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Tolaga Bay

TAINE Lincoln chopped two strokes off his low round on his home Tolaga Bay course in claiming the top prize at the annual Christmas tournament on Sunday.

Lincoln fired 1-under 67 to lower his personal best. The eight-handicapper’s round featured four birdies and won him the men’s stableford with 45 points.

Dan Maitai was two points back in second and an in-form Reef Pohatu was thrid on 42.

Patutahi excelled in the women’s division, with Helen Humble continuing her success from the previous weekend. Fresh from a sensational net 56 on her home track, Humble won with 99-35-64, for 44 points.

Shelley Robertson made it a Patutahi quinella with 88-20-68, for 40 points, while Tolaga Bay/Poverty Bay member Letty Poananga (39pts) was third on countback from Waikohu’s Ella Wynyard.

Another Patutahi player only needed three decent shots to be in the prizes — Jett Pohatu winning the long drive and both women’s approaches.

A field of nearly 70 took part.

SUNDAY — Tolaga Bay Christmas tournament, women’s stableford: H Humble 44, S Robertson 40, L Poananga 39, E Wynyard 39, G Young 38, A Hale 38, A Cook 38, J Winiata 38, K Utting 37, J MacKinnon 36, G Roberts 36, A Haisman 36.

Men’s stableford: Taine Lincoln 45, D Maitai 43, R Pohatu 42, J Murphy 41, T Green 40, T Hindmarsh 40, C O’Sullivan 40, A Kururangi 40, G Brown 39, R Mackey 39, R Pomana 39, D Milner 39, R Nichol 39, Tere Lincoln 39, W Robinson 38, M Emery 38, D Cook 38, B Cox 37, W Mackey 37, K Solomon 37, J Devery 37, B Yates 36, B Watson 36, T Kupenga 36, B Morrissey 36, S Palmer 36, F Waihi 35, K Kingi 35, J Hale 35, W Donnelly 35, Joe Lincoln 35, A Pahina 35.

Approaches on 9/18: J Pohatu (women), W Donnelly (men, 0-17), R Mackey (18-36).

Approaches on 3/12: J Pohatu (women), G Brown (0-18).

Long drives: J Pohatu (women), K Kingi (0-17), A Kururangi (18-36).

Twos: M Brooker, G Brown, D Milner, D Maitai, J Winiata.

FRIDAY — Twilight stableford: R Mackey 22, R Pomana 22, W Mackey 16.

Gisborne Park

THERE has been plenty of summer lovin’ going on in club competitions.

Clearly the locals are enjoying the “friendlier” conditions, as is evident in scoring.

Al “Presidente” Nairne started the ball rolling at the weekend with 83-19-64, for 44 points, and the men’s stableford honours on Saturday. It was his lowest round since an 81 off 18 in January.

Tony Leggett and Jack Glassford continued the plunder on Sunday.

Leggett’s best round in over six months — 85-21-64, including a birdie-2 on the seventh hole — earned him victory in the men’s net.

“Jacko’s” runner-up effort was a tale of two nines. He shot 2-under 34 on the front half but 43 on the back, a triple-bogey 7 on the 18th hurting but not destroying his card of 77-12-65. A 76 way back in January is his best of the year.

Tai Aramakutu flew the women’s flag with 88-21-67, for 42 points, to win their Sunday stableford.

Alan Lewington and Leo Lexmond cleaned up the Tuesday “veteran men’s” stableford last week.

Lewington won with 89-25-64, for 44 points.

Lexmond was second with 100-36-64, also for 44, posting matching 50s and falling just short of breaking three figures for the first time since January. He came back to earth with an emergency (111) in this week’s Tuesday competitition.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s net: T Leggett 64, J Glassford 65, M Hutton 66, E Morley 69, T Pointon 70, B Huhu 70.

Women’s stableford: T Aramakutu 88-21-67, 42.

Twos: T Pointon, S Phillips, J Glassford, E Morley, M Hutton, T Leggett, A Richardson.

Men’s best second shot on 18: E Morley.

Women’s best third shot on 18: S Paku.

Approach: C Nepe.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: A Nairne 44, T Pointon 42, K Kingi 41, D Craven 39pts on c/b.

WEDNESDAY (Nov 30 ) — Women’s drawn partners combined stableford: K McDonald/J Morley 77.

Twos: L McFlinn.

TUESDAY (Nov 22) — Veteran men’s stableford: A Lewington 44, L Lexmond 44, W McHugh 41, R Moiser 40, S Mohlmann 39, H Nyenhuis 38, J Straker 38, E Parkin 38, T Buckingham 38, J Fricker 38, B Atkins 38, E Morley 37 on c/b.

Approach: S Mohlmann.

Poverty Bay

PAR or better remains a milestone for Glenn Morley to achieve but he went close in the men’s stableford on Sunday.

Morley carded 1-over 73-8-65, for 43 points, to win division 1 and equal his lowest score at the Bay.

Lee “Pikey” Hewson won division 2 with 82-16-66, for 42 points.

The talking point of the “Sunday School”, however, came from the day before when Dave Pirimona aced the 167-metre 11th for a hole-in-one. Story to follow.

Harvey Johanson produced his best form of the year to win the division 2 men’s stableford last Thursday with 81-16-65, for 43 points.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Morley 43, D Patumaka 40, P Rickard 40.

Division 2: L Hewson 42, D Wright 40, K Daniels 39.

Twos: M Mulrooney.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Clayton 39, V Richardson 36, B Duncan 35.

Division 2: J McGregor 39, W Thompson 37, R Skuse 37, D Pirimona 37.

Hole-in-one on 11: D Pirimona.

Approach: H Johanson.

THURSDAY (Dec 1) — Men’s stableford, division 1: A White 41, J Kerekere 40, M Higham 39.

Division 2: H Johanson 43, C Christie 41,W Thompson 37.

Twos: A White

Approach: R Kelly

Te Puia Springs

THE Musgrave Cup men’s competition is being held on Sunday.

There is a haggle for those not involved.

A reminder to members that the annual prize-giving and Chaffey Cup is on Sunday, December 18.

Patutahi

Patutahi’s annual prize-giving is being held on Saturday at the clubrooms from 6.30pm.

The theme is “somebody famous” and there will be bar tab prizes for best dressed and most famous.

Music and a barbecue dinner will be provided.

RSVP (for catering purposes and if you need a sober driver) to patutahigc@xtra.co.nz or phone/text Andrea on 027-669-0900 or 868-3224 by tonight.

If you have a story, tournament to promote or results
you wish to have printed, contact The Gisborne Herald
at 869-0633 or email

Tolaga Bay

TAINE Lincoln chopped two strokes off his low round on his home Tolaga Bay course in claiming the top prize at the annual Christmas tournament on Sunday.

Lincoln fired 1-under 67 to lower his personal best. The eight-handicapper’s round featured four birdies and won him the men’s stableford with 45 points.

Dan Maitai was two points back in second and an in-form Reef Pohatu was thrid on 42.

Patutahi excelled in the women’s division, with Helen Humble continuing her success from the previous weekend. Fresh from a sensational net 56 on her home track, Humble won with 99-35-64, for 44 points.

Shelley Robertson made it a Patutahi quinella with 88-20-68, for 40 points, while Tolaga Bay/Poverty Bay member Letty Poananga (39pts) was third on countback from Waikohu’s Ella Wynyard.

Another Patutahi player only needed three decent shots to be in the prizes — Jett Pohatu winning the long drive and both women’s approaches.

A field of nearly 70 took part.

SUNDAY — Tolaga Bay Christmas tournament, women’s stableford: H Humble 44, S Robertson 40, L Poananga 39, E Wynyard 39, G Young 38, A Hale 38, A Cook 38, J Winiata 38, K Utting 37, J MacKinnon 36, G Roberts 36, A Haisman 36.

Men’s stableford: Taine Lincoln 45, D Maitai 43, R Pohatu 42, J Murphy 41, T Green 40, T Hindmarsh 40, C O’Sullivan 40, A Kururangi 40, G Brown 39, R Mackey 39, R Pomana 39, D Milner 39, R Nichol 39, Tere Lincoln 39, W Robinson 38, M Emery 38, D Cook 38, B Cox 37, W Mackey 37, K Solomon 37, J Devery 37, B Yates 36, B Watson 36, T Kupenga 36, B Morrissey 36, S Palmer 36, F Waihi 35, K Kingi 35, J Hale 35, W Donnelly 35, Joe Lincoln 35, A Pahina 35.

Approaches on 9/18: J Pohatu (women), W Donnelly (men, 0-17), R Mackey (18-36).

Approaches on 3/12: J Pohatu (women), G Brown (0-18).

Long drives: J Pohatu (women), K Kingi (0-17), A Kururangi (18-36).

Twos: M Brooker, G Brown, D Milner, D Maitai, J Winiata.

FRIDAY — Twilight stableford: R Mackey 22, R Pomana 22, W Mackey 16.

Gisborne Park

THERE has been plenty of summer lovin’ going on in club competitions.

Clearly the locals are enjoying the “friendlier” conditions, as is evident in scoring.

Al “Presidente” Nairne started the ball rolling at the weekend with 83-19-64, for 44 points, and the men’s stableford honours on Saturday. It was his lowest round since an 81 off 18 in January.

Tony Leggett and Jack Glassford continued the plunder on Sunday.

Leggett’s best round in over six months — 85-21-64, including a birdie-2 on the seventh hole — earned him victory in the men’s net.

“Jacko’s” runner-up effort was a tale of two nines. He shot 2-under 34 on the front half but 43 on the back, a triple-bogey 7 on the 18th hurting but not destroying his card of 77-12-65. A 76 way back in January is his best of the year.

Tai Aramakutu flew the women’s flag with 88-21-67, for 42 points, to win their Sunday stableford.

Alan Lewington and Leo Lexmond cleaned up the Tuesday “veteran men’s” stableford last week.

Lewington won with 89-25-64, for 44 points.

Lexmond was second with 100-36-64, also for 44, posting matching 50s and falling just short of breaking three figures for the first time since January. He came back to earth with an emergency (111) in this week’s Tuesday competitition.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s net: T Leggett 64, J Glassford 65, M Hutton 66, E Morley 69, T Pointon 70, B Huhu 70.

Women’s stableford: T Aramakutu 88-21-67, 42.

Twos: T Pointon, S Phillips, J Glassford, E Morley, M Hutton, T Leggett, A Richardson.

Men’s best second shot on 18: E Morley.

Women’s best third shot on 18: S Paku.

Approach: C Nepe.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: A Nairne 44, T Pointon 42, K Kingi 41, D Craven 39pts on c/b.

WEDNESDAY (Nov 30 ) — Women’s drawn partners combined stableford: K McDonald/J Morley 77.

Twos: L McFlinn.

TUESDAY (Nov 22) — Veteran men’s stableford: A Lewington 44, L Lexmond 44, W McHugh 41, R Moiser 40, S Mohlmann 39, H Nyenhuis 38, J Straker 38, E Parkin 38, T Buckingham 38, J Fricker 38, B Atkins 38, E Morley 37 on c/b.

Approach: S Mohlmann.

Poverty Bay

PAR or better remains a milestone for Glenn Morley to achieve but he went close in the men’s stableford on Sunday.

Morley carded 1-over 73-8-65, for 43 points, to win division 1 and equal his lowest score at the Bay.

Lee “Pikey” Hewson won division 2 with 82-16-66, for 42 points.

The talking point of the “Sunday School”, however, came from the day before when Dave Pirimona aced the 167-metre 11th for a hole-in-one. Story to follow.

Harvey Johanson produced his best form of the year to win the division 2 men’s stableford last Thursday with 81-16-65, for 43 points.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Morley 43, D Patumaka 40, P Rickard 40.

Division 2: L Hewson 42, D Wright 40, K Daniels 39.

Twos: M Mulrooney.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Clayton 39, V Richardson 36, B Duncan 35.

Division 2: J McGregor 39, W Thompson 37, R Skuse 37, D Pirimona 37.

Hole-in-one on 11: D Pirimona.

Approach: H Johanson.

THURSDAY (Dec 1) — Men’s stableford, division 1: A White 41, J Kerekere 40, M Higham 39.

Division 2: H Johanson 43, C Christie 41,W Thompson 37.

Twos: A White

Approach: R Kelly

Te Puia Springs

THE Musgrave Cup men’s competition is being held on Sunday.

There is a haggle for those not involved.

A reminder to members that the annual prize-giving and Chaffey Cup is on Sunday, December 18.

Patutahi

Patutahi’s annual prize-giving is being held on Saturday at the clubrooms from 6.30pm.

The theme is “somebody famous” and there will be bar tab prizes for best dressed and most famous.

Music and a barbecue dinner will be provided.

RSVP (for catering purposes and if you need a sober driver) to patutahigc@xtra.co.nz or phone/text Andrea on 027-669-0900 or 868-3224 by tonight.

If you have a story, tournament to promote or results
you wish to have printed, contact The Gisborne Herald
at 869-0633 or email

Win to McDonald

TESSA McDonald went from friend to foe as Hawke’s Bay-Poverty Bay pulled off the first upset of the women’s national interprovincial in New Plymouth yesterday.

HBPB defeated heavyweights Waikato 3-2 in round 4 of the matchplay tournament, with McDonald among the winners.

Earlier this year, McDonald helped Hamilton Golf Club to victory in the Waikato women’s division 1 pennants championship before returning home.

Yesterday she helped beat a team who included two of her pennants teammates — Fai Tongdethsri and Waikato women’s junior player of the year Katherine Janphanich.

McDonald, at No.2 in the HBPB side, did not play either of them. She defeated Jill Morgan 2 and 1 while there were also wins to No.4 Janie Field (3 and 2 over Zeta Syme) and No.5 Jaimie McIvor (3 and 2 over Janphanich). No.1 Angela Jones lost 6 and 4 to New Zealand women’s Order of Merit leader Chantelle Cassidy – the cousin of Poverty Bay-East Coast men’s interprovincial golf team No.1 Nathaniel Cassidy – while No.3 Sara Deam was beaten on the 18th by Tongdethsri.

It was something of a “Groundhog Day” for HBPB – a heavy loss in the morning followed by a tough win in the afternoon, the same as Monday’s first two rounds.

Defending champions Canterbury proved too strong in round 3, inflicting a 4½ to ½ defeat. McDonald was well beaten 5 and 4 by Juliana Hung, Jones lost 5 and 3 to Amelia Garvey, Field 5 and 4 to Catherine Bell and McIvor 2-down to Jasmine Rou. Deam saved the whitewash in halving with Hillary O’Connor.

The win over Waikato kept HBPB in the hunt for a place in the semifinals although they will need to handsomely win their last two group clashes — against Otago and Aorangi — to have any chance.

Auckland lead the group with a perfect record of three team points and 15 wins from 15 matches.

Canterbury are second on three points and 13½ wins, Waikato are third on two points and nine wins, and HBPB are fourth on two points and 6½ wins.

Bay of Plenty and Wellington head the other group.

HBPB had a bye this morning and face Otago in the afternoon.

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