Golf Roundup

All the hot results from the cool greens.

All the hot results from the cool greens.

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Patutahi

AGE-defying golfer Brian Morrissey stole the spotlight at the Patutahi open closing day tournament.

In winning the division 1 men’s stableford, the 73-year-old broke his age — a feat most senior golfers can only dream about.

BJ Morrissey, however, is not your run-of-the-mill senior.

The reigning intermediate club champion at Poverty Bay and president of Gisborne Eagles Society carded 1-over 71-9-62, for 44 points.

His round underlined his Daniel Dart and chip-and-putt consistency . . . 16 pars, one birdie and — shock, horror — a double bogey.

It is the second time he has signed for a score less than his years. Last year he shot 71, also at Patutahi, and he has done it once at Te Puia Springs as well.

His goal is to do the same at the Bay although he doubted he ever would. Others would disagree.

Breaking your age as an amateur golfer is probably the ultimate for senior players, as many will have achieved a hole-in-one into their golden years.

Morrissey’s performance, while impressive, fades in comparison with the record books. A Texan golfer broke his age more than 2620 times from 71 to 98 years old only for a Minnesota player to surpass that. A 93-year-old Canadian shot 72 in 2007 — 21 shots under his age — while the oldest player to achieve the feat was a 103-year-old British Columbian player.

Local combination Andrea Haisman and Wayne Baty won the Canadian mixed pairs stableford at the open closing day with 45 points, three points clear of the field.

Tom Brodie’s 82-17-65, including three birdies, topped the division 2 men’s stableford.

TUESDAY — Women’s drawn pairs net: J Winiata/J Ewart 139, H Humble/D Nienhuys 142.

SUNDAY — Patutahi open closing tournament, Canadian mixed pairs stableford: A Haisman/W Baty 45, E Wynyard/P Milner 42 , J Ward/P Puia 42, H Humble/J Blair 39, R Nichol/J Watson 38, T Sweeney/S Sweeney 37, S Robertson/C Brown 37.

Men’s stableford, division 1 (0-16): B Morrissey 44, C Beattie 39, M Grant 37, M Stock 36, A Higham 36.

Division 2 (17+): T Brodie 41, A Nimmo 39, O Willimott 38, K Philip 37, P Malloy 36.

All-in approach: T Brown.

Women’s approach: J Ward.

Men’s approach: B Morrissey.

Long drives: A Higham (div 1 men), K Donovan (div 2 men), A Stills-Hindmarsh (women).

Twos: B and K Johnson, C Parker.

Eagle: R Hindmarsh.

Friday — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, division 1: R Nichol 19, C Parker 19, P Varey 19, T Green 19.

Division 2: G Tattersfield 23 J Blair 21, J Winiata 20, O Willimott 20.

Gisborne Park

IT was a tale of two nines for Jean Foot in her women’s stableford victory on Sunday.

Foot had two birdies, including a two, in a brilliant front nine of 3-over par 39, but struggled on the back nine, posting 11-over 48.

Her 87-18-69, for 40 points, however, was still good enough for the win.

Danny Boyle had a productive Sunday. His 81-10-71, for a +2 total, won him the men’s par and he also collected the approach and men’s best second shot.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s par: D Boyle +2, T Pointon +2, D Craven +1, A Pahina +1, B Watene sq, R Grace -2.

Women’s stableford: J Foot 40.

Twos: J Charles, J Foot.

Approach: D Boyle

Men’s best second shot: D Boyle.

Women’s best third shot: K McDonald.

TUESDAY (Oct 11) — Veteran men’s par: W Donnelly +5, E Parkin +5, P Koorey +4, L Lexmond +3, T Donovan +3, J Rosewarne +3, A Lewington +2, J Fricker sq, E Morley sq, G Sharp sq, T Buckingham sq.

Twos: E Parkin, H White.

Approach: E Parkin.

Te Puia Springs

THE sun rose, the birds sang and Andrew Higham won another senior men’s club championship crown at the Springs this year.

Higham blew away Jason Devery to earn yet another gold lettering place on the honours boards.

Jim Devery is the intermediate champion after defeating Pete Ngarimu.

Raana Walker won the junior crown, consigning Nelson Truman to runner-up for the second year running.

SUNDAY — Stableford: G Summersby 37, A Forrester 37, W Rasmussen 36, J Forrester 36, P Ngarimu 36, N Truman 35, A Cook 34.

Twos: A Forrester, P Harrison.

Men’s club championship winners, senior division: A Higham from Jim Devery.

Intermediate: Jim Devery from P Ngarimu.

Junior: R Walker from N Truman.

Tolaga Bay

THE Lincolns dominated the medal round on Sunday.

Joel Lincoln won with 67, while father Joe was second on 70.

SUNDAY — Medal round: Joel Lincoln 67, Joe Lincoln 70, P Stevenson 71, C O’Sullivan 71.

COMING UP: TOMORROW, twilight, men start at 5pm, women at 5.30pm; SUNDAY, committee meeting at 10am. The OB-Harry Trophy scheduled for Sunday has been postponed to a date yet to be confirmed.

Poverty Bay

A GOLFING great he will never be, but All Black legend Ian Kirkpatrick produced something special for his own satisfaction in last Thursday’s competition.

The 70-year-old, who played 39 tests between 1967 and 1977, shot 85-22-63, for 45 points, to win the division 2 stableford.

It was his best round at the Bay since an 84 in November of 2014.

Marc Armstrong recorded his best round of the year and followed it up with a similarly impressive effort in a successful weekend.

Armstrong shot 84-19-65, for 43 points, to win the division 2 stableford on Saturday off the white tees.

Sunday’s competition was held off the blues and Armstrong maintained his form with 87-19-68, for 40 points, for a third-placed finish.

Wednesday — Women’s medal: K Willis 96-23-73.

Tuesday — Four-ball best-ball women’s net: N Carmine/V Fletcher 60.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Norman 39, M Jefferson 38, P Rickard 37, G Morley 37, R Gibson 37.

Division 2: B Bell 41, N Jones 40, M Armstrong 40, B Talbot 38.

Twos: D Pirimona, D Patumaka, P Kerekere, B Talbot, R Young, M Armstrong, S Willock.

Approach: K Travers.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: S Jeune 39, P Anderson 38, T Donovan 37.

Division 2: M Armstrong 43, R Skuse 41, M Stewart 39.

Twos: A Higham.

Approach: A Higham.

THURSDAY (Oct 13) — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Higham 40, M Thomas 40, B Morrissey 39, M Mulrooney 39, R Owen 39.

Division 2: I Kirkpatrick 45, D Bush 42, W Thompson 40, M Smith 40, R Kelly 40.

Twos: R Foster 2, M Thomas, V Richardson, A White, I Murphy.

Approach: I Murphy.

Women’s medal: Peri Gayford 100-30-70.

Seniors

PLACES are still available for the Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society’s open tournament at Poverty Bay next month.

As of earlier this week, the field was about half-full and organisers were urging those intending to enter to do this as soon as possible.

The tournament runs from Sunday, November 6, to Wednesday, November 9. Sunday’s play will be a strokeplay event for the Endeavour and Discovery age group trophies, followed by matchplay in groups over the ensuing three days.

Waikohu

THE Kaiaua Day competition is on Sunday.

Patutahi

AGE-defying golfer Brian Morrissey stole the spotlight at the Patutahi open closing day tournament.

In winning the division 1 men’s stableford, the 73-year-old broke his age — a feat most senior golfers can only dream about.

BJ Morrissey, however, is not your run-of-the-mill senior.

The reigning intermediate club champion at Poverty Bay and president of Gisborne Eagles Society carded 1-over 71-9-62, for 44 points.

His round underlined his Daniel Dart and chip-and-putt consistency . . . 16 pars, one birdie and — shock, horror — a double bogey.

It is the second time he has signed for a score less than his years. Last year he shot 71, also at Patutahi, and he has done it once at Te Puia Springs as well.

His goal is to do the same at the Bay although he doubted he ever would. Others would disagree.

Breaking your age as an amateur golfer is probably the ultimate for senior players, as many will have achieved a hole-in-one into their golden years.

Morrissey’s performance, while impressive, fades in comparison with the record books. A Texan golfer broke his age more than 2620 times from 71 to 98 years old only for a Minnesota player to surpass that. A 93-year-old Canadian shot 72 in 2007 — 21 shots under his age — while the oldest player to achieve the feat was a 103-year-old British Columbian player.

Local combination Andrea Haisman and Wayne Baty won the Canadian mixed pairs stableford at the open closing day with 45 points, three points clear of the field.

Tom Brodie’s 82-17-65, including three birdies, topped the division 2 men’s stableford.

TUESDAY — Women’s drawn pairs net: J Winiata/J Ewart 139, H Humble/D Nienhuys 142.

SUNDAY — Patutahi open closing tournament, Canadian mixed pairs stableford: A Haisman/W Baty 45, E Wynyard/P Milner 42 , J Ward/P Puia 42, H Humble/J Blair 39, R Nichol/J Watson 38, T Sweeney/S Sweeney 37, S Robertson/C Brown 37.

Men’s stableford, division 1 (0-16): B Morrissey 44, C Beattie 39, M Grant 37, M Stock 36, A Higham 36.

Division 2 (17+): T Brodie 41, A Nimmo 39, O Willimott 38, K Philip 37, P Malloy 36.

All-in approach: T Brown.

Women’s approach: J Ward.

Men’s approach: B Morrissey.

Long drives: A Higham (div 1 men), K Donovan (div 2 men), A Stills-Hindmarsh (women).

Twos: B and K Johnson, C Parker.

Eagle: R Hindmarsh.

Friday — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, division 1: R Nichol 19, C Parker 19, P Varey 19, T Green 19.

Division 2: G Tattersfield 23 J Blair 21, J Winiata 20, O Willimott 20.

Gisborne Park

IT was a tale of two nines for Jean Foot in her women’s stableford victory on Sunday.

Foot had two birdies, including a two, in a brilliant front nine of 3-over par 39, but struggled on the back nine, posting 11-over 48.

Her 87-18-69, for 40 points, however, was still good enough for the win.

Danny Boyle had a productive Sunday. His 81-10-71, for a +2 total, won him the men’s par and he also collected the approach and men’s best second shot.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s par: D Boyle +2, T Pointon +2, D Craven +1, A Pahina +1, B Watene sq, R Grace -2.

Women’s stableford: J Foot 40.

Twos: J Charles, J Foot.

Approach: D Boyle

Men’s best second shot: D Boyle.

Women’s best third shot: K McDonald.

TUESDAY (Oct 11) — Veteran men’s par: W Donnelly +5, E Parkin +5, P Koorey +4, L Lexmond +3, T Donovan +3, J Rosewarne +3, A Lewington +2, J Fricker sq, E Morley sq, G Sharp sq, T Buckingham sq.

Twos: E Parkin, H White.

Approach: E Parkin.

Te Puia Springs

THE sun rose, the birds sang and Andrew Higham won another senior men’s club championship crown at the Springs this year.

Higham blew away Jason Devery to earn yet another gold lettering place on the honours boards.

Jim Devery is the intermediate champion after defeating Pete Ngarimu.

Raana Walker won the junior crown, consigning Nelson Truman to runner-up for the second year running.

SUNDAY — Stableford: G Summersby 37, A Forrester 37, W Rasmussen 36, J Forrester 36, P Ngarimu 36, N Truman 35, A Cook 34.

Twos: A Forrester, P Harrison.

Men’s club championship winners, senior division: A Higham from Jim Devery.

Intermediate: Jim Devery from P Ngarimu.

Junior: R Walker from N Truman.

Tolaga Bay

THE Lincolns dominated the medal round on Sunday.

Joel Lincoln won with 67, while father Joe was second on 70.

SUNDAY — Medal round: Joel Lincoln 67, Joe Lincoln 70, P Stevenson 71, C O’Sullivan 71.

COMING UP: TOMORROW, twilight, men start at 5pm, women at 5.30pm; SUNDAY, committee meeting at 10am. The OB-Harry Trophy scheduled for Sunday has been postponed to a date yet to be confirmed.

Poverty Bay

A GOLFING great he will never be, but All Black legend Ian Kirkpatrick produced something special for his own satisfaction in last Thursday’s competition.

The 70-year-old, who played 39 tests between 1967 and 1977, shot 85-22-63, for 45 points, to win the division 2 stableford.

It was his best round at the Bay since an 84 in November of 2014.

Marc Armstrong recorded his best round of the year and followed it up with a similarly impressive effort in a successful weekend.

Armstrong shot 84-19-65, for 43 points, to win the division 2 stableford on Saturday off the white tees.

Sunday’s competition was held off the blues and Armstrong maintained his form with 87-19-68, for 40 points, for a third-placed finish.

Wednesday — Women’s medal: K Willis 96-23-73.

Tuesday — Four-ball best-ball women’s net: N Carmine/V Fletcher 60.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Norman 39, M Jefferson 38, P Rickard 37, G Morley 37, R Gibson 37.

Division 2: B Bell 41, N Jones 40, M Armstrong 40, B Talbot 38.

Twos: D Pirimona, D Patumaka, P Kerekere, B Talbot, R Young, M Armstrong, S Willock.

Approach: K Travers.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: S Jeune 39, P Anderson 38, T Donovan 37.

Division 2: M Armstrong 43, R Skuse 41, M Stewart 39.

Twos: A Higham.

Approach: A Higham.

THURSDAY (Oct 13) — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Higham 40, M Thomas 40, B Morrissey 39, M Mulrooney 39, R Owen 39.

Division 2: I Kirkpatrick 45, D Bush 42, W Thompson 40, M Smith 40, R Kelly 40.

Twos: R Foster 2, M Thomas, V Richardson, A White, I Murphy.

Approach: I Murphy.

Women’s medal: Peri Gayford 100-30-70.

Seniors

PLACES are still available for the Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society’s open tournament at Poverty Bay next month.

As of earlier this week, the field was about half-full and organisers were urging those intending to enter to do this as soon as possible.

The tournament runs from Sunday, November 6, to Wednesday, November 9. Sunday’s play will be a strokeplay event for the Endeavour and Discovery age group trophies, followed by matchplay in groups over the ensuing three days.

Waikohu

THE Kaiaua Day competition is on Sunday.

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