Golf Roundup

All the sizzling results from the cool greens.

All the sizzling results from the cool greens.

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Mahia

The Fiordland Lobster Company and Mainfreight Mahia Men’s 36-hole Open tournament is on SATURDAY/SUNDAY. Players are asked to report to the office on arrival. The draw is (six-minute intervals) — No.1 tee, 7.30am: A Bremner, RFoon,CWesche, A Nother; D Oliver, Wade Wesche, E Sherriff, A Nother; P O’Connor, Wayne Wesche, B Morrissey, ASteele; K Field, K .Ellison, T Hema, D Wright; A Nother, M Birrell, P .Mildon, H Rohe; M Arnott J Robertson, P .Jelbert, B .Fraser.

No.6 tee, 7.30am: G .McLeay, F Daley, A .Smid, L .Green; S Chatfield, P .Smythe, L Wesche, R Pryde; R Shove, J Ash, D Westrupp, B McEachen; L Kerr, G Pitman, C Taurima; V Powdrell, D Carroll, J McRoberts, L Taurima.
No.1 tee, 11.30am: G Cook, R Grace, R Bremner, S Bremner; M Brooker, W Brown, Tweet Bird, W Morrow; M Hunt, B Johnson, Mike Bird, D Read; B Colbert, Tere Lincoln, A Higham, T McNeill; B Sail, B Yates, S Jury, A Destry; G Watson, Lee Johnson, P Harting, G Hornblow; T Green, J Devery, G Steenson.

No.6 tee, 11.30am: L Gunther, B Murphy, C Beattie, D Brenmner; A White, P Bremner, R Te Kanawa, Taine Lincoln; R Owen, M Steele, M Lunny, M Tuoro; W Thompson, C Taewa, D Foster, G Rothwell; C Martin, M Hamblyn, M Grant, B Crowley; R Nichol, M Rosacker, T Reeve, R Douglas; C Brown, T Hickey, J Humphries, I Gemmell.

There is a nine-hole haggle on Friday from noon. A meal will be available in the clubhouse on Friday night.

Poverty Bay

Has Kenny White peaked too soon?

Just a few weeks out from the “Sunday School’s” annual golfing trip — this year to the Bay of Plenty — White has struck some golden form.

Following on from his third 16 victory at the Poverty Bay Open, White did the double in last weekend’s men’s competitions.

He won the division 2 stableford on Saturday with 82-15-67, for 41 points, and did it again on Sunday with 80-15-65, for 43 points.

A double-bogey on 17 cost him his first sub-80 round since January.

White’s handicap index dropped from 13.6 to 12.9 today, which could be of some relief to his “Sunday School” cohorts, who have had to pay him out in haggles in recent weeks.

Brent Colbert won the division 1 stableford on Saturday with 75-7-68, for 40 points. He was 2-under the card after seven holes but, like White, a double-bogey on 17 hurt him.

Mark Norman started with six consecutive pars in winning the division 1 stableford on Sunday with 80-14-66, for 42 points.

Peter Kerekere chalked up yet another sub-par round with a personal best performance at his home Poverty Bay course on Tuesday.

The district’s No.1 men’s golfer shot a 6-under 66 off the championship blue tees, highlighted by an eagle on the 493-metre par-5 12th hole. He also had birdies from the fifth to seventh holes and the 14th.

It equalled a 66 he fired in August. That round included two eagles.

The latest effort — the equal-lowest blue tees score by an amateur at Poverty Bay — was his 22nd round under par at the Bay this year.

Sue Kemp continued her run of good form in winning the women’s chocolate net and Primo Cup event yesterday with 102-34-68.

Wednesday — Women’s chocolate net (Primo Cup event): S Kemp 68, P Dymock 70, G Young 73, M Allan 75, M Colebourne 75, J Utting 76, Miggles Shanks 76, V Fraser 77, L Shepherd 77, D Murphy 77, L Holmberg 78, L Poananga 78.

Tuesday — Women’s teams’ stableford: J Steele/A Gemmell 73.
Twos: L McLaughlin, M Allan.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Norman 42, G Marchbank 39, T Donovan 39, R Gibson 39.
Division 2: K White 43, B Talbot 40, B Jones 39.
Twos: A White, G Morley, B Morrissey, R Gibson.
Approach: D Patumaka.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: B Colbert 40, C Poole 39, B Morrissey 38, P Anderson 38.
Division 2: K White 41, W Thompson 39, D Pirimona 39, M Armstrong 38.
Twos: J Kerekere, G Brown, B Colbert, P Anderson, T Akroyd, D Watts.
Approach: T Akroyd.

THURSDAY (Sept 29) — Men’s stableford, division 1: N Mackie 37, V Richardson 37, A White 36.
Division 2: G Clapham 38, A Abrahams 38, M Smith 37.
Twos: R Third, T Donovan.
Approach: T Donovan.

Gisborne Park

KANI Kingi delivered a Mr Hyde-Doctor Jekyll performance over the weekend.

Kingi shot 94 on Saturday then improved by 18 shots — an average of one a hole — on Sunday to win the men’s stableford with 76-11-65, for 43 points.

Blanche Walker had twos on the second and 14th holes on her way to winning the women’s stableford with 82-13-69, for 40 points.

Al “Presidente” Nairne cleaned up son Pere Nairne and grandson Brad Reynolds on Friday, then went out and won the men’s stableford on Sunday with 38 points.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: K Kingi 43, J Collier 39, M Hutton 38 on c/b.
Women’s stableford: B Walker 40.

Twos: B Walker 2.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: A Nairne 38, A Pahina 37, B Atkins 37, Z Boyle 37, B Symes 35, D Harrison 35.
Women’s stableford: R Walford 40..
Drawn two: J Akuhata.

COMING UP: TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY, Oct 11-12, Poverty Bay v Bay of Plenty women’s representative clash; WEDNESDAY, Oct 19, Enterprise women’s ambrose.

Tolaga Bay

IT is not known who Rongo Pomana’s favourite superhero is but on Sunday it had to be Iron Man. Pomana won the all-irons stableford with 40 points, two clear of Mark Watts.

SUNDAY — All-irons stableford: R Pomana 40, M Watts 38, C O’Sullivan 37, W Robinson 33.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, stableford round.

Waikohu

A committee meeting at 10am on Sunday will be followed by the club competition from 12 noon.

Seniors

THE course proved a stern test for the 11 veterans who played in the Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society invitational tournament at Patutahi yesterday.

Richard Foon was the best of the field, finishing 1-down on the card. He won on countback from Garth Tattersfield, with Bernie Rothschild (-3) third.

Chic Brown had two twos.

The course was presented in good order considering recent rain.

For those wanting to know what is going on in senior golf, committee member John Fricker produces a regular and informative newsletter. Email pbseniors@outlook.com if you wish to receive it.

COMING UP: TUESDAY, Oct 18, Tolaga Bay trip, leaving from Poverty Bay Golf Club at 9am; SATURDAY (Nov 6) to WEDNESDAY (Nov 9), Sean Shivnan Pharmacy Gisborne East Coast seniors open tournament.

Women’s reps

Poverty Bay women take on their Bay of Plenty counterparts next week in an annual matchplay challenge being held this year at Gisborne Park.

The BoP v PB Challenge is played over two days — Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. The format is matchplay off handicap.

The number of players involved depend on how many players BoP are able to bring.

The Poverty Bay team as of this morning are — Karen Hay, Jo Kerr, Marg Colebourne, Blanche Walker, Wiki Morrissey, Viv Bell, Jean Foot, Tina Duncan, June MacKinnnon, Kath Willis, Rebecca Walford, Carney Pipi, Tracey Ford, Janice Bell, Alvie Hale, Jan Ewart, Pat Joseph, Teresa Lewis, Letty Poananga and Pam Sutton. Reserves are Sally Spence, Janice Utting and Lil McFlinn.

Meanwhile, Gisborne’s top woman player Tessa McDonald is in representative action this weekend in Levin.
McDonald is at No.2 in the Hawke’s Bay-Poverty Bay eight-strong women’s team for the Sybil Green Salver matchplay interprovincial.

Hawke’s Bay face Manawatu-Wanganui, Taranaki and Wellington.

Men’s reps

THE top of the senior order fired but the masters struck a brick wall in Poverty Bay-East Coast’s matchplay clash with Hawke’s Bay last weekend.

PBEC’s eight-man senior team drew 4-all while the masters’ six-man side were beaten 5½-1½ at the Napier course.

All four of the senior wins were pressure-filled matches that went to the 18th.

Peter Kerekere, William Brown and Nathaniel Cassidy won 1-up while Andrew Higham won 2-up.

Kurtis Cortesi lost 1-down, Tony Akroyd 2 and 1, Tini Hawea 4 and 3 and Eddie Brown junior 4 and 3.

The form of the top half of the team augurs well as PBEC build towards the national interprovincial at New Plymouth Golf Club from November 29 to December 3.

Pete Anderson’s half was all the masters came away with from a tough day.

Anderson shared the honours with Nick Radonich, who had just 21 putts over the 18 holes.

Brent Colbert lost 5 and 4, Collin Jeffrey 3 and 2, Simon Jeune 3 and 2, Bruce Yates 3 and 2 and rep debutant Mark Jefferson 5 and 4.

The masters head to Dunedin at the end of the month for the Freyberg masters interprovincial on the Chisholm Links course.

Mahia

The Fiordland Lobster Company and Mainfreight Mahia Men’s 36-hole Open tournament is on SATURDAY/SUNDAY. Players are asked to report to the office on arrival. The draw is (six-minute intervals) — No.1 tee, 7.30am: A Bremner, RFoon,CWesche, A Nother; D Oliver, Wade Wesche, E Sherriff, A Nother; P O’Connor, Wayne Wesche, B Morrissey, ASteele; K Field, K .Ellison, T Hema, D Wright; A Nother, M Birrell, P .Mildon, H Rohe; M Arnott J Robertson, P .Jelbert, B .Fraser.

No.6 tee, 7.30am: G .McLeay, F Daley, A .Smid, L .Green; S Chatfield, P .Smythe, L Wesche, R Pryde; R Shove, J Ash, D Westrupp, B McEachen; L Kerr, G Pitman, C Taurima; V Powdrell, D Carroll, J McRoberts, L Taurima.
No.1 tee, 11.30am: G Cook, R Grace, R Bremner, S Bremner; M Brooker, W Brown, Tweet Bird, W Morrow; M Hunt, B Johnson, Mike Bird, D Read; B Colbert, Tere Lincoln, A Higham, T McNeill; B Sail, B Yates, S Jury, A Destry; G Watson, Lee Johnson, P Harting, G Hornblow; T Green, J Devery, G Steenson.

No.6 tee, 11.30am: L Gunther, B Murphy, C Beattie, D Brenmner; A White, P Bremner, R Te Kanawa, Taine Lincoln; R Owen, M Steele, M Lunny, M Tuoro; W Thompson, C Taewa, D Foster, G Rothwell; C Martin, M Hamblyn, M Grant, B Crowley; R Nichol, M Rosacker, T Reeve, R Douglas; C Brown, T Hickey, J Humphries, I Gemmell.

There is a nine-hole haggle on Friday from noon. A meal will be available in the clubhouse on Friday night.

Poverty Bay

Has Kenny White peaked too soon?

Just a few weeks out from the “Sunday School’s” annual golfing trip — this year to the Bay of Plenty — White has struck some golden form.

Following on from his third 16 victory at the Poverty Bay Open, White did the double in last weekend’s men’s competitions.

He won the division 2 stableford on Saturday with 82-15-67, for 41 points, and did it again on Sunday with 80-15-65, for 43 points.

A double-bogey on 17 cost him his first sub-80 round since January.

White’s handicap index dropped from 13.6 to 12.9 today, which could be of some relief to his “Sunday School” cohorts, who have had to pay him out in haggles in recent weeks.

Brent Colbert won the division 1 stableford on Saturday with 75-7-68, for 40 points. He was 2-under the card after seven holes but, like White, a double-bogey on 17 hurt him.

Mark Norman started with six consecutive pars in winning the division 1 stableford on Sunday with 80-14-66, for 42 points.

Peter Kerekere chalked up yet another sub-par round with a personal best performance at his home Poverty Bay course on Tuesday.

The district’s No.1 men’s golfer shot a 6-under 66 off the championship blue tees, highlighted by an eagle on the 493-metre par-5 12th hole. He also had birdies from the fifth to seventh holes and the 14th.

It equalled a 66 he fired in August. That round included two eagles.

The latest effort — the equal-lowest blue tees score by an amateur at Poverty Bay — was his 22nd round under par at the Bay this year.

Sue Kemp continued her run of good form in winning the women’s chocolate net and Primo Cup event yesterday with 102-34-68.

Wednesday — Women’s chocolate net (Primo Cup event): S Kemp 68, P Dymock 70, G Young 73, M Allan 75, M Colebourne 75, J Utting 76, Miggles Shanks 76, V Fraser 77, L Shepherd 77, D Murphy 77, L Holmberg 78, L Poananga 78.

Tuesday — Women’s teams’ stableford: J Steele/A Gemmell 73.
Twos: L McLaughlin, M Allan.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Norman 42, G Marchbank 39, T Donovan 39, R Gibson 39.
Division 2: K White 43, B Talbot 40, B Jones 39.
Twos: A White, G Morley, B Morrissey, R Gibson.
Approach: D Patumaka.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: B Colbert 40, C Poole 39, B Morrissey 38, P Anderson 38.
Division 2: K White 41, W Thompson 39, D Pirimona 39, M Armstrong 38.
Twos: J Kerekere, G Brown, B Colbert, P Anderson, T Akroyd, D Watts.
Approach: T Akroyd.

THURSDAY (Sept 29) — Men’s stableford, division 1: N Mackie 37, V Richardson 37, A White 36.
Division 2: G Clapham 38, A Abrahams 38, M Smith 37.
Twos: R Third, T Donovan.
Approach: T Donovan.

Gisborne Park

KANI Kingi delivered a Mr Hyde-Doctor Jekyll performance over the weekend.

Kingi shot 94 on Saturday then improved by 18 shots — an average of one a hole — on Sunday to win the men’s stableford with 76-11-65, for 43 points.

Blanche Walker had twos on the second and 14th holes on her way to winning the women’s stableford with 82-13-69, for 40 points.

Al “Presidente” Nairne cleaned up son Pere Nairne and grandson Brad Reynolds on Friday, then went out and won the men’s stableford on Sunday with 38 points.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: K Kingi 43, J Collier 39, M Hutton 38 on c/b.
Women’s stableford: B Walker 40.

Twos: B Walker 2.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: A Nairne 38, A Pahina 37, B Atkins 37, Z Boyle 37, B Symes 35, D Harrison 35.
Women’s stableford: R Walford 40..
Drawn two: J Akuhata.

COMING UP: TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY, Oct 11-12, Poverty Bay v Bay of Plenty women’s representative clash; WEDNESDAY, Oct 19, Enterprise women’s ambrose.

Tolaga Bay

IT is not known who Rongo Pomana’s favourite superhero is but on Sunday it had to be Iron Man. Pomana won the all-irons stableford with 40 points, two clear of Mark Watts.

SUNDAY — All-irons stableford: R Pomana 40, M Watts 38, C O’Sullivan 37, W Robinson 33.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, stableford round.

Waikohu

A committee meeting at 10am on Sunday will be followed by the club competition from 12 noon.

Seniors

THE course proved a stern test for the 11 veterans who played in the Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society invitational tournament at Patutahi yesterday.

Richard Foon was the best of the field, finishing 1-down on the card. He won on countback from Garth Tattersfield, with Bernie Rothschild (-3) third.

Chic Brown had two twos.

The course was presented in good order considering recent rain.

For those wanting to know what is going on in senior golf, committee member John Fricker produces a regular and informative newsletter. Email pbseniors@outlook.com if you wish to receive it.

COMING UP: TUESDAY, Oct 18, Tolaga Bay trip, leaving from Poverty Bay Golf Club at 9am; SATURDAY (Nov 6) to WEDNESDAY (Nov 9), Sean Shivnan Pharmacy Gisborne East Coast seniors open tournament.

Women’s reps

Poverty Bay women take on their Bay of Plenty counterparts next week in an annual matchplay challenge being held this year at Gisborne Park.

The BoP v PB Challenge is played over two days — Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. The format is matchplay off handicap.

The number of players involved depend on how many players BoP are able to bring.

The Poverty Bay team as of this morning are — Karen Hay, Jo Kerr, Marg Colebourne, Blanche Walker, Wiki Morrissey, Viv Bell, Jean Foot, Tina Duncan, June MacKinnnon, Kath Willis, Rebecca Walford, Carney Pipi, Tracey Ford, Janice Bell, Alvie Hale, Jan Ewart, Pat Joseph, Teresa Lewis, Letty Poananga and Pam Sutton. Reserves are Sally Spence, Janice Utting and Lil McFlinn.

Meanwhile, Gisborne’s top woman player Tessa McDonald is in representative action this weekend in Levin.
McDonald is at No.2 in the Hawke’s Bay-Poverty Bay eight-strong women’s team for the Sybil Green Salver matchplay interprovincial.

Hawke’s Bay face Manawatu-Wanganui, Taranaki and Wellington.

Men’s reps

THE top of the senior order fired but the masters struck a brick wall in Poverty Bay-East Coast’s matchplay clash with Hawke’s Bay last weekend.

PBEC’s eight-man senior team drew 4-all while the masters’ six-man side were beaten 5½-1½ at the Napier course.

All four of the senior wins were pressure-filled matches that went to the 18th.

Peter Kerekere, William Brown and Nathaniel Cassidy won 1-up while Andrew Higham won 2-up.

Kurtis Cortesi lost 1-down, Tony Akroyd 2 and 1, Tini Hawea 4 and 3 and Eddie Brown junior 4 and 3.

The form of the top half of the team augurs well as PBEC build towards the national interprovincial at New Plymouth Golf Club from November 29 to December 3.

Pete Anderson’s half was all the masters came away with from a tough day.

Anderson shared the honours with Nick Radonich, who had just 21 putts over the 18 holes.

Brent Colbert lost 5 and 4, Collin Jeffrey 3 and 2, Simon Jeune 3 and 2, Bruce Yates 3 and 2 and rep debutant Mark Jefferson 5 and 4.

The masters head to Dunedin at the end of the month for the Freyberg masters interprovincial on the Chisholm Links course.

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