery (32) won the Sunday stableford competitions.

SUNDAY — Women’s stableford: G Roberts 35, I Ngarimu 34.

Men’s stableford: J Devery 32, C Martin 31.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Busby Tray catch-up.

Patutahi

ONE point decided the men’s stableford winner on Sunday.

Simon Pittar’s 40 points headed off a trio on 39, while Andrea Haisman also won by one in the women’s stableford.

TUESDAY — LGU and putting: P Sutton 97-26-71 (33 putts), J Ewart 95-23-72 (30).

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: S Pittar 42, K Donovan 39, M de Luze 39, R Pohatu 39.

Women’s stableford: A Haisman 35, D Johnston 34.

Twos: S Pittar.

Jackpot: S Pittar.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: C Beattie 20, O Willimott 20, B Wallace 19.

Junior division: G Maude 22, K Donovan 19, M Smith 18, R Chrisp 18, P Johnston 18.

Waikohu

MARGARET Tuapawa was in a league of her own in the women’s stableford on Sunday.

Tuapawa’s 39 points was seven clear of the field.

Larry Green pipped DJ Baty on countback for the men’s honours. Both returned 40 points.

SundaY — Men’s stableford: L Green 40, DJ Baty 40, K Tamanui 33.

Women’s stableford: M Tuapawa 39, E Wynyard 32, V Grace 31.

Twos: DJ Baty.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, club championships, committe meeting deferred to Sunday, August 14.

Mahia

A COUPLE of big numbers could not stop Jackie Thompson from winning the womens net-minus-stableford on Sunday.

Thompson shot 110 off the stick and her 78-34-44 easily topped the field.

Gid Pitman slipped under 80 for the first time in six rounds — 79-6-73 — to win the men’s stableford with 35 points.

SUNDAY — Stevenson Trophy women’s net-minus-stableford: J Thompson 78-34-44, T Smith 49, E Westwood 49.

Men’s stableford: G Pitman 35, C Taurima 34.

Seniors

Entries have already been received for Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society’s major tournament of the year.

The Sean Shivnan Pharmacy senior men’s and women’s open is being held at Poverty Bay from Sunday, November 6, to Wednesday, November 9.

The Sunday play will feature men’s 18-hole strokeplay for the Endeavour Cup (for players aged 55 to 69 years) and Discovery Cup (70yrs and over).

Matchplay in groups of eight will follow and entry is first-in, first-served. The men’s competition is limited to the first 96 entries.

Entries close on Friday, October 28. For more information contact Kevin Kennedy (men. 863-2696) or Bridget McIldowie (women, 867-7885).

COMING UP: TUESDAY, Sept 13, Croskery Tankard, round 1, 11.30am, at Poverty Bay, round 2 is at Patutahi on Sept 21, round 3 is at Gisborne Park on Sept 27; WEDNESDAY, Oct 5, Invitation Day, at Patutahi, 12 noon tee-off; TUESDAY, Oct 18, Tolaga Bay trip, leaving Poverty Bay at 9am.

Tolaga Bay

PETE Kerekere took the throne while several other players earned royal honours at the King of the Coast men’s open tournament over the weekend.

Kerekere raised the Poverty Bay club flag over the nine-hole course after defeating Patutahi’s Tony Akroyd 1-up in the championship 16 matchplay final.

Below him, several players claimed “princely” status.

Scott Cranswick beat Bruce Yates in an all-Tolaga Bay Cook Handicap second 16 final.

Greg Hawea (Poverty Bay) outgunned Spencer Butt (Tahunga) in the Uawa Handicap third 16 decider.

Ben Johnson denied the host club a double in defeating Kara Solomon in the Hauiti Handicap fourth 16 final.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY — Ray Scragg Motors King of the Coast men’s open, championship 16, final: Peter Kerekere def Tony Akroyd.

Third: William Brown.

Flight: K Cortesi from T Hawea.

Plate: A Higham.

Consolation: T Goldsmith.

Cook Handicap second 16, final: S Cranswick def B Yates.

Third: T Sweeney.

Flight: A White from M Grant.

Plate: D Watts.

Consolation: D Carroll.

Uawa Handicap third 16, final: G Hawea def S Butt.

Third: R Sewell.

Flight: D Maitai from R Skuse.

Plate: B Cortesi.

Consolation: C Wesche.

Hauiti Handicap fourth 16, final: B Johnson def K Solomon.

Third: G Perawiti.

Flight: A Carswell from J Puha.

Plate: J Murphy.

Consolation flight: N Thomas.

Twos: D Hubbard 2, A Higham 3, R Mackey, D Milner 3, M Watts, S Jeune 2, Tere Lincoln, M Grant, B Cortesi, K Cortesi, T Sweeney, D Watts 3, B Yates, W Brown 2, T Akroyd.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, all-iron club competition.

Gisborne Park

“MY greatest individual sporting achievement,” is how Brad Reynolds described his giant-killing act in men’s club championship matches over the weekend.

Reynolds stunned defending and four-time senior champion Daniel Coller 5 and 4 to advance to Saturday’s semifinals.

Only a week before, Reynolds had struggled to 87 in qualifying while Collier posted 76.

But matchplay is a fickle beat. Reynolds got his nose in front quickly, birdied the ninth to be 3-up at the turn and never looked back, winning the 10th and 12th holes, then closing it out on the 14th.

It set up a semi clash with 60-year-old Butch Atkins, who needed overtime before beating Rob Taylor on the 19th.

Top qualifier Sel Peneha stayed in the hunt with a 17th-hole win over Chum Aramakutu.

He faces 2012 champion Jayden Bright, who easily accounted for 2014 winner Peter Cameron 5 and 4.

Tom Reynolds remains on course to retain the intermeiate crown but faces a tall semifinal order in the shape of in-form Kani Kingi.

Mark Kennedy and Danny Boyle meet in the other semi.

The Boyle family could be celebrating a double by Sunday afternoon.Danny’s son Zane progressed to the last four of the junior division.

He arrived for his Sunday match with Wayne McHugh still in party mode after helping HSOB to victory in the premier club rugby final at neighbouring Rugby Park on Saturday.

That success continued and Boyle junior is now lining up top qualifier Bruce Symes in the semis. Defending champion Barry Cox and greenkeeper Pete Tamatea will decide the other finalist.

Mihi Marino has the chance of back-to-back women’s club championship title in different divisions.

The 2015 junior winner, Marino eliminated defending intermediate champion Noeleen Grace at the weekend to move into the final. Her opponent will be either Tracey Ford or Carney Pipi.

Francie Hutton has filled one of the junior final berths after a 1-up win against Margaret Alley. Freida Brown and Ann Richardson meet in the other semifinal this Saturday.

The senior women’s division is down to the last four, minus defending champion Blanche Walker, who was knocked out by Wiki Morrissey.

It gets a lot tougher for Morrissey this weekend. She meets 17-time senior champ Karen Hay in the semis. Jo Kerr and Karen McDonald contest the other semi.

All finals are on Sunday.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: D Boyle from S Phillips.

Men’s best second shot: S Phillips.

Women’s best third shot: J Kerr.

Approach: R Grace.

Women’s stableford: F Brown 33.

Twos: C Pipi.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: E Parkin.

Twos: D Boyle, B Huhu.

Wednesday (July 27) — Women’s stableford: B Walker 37, F Brown 34.

Draw for women’s club championship matches on SATURDAY — No.1 tee, 9am: K Hay v W Morrissey, K McDonald v J Kerr. 9.06: C Pipi v T Ford, F Brown v A Richardson.

Draw for men’s club championship matches on SATURDAY — No.1 tee, 9.30am: S Peneha v J Bright, B Reynolds v B Atkins. 9.36: K Kingi v T Reynolds, M Kennedy v D Boyle. 9.42: B Symes v Z Boyle, P Tamatea v B Cox. 9.48: T Buckingham v P Simpson.

Draw for men’s and women’s club championship finals on SUNDAY — No.1 tee, 8.30am: Senior women. 8.40: Intermediate women. 8.50: Senior men. 9am: Intermediate finals. 10am: Junior women. 10.10: Junior men. 10.20: Endeavour men.

Poverty Bay

JAN Utting’s quest to add the AB&J Cup to her success list ended yesterday.

Utting’s gross total of 125 earned her the coveted AB&J Cup senior gross title in the 27-hole tournament — a trophy she has been chasing since it was introduced in 1999.

Marg Colebourne (112) won the silver net, June MacKinnon (138) the Meg Harper Salver for bronze gross, Mary Allan (104) the bronze net, Ann Ward (59 points) the overall stableford and Judy Roe-Mason (21pts) the 9-holers’ stableford.

MacKinnon was as elated as Utting. She had never won a gross title at a bronze tournament.

If they were handing out a “Mr Consistency” title at Poverty Baty, Alex Kirkpatrick would be among the contenders.

A single-figure handicapper for many years, Kirkpatrick is among the most solid players in the district, and turned that reputation up a notch last Thursday.

Kirkpatrick posted his best round since October of 2014 (a 73) in winning the division 1 men’s stableford with 2-over 74-8-66, for 42 points.

He had seven pars on each of the nines and a sole birdie on the 16th.

Weekend men’s competition winners were Neil Mackie (38pts), John Leahy (40), Mike Callaghan (39) and Ron Young (40).

WEDNESDAY — Women’s 27-hole silver, bronze and 9-hole tournament, silver division, gross (AB&J Cup): J Utting 125.

Net: M Colebourne 112.

Bronze division, gross (Meg Harper Salver): J MacKinnon 138.

Net: M Allan 104.

Overall stableford: Ann Ward 59.

9-hole stableford: J Roe-Mason 21.

Twos: J Pohatu, V Bell.

Approaches: A Witters (0-20), F Allan (21+), J Roe-Mason (9-holers).

Best third shot on 5: M Colebourne (0-20), K Shaw (21-28, T Lewis (29+).

Closest to line on 18: B McIldowie.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Callaghan 39, J Kerekere 38, C Taewa 35, P Stewart 34, A Reedy 34.

Division 2: R Young 40, G Marchbank 39, K Travers 38, M Norman 38.

Twos: B Morgan, A Reedy.

Approach: C Taewa.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: N Mackie 38, K White 38, V Richardson 38.

Division 2: J Leahy 40, S Palmer 40, M Smith 38, B Read 38, Rob Fletcher 38.

Approach: D Mettrick.

Thursday (July 28) — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Kirkpatrick 42, F Ball 39, V Richardson 36, N Mackie 36, A White 36.

Division 2: M Clapcott 38, W Thompson 37, D Mettrick 35, G Erikson 34.

Twos: M Higham.

Approach: V Richardson.

Te Puia Springs

GEORGINA Roberts (35 points) and Jim Devery (32) won the Sunday stableford competitions.

SUNDAY — Women’s stableford: G Roberts 35, I Ngarimu 34.

Men’s stableford: J Devery 32, C Martin 31.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Busby Tray catch-up.

Patutahi

ONE point decided the men’s stableford winner on Sunday.

Simon Pittar’s 40 points headed off a trio on 39, while Andrea Haisman also won by one in the women’s stableford.

TUESDAY — LGU and putting: P Sutton 97-26-71 (33 putts), J Ewart 95-23-72 (30).

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: S Pittar 42, K Donovan 39, M de Luze 39, R Pohatu 39.

Women’s stableford: A Haisman 35, D Johnston 34.

Twos: S Pittar.

Jackpot: S Pittar.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: C Beattie 20, O Willimott 20, B Wallace 19.

Junior division: G Maude 22, K Donovan 19, M Smith 18, R Chrisp 18, P Johnston 18.

Waikohu

MARGARET Tuapawa was in a league of her own in the women’s stableford on Sunday.

Tuapawa’s 39 points was seven clear of the field.

Larry Green pipped DJ Baty on countback for the men’s honours. Both returned 40 points.

SundaY — Men’s stableford: L Green 40, DJ Baty 40, K Tamanui 33.

Women’s stableford: M Tuapawa 39, E Wynyard 32, V Grace 31.

Twos: DJ Baty.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, club championships, committe meeting deferred to Sunday, August 14.

Mahia

A COUPLE of big numbers could not stop Jackie Thompson from winning the womens net-minus-stableford on Sunday.

Thompson shot 110 off the stick and her 78-34-44 easily topped the field.

Gid Pitman slipped under 80 for the first time in six rounds — 79-6-73 — to win the men’s stableford with 35 points.

SUNDAY — Stevenson Trophy women’s net-minus-stableford: J Thompson 78-34-44, T Smith 49, E Westwood 49.

Men’s stableford: G Pitman 35, C Taurima 34.

Seniors

Entries have already been received for Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society’s major tournament of the year.

The Sean Shivnan Pharmacy senior men’s and women’s open is being held at Poverty Bay from Sunday, November 6, to Wednesday, November 9.

The Sunday play will feature men’s 18-hole strokeplay for the Endeavour Cup (for players aged 55 to 69 years) and Discovery Cup (70yrs and over).

Matchplay in groups of eight will follow and entry is first-in, first-served. The men’s competition is limited to the first 96 entries.

Entries close on Friday, October 28. For more information contact Kevin Kennedy (men. 863-2696) or Bridget McIldowie (women, 867-7885).

COMING UP: TUESDAY, Sept 13, Croskery Tankard, round 1, 11.30am, at Poverty Bay, round 2 is at Patutahi on Sept 21, round 3 is at Gisborne Park on Sept 27; WEDNESDAY, Oct 5, Invitation Day, at Patutahi, 12 noon tee-off; TUESDAY, Oct 18, Tolaga Bay trip, leaving Poverty Bay at 9am.

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