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Poverty Bay

A LEFT-right combo can prove deadly in boxing.

And so it did on the Poverty Bay fairways as Ross Gibson and Barry Brown combined talents to win the Awapuni Shootout 27-hole open title on Sunday.

Leftie Gibbo and right-hand man Brownie compiled a net 92.17 to claim the Tom Shaw silver plate presented in honour of the late Poverty Bay club member who set up and ran the tournament for many years.

The shootout was originally a 54-hole event played over two days but was halved to allow it to be held on the one day. The format, however, remains the same — nine holes of best-ball, nine of Canadian foursomes and nine of ambrose.

Gibson and Brown posted consistent nines of 30, 31.5 and 30.67.

Their 31.5 for the toughest of the three formats — Canadian — was the equal-best in the field.

They finished 1.78 strokes ahead of Kim Travers and Glenn Morley, with Pete Anderson and Anaru Reedy third on 94.75.

The Anderson-Reedy combo, off respective handicaps of 2 and 1, were on fire in the ambrose. They had four consecutive 3s, including an eagle on the first hole, and went on to card 8-under 28.

The combined mixed and women’s division was won by husband and wife Rob and Sue Johnstone on 112.84.

A calculator was advised but not needed as Mark Jefferson confirmed “the dream final” of the Reynolds Cup men’s matchplay on Saturday.

Jefferson, off a 6-handicap, beat top qualifier and 36-handicapper Phil Wauchop 3 and 2 in the semifinal of the handicap event.

It booked him a Sunday showdown with Glenn Morley, who won his semifinal the weekend before and will be getting two shots off his mate.

Associated cup matchplay finals will be held on Saturday. Andy Hayward faces Mark Stewart in the Low Bros Cup final while Basil Payne and Don Griffin battle it out for the Willock Cup.

Wednesday — LGU, silver division: G Young 91-15-76.

Bronze 1: K Willis 92-20-72.

Bronze 2: P Gayford 101-29-72.

Bronze 3: P Zame 111-35-76.

Twos: T Lewis, J Utting, J MacKinnon 2.

Home Links events — Coronation Medal: G Young.

Aotearoa Cup: P Gayford.

Best Gross Cup: J Utting 89.

Poverty Bay women’s team to play in the national teams’ event at the Maraenui course on May 1: Peri Gayford, Kath Willis, Teresa Lewis, Gay Young, Pauline Zame (reserve).

Tuesday — Women’s chocolate stableford: K Willis 38, J Utting, 36, S Spence 35, P Gayford 35 from P Zame, J MacKinnon, D Murphy, G Young, P Dymock, T Lewis, J Tietjen, K Crosby

Twos: Gay Young 2.

SUNDAY — Tom Shaw Memorial Awapuni Shootout 54-hole open foursomes tournament, men’s division: R Gibson/B Brown 92.17, K Travers/G Morley 93.75, P Anderson/A Reedy 94.75.

Women’s and mixed division: R and S Johnstone 112.84.

Best first 9, four-ball best-ball: P Kerekere/W Brown 30.

Best second 9, Canadian: M Arnstrong/B Bell 31.50.

Best third 9, ambrose: P Rickard/B Morgan 29.

SATURDAY — Reynolds Cup and associated cups semifinals — Low Bros Cup: A Hayward def J Rouse, M Stewart def B Read.

Willock Cup: B Payne def V Richardson, D Griffin v S Palmer.

Reynolds Cup: M Jefferson def P Wauchop, G Morley def J Vaughan (played earlier).

Men’s net medal, division 1: S Jeune 39, P Butler 38.

Division 2: N Absalom 37, M Stewart 36.

Twos: D Griffin.

Approach: V Richardson.

The finals of the Reynolds Cup and associated cups men’s matchplay are on this weekend. The draw is, SATURDAY — No.1 tee, 12 noon: A Hayward v M Stewart, B Payne v D Griffin.

SUNDAY — No.1 tee, 8.30am: M Jefferson v G Morley.

Gisborne Park

A PERSONAL-BEST-equalling score has earned Zane Boyle a place in the Men’s Handicap Cup division 1 final . . . and a caddie for the title match.

Birdies in the first two holes put Boyle on his way to a 3 and 2 win over best mate Brad Reynolds in the semifinals on Sunday. He faces Bo Huhu who saw off top qualifier Derek Craven 2-up in a match of two very different nines.

Boyle signed for 80 off his 13-handicap, capping a memorable weekend for his family. Father Danny aced the 140-metre fifth hole the day before.

Zane will have the caddying services of Reynolds for the final. The pair bet that whoever lost would be on the other’s bag for the decider.

Huhu, off a 6-handicap, had the tall order of giving Craven four shots in their semi.

That didn’t look like being an issue when Huhu went 4-up after eight holes.

But Craven has been in good form and, after a horror start, began eating into the deficit with consecutive birdies on the ninth and 10th holes as he won three holes in a row.

The pair turned on quality golf in the back nine holes — both shot 1-over 37 — before Huhu emerged triumphant on the 18th.

The division 2 finalists were also sorted.

Cliff Nepe proved too good for Quentin Peneha, the pair shaking hands on the 17th after Nepe got to dormie-4-up.

He will play John Charles, who won his semi without having to swing a club.

Opponent Chris Palmer gave Charles the match after suffering swollen legs from playing the day before. Palmer’s cart was out of action so he decided to play without the use of it and paid the price that night.

Charles was willing to postpone the match but Palmer is playing in the E.R.Black Cup interclub this weekend and forfeited, shouting Charles a beer instead.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: G McKinnon 84-16-68, 40.

Women’s stableford: J Morley 90-17-73, 37.

Twos: K Hay.

TUESDAY (March 21) — Veteran men’s stableford: T Buckingham 41, B Cox 41, S Liley 40, C Brown 39, V Bordwell 38, R McGann 37, H White 36, P Mitchell 35, N McGregor 35, D Maloy 35 from J Aitchison.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, April 16, Electrinet Park Easter tournament, report at 9.30am for a 10am shotgun start; SUNDAYS, nine-hole competition, 10am tee-off, all members welcome.

Patutahi

THE highlight? A birdie on the fifth.

The lowlight? A quadruple-8 on the seventh . . . in between there was a lot more good than bad as Ashley Hindmarsh won the men’s net on Sunday.

Hindmarsh shot 85-22-63 to be three shots ahead of a consistent Ross Nichol, who had only pars and bogeys on his card.

Nichol went in on the back of a red-hot performance in the meat pack nine-hole stableford on Friday. He won the senior division with 25 points.

Sheree Gray made it two Sunday successes on the trot. She repeated her 88 of the previous week to win the women’s net with 69.

TUESDAY — Women’s stableford: L Haisman 95-24-71, 36; A Wright 101-30-71, 35.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: A Hindmarsh 85-22-63, R Nichol 81-15-66, D Skudder 88-20-68, W Baty 80-11-69, M Farmer 88-19-69.

Women’s net: S Gray 88-19-69, J Pohatu 90-15-75.

Twos: Shayde Skudder.

Jackpot: Shayde Skudder.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: R Nichol 25, B Williams 24, H Pomana 23, B McKenzie 22, P Johnston 21.

Junior division: P Summersby 25, J Tietjen 22, C Newman 21, T Coutts 20, D Malloy 20.

The team for the E.R.Black interclub at Mahia on SUNDAY (tee-off 11am) are – Regan Hindmarsh/Calypso Stills-Hindmarsh, Tom Hindmarsh/Anahera Stills-Hindmarsh, Mana Pohatu/Kelly Utting, Shayde Skudder/Jett Pohatu, George Brown/Andrea Haisman.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, men’s shootout final, 9am tee-off (cut-off was 199 or better).

Mahia

LEE Steel and Elaine Westwood were emphatic winners of the Nancy McCormick women’s 36-hole foursomes at the weekend. The pair totalled 147 to finish 11 strokes ahead of runners-up Viv Kyle and Mattie Fergus.

Round 1 of the Carter Cup men’s competition has been deferred.

Gid Pitman won the men’s stableford with 34, had two twos and the jackpot.

Anthony Steel was runner-up on 32 points and also had a two while Wade Wesche was third on 29.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, E.R.Black Cup interclub, cup of tea at 10am, tee-off at 11am.

Tolaga Bay

WALTER Robinson’s putting helped him to victory in the medal competition on Sunday.

Robinson won countback from Mickey Grant and Rongo Pomana, and also topped the putting with 24 putts.

The team for the E.R. Black mixed pairs interclub at Mahia on Sunday are Anthea and Taine Lincoln, Alvie Hale and Mark Watts, Holli Elkington and Rangi Mackey, Letty Poanaga and Joe Lincoln, and Thelma Waru and Joe Crawford.

SUNDAY — Medal: W Robinson 67, M Grant 67, R Pomana 67, R Mackey 69.

Putting: W Robinson 24, R Pomana 27, M Grant 28, D Maitai 28.

FRIDAY — Twilight nine-hole stableford: C O’Sullivan 17, P Stevenson 17, R Mackey 16.

Two: B Duncan.

Waikohu

SIXTY-NINE was the magic number in Sunday competitions.

Ella Wynard and Matatu Tamanui won the Nancy McCormick women’s foursomes round with net 69 and Tama Brown won the men’s net with the same score.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: T Brown 69, DJ Baty 70, L Green 74, J Baty 76.

Nancy McCormick women’s foursomes (net): E Wynyard/M Tamanui 69, M Tuapawa/V Grace 75.5.

Two: J Baty.

COMING UP: There is no club competition on SUNDAY.

Te Puia Springs

GEORGINA Roberts heads into a busy couple of days of golf this weekend on a winning high.

Roberts topped round 1 of the Jo Hale Memorial Trophy on Sunday. Her 78-16-62 also won the first round of the President’s women’s competition and her 28 putts was the least of the women.

Roberts will be looking to carry that form into the latest round of the Poverty Bay women’s penannts at Wairoa on Saturday and the E.R.Black interclub mixed pairs at Mahia on Sunday.

SUNDAY — Jo Hale Memorial Trophy, first round, men’s and women’s net: G Roberts 78-16-62, A Cook 95-29-66, G Summersby 95-24-71, P Ngarimu 89-17-72, J Devery 88-15-73.

Presidents’ first round/LGU: G Roberts 62, A Cook 66.

Women’s putting: G Roberts 28, A Cook 30, G Reedy 31.

Two: H McClutchie.

The team for the women’s pennants at Wairoa on SATURDAY are — Georgina Roberts, Iritana Ngarimu, Pauline Summersby, Aomihi Cook.

The team for the E.R.Black Cup interclub at Mahia on SUNDAY are — Aomihi and Dick Cook, Georgina Roberts and Peter Harrison, Robyn Ngatai and Jimmy Devery, Iritana and Peter Ngarimu, Pauline and Graeme Summersby.

Seniors

THE Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society’s bus trip to Te Puia Springs is on Tuesday, April 4.

As of earlier this week, there were still seats available on the bus and players (men and women) yet to book their places are encouraged not to leave it to the last minute.

The bus will stop first at Gisborne Park for an 8.45am pick-up, then will head to Poverty Bay for a 9am departure.

Meanwhile, Bernie Rothschild leads the GEC Senior Golfer of the Year standings heading into the Te Puia trip.

Rothschild is on 14 points, two ahead of John Aitchison, with Steve Williams, Colin Sowerby and Bruce Bell on 10.

Pennants

Wairoa head into round 3 of the Poverty Bay women’s pennants on their home course in strong position.

Led by newly-crowned “Queen of the Coast” Kodee Green, Wairoa won round 2 of the series at Tolaga Bay last week.

The round was held in conjunction with the Queen of the Coast women’s open tournament.

Green had a net 67 as Wairoa topped the round with a 290 total to earn nine points and increase their overall lead.

Waikohu were second on 293, with Ella Wynyard and Marg Tuapawa their best with net 70s.

Mahia, for whom Renee Hiko contributed a 70, were third on 303.

Peri Gayford’s 74 was the best for Poverty Bay, who were fourth on 316.

Gisborne Park followed on 331. Their best was Pat Johansen on 331.

Tolaga Bay were sixth on 333, with Alvie Hale 972) leading that effort.

Four players were disqualified after hitting off the wrong tee and failing to correct their mistake.

This meant no points were awarded to Patutahi, Tahunga and Te Puia Springs.

Wairoa are the overall leaders on 18 points, followed by Waikohu (15), Poverty Bay (14), Mahia (12), Gisborne Park and Tolaga Bay (8), Patutahi (6), Tahunga (2) and Te Puia (1).

Round 3 is at Wairoa on Saturday.

Poverty Bay

A LEFT-right combo can prove deadly in boxing.

And so it did on the Poverty Bay fairways as Ross Gibson and Barry Brown combined talents to win the Awapuni Shootout 27-hole open title on Sunday.

Leftie Gibbo and right-hand man Brownie compiled a net 92.17 to claim the Tom Shaw silver plate presented in honour of the late Poverty Bay club member who set up and ran the tournament for many years.

The shootout was originally a 54-hole event played over two days but was halved to allow it to be held on the one day. The format, however, remains the same — nine holes of best-ball, nine of Canadian foursomes and nine of ambrose.

Gibson and Brown posted consistent nines of 30, 31.5 and 30.67.

Their 31.5 for the toughest of the three formats — Canadian — was the equal-best in the field.

They finished 1.78 strokes ahead of Kim Travers and Glenn Morley, with Pete Anderson and Anaru Reedy third on 94.75.

The Anderson-Reedy combo, off respective handicaps of 2 and 1, were on fire in the ambrose. They had four consecutive 3s, including an eagle on the first hole, and went on to card 8-under 28.

The combined mixed and women’s division was won by husband and wife Rob and Sue Johnstone on 112.84.

A calculator was advised but not needed as Mark Jefferson confirmed “the dream final” of the Reynolds Cup men’s matchplay on Saturday.

Jefferson, off a 6-handicap, beat top qualifier and 36-handicapper Phil Wauchop 3 and 2 in the semifinal of the handicap event.

It booked him a Sunday showdown with Glenn Morley, who won his semifinal the weekend before and will be getting two shots off his mate.

Associated cup matchplay finals will be held on Saturday. Andy Hayward faces Mark Stewart in the Low Bros Cup final while Basil Payne and Don Griffin battle it out for the Willock Cup.

Wednesday — LGU, silver division: G Young 91-15-76.

Bronze 1: K Willis 92-20-72.

Bronze 2: P Gayford 101-29-72.

Bronze 3: P Zame 111-35-76.

Twos: T Lewis, J Utting, J MacKinnon 2.

Home Links events — Coronation Medal: G Young.

Aotearoa Cup: P Gayford.

Best Gross Cup: J Utting 89.

Poverty Bay women’s team to play in the national teams’ event at the Maraenui course on May 1: Peri Gayford, Kath Willis, Teresa Lewis, Gay Young, Pauline Zame (reserve).

Tuesday — Women’s chocolate stableford: K Willis 38, J Utting, 36, S Spence 35, P Gayford 35 from P Zame, J MacKinnon, D Murphy, G Young, P Dymock, T Lewis, J Tietjen, K Crosby

Twos: Gay Young 2.

SUNDAY — Tom Shaw Memorial Awapuni Shootout 54-hole open foursomes tournament, men’s division: R Gibson/B Brown 92.17, K Travers/G Morley 93.75, P Anderson/A Reedy 94.75.

Women’s and mixed division: R and S Johnstone 112.84.

Best first 9, four-ball best-ball: P Kerekere/W Brown 30.

Best second 9, Canadian: M Arnstrong/B Bell 31.50.

Best third 9, ambrose: P Rickard/B Morgan 29.

SATURDAY — Reynolds Cup and associated cups semifinals — Low Bros Cup: A Hayward def J Rouse, M Stewart def B Read.

Willock Cup: B Payne def V Richardson, D Griffin v S Palmer.

Reynolds Cup: M Jefferson def P Wauchop, G Morley def J Vaughan (played earlier).

Men’s net medal, division 1: S Jeune 39, P Butler 38.

Division 2: N Absalom 37, M Stewart 36.

Twos: D Griffin.

Approach: V Richardson.

The finals of the Reynolds Cup and associated cups men’s matchplay are on this weekend. The draw is, SATURDAY — No.1 tee, 12 noon: A Hayward v M Stewart, B Payne v D Griffin.

SUNDAY — No.1 tee, 8.30am: M Jefferson v G Morley.

Gisborne Park

A PERSONAL-BEST-equalling score has earned Zane Boyle a place in the Men’s Handicap Cup division 1 final . . . and a caddie for the title match.

Birdies in the first two holes put Boyle on his way to a 3 and 2 win over best mate Brad Reynolds in the semifinals on Sunday. He faces Bo Huhu who saw off top qualifier Derek Craven 2-up in a match of two very different nines.

Boyle signed for 80 off his 13-handicap, capping a memorable weekend for his family. Father Danny aced the 140-metre fifth hole the day before.

Zane will have the caddying services of Reynolds for the final. The pair bet that whoever lost would be on the other’s bag for the decider.

Huhu, off a 6-handicap, had the tall order of giving Craven four shots in their semi.

That didn’t look like being an issue when Huhu went 4-up after eight holes.

But Craven has been in good form and, after a horror start, began eating into the deficit with consecutive birdies on the ninth and 10th holes as he won three holes in a row.

The pair turned on quality golf in the back nine holes — both shot 1-over 37 — before Huhu emerged triumphant on the 18th.

The division 2 finalists were also sorted.

Cliff Nepe proved too good for Quentin Peneha, the pair shaking hands on the 17th after Nepe got to dormie-4-up.

He will play John Charles, who won his semi without having to swing a club.

Opponent Chris Palmer gave Charles the match after suffering swollen legs from playing the day before. Palmer’s cart was out of action so he decided to play without the use of it and paid the price that night.

Charles was willing to postpone the match but Palmer is playing in the E.R.Black Cup interclub this weekend and forfeited, shouting Charles a beer instead.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: G McKinnon 84-16-68, 40.

Women’s stableford: J Morley 90-17-73, 37.

Twos: K Hay.

TUESDAY (March 21) — Veteran men’s stableford: T Buckingham 41, B Cox 41, S Liley 40, C Brown 39, V Bordwell 38, R McGann 37, H White 36, P Mitchell 35, N McGregor 35, D Maloy 35 from J Aitchison.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, April 16, Electrinet Park Easter tournament, report at 9.30am for a 10am shotgun start; SUNDAYS, nine-hole competition, 10am tee-off, all members welcome.

Patutahi

THE highlight? A birdie on the fifth.

The lowlight? A quadruple-8 on the seventh . . . in between there was a lot more good than bad as Ashley Hindmarsh won the men’s net on Sunday.

Hindmarsh shot 85-22-63 to be three shots ahead of a consistent Ross Nichol, who had only pars and bogeys on his card.

Nichol went in on the back of a red-hot performance in the meat pack nine-hole stableford on Friday. He won the senior division with 25 points.

Sheree Gray made it two Sunday successes on the trot. She repeated her 88 of the previous week to win the women’s net with 69.

TUESDAY — Women’s stableford: L Haisman 95-24-71, 36; A Wright 101-30-71, 35.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: A Hindmarsh 85-22-63, R Nichol 81-15-66, D Skudder 88-20-68, W Baty 80-11-69, M Farmer 88-19-69.

Women’s net: S Gray 88-19-69, J Pohatu 90-15-75.

Twos: Shayde Skudder.

Jackpot: Shayde Skudder.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: R Nichol 25, B Williams 24, H Pomana 23, B McKenzie 22, P Johnston 21.

Junior division: P Summersby 25, J Tietjen 22, C Newman 21, T Coutts 20, D Malloy 20.

The team for the E.R.Black interclub at Mahia on SUNDAY (tee-off 11am) are – Regan Hindmarsh/Calypso Stills-Hindmarsh, Tom Hindmarsh/Anahera Stills-Hindmarsh, Mana Pohatu/Kelly Utting, Shayde Skudder/Jett Pohatu, George Brown/Andrea Haisman.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, men’s shootout final, 9am tee-off (cut-off was 199 or better).

Mahia

LEE Steel and Elaine Westwood were emphatic winners of the Nancy McCormick women’s 36-hole foursomes at the weekend. The pair totalled 147 to finish 11 strokes ahead of runners-up Viv Kyle and Mattie Fergus.

Round 1 of the Carter Cup men’s competition has been deferred.

Gid Pitman won the men’s stableford with 34, had two twos and the jackpot.

Anthony Steel was runner-up on 32 points and also had a two while Wade Wesche was third on 29.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, E.R.Black Cup interclub, cup of tea at 10am, tee-off at 11am.

Tolaga Bay

WALTER Robinson’s putting helped him to victory in the medal competition on Sunday.

Robinson won countback from Mickey Grant and Rongo Pomana, and also topped the putting with 24 putts.

The team for the E.R. Black mixed pairs interclub at Mahia on Sunday are Anthea and Taine Lincoln, Alvie Hale and Mark Watts, Holli Elkington and Rangi Mackey, Letty Poanaga and Joe Lincoln, and Thelma Waru and Joe Crawford.

SUNDAY — Medal: W Robinson 67, M Grant 67, R Pomana 67, R Mackey 69.

Putting: W Robinson 24, R Pomana 27, M Grant 28, D Maitai 28.

FRIDAY — Twilight nine-hole stableford: C O’Sullivan 17, P Stevenson 17, R Mackey 16.

Two: B Duncan.

Waikohu

SIXTY-NINE was the magic number in Sunday competitions.

Ella Wynard and Matatu Tamanui won the Nancy McCormick women’s foursomes round with net 69 and Tama Brown won the men’s net with the same score.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: T Brown 69, DJ Baty 70, L Green 74, J Baty 76.

Nancy McCormick women’s foursomes (net): E Wynyard/M Tamanui 69, M Tuapawa/V Grace 75.5.

Two: J Baty.

COMING UP: There is no club competition on SUNDAY.

Te Puia Springs

GEORGINA Roberts heads into a busy couple of days of golf this weekend on a winning high.

Roberts topped round 1 of the Jo Hale Memorial Trophy on Sunday. Her 78-16-62 also won the first round of the President’s women’s competition and her 28 putts was the least of the women.

Roberts will be looking to carry that form into the latest round of the Poverty Bay women’s penannts at Wairoa on Saturday and the E.R.Black interclub mixed pairs at Mahia on Sunday.

SUNDAY — Jo Hale Memorial Trophy, first round, men’s and women’s net: G Roberts 78-16-62, A Cook 95-29-66, G Summersby 95-24-71, P Ngarimu 89-17-72, J Devery 88-15-73.

Presidents’ first round/LGU: G Roberts 62, A Cook 66.

Women’s putting: G Roberts 28, A Cook 30, G Reedy 31.

Two: H McClutchie.

The team for the women’s pennants at Wairoa on SATURDAY are — Georgina Roberts, Iritana Ngarimu, Pauline Summersby, Aomihi Cook.

The team for the E.R.Black Cup interclub at Mahia on SUNDAY are — Aomihi and Dick Cook, Georgina Roberts and Peter Harrison, Robyn Ngatai and Jimmy Devery, Iritana and Peter Ngarimu, Pauline and Graeme Summersby.

Seniors

THE Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society’s bus trip to Te Puia Springs is on Tuesday, April 4.

As of earlier this week, there were still seats available on the bus and players (men and women) yet to book their places are encouraged not to leave it to the last minute.

The bus will stop first at Gisborne Park for an 8.45am pick-up, then will head to Poverty Bay for a 9am departure.

Meanwhile, Bernie Rothschild leads the GEC Senior Golfer of the Year standings heading into the Te Puia trip.

Rothschild is on 14 points, two ahead of John Aitchison, with Steve Williams, Colin Sowerby and Bruce Bell on 10.

Pennants

Wairoa head into round 3 of the Poverty Bay women’s pennants on their home course in strong position.

Led by newly-crowned “Queen of the Coast” Kodee Green, Wairoa won round 2 of the series at Tolaga Bay last week.

The round was held in conjunction with the Queen of the Coast women’s open tournament.

Green had a net 67 as Wairoa topped the round with a 290 total to earn nine points and increase their overall lead.

Waikohu were second on 293, with Ella Wynyard and Marg Tuapawa their best with net 70s.

Mahia, for whom Renee Hiko contributed a 70, were third on 303.

Peri Gayford’s 74 was the best for Poverty Bay, who were fourth on 316.

Gisborne Park followed on 331. Their best was Pat Johansen on 331.

Tolaga Bay were sixth on 333, with Alvie Hale 972) leading that effort.

Four players were disqualified after hitting off the wrong tee and failing to correct their mistake.

This meant no points were awarded to Patutahi, Tahunga and Te Puia Springs.

Wairoa are the overall leaders on 18 points, followed by Waikohu (15), Poverty Bay (14), Mahia (12), Gisborne Park and Tolaga Bay (8), Patutahi (6), Tahunga (2) and Te Puia (1).

Round 3 is at Wairoa on Saturday.

WAIROA’S Kodee Green joined the list of players to have ascended the throne in the Queen of the Coast women’s open tournament at Tolaga Bay.

A brilliant back nine holes helped Green to 84-17-67 and the Queen of the Coast 0-18 division net title.

Green shot 3-over 39 on the second nine to go along with her front-nine 45.

Patutahi’s Kelly Utting also produced a superior back nine (46) to win the 19+ handicap division net, or “princess division”, with 98-28-70.

Waikohu’s Ella Wynyard won the 0-18 net with 38 points while Mahia’s Renee Hiko also had 38 to top the 19+ stableford on countback from Waikohu’s Marg Tuapawa.

Wynyard had the only two of the day.

Queen of the Coast results, 0-18 division, net: Kodee Green 67.

Stableford: Ella Wynyard 38, Ngapera McRoberts 35, Alison Maru 35, Fairlane Wesche 35, Gay Young 34, Helen Pomana 32, Jo Kerr 32.

19+ division, net: Kelly Utting 70.

Stableford: Renee Hiko 38, Marg Tuapawa 38, Sylvia McRoberts 36, Maureen Pickles 36, Alvie Hale 36, Peri Gayford 34, June Underhill 34, Lorraine Haisman 33, Marg Alley 33, Matatu Tamanui 33.

Most golf: M Sullivan 135.

Long drives: N McRoberts (0-18), R Hiko (19+).

Approach in 2: N McRoberts (0-18), C Maddock (19+).

Nearest the pin: J Ewart (0-18), K Utting (19+).

Two: E Wynyard.

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