Golf roundup

All the hot news from the cool greens.

All the hot news from the cool greens.

Gisborne Park

HE won his first and currently only senior men’s club championship title 25 years ago.

Butch Atkins is now one win away from making it two . . . at the age of 60.

Atkins cruised into the matchplay final with a 6 and 5 demolition of giant-killer Brad Reynolds on Saturday.

It was Reynolds’ 24th birthday but Atkins, who won the crown before his opponent was born, was not feeling generous and made sure there would be no repeat of Reynolds’ shock win over 2015 champion Daniel Collier the weekend before.

Once Atkins got in front, he was there to stay. He went out in par golf for the front nine and was still square with the card when the pair shook hands on the 13th.

Atkins has lost seven senior finals and will look to bury those demons against Jayden Bright in the 36-hole final this Sunday.

The finals of the men’s and women’s champs were to be held last Sunday but the ugly weather put paid to that.

Bright defeated top qualifier Sel Peneha 4 and 2 in his semi and, like Atkins, is bidding for his second senior success although his first was only four years ago.

The Boyle family remain on track for a family double. Danny Boyle beat Mark Kennedy 4 and 3 in the intermediate semifinals while son Zane was never in front in his junior match with top qualifier Bruce Symes until he won the 18th.

Boyle senior, who won the intermediate title in 2012, plays Kani Kingi, who ousted defending champion Tom Reynolds.

Boyle caddied for Reynolds in last year’s final and that favour will be returned.

Zane’s last hurdle is defending champion Barry Cox, who eliminated Pete Tamatea 3 and 2 to stay on course for a third junior crown.

Mike Hutton and Tam Buckingham will decide the endeavour champion.

Jo Kerr booked her place in the senior final with a 1-up win over Karen McDonald. Kerr won the first three holes but McDonald fought back to be 1-down at the turn.

Another Karen stands in Kerr’s way — Park legend Karen Hay, who beat Wiki Morrissey the previous weekend.

Carney Pipi defeated Tracey Ford to set up an intermediate final against Mihi Marino.

Francie Hutton and Freida Brown are the junior finalists.

Electrinet Park results, SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: B Huhu 37, E Parkin 37.

Women’s stableford: B Walker 38.

Drawn twos: M Marino.

WEDNESDAY (Aug 3) — GRC Rosebowl women’s stableford, round 1: B Walker 36.

Drawn twos: J Foot.

TUESDAY (Aug 2) — Veteran men’s stableford: B Cox 40, A Lewington 40, P Mitchell 39, A Nairne 38, P Koorey 37, E Parkin 36.

Twos: P Koorey.

The finals of the men’s and women’s club championships are on SUNDAY. The draw is – No.1 tee, 8.30am: K Hay v J Kerr. 8.40: M Marino v C Pipi. 8.50: J Bright v B Atkins. 9am: K Kingi v D Boyle. 9.30:M Hutton v T Buckingham. 10am: F Hutton v F Brown. 10.10: B Cox v Z Boyle.

COMING UP: TUESDAY TO THURSDAY, Aug 16-18, course closed for coring, volunteers to report to greenkeepers shed.

Poverty Bay

WILLIAM Brown made a decisive move and sent a club championship warning in round 2 of the Dodgshun Cup men’s gross series on Saturday.

Brown’s 1-under 71 was the best score of the day and put him in a strong position to take the senior honours in the four-round competition in which a player counts his best three scores.

Greenkeeper Brown had 78 in the first round but will be looking to discard that when rounds 3 and 4 are played this weekend. Both rounds double as club championship qualifying.

Collin Jeffrey, who did not play in round 1 of the Dodgshun, was also impressive on Saturday, carding 73.

Round 1 pacesetter and reigning senior men’s club champion Simon Jeune (72) did not play on Saturday.

John Kerekere made several strides towards the intermediate title of the Dodgshun, adding 78 to his round 1 80.

Two of the three reigning champions will be defending their club championship titles.

In this weekend’s qualifying field will be 2015 senior champion Simon Jeune and junior champ Duncan Bush.

Gray Clapham will not be defending the intermediate crown as he is recovering from a nasty cut suffered while using a paper cutter guillotine.

Wednesday — LGU, silver division: G Young 94-17-77.

Bronze 1: M Allan 94-23-71.

Bronze II: T Lewis 109-29-80.

Twos: J MacKinnon.

Tuesday: 6x6x6 women’s competition: L Poananga 21.

Twos: V Bell, J MacKinnon.

SATURDAY — Men’s medal, division 1: J Kerekere 68, C Jeffrey 68, G Morley 71, A Higham 71, D Jenkins 71.

Division 2: M Armstrong 67, J Vaughan 71, R Skuse 73, B Allen 74, K White 74.

Twos: R Morley, V Richardson, N Udy, P Clayton, W Brown, P Kerekere

Approach: P Kerekere.

THURSDAY (Aug 4) — Men’s stableford, division 1: R Skuse 41, A White 40, C Christie 39, M Higham 38, V Richardson 38, M Dodgshun 38.

Division 2: S Willock 39, R Foster 38, P Shanks 38, P Graham 37, M Armstrong 37.

Twos: M Dodgshun.

Approach: M Dodgshun.

The third round of the Dodgshun Cup and first round of qualifying for the club championships is on SATURDAY. Fours remain the same for Sunday but off reverse tees. The draw for Saturday is — No.1 tee, 11.37am: C Christie, B Allen, M Armstrong, S Willock. 11.45: J Vaughan, J McGregor, B Payne, K White. 11.52: N Mackie, P Butler, D Patumaka, T Donovan. 12 noon: B Proudfoot, L Foster, M Stewart, R Pohatu. 12.07: V Richardson, J Kerekere, N Udy, B Morrissey. 12.15: P Kerekere, W Brown, A Higham, P Anderson. 12.22: J Rouse, S Olsen, B Read, J Leahy.

No.10 tee, 11.45am: N Richardon, C Poole, M Hunt, D Pirimona. 11.52: D Griffin, J Situ, T Sweeney, B Morgan. 12 noon: T Hawea, S Jeune, G Morley, T Goldsmith. 12.07: P Clayton, M Jefferson, R Morley, P Mountcastle. 12.15: A Hayward, D Wright, A Destry, D Bush.

12.22: C Robertson.

Waikohu

CLUB championships get under way on Sunday. There is also a committee meeting at 10am.

Gisborne Park

HE won his first and currently only senior men’s club championship title 25 years ago.

Butch Atkins is now one win away from making it two . . . at the age of 60.

Atkins cruised into the matchplay final with a 6 and 5 demolition of giant-killer Brad Reynolds on Saturday.

It was Reynolds’ 24th birthday but Atkins, who won the crown before his opponent was born, was not feeling generous and made sure there would be no repeat of Reynolds’ shock win over 2015 champion Daniel Collier the weekend before.

Once Atkins got in front, he was there to stay. He went out in par golf for the front nine and was still square with the card when the pair shook hands on the 13th.

Atkins has lost seven senior finals and will look to bury those demons against Jayden Bright in the 36-hole final this Sunday.

The finals of the men’s and women’s champs were to be held last Sunday but the ugly weather put paid to that.

Bright defeated top qualifier Sel Peneha 4 and 2 in his semi and, like Atkins, is bidding for his second senior success although his first was only four years ago.

The Boyle family remain on track for a family double. Danny Boyle beat Mark Kennedy 4 and 3 in the intermediate semifinals while son Zane was never in front in his junior match with top qualifier Bruce Symes until he won the 18th.

Boyle senior, who won the intermediate title in 2012, plays Kani Kingi, who ousted defending champion Tom Reynolds.

Boyle caddied for Reynolds in last year’s final and that favour will be returned.

Zane’s last hurdle is defending champion Barry Cox, who eliminated Pete Tamatea 3 and 2 to stay on course for a third junior crown.

Mike Hutton and Tam Buckingham will decide the endeavour champion.

Jo Kerr booked her place in the senior final with a 1-up win over Karen McDonald. Kerr won the first three holes but McDonald fought back to be 1-down at the turn.

Another Karen stands in Kerr’s way — Park legend Karen Hay, who beat Wiki Morrissey the previous weekend.

Carney Pipi defeated Tracey Ford to set up an intermediate final against Mihi Marino.

Francie Hutton and Freida Brown are the junior finalists.

Electrinet Park results, SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: B Huhu 37, E Parkin 37.

Women’s stableford: B Walker 38.

Drawn twos: M Marino.

WEDNESDAY (Aug 3) — GRC Rosebowl women’s stableford, round 1: B Walker 36.

Drawn twos: J Foot.

TUESDAY (Aug 2) — Veteran men’s stableford: B Cox 40, A Lewington 40, P Mitchell 39, A Nairne 38, P Koorey 37, E Parkin 36.

Twos: P Koorey.

The finals of the men’s and women’s club championships are on SUNDAY. The draw is – No.1 tee, 8.30am: K Hay v J Kerr. 8.40: M Marino v C Pipi. 8.50: J Bright v B Atkins. 9am: K Kingi v D Boyle. 9.30:M Hutton v T Buckingham. 10am: F Hutton v F Brown. 10.10: B Cox v Z Boyle.

COMING UP: TUESDAY TO THURSDAY, Aug 16-18, course closed for coring, volunteers to report to greenkeepers shed.

Poverty Bay

WILLIAM Brown made a decisive move and sent a club championship warning in round 2 of the Dodgshun Cup men’s gross series on Saturday.

Brown’s 1-under 71 was the best score of the day and put him in a strong position to take the senior honours in the four-round competition in which a player counts his best three scores.

Greenkeeper Brown had 78 in the first round but will be looking to discard that when rounds 3 and 4 are played this weekend. Both rounds double as club championship qualifying.

Collin Jeffrey, who did not play in round 1 of the Dodgshun, was also impressive on Saturday, carding 73.

Round 1 pacesetter and reigning senior men’s club champion Simon Jeune (72) did not play on Saturday.

John Kerekere made several strides towards the intermediate title of the Dodgshun, adding 78 to his round 1 80.

Two of the three reigning champions will be defending their club championship titles.

In this weekend’s qualifying field will be 2015 senior champion Simon Jeune and junior champ Duncan Bush.

Gray Clapham will not be defending the intermediate crown as he is recovering from a nasty cut suffered while using a paper cutter guillotine.

Wednesday — LGU, silver division: G Young 94-17-77.

Bronze 1: M Allan 94-23-71.

Bronze II: T Lewis 109-29-80.

Twos: J MacKinnon.

Tuesday: 6x6x6 women’s competition: L Poananga 21.

Twos: V Bell, J MacKinnon.

SATURDAY — Men’s medal, division 1: J Kerekere 68, C Jeffrey 68, G Morley 71, A Higham 71, D Jenkins 71.

Division 2: M Armstrong 67, J Vaughan 71, R Skuse 73, B Allen 74, K White 74.

Twos: R Morley, V Richardson, N Udy, P Clayton, W Brown, P Kerekere

Approach: P Kerekere.

THURSDAY (Aug 4) — Men’s stableford, division 1: R Skuse 41, A White 40, C Christie 39, M Higham 38, V Richardson 38, M Dodgshun 38.

Division 2: S Willock 39, R Foster 38, P Shanks 38, P Graham 37, M Armstrong 37.

Twos: M Dodgshun.

Approach: M Dodgshun.

The third round of the Dodgshun Cup and first round of qualifying for the club championships is on SATURDAY. Fours remain the same for Sunday but off reverse tees. The draw for Saturday is — No.1 tee, 11.37am: C Christie, B Allen, M Armstrong, S Willock. 11.45: J Vaughan, J McGregor, B Payne, K White. 11.52: N Mackie, P Butler, D Patumaka, T Donovan. 12 noon: B Proudfoot, L Foster, M Stewart, R Pohatu. 12.07: V Richardson, J Kerekere, N Udy, B Morrissey. 12.15: P Kerekere, W Brown, A Higham, P Anderson. 12.22: J Rouse, S Olsen, B Read, J Leahy.

No.10 tee, 11.45am: N Richardon, C Poole, M Hunt, D Pirimona. 11.52: D Griffin, J Situ, T Sweeney, B Morgan. 12 noon: T Hawea, S Jeune, G Morley, T Goldsmith. 12.07: P Clayton, M Jefferson, R Morley, P Mountcastle. 12.15: A Hayward, D Wright, A Destry, D Bush.

12.22: C Robertson.

Waikohu

CLUB championships get under way on Sunday. There is also a committee meeting at 10am.

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