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Poverty Bay

TINI Hawea fell at the first matchplay hurdle but can still reflect on a successful Emerre and Hathaway Poverty Bay men’s open, which ended with a piece of silverware.

From Gisborne but attending Rotorua Boys’ High School, the 17-year-old was awarded the Bill Donnelly Memorial Trophy for the best performance by a junior player.

Hawea qualified second in the top 16 with rounds of 74, 76 only to be eliminated in the first round by Brent Colbert.
He bounced back by winning the consolation, beating Collin Jeffrey in the final.

Hawea’s qualifying effort also saw him win the 36-hole net.

There was no prouder of the performance of the young man and that of championship 16 winner Peter Kerekere than veteran Arthur Bacon, who played a pivotal role in the early development of both players.

Kerekere’s 3 and 1 defeat of William Brown in the final gave him two of the district’s “major” crowns for 2016. He also won the King of the Coast men’s open at Tolaga Bay in July.

And he was not far away from achieving the treble — losing to champion Andrew Higham 1-up in the semifinals of the East Coast men’s open in May.

The Poverty Bay open produced tightly contested matches in all five group finals.

Three matches went to the 17th, one to the 18th and one to the 19th.

The latter — Wynne MacLellan beating Kim Gunness in the second 16 final — was an unbelievable outcome.

As Gunner lined up an eight-foot putt on the 18th — needing only two putts to win it — no one would have bet against a player famous in Gisborne for his pitch-and-putt game.

But the word “choker” rang out from a merciless mate watching from the clubhouse balcony as Gunness three-putted then duffed a putt on the 19th to lose.

There was drama, too, in the third 16 final. Hamish Williams looked dead and buried after going through the green on the 18th, only to produce a superb chip, then slot a knee-trembling putt to beat Frank Ball.

There were other performances of note.

Mark Jefferson claimed a few huge scalps in his first-class cricketing career, and he collected the biggest of his amateur golfing career in winning the first 16 consolation.

Jefferson, embarrassed 8 and 7 by Kerekere the day before, shot 2-over 74 to beat three-time East Coast Open champion Anaru Reedy in the consolation and take the honours in a round-robin also featuring seven-times open champ Waka Donnelly and Brent Colbert.

The ignominious honour of finishing last overall in the 80-strong field went to a certain “Guy” who will remain anonymous print-wise. Not only was he bottom qualifier, including a 12 on one hole and just one par in 36 holes of qualifying, he lost all his matches as well. The two he actually played, that is.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: A White 41, R Morley 37, S Andreassen 36, G Morley 36.

Division 2: R Young 38, M Mulrooney 36, K White 36, C Simpson 36.
Twos: P Rickard, D Wright, B Morrissey, A White.
Approach: A White.

SATURDAY — Emerre and Hathaway Poverty Bay men’s open, Championship 16, overall winner: P Kerekere from W Brown.
Consolation: T Hawea from C Jeffrey.
Flight 1: M Jefferson
Flight 2: D Solomann.
Barrington-Miller Cup second 16, overall winner: W MacLellan from K Gunness.
Consolation: T Landl from J Kane.
Flight 1: D Patumaka.
Flight 2: C Rock.
Third 16, overall winner: K White from M Campbell.
Consolation: P Butler from P Mullooly.
Flight 1: G Clapham.
Flight 2: P Graham.
Fourth 16, overall winner: H Williams from F Ball .
Consolation: C Tumataroa. from L Payne.
Flight 1: P Young.
Flight 2: R Skuse.
Fifth 16, overall winner: W Thompson from N Lesic.
Consolation: R Fletcher from T Sherratt.
Flight 1: M Thomas.
Flight 2: M Reynolds.
36-hole qualifying, Scott Plate gross: P Kerekere 145 (75, 70) from W Brown 150 (70, 80).
36-hole net: T Hawea 140 from B Yates 142.
Long drives: R Hindmarsh (0-14), N Lesic (15+).
Approaches: W MacLellan (0-14), H Williams (15+).
Bill Donnelly Memorial Trophy for top junior performance: T Hawea.

Gisborne Park

FRANCIE Hutton sneaked under three figures to top the field in the Fletcher Meat Treat women’s open tournament on Saturday.

Hutton shot 99-31-68 to win the overall net.

Division 1 winners were Tessa McDonald (gross, 75), Jean Foot (net, 70) and Wiki Morrissey (stableford, 38 points).

Division 2 winners were Rebecca Walford (gross, 94), Pat Joseph (net, 71) and Kelly Utting (stableford, 35pts).

The Peter Dow Trophy was played for on Sunday. Winners were Freida Brown, Danny Boyle, Morrissey and Ray Grace.

Horst Schreiber was on fire in the men’s stableford on Saturday, winning with 85-20-65, for 43 points.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Peter Dow Trophy mixed teams’ competition: F Brown/D Boyle/W Morrissey/R Grace from A Richardson/R Taylor/T Ford/M Hutton and B Walker/B Huhu/L McFlinn/C Brown.

Approach: T Ford.
Women’s best third shot: W Morrissey.
Men’s best second shot: R Taylor.
SATURDAY — Fletcher Meat Treat women’s tournament, overall net: F Hutton 68.
Division 1, gross: T McDonald 75 from K Hay.
Net: J Foot 70 from B Walker.
Stableford: W Morrissey 38 from L McFlinn.
Division 2, gross: R Walford 94 from T Ford.
Net: P Joseph 71 from M Alley on c/b.
Stableford: K Utting 35 from P Gayford.
Approaches: J Pohatu (div 1), B Woods (div 2).
Closest to line: M Colebourne (div 1), N Grace (div 2).
Twos: J Foot 2.
Men’s stableford: H Schreiber 43, R Taylor 42, Z Boyle 40, D Boyle 39, R Grace 37.
Tuesday (Sept 20) — Veteran men’s stableford: C Brown 40, B Atkins 38, A Nairne 38, C Palmer 37, G Sharp 36, B Symes 36, P Koorey 35.
Twos: A Nairne, P Mitchell.
Sunday (Sept 18) — Women’s stableford: S Paku 34.
Drawn two: S Paku.

Patutahi

WATCHING the Poverty Bay men’s open on Saturday clearly inspired Tony Green.

He posted easily the best round of the day in winning the men’s 0-14 net on his home course on Sunday with 63.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, 0-14: T Green 63, G Brown 67, W Baty 68.
15+: B Wallace 68, B McKenzie 69, M Higgs 69.
Women’s net: H Humble 79.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior men’s division: R Nichol 21, T Green 20, C Parker 20, R Owen 19, G Marchbank 19.
Junior division: P Johnston 23, J Neilson 22, B Pohatu 21, G Tattersfield 20, D Johnston 19.
Tolaga Bay
JOE Lincoln has proved you don’t need the legal maximum 14 clubs in the bag to play to your handicap.
Lincoln won the three-club stableford on Sunday with 37 points, one ahead of Rongo Pomana.
This week players will try to show woods aren’t needed either in an all-irons competition.
SUNDAY — Three-club stableford: Joe Lincoln 37, R Pomana 36, W Robinson 35, M Watts 31.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, all-irons competition.

Waikohu

FATE brought the golfing paths of Ella Wynayrd and Tama Brown successfully together on Sunday.
The pair were drawn as partners in the Baty Memorial Cup and won with a combined stableford total of 69 points.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: DJ Baty 38, T Brown 36, L Green 35.
Womens stableford: E Wynyard 33, M Tuapawa 30.
Baty Memorial Cup drawn mixed pairs: T Brown/e Wynyard 69.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, committee meeting, 10am, shootout is to be played a later date.

Seniors

THE sunshine failed to front. And so did plenty of golfers. But not Nigel McGregor and Richard Foon.

The Poverty Bay pair were rewarded for their enthusiasm and support with victory in Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society’s annual Croskery Tankard pairs competition.

Ten players turned up in the steady rain at Gisborne Park for the third and final round. That included just two eligible pairs.

McGregor and Foon were one of those and posted a four-ball best-ball effort of 42 points to add to their round 1 47 for a winning total of 89 — pairs counting their two best scores.

They finished two points ahead of Park du Tam Buckingham and John Fricker, with John Rouse and Vaughan Powdrell (PB) third on 79.

Evan Parkin and Buckingham had to play without their partners. A dodgy back restricted Fricker to the clubrooms while Parkin’s other half failed to front.

While his score didn’t end up counting in their overall tally, Buckingham did what Fricker described in his
Buckingham did what Fricker described in his veteran society report on the day a “magnificent” job in scoring 39 points by himself.

The weather had a considerable influence on the tankard series but as Fricker put it: “So long as the course is open and nothing is present that constitutes a risk to the safety of players, we play on”.

COMING UP: WEDNESDAY, Oct 5, invitation day at Patutahi, 12 noon multi-tee start; TUESDAY, Oct 18, trip to Tolaga Bay, meet at 8.45am at the Poverty Bay Golf Club carpark.

Women’s interzone

THE Hawke’s Bay and Poverty Bay women’s interzone competition has been played for since 1959.

Northern Zone, comprising clubs from Wairoa to Te Puia Springs, has won it over 50 percent of the time,
This year Northern made it a 27th title out of the 53 times it has been contested — defeating the two other zones at Dannevirke Golf Club last week.

Northern finished the 27-hole stableford event with a team total of 691 points — 11 ahead of Southern, with Central third on 612.

Dual Gisborne Park/Poverty Bay member Jo Kerr was the best of the Northern team, totalling 54 points.

The Northern team were Blanche Walker, Wiki Morrissey, Sally Spence, Pam Sutton, Marg Colebourne, Letty Poananga, Pat Joseph, Jo Kerr, June MacKinnon, Julie Coker, Jan Utting, Viv Bell, Lil McFlinn, Karen MacDonald, Noeleen Grace and Ann Ward.

Poverty Bay

TINI Hawea fell at the first matchplay hurdle but can still reflect on a successful Emerre and Hathaway Poverty Bay men’s open, which ended with a piece of silverware.

From Gisborne but attending Rotorua Boys’ High School, the 17-year-old was awarded the Bill Donnelly Memorial Trophy for the best performance by a junior player.

Hawea qualified second in the top 16 with rounds of 74, 76 only to be eliminated in the first round by Brent Colbert.
He bounced back by winning the consolation, beating Collin Jeffrey in the final.

Hawea’s qualifying effort also saw him win the 36-hole net.

There was no prouder of the performance of the young man and that of championship 16 winner Peter Kerekere than veteran Arthur Bacon, who played a pivotal role in the early development of both players.

Kerekere’s 3 and 1 defeat of William Brown in the final gave him two of the district’s “major” crowns for 2016. He also won the King of the Coast men’s open at Tolaga Bay in July.

And he was not far away from achieving the treble — losing to champion Andrew Higham 1-up in the semifinals of the East Coast men’s open in May.

The Poverty Bay open produced tightly contested matches in all five group finals.

Three matches went to the 17th, one to the 18th and one to the 19th.

The latter — Wynne MacLellan beating Kim Gunness in the second 16 final — was an unbelievable outcome.

As Gunner lined up an eight-foot putt on the 18th — needing only two putts to win it — no one would have bet against a player famous in Gisborne for his pitch-and-putt game.

But the word “choker” rang out from a merciless mate watching from the clubhouse balcony as Gunness three-putted then duffed a putt on the 19th to lose.

There was drama, too, in the third 16 final. Hamish Williams looked dead and buried after going through the green on the 18th, only to produce a superb chip, then slot a knee-trembling putt to beat Frank Ball.

There were other performances of note.

Mark Jefferson claimed a few huge scalps in his first-class cricketing career, and he collected the biggest of his amateur golfing career in winning the first 16 consolation.

Jefferson, embarrassed 8 and 7 by Kerekere the day before, shot 2-over 74 to beat three-time East Coast Open champion Anaru Reedy in the consolation and take the honours in a round-robin also featuring seven-times open champ Waka Donnelly and Brent Colbert.

The ignominious honour of finishing last overall in the 80-strong field went to a certain “Guy” who will remain anonymous print-wise. Not only was he bottom qualifier, including a 12 on one hole and just one par in 36 holes of qualifying, he lost all his matches as well. The two he actually played, that is.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: A White 41, R Morley 37, S Andreassen 36, G Morley 36.

Division 2: R Young 38, M Mulrooney 36, K White 36, C Simpson 36.
Twos: P Rickard, D Wright, B Morrissey, A White.
Approach: A White.

SATURDAY — Emerre and Hathaway Poverty Bay men’s open, Championship 16, overall winner: P Kerekere from W Brown.
Consolation: T Hawea from C Jeffrey.
Flight 1: M Jefferson
Flight 2: D Solomann.
Barrington-Miller Cup second 16, overall winner: W MacLellan from K Gunness.
Consolation: T Landl from J Kane.
Flight 1: D Patumaka.
Flight 2: C Rock.
Third 16, overall winner: K White from M Campbell.
Consolation: P Butler from P Mullooly.
Flight 1: G Clapham.
Flight 2: P Graham.
Fourth 16, overall winner: H Williams from F Ball .
Consolation: C Tumataroa. from L Payne.
Flight 1: P Young.
Flight 2: R Skuse.
Fifth 16, overall winner: W Thompson from N Lesic.
Consolation: R Fletcher from T Sherratt.
Flight 1: M Thomas.
Flight 2: M Reynolds.
36-hole qualifying, Scott Plate gross: P Kerekere 145 (75, 70) from W Brown 150 (70, 80).
36-hole net: T Hawea 140 from B Yates 142.
Long drives: R Hindmarsh (0-14), N Lesic (15+).
Approaches: W MacLellan (0-14), H Williams (15+).
Bill Donnelly Memorial Trophy for top junior performance: T Hawea.

Gisborne Park

FRANCIE Hutton sneaked under three figures to top the field in the Fletcher Meat Treat women’s open tournament on Saturday.

Hutton shot 99-31-68 to win the overall net.

Division 1 winners were Tessa McDonald (gross, 75), Jean Foot (net, 70) and Wiki Morrissey (stableford, 38 points).

Division 2 winners were Rebecca Walford (gross, 94), Pat Joseph (net, 71) and Kelly Utting (stableford, 35pts).

The Peter Dow Trophy was played for on Sunday. Winners were Freida Brown, Danny Boyle, Morrissey and Ray Grace.

Horst Schreiber was on fire in the men’s stableford on Saturday, winning with 85-20-65, for 43 points.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Peter Dow Trophy mixed teams’ competition: F Brown/D Boyle/W Morrissey/R Grace from A Richardson/R Taylor/T Ford/M Hutton and B Walker/B Huhu/L McFlinn/C Brown.

Approach: T Ford.
Women’s best third shot: W Morrissey.
Men’s best second shot: R Taylor.
SATURDAY — Fletcher Meat Treat women’s tournament, overall net: F Hutton 68.
Division 1, gross: T McDonald 75 from K Hay.
Net: J Foot 70 from B Walker.
Stableford: W Morrissey 38 from L McFlinn.
Division 2, gross: R Walford 94 from T Ford.
Net: P Joseph 71 from M Alley on c/b.
Stableford: K Utting 35 from P Gayford.
Approaches: J Pohatu (div 1), B Woods (div 2).
Closest to line: M Colebourne (div 1), N Grace (div 2).
Twos: J Foot 2.
Men’s stableford: H Schreiber 43, R Taylor 42, Z Boyle 40, D Boyle 39, R Grace 37.
Tuesday (Sept 20) — Veteran men’s stableford: C Brown 40, B Atkins 38, A Nairne 38, C Palmer 37, G Sharp 36, B Symes 36, P Koorey 35.
Twos: A Nairne, P Mitchell.
Sunday (Sept 18) — Women’s stableford: S Paku 34.
Drawn two: S Paku.

Patutahi

WATCHING the Poverty Bay men’s open on Saturday clearly inspired Tony Green.

He posted easily the best round of the day in winning the men’s 0-14 net on his home course on Sunday with 63.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, 0-14: T Green 63, G Brown 67, W Baty 68.
15+: B Wallace 68, B McKenzie 69, M Higgs 69.
Women’s net: H Humble 79.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior men’s division: R Nichol 21, T Green 20, C Parker 20, R Owen 19, G Marchbank 19.
Junior division: P Johnston 23, J Neilson 22, B Pohatu 21, G Tattersfield 20, D Johnston 19.
Tolaga Bay
JOE Lincoln has proved you don’t need the legal maximum 14 clubs in the bag to play to your handicap.
Lincoln won the three-club stableford on Sunday with 37 points, one ahead of Rongo Pomana.
This week players will try to show woods aren’t needed either in an all-irons competition.
SUNDAY — Three-club stableford: Joe Lincoln 37, R Pomana 36, W Robinson 35, M Watts 31.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, all-irons competition.

Waikohu

FATE brought the golfing paths of Ella Wynayrd and Tama Brown successfully together on Sunday.
The pair were drawn as partners in the Baty Memorial Cup and won with a combined stableford total of 69 points.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: DJ Baty 38, T Brown 36, L Green 35.
Womens stableford: E Wynyard 33, M Tuapawa 30.
Baty Memorial Cup drawn mixed pairs: T Brown/e Wynyard 69.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, committee meeting, 10am, shootout is to be played a later date.

Seniors

THE sunshine failed to front. And so did plenty of golfers. But not Nigel McGregor and Richard Foon.

The Poverty Bay pair were rewarded for their enthusiasm and support with victory in Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society’s annual Croskery Tankard pairs competition.

Ten players turned up in the steady rain at Gisborne Park for the third and final round. That included just two eligible pairs.

McGregor and Foon were one of those and posted a four-ball best-ball effort of 42 points to add to their round 1 47 for a winning total of 89 — pairs counting their two best scores.

They finished two points ahead of Park du Tam Buckingham and John Fricker, with John Rouse and Vaughan Powdrell (PB) third on 79.

Evan Parkin and Buckingham had to play without their partners. A dodgy back restricted Fricker to the clubrooms while Parkin’s other half failed to front.

While his score didn’t end up counting in their overall tally, Buckingham did what Fricker described in his
Buckingham did what Fricker described in his veteran society report on the day a “magnificent” job in scoring 39 points by himself.

The weather had a considerable influence on the tankard series but as Fricker put it: “So long as the course is open and nothing is present that constitutes a risk to the safety of players, we play on”.

COMING UP: WEDNESDAY, Oct 5, invitation day at Patutahi, 12 noon multi-tee start; TUESDAY, Oct 18, trip to Tolaga Bay, meet at 8.45am at the Poverty Bay Golf Club carpark.

Women’s interzone

THE Hawke’s Bay and Poverty Bay women’s interzone competition has been played for since 1959.

Northern Zone, comprising clubs from Wairoa to Te Puia Springs, has won it over 50 percent of the time,
This year Northern made it a 27th title out of the 53 times it has been contested — defeating the two other zones at Dannevirke Golf Club last week.

Northern finished the 27-hole stableford event with a team total of 691 points — 11 ahead of Southern, with Central third on 612.

Dual Gisborne Park/Poverty Bay member Jo Kerr was the best of the Northern team, totalling 54 points.

The Northern team were Blanche Walker, Wiki Morrissey, Sally Spence, Pam Sutton, Marg Colebourne, Letty Poananga, Pat Joseph, Jo Kerr, June MacKinnon, Julie Coker, Jan Utting, Viv Bell, Lil McFlinn, Karen MacDonald, Noeleen Grace and Ann Ward.

POVERTY Bay-East Coast bounced back from two heavy losses to draw their round 3 clash at the junior interprovincial in Cambridge. Rotorua Boys’ High student Tini Hawea (a member of Poverty Bay and Springifield) made it three wins from three matches so far as PBEC shared the honours 4-all with Manawatu-Wanganui. Playing at No.2 in the eight-man team, Hawea won 1-up as the top of the PBEC order came through for victories. No.1 Keanu Howe (Opotiki) won 3 and 2, No.2 Wade Wesche (Mahia) won 2 and 1 and No.6 Regan Hindmarsh (Patutahi) inflicted a crushing 7 and 6 victory. No.8 Reef Pohatu (Patutahi) lost 4 and 3, No.7 Mike Birchall (Manawatu) 1-down, No.5 David Situ (Poverty Bay) 3 and 2 and No.4 Taine Lincoln (Tolaga Bay) 3 and 2. PBEC lost 7-1 to Bay of Plenty in their opening tie of the week-long matchplay tournament on the Cambridge course. Hawea saved the whitewash with a 1-up win. They were also beaten 7-1 by Otago in round 2, Hawea winning 3 and 2. The PBEC team feature mostly homegrown players but also have a couple of imports in Birchall and Howe, the latter having previously played for the province.

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