Golf Roundup

Gisborne Park

A GRANDFATHER-grandson double marked the penultimate golfing weekend for 2017.

Allan Nairne won the men’s stableford on Saturday with 88-20-68, for 40 poitns.

Grandson Brad Reynolds did the same on Sunday with 79-10-69, for 39 points.

Leo Lexmond broke the ton for the first time in 39 rounds in winning the veteran men’s par last Tuesday.

Lexmond shot 96-35-61 to finish 9-up on the card, ending a sub-100 drought dating back to January.

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Sunday — Men’s stableford: B Reynolds 39, S Peneha 36.

Saturday — Men’s stableford: A Nairne 40.

Friday — Village Butchery meat voucher nine-hole stableford: S Peneha 20.

TUESDAY (Dec 19) — Veteran men’s par: L Lexmond +9, B Lumsden-Nicholls +7, E Parkin +5, C Palmer +4, J Rosewarne +3, A Nairne +3, W Donnelly +2, B Cox +2, P Simpson +2, P Mitchell +2, R Moiser +1.

Twos: E Parkin, B Cox, M Kennedy, C Palmer, W Donnelly, C Aramakutu.

COMING UP: TOMORROW, nine-hole competition for affiliated golf club members only, 8am to 2pm tee-off; SUNDAY, Tairawhiti Maori Golf Tournament, start sheet at Park office.

Poverty Bay

PETE Stewart is signing off 2017 in golfing style.

The man known to many as “Legend” hit new heights on Sunday with a career-best round.

His 2-over 74-11-63 featured three birdies and his 45 points easily won him the division 1 men’s stableford — five points clear of the field.

Anaru Reedy will end the year the lowest-handicapped player in the district.

Consecutive 68s on Friday and Sunday mean Reedy’s handicap today dropped from 0.0 to +0.7.

The next lowest player is Pete Kerekere on 0.8, followed by William Brown on 1.3.

Reedy’s Friday effort was flawless — four birdies in a front nine of 32, followed by nine consecutive pars. It won him the Friday crew jackpot for having two or more stableford points on every hole.

The Sunday 68 featured five birdies and another 32 on the front half. The only blemish was a three-putt bogey-5 on the 10th.

Reedy, who led the Poverty Bay-East Coast masters team at this year’s Freyberg Masters interprovincial, has broken par 18 times out of the 69 rounds he has played at Poverty Bay this year.

That includes seven rounds in the 60s highlighted by a 7-under 65 on October 22, which featured six birdies and two eagle-2s.

He has had just three rounds in the 80s, the most recent of those an 81 in August.

In his past 10 rounds, he has had 35 birdies and he has killed Poverty Bay’s par-5s over the year, playing them nearly 40-under the card.

The fifth has been his most profitable. He has played it 28-under while he has also picked up a heap of birdies on the first.

The par-5 12th has been a different story. He has played it nearly 10-over the card, reflecting its low stroke rating, including 1 off the blue tees,

Eighteen 2s have appeared on Reedy’s Poverty Bay cards over the year — four of those on par-4s.

Gisborne Park

A GRANDFATHER-grandson double marked the penultimate golfing weekend for 2017.

Allan Nairne won the men’s stableford on Saturday with 88-20-68, for 40 poitns.

Grandson Brad Reynolds did the same on Sunday with 79-10-69, for 39 points.

Leo Lexmond broke the ton for the first time in 39 rounds in winning the veteran men’s par last Tuesday.

Lexmond shot 96-35-61 to finish 9-up on the card, ending a sub-100 drought dating back to January.

If you have a story, tournament to promote or results you wish
to have printed, contact The Gisborne Herald at 869-0633 or
email sports@gisborneherald.co.nz

Sunday — Men’s stableford: B Reynolds 39, S Peneha 36.

Saturday — Men’s stableford: A Nairne 40.

Friday — Village Butchery meat voucher nine-hole stableford: S Peneha 20.

TUESDAY (Dec 19) — Veteran men’s par: L Lexmond +9, B Lumsden-Nicholls +7, E Parkin +5, C Palmer +4, J Rosewarne +3, A Nairne +3, W Donnelly +2, B Cox +2, P Simpson +2, P Mitchell +2, R Moiser +1.

Twos: E Parkin, B Cox, M Kennedy, C Palmer, W Donnelly, C Aramakutu.

COMING UP: TOMORROW, nine-hole competition for affiliated golf club members only, 8am to 2pm tee-off; SUNDAY, Tairawhiti Maori Golf Tournament, start sheet at Park office.

Poverty Bay

PETE Stewart is signing off 2017 in golfing style.

The man known to many as “Legend” hit new heights on Sunday with a career-best round.

His 2-over 74-11-63 featured three birdies and his 45 points easily won him the division 1 men’s stableford — five points clear of the field.

Anaru Reedy will end the year the lowest-handicapped player in the district.

Consecutive 68s on Friday and Sunday mean Reedy’s handicap today dropped from 0.0 to +0.7.

The next lowest player is Pete Kerekere on 0.8, followed by William Brown on 1.3.

Reedy’s Friday effort was flawless — four birdies in a front nine of 32, followed by nine consecutive pars. It won him the Friday crew jackpot for having two or more stableford points on every hole.

The Sunday 68 featured five birdies and another 32 on the front half. The only blemish was a three-putt bogey-5 on the 10th.

Reedy, who led the Poverty Bay-East Coast masters team at this year’s Freyberg Masters interprovincial, has broken par 18 times out of the 69 rounds he has played at Poverty Bay this year.

That includes seven rounds in the 60s highlighted by a 7-under 65 on October 22, which featured six birdies and two eagle-2s.

He has had just three rounds in the 80s, the most recent of those an 81 in August.

In his past 10 rounds, he has had 35 birdies and he has killed Poverty Bay’s par-5s over the year, playing them nearly 40-under the card.

The fifth has been his most profitable. He has played it 28-under while he has also picked up a heap of birdies on the first.

The par-5 12th has been a different story. He has played it nearly 10-over the card, reflecting its low stroke rating, including 1 off the blue tees,

Eighteen 2s have appeared on Reedy’s Poverty Bay cards over the year — four of those on par-4s.

Twenty players who began 2017 outside the top 50 of the world golf rankings finished the year in the top 50.

The biggest jump belonged to Patrick Cantlay, who had been out of golf for nearly three years.

He started at No.1866 and ended the year at No.38.

Tiger Woods finished the year at No.656 in the world, just four spots lower than he began in 2017.

He played seven rounds of golf and had a missed cut, a withdrawal and a tie for ninth in the 18-man field at the Hero World Challenge.

Dustin Johnson has to keep his No. 1 ranking for seven weeks to start 2018 to become only the fifth player to hold the No. 1 ranking for an entire year.

Jason Day and Rory McIlroy ended last year at No. 1 and No. 2 in the world. Neither won a tournament in 2017. McIlroy ends the year at No.10 in the world while Day is No.12.

Danny Lee is the best-ranked New Zealander at 108, 41 places above his ranking at the end of 2016.

Ryan Fox, despite a stellar year money-wise on the European Tour, is at 123 — the same ranking as this time last year.

Michael Hendry is at 125, an improvement of 29 places on 2016.

Kiwi Lydia Ko started the year atop the women’s golf rankings. She ends it at No.9 — her 228th consecutive week in the top 10.

The rankings are topped by China’s Shanshan Feng.

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