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Poverty Bay

ANOTHER round, another volume in the ever-increasing series of Anaru Reedy golfing success stories.

The East Coast Open champion made two eagle-2s on the back nine on his way to a personal best 7-under 65 on his home course at the weekend.

It equalled Peter Kerekere’s 65 on August — the low round of the year at the Bay — and added his name to an elite list of amateurs to have shot that number.

Signs of something special were were there on Friday afternoon when Reedy fired a 5-under 67 that featured seven birdies.

On Sunday, his playing group got the pleasure of witnessing him take it to another level.

His front nine of 2-under 34 included four birdies and a couple of bogeys.

He drove the 280-metre par-4 10th, putting his ball to about six-feet of the hole and sinking the putt.

Following a 3-putt bogey on the 13th, an annoyed Reedy then blasted his drive on the 294m 14th to about 8-feet of the cup, and made the putt for his third two of the day.

That earned him membership to another rare group to have made three 2s in one round at the Bay though it is almost certain he is the only to have ever achieved that with a couple of eagle-2s amongst the treble.

Reedy made birdies on 17 and 18 for 65-1-64 and 44 stableford points.

Playing partner Allan White was left shaking his head in amazement.

“It could even have been lower,” said White.

Reedy’s golden form is timely as Poverty Bay-East Coast count down to the Freyberg Masters interprovincial at Whitford Park from November 6 to 10.

John Kerekere rediscovered some of the magic of old in posting his best round in nearly two years.

Kerekere won the division 1 men’s stableford on Saturday with 77-13-64, for 44 points.

Keith Daniels and Colin Simpson were overshadowed by Reedy’s performance on Saturday.

Both had 43 points, Daniels getting the division 2 countback nod over “Simmo”, whose playing five totalled a best-ball net of 20-under to Daniels’ four’s 19-under.

A sensational performance from Mary Allan highlighted women’s golf on Tuesday.

Allan carded 82-20-62 — 10 pars and eight bogeys — to win the women’s medal.

On most other days, Karen Crosby’s 93-27-66 would have been good enough for victory. She had to settle for second.

Tuesday — Women’s medal: M Allan 82-20-62, K Crosby 93-27-66.

Twos: M Colebourne.

SUNDAY — M Norman 40, R Gibson 40, B Morgan 38, G Morley 38, K White 38, D Meadows 37.

Division 2: K Daniels 43, C Simpson 43, L Pollitt 40, R Young 40, L Gunther 39, C Christie 35.

Twos: A Reedy 3, R Young 2, G Morley, K White N Jones.

Approach: P Grogan.

Jackpot: A Reedy.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: J Kerekere 44, K White 41, S Andreassen 40, T Goldsmith 40, B Morrissey 40, G Morley 39.

Division 2: B Simpson 38, B Read 37, M Stewart 37, B Allen 37, S Olsen 36, B Proudfoot 36.

Twos: G Morley, M Callaghan, K White, T Goldsmith, D Wright, J Kerekere, J Situ.

Approach: D Wright.

THURSDAY (Nov 19) — Men’s stableford, division 1: J Vaughan 39, I Murphy 39, C Poole 39, H Johanson 38, F Ball 37, G Clapham 36.

Division 2: N Absalom 40, B Payne 40, D Atkins 40, P Graham 38, M Armstrong 38, D Mettrick 37.

Twos: C Dean, J van Helden, I Murphy.

Approach: G Brown.

COMING UP: WEDNESDAYS, twilight golf; WEDNESDAY, Nov 1, LJ Hooker women’s Christmas open tournament, 9am tee-off; SATURDAY, Nov 4, Pete Morice Memorial tournament, 11.15am two-tee start.

Gisborne Park

A HOT front nine propelled Geoff Sharp to victory in the men’s net on Saturday.

Sharp’s 94-32-62 included a front nine holes of 44, including a two on the fifth hole.

Horst Schreiber was left to lament a horror seven on the par-3 14th hole. It proved costly as he finished a shot back with 87-24-63.

Jean Foot got in on the low-scoring act. She won the women’s stableford with 84-20-64, for 45 points. It was her best round since an 83 in January.

Electrinet Park results, SATURDAY — Men’s net: G Sharp 62, H Schreiber 63.

Women’s stableford: J Foot 84-20-64, 45

Twos: J Foot, Twos: G Sharp, S Peneha.

FRIDAY — Village Butchery nine-hole stableford: B Walker 21, T Buckingham 21, D Boyle 20.

TUESDAY (Oct 17) — Veteran men’s par: M Collinson +8, D Tarry +5, E Morley +4, E Parkin +3, A Nairne +2, C Palmer +2.

Twos: S Peneha.

COMING UP: FRIDAYS, nine-hole stableford for affiliated golf club members, 12 noon to 2pm.

Tolaga Bay

THE Watts had the silver touch once again in mixed pairs competition on Sunday.

Two weeks after collecting two pairs trophies in the one day, father and daughter Mark and Doreen Watts completed a hat-trick with the Crawford Cup.

They posted a Canadian foursomes stableford total of 43 points to head off Mickey Grant and Holli Elkington (40pts).

SUNDAY — Crawford Cup mixed pairs Canadian foursomes stableford: M and D Watts 43, M Grant/H Elkington 40.

Stableford: J Hale 39, T Higgs 32, Tere Lincoln 32.

COMING UP: Friday, 5pm, first week of twilight golf; SUNDAY, medal round.

Patutahi

DENISE Johnston, Chris Beattie and Brian Pohatu marked the holiday weekend with competition wins.

Johnston did it twice – topping the women’s net on Sunday with 86-20-66 and on Monday with 68.

Beattie followed up his two twos and six sixes at Mahia the previous Sunday with 78-14-64 to win the men’s net on Monday on countback from Garth Tattersfield.

Pohatu shot 87-4-63 to win the men’s net on Sunday.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: M Alley 89-21-68, D Nienhuys 99-28-71, M Philip 99-28-71.

MONDAY — Men’s net: C Beattie 64, G Tattersfield 64, T Green 65.

Women’s net: D Johnston 68.

SUNDAY — Men;’s net: B Pohatu 87-24-63, M Stock 79-15-64, K Philip 92-27-65.

Women’s net: D Johnston 86-20-66.

Twos: A Haisman.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: T Brodie 22, D Johnston 21, S Pohatu 21, P Johnston 21.

Junior division: J Tietjen 22 C Newman 21, S Pittar 21.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Patutahi open closing tournament, 11am tee-off.

Te Puia Springs

DICK Cook headed off Pete Ngarimu to win the stableford on Sunday.

Makarika Cup playoffs are on this Sunday and players are reminded of the Kowhai cancer charity fundraising tournament on November 5 and the Hikurangi Foodmarket Xmas Ham Tournament on November 12.

SUNDAY — Stableford: D Cook 38, P Ngarimu 38, R Smith 36, G Roberts 36, A Forrester 36, P Harrison 35, A Cook 33, F Walker 33, J Devery 33 ,G Summersby 33, J Forrester 32.

Twos: A Higham.

Coming up: SUNDAY, Makarika Cup playoffs; SUNDAY, Nov 5, Kowhai cancer charity fundraiser, rolling start from 10am to 12 noon, teams of three or four including a non-golfer; SUNDAY, Nov 12, Hikurangi Foodmarket Xmas Ham Tournament, rolling start 10am to 12 noon, men’s and women’s divisions, gross, net and stableford.

Waikohu

HE blew ’em all away in the shootout final two weeks ago and Percy Milner went into last weekend guns ablazin’ again.

Despite a couple of misfires on the first and third holes, Milner comfortably won with 91-25-66, for 43 points — five ahead of Ella Wynyard.

SUNDAY — Stableford: P Milner 43, E Wynyard 38, U Chambers 37, K Tamanui 37.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, no club competition.

Juniors

Poverty Bay-East Coast relinquished the Booth Shield junior interprovincial a long way from home over Labour Weekend.

The defending champions finished fifth out of the five provinces in the annual mixed team net strokeplay tournament.

This year’s tournament was held at the par-70 Whangaroa course near Doubtless Bay in the far north — a 761-kilometre trip that took the PBEC contingent over 12 hours.

PBEC posted a team net total of 1358 for 54 holes, 56 shots adrift of winners Northland (1302).

Bay of Plenty were second on 1318 and Waikato were third on 1331.

A disappointing final round dropped the eight-strong PBEC side to the foot of the table after being in third place.

Waikohu brothers Justin and DJ Baty provided the best individual rounds of the PBEC effort. Justin shot 83-16-67 and DJ 85-18-67 in round 2.

Jacob Colbert was the most consistent of the side, producing net scores of 70, 73 and 78 off a 22 handicap.

Reef Pohatu and Travis Mitchell saved their best performances to last — Pohatu shooting 84-14-70 in the third and final round and Mitchell coming back strongly from his round 1 and 2 struggles to post 96-25-71.

Skylah Pohatu shot 79-6-73 in the first round while Anahera Stills-Hindmarsh had a couple of reasonable nets of 76, 74 and Jett Pohatu a best of 77.

The Whangaroa course was tricky and physically demanding, and the long journey added to the challenge.

PBEC will not have to worry about that next year as the tournament is scheduled for Gisborne, where it was first played in the early 1960s.

Poverty Bay

ANOTHER round, another volume in the ever-increasing series of Anaru Reedy golfing success stories.

The East Coast Open champion made two eagle-2s on the back nine on his way to a personal best 7-under 65 on his home course at the weekend.

It equalled Peter Kerekere’s 65 on August — the low round of the year at the Bay — and added his name to an elite list of amateurs to have shot that number.

Signs of something special were were there on Friday afternoon when Reedy fired a 5-under 67 that featured seven birdies.

On Sunday, his playing group got the pleasure of witnessing him take it to another level.

His front nine of 2-under 34 included four birdies and a couple of bogeys.

He drove the 280-metre par-4 10th, putting his ball to about six-feet of the hole and sinking the putt.

Following a 3-putt bogey on the 13th, an annoyed Reedy then blasted his drive on the 294m 14th to about 8-feet of the cup, and made the putt for his third two of the day.

That earned him membership to another rare group to have made three 2s in one round at the Bay though it is almost certain he is the only to have ever achieved that with a couple of eagle-2s amongst the treble.

Reedy made birdies on 17 and 18 for 65-1-64 and 44 stableford points.

Playing partner Allan White was left shaking his head in amazement.

“It could even have been lower,” said White.

Reedy’s golden form is timely as Poverty Bay-East Coast count down to the Freyberg Masters interprovincial at Whitford Park from November 6 to 10.

John Kerekere rediscovered some of the magic of old in posting his best round in nearly two years.

Kerekere won the division 1 men’s stableford on Saturday with 77-13-64, for 44 points.

Keith Daniels and Colin Simpson were overshadowed by Reedy’s performance on Saturday.

Both had 43 points, Daniels getting the division 2 countback nod over “Simmo”, whose playing five totalled a best-ball net of 20-under to Daniels’ four’s 19-under.

A sensational performance from Mary Allan highlighted women’s golf on Tuesday.

Allan carded 82-20-62 — 10 pars and eight bogeys — to win the women’s medal.

On most other days, Karen Crosby’s 93-27-66 would have been good enough for victory. She had to settle for second.

Tuesday — Women’s medal: M Allan 82-20-62, K Crosby 93-27-66.

Twos: M Colebourne.

SUNDAY — M Norman 40, R Gibson 40, B Morgan 38, G Morley 38, K White 38, D Meadows 37.

Division 2: K Daniels 43, C Simpson 43, L Pollitt 40, R Young 40, L Gunther 39, C Christie 35.

Twos: A Reedy 3, R Young 2, G Morley, K White N Jones.

Approach: P Grogan.

Jackpot: A Reedy.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: J Kerekere 44, K White 41, S Andreassen 40, T Goldsmith 40, B Morrissey 40, G Morley 39.

Division 2: B Simpson 38, B Read 37, M Stewart 37, B Allen 37, S Olsen 36, B Proudfoot 36.

Twos: G Morley, M Callaghan, K White, T Goldsmith, D Wright, J Kerekere, J Situ.

Approach: D Wright.

THURSDAY (Nov 19) — Men’s stableford, division 1: J Vaughan 39, I Murphy 39, C Poole 39, H Johanson 38, F Ball 37, G Clapham 36.

Division 2: N Absalom 40, B Payne 40, D Atkins 40, P Graham 38, M Armstrong 38, D Mettrick 37.

Twos: C Dean, J van Helden, I Murphy.

Approach: G Brown.

COMING UP: WEDNESDAYS, twilight golf; WEDNESDAY, Nov 1, LJ Hooker women’s Christmas open tournament, 9am tee-off; SATURDAY, Nov 4, Pete Morice Memorial tournament, 11.15am two-tee start.

Gisborne Park

A HOT front nine propelled Geoff Sharp to victory in the men’s net on Saturday.

Sharp’s 94-32-62 included a front nine holes of 44, including a two on the fifth hole.

Horst Schreiber was left to lament a horror seven on the par-3 14th hole. It proved costly as he finished a shot back with 87-24-63.

Jean Foot got in on the low-scoring act. She won the women’s stableford with 84-20-64, for 45 points. It was her best round since an 83 in January.

Electrinet Park results, SATURDAY — Men’s net: G Sharp 62, H Schreiber 63.

Women’s stableford: J Foot 84-20-64, 45

Twos: J Foot, Twos: G Sharp, S Peneha.

FRIDAY — Village Butchery nine-hole stableford: B Walker 21, T Buckingham 21, D Boyle 20.

TUESDAY (Oct 17) — Veteran men’s par: M Collinson +8, D Tarry +5, E Morley +4, E Parkin +3, A Nairne +2, C Palmer +2.

Twos: S Peneha.

COMING UP: FRIDAYS, nine-hole stableford for affiliated golf club members, 12 noon to 2pm.

Tolaga Bay

THE Watts had the silver touch once again in mixed pairs competition on Sunday.

Two weeks after collecting two pairs trophies in the one day, father and daughter Mark and Doreen Watts completed a hat-trick with the Crawford Cup.

They posted a Canadian foursomes stableford total of 43 points to head off Mickey Grant and Holli Elkington (40pts).

SUNDAY — Crawford Cup mixed pairs Canadian foursomes stableford: M and D Watts 43, M Grant/H Elkington 40.

Stableford: J Hale 39, T Higgs 32, Tere Lincoln 32.

COMING UP: Friday, 5pm, first week of twilight golf; SUNDAY, medal round.

Patutahi

DENISE Johnston, Chris Beattie and Brian Pohatu marked the holiday weekend with competition wins.

Johnston did it twice – topping the women’s net on Sunday with 86-20-66 and on Monday with 68.

Beattie followed up his two twos and six sixes at Mahia the previous Sunday with 78-14-64 to win the men’s net on Monday on countback from Garth Tattersfield.

Pohatu shot 87-4-63 to win the men’s net on Sunday.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: M Alley 89-21-68, D Nienhuys 99-28-71, M Philip 99-28-71.

MONDAY — Men’s net: C Beattie 64, G Tattersfield 64, T Green 65.

Women’s net: D Johnston 68.

SUNDAY — Men;’s net: B Pohatu 87-24-63, M Stock 79-15-64, K Philip 92-27-65.

Women’s net: D Johnston 86-20-66.

Twos: A Haisman.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: T Brodie 22, D Johnston 21, S Pohatu 21, P Johnston 21.

Junior division: J Tietjen 22 C Newman 21, S Pittar 21.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Patutahi open closing tournament, 11am tee-off.

Te Puia Springs

DICK Cook headed off Pete Ngarimu to win the stableford on Sunday.

Makarika Cup playoffs are on this Sunday and players are reminded of the Kowhai cancer charity fundraising tournament on November 5 and the Hikurangi Foodmarket Xmas Ham Tournament on November 12.

SUNDAY — Stableford: D Cook 38, P Ngarimu 38, R Smith 36, G Roberts 36, A Forrester 36, P Harrison 35, A Cook 33, F Walker 33, J Devery 33 ,G Summersby 33, J Forrester 32.

Twos: A Higham.

Coming up: SUNDAY, Makarika Cup playoffs; SUNDAY, Nov 5, Kowhai cancer charity fundraiser, rolling start from 10am to 12 noon, teams of three or four including a non-golfer; SUNDAY, Nov 12, Hikurangi Foodmarket Xmas Ham Tournament, rolling start 10am to 12 noon, men’s and women’s divisions, gross, net and stableford.

Waikohu

HE blew ’em all away in the shootout final two weeks ago and Percy Milner went into last weekend guns ablazin’ again.

Despite a couple of misfires on the first and third holes, Milner comfortably won with 91-25-66, for 43 points — five ahead of Ella Wynyard.

SUNDAY — Stableford: P Milner 43, E Wynyard 38, U Chambers 37, K Tamanui 37.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, no club competition.

Juniors

Poverty Bay-East Coast relinquished the Booth Shield junior interprovincial a long way from home over Labour Weekend.

The defending champions finished fifth out of the five provinces in the annual mixed team net strokeplay tournament.

This year’s tournament was held at the par-70 Whangaroa course near Doubtless Bay in the far north — a 761-kilometre trip that took the PBEC contingent over 12 hours.

PBEC posted a team net total of 1358 for 54 holes, 56 shots adrift of winners Northland (1302).

Bay of Plenty were second on 1318 and Waikato were third on 1331.

A disappointing final round dropped the eight-strong PBEC side to the foot of the table after being in third place.

Waikohu brothers Justin and DJ Baty provided the best individual rounds of the PBEC effort. Justin shot 83-16-67 and DJ 85-18-67 in round 2.

Jacob Colbert was the most consistent of the side, producing net scores of 70, 73 and 78 off a 22 handicap.

Reef Pohatu and Travis Mitchell saved their best performances to last — Pohatu shooting 84-14-70 in the third and final round and Mitchell coming back strongly from his round 1 and 2 struggles to post 96-25-71.

Skylah Pohatu shot 79-6-73 in the first round while Anahera Stills-Hindmarsh had a couple of reasonable nets of 76, 74 and Jett Pohatu a best of 77.

The Whangaroa course was tricky and physically demanding, and the long journey added to the challenge.

PBEC will not have to worry about that next year as the tournament is scheduled for Gisborne, where it was first played in the early 1960s.

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