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Gisborne Park

LEO Lexmond has fond memories of his days with Gisborne Thistle AFC.

So it was fitting that he produce a special round as a tribute to the club and one of its more colourful characters at the Thistle AFC annual golf tournament on Sunday.

Lexmond won the overall net with a score to match the energy-sapping heat — 92-32-60 — and added his name to the list on the Judy O’Rourke Memorial Trophy.

At 82 years of age, he is the oldest winner of this illustrious silverware that honours Thistle and Gisborne Park stalwart Jude, who died in 2006.

Son Kerry was at the prizegiving on Sunday, along with younger members of the O’Rourke whanau, to present the trophy.

Cart-driving Lexmond’s round was all about consistency. He had 15 bogeys over the 18 holes including eight in a row on the back nine.

It was his best round since a freakish 87 off a 33-handicap in May of 2015.

David Hall claimed the other trophy up for grabs — a personal best round earning him the Morley Cup for the best stableford score by a Thistle club member. Hall had 42 points.

There was hot scoring throughout the divisions on a course ripe for the picking.

Richard Foon, still fizzing from a career-best 77 at his home Poverty Bay course on Saturday, repeated that effort to win the division 2 men’s stableford with 77-14-63, for 45 points.

Jack Glassford still has breaking his age in his sights although the 72-year-old had to settle for 77-12-65, for 43 points, to place second in division 2.

Dennis Jenkins took great delight in beating fellow firefighter Glassford by one stableford point. His 91-27-64, for 44 points, won the division 3 men’s stableford, with Stu Harbottle a point back.

Thomas Donovan’s 73-7-66, for 42 points, won the division 1 men’s stableford.

Best of the women was Wiki Morrissey with 40 points.

Anaru Reedy, off a +1, shot 1-under 71 to win the overall men’s gross. Pete Anderson went out in 3-under 33 but a bogey on 10 and double-bogey on 11 cost him and he lost on countback to Reedy.

Tessa McDonald predictably won the women’s gross although her 5-over 78 was only one stroke ahead of Jo Kerr.

Sunday — Gisborne Thistle AFC tournament, Judy O’Rourke Memorial Cup (best overall net): L Lexmond 92-32-60.

Morley Cup (best stableford by a Thistle member): D Hall 42.

Best Thistle non-golfer stableford: M Hastings 41.

Men’s gross: A Reedy 71 on c/b from P Anderson.

Women’s gross: T McDonald 78.

9-hole section: P Thomson from C Thomson.

Stableford, division 1 men: T Donovan 42, P Anderson 41, G Hill 39, B Hohu 39, J Bright 38, G Morley 37, J van Heldon 37, A Pahina 36, B Morrissey 36, H Brown 36, M Jefferson 36, B Colbert 36, A White 36, J Devery 36, A Higham 36.

Division 2 men: R Foon 45, J Glassford 43, D Sharp 42, G McKinnon 41, L Ball 40, R Young 40, T File 40, L Hewson 38, M Callaghan 38, K Daniels 38, J Situ 38, P Dow 38, C Palmer 38.

Division 3 men: D Jenkins 44, S Harbottle 43, R Callaghan 42, J Charles 40, J Collier 38, R Grace 38, R McGann 38, M Hutton 38, L Gunther 37, W McHugh 37, D Harrison 37, L Pollitt 37.

Women: W Morrissey 40, E Ball 39, M Alley 39, J Kerr 39, J Colbert 35.

Twos: D Sharp 2, S Harbottle, T McDonald, B Morrissey, P Down, M Armstrong, R Taylor, J Collier, W Morrissey, T Sweeney.

Eagles: G McKinnon.

Women’s club stableford: J Morley 40.

Club twos: K McDonald.

Saturday — Men’s stableford: B Reynolds 38, C Aramakutu 37.

Twos: B Lumsden-Nichols.

WEDNESDAY (Jan 17) — Women’s hidden holes competition: M Marino

Twos: K McDonald.

TuesdaY (Jan 16) — Veteran men’s stableford: W McHugh 42, D Tarry 42, P Hogan 41, L Lexmond 41, C Palmer 40, S Mohlmann 38, P Koorey 37, G Sharp 37, B Atkins 36pts on c/b.

Twos: B Cox, C Palmer, G Sharp.

COMING UP: FRIDAYS, nine-hole golf, 8am to 2pm, affiliated golf club members only.

Poverty Bay

RICHARD Foon’s putter took pride of place in his bag after a double personal best performance over the weekend.

Foon had a career-best 77-15-62 at his home Poverty Bay course on Saturday. His round featured two lots of consecutive birdies — on the fourth and fifth holes, and the 17th and 18th.

He followed it up on Sunday with a second 77 at the Thistle AFC annual golf tournament at Gisborne Park.

It was his lowest score at the Park and won him the division 2 men’s net.

Foon put it down to his putting and gave credit to mate Neville West for his putting advice.

Foon’s weekend performance saw his handicap plummet from 13.8 to 11.6.

One disastrous hole could not stop Gray Clapham from win in the men’s Thursday stableford last week.

Clapham had 44 points to win division 1, an otherwise excellent card marred by a ringed-8 on the par-5 12th.

Ray Veall is showing positive signs after getting back into the game on a regular basis last September.

The former professional footballer won the division 2 stableford on Thursday with 82-16-66, for 42 points — his third consecutive round under handicap.

Basil Payne produced the competition round of the day on Saturday in winning the division 2 men’s stableford with 82-16-66, for 42 points.

Vance Richardson’s 78-11-67, for 41 points, won division 1.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: D Patumaka.

Approach: C Christie.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: V Richardson 41, K White 36, C Christie 35.

Division 2: B Payne 42, A Hayward 39, M Smith 35.

Twos: Daniel Boyle, F Ball, C Christie, G Clapham.

Approach: G Clapham.

Thursday (Jan 18) — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Clapham 44, F Ball 40, P Butler 40, A White 39, G Burnside 39.

Division 2: R Veall 42, M Dodgshun 40, B Allen 40, J MacGregor 39.

Twos: M Mulrooney, D Mettrick, W McLellan, B Allen

Approach: D Mettrick.

Patutahi

JUSTIN Baty is loving Patutahi.

The rising Waikohu talent followed up the previous weekend’s winning performance with an even better display on Sunday.

His 76-15-61, which won the men’s 0-17 net by five strokes, featured birdies on the first, second and third holes.

Mo Farmer’s 84-20-64 won the 18+ division while Jenny Ruru won the women’s net with 93-33-60.

Ashley Hindmarsh posted probably his best nine-hole score to win the junior division of the Friday meat pack stableford last week. The 20-handicapper shot 3-over 38 for 26 points.

Sel Pohatu won the senior division with a 1-under 34 for 24 points.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 2, net, men, 0-17: J Baty 61, M Pohatu 66, M Stock 67, S Pohatu 67.

18+: M Farmer 64, D Skudder 64, M de Luze 66, G Watson 66.

Women’s net: J Ruru 60.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: S Pohatu 24, S Skudder 21, G Tattersfield 21, D Russell 21, P Johnston 21 on c/b.

Junior division: A Hindmarsh 26, A Nimmo 24, P Summersby 22, J Neilson 22, S Fookes 22.

Waikohu

TAMA Brown and Percy Milner combined forces to win the Canadian foursomes nine-hole net on Sunday.

The Brown/Milner combo returned 29, two ahead of Ike Ruru and Ella Wynyard.

SUNDAY — Canadian foursomes nine-hole net: T Brown/ P Milner 29, I Ruru/E Wynyard 31, L Green/V Grace 35.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, working bee, bring trailer and rakes; SUNDAY, club haggle; THURSDAY (Feb 1), committee meeting 6.30pm.

Te Puia Springs

JIM Devery made a decisive move in round 2 of the Summer Cup series on Sunday.

Devery won the net round with 77-15-62, two shots ahead of Ian Skyes, with Henry Rasmussen. Georgina Roberts and Peter Harrison another stroke back.

Round 3 is on Sunday.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 2 (net): J Devery 77-15-62, I Sykes 82-18-64, H Rasmussen 81-16-65, G Roberts 83-18-65, P Harrison 87-22-65, M Higham 75-9-66, A Forrester 88-21-67, A Hamilton 79-12-67.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Summer Cup, round 3.

Gisborne Park

LEO Lexmond has fond memories of his days with Gisborne Thistle AFC.

So it was fitting that he produce a special round as a tribute to the club and one of its more colourful characters at the Thistle AFC annual golf tournament on Sunday.

Lexmond won the overall net with a score to match the energy-sapping heat — 92-32-60 — and added his name to the list on the Judy O’Rourke Memorial Trophy.

At 82 years of age, he is the oldest winner of this illustrious silverware that honours Thistle and Gisborne Park stalwart Jude, who died in 2006.

Son Kerry was at the prizegiving on Sunday, along with younger members of the O’Rourke whanau, to present the trophy.

Cart-driving Lexmond’s round was all about consistency. He had 15 bogeys over the 18 holes including eight in a row on the back nine.

It was his best round since a freakish 87 off a 33-handicap in May of 2015.

David Hall claimed the other trophy up for grabs — a personal best round earning him the Morley Cup for the best stableford score by a Thistle club member. Hall had 42 points.

There was hot scoring throughout the divisions on a course ripe for the picking.

Richard Foon, still fizzing from a career-best 77 at his home Poverty Bay course on Saturday, repeated that effort to win the division 2 men’s stableford with 77-14-63, for 45 points.

Jack Glassford still has breaking his age in his sights although the 72-year-old had to settle for 77-12-65, for 43 points, to place second in division 2.

Dennis Jenkins took great delight in beating fellow firefighter Glassford by one stableford point. His 91-27-64, for 44 points, won the division 3 men’s stableford, with Stu Harbottle a point back.

Thomas Donovan’s 73-7-66, for 42 points, won the division 1 men’s stableford.

Best of the women was Wiki Morrissey with 40 points.

Anaru Reedy, off a +1, shot 1-under 71 to win the overall men’s gross. Pete Anderson went out in 3-under 33 but a bogey on 10 and double-bogey on 11 cost him and he lost on countback to Reedy.

Tessa McDonald predictably won the women’s gross although her 5-over 78 was only one stroke ahead of Jo Kerr.

Sunday — Gisborne Thistle AFC tournament, Judy O’Rourke Memorial Cup (best overall net): L Lexmond 92-32-60.

Morley Cup (best stableford by a Thistle member): D Hall 42.

Best Thistle non-golfer stableford: M Hastings 41.

Men’s gross: A Reedy 71 on c/b from P Anderson.

Women’s gross: T McDonald 78.

9-hole section: P Thomson from C Thomson.

Stableford, division 1 men: T Donovan 42, P Anderson 41, G Hill 39, B Hohu 39, J Bright 38, G Morley 37, J van Heldon 37, A Pahina 36, B Morrissey 36, H Brown 36, M Jefferson 36, B Colbert 36, A White 36, J Devery 36, A Higham 36.

Division 2 men: R Foon 45, J Glassford 43, D Sharp 42, G McKinnon 41, L Ball 40, R Young 40, T File 40, L Hewson 38, M Callaghan 38, K Daniels 38, J Situ 38, P Dow 38, C Palmer 38.

Division 3 men: D Jenkins 44, S Harbottle 43, R Callaghan 42, J Charles 40, J Collier 38, R Grace 38, R McGann 38, M Hutton 38, L Gunther 37, W McHugh 37, D Harrison 37, L Pollitt 37.

Women: W Morrissey 40, E Ball 39, M Alley 39, J Kerr 39, J Colbert 35.

Twos: D Sharp 2, S Harbottle, T McDonald, B Morrissey, P Down, M Armstrong, R Taylor, J Collier, W Morrissey, T Sweeney.

Eagles: G McKinnon.

Women’s club stableford: J Morley 40.

Club twos: K McDonald.

Saturday — Men’s stableford: B Reynolds 38, C Aramakutu 37.

Twos: B Lumsden-Nichols.

WEDNESDAY (Jan 17) — Women’s hidden holes competition: M Marino

Twos: K McDonald.

TuesdaY (Jan 16) — Veteran men’s stableford: W McHugh 42, D Tarry 42, P Hogan 41, L Lexmond 41, C Palmer 40, S Mohlmann 38, P Koorey 37, G Sharp 37, B Atkins 36pts on c/b.

Twos: B Cox, C Palmer, G Sharp.

COMING UP: FRIDAYS, nine-hole golf, 8am to 2pm, affiliated golf club members only.

Poverty Bay

RICHARD Foon’s putter took pride of place in his bag after a double personal best performance over the weekend.

Foon had a career-best 77-15-62 at his home Poverty Bay course on Saturday. His round featured two lots of consecutive birdies — on the fourth and fifth holes, and the 17th and 18th.

He followed it up on Sunday with a second 77 at the Thistle AFC annual golf tournament at Gisborne Park.

It was his lowest score at the Park and won him the division 2 men’s net.

Foon put it down to his putting and gave credit to mate Neville West for his putting advice.

Foon’s weekend performance saw his handicap plummet from 13.8 to 11.6.

One disastrous hole could not stop Gray Clapham from win in the men’s Thursday stableford last week.

Clapham had 44 points to win division 1, an otherwise excellent card marred by a ringed-8 on the par-5 12th.

Ray Veall is showing positive signs after getting back into the game on a regular basis last September.

The former professional footballer won the division 2 stableford on Thursday with 82-16-66, for 42 points — his third consecutive round under handicap.

Basil Payne produced the competition round of the day on Saturday in winning the division 2 men’s stableford with 82-16-66, for 42 points.

Vance Richardson’s 78-11-67, for 41 points, won division 1.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: D Patumaka.

Approach: C Christie.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: V Richardson 41, K White 36, C Christie 35.

Division 2: B Payne 42, A Hayward 39, M Smith 35.

Twos: Daniel Boyle, F Ball, C Christie, G Clapham.

Approach: G Clapham.

Thursday (Jan 18) — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Clapham 44, F Ball 40, P Butler 40, A White 39, G Burnside 39.

Division 2: R Veall 42, M Dodgshun 40, B Allen 40, J MacGregor 39.

Twos: M Mulrooney, D Mettrick, W McLellan, B Allen

Approach: D Mettrick.

Patutahi

JUSTIN Baty is loving Patutahi.

The rising Waikohu talent followed up the previous weekend’s winning performance with an even better display on Sunday.

His 76-15-61, which won the men’s 0-17 net by five strokes, featured birdies on the first, second and third holes.

Mo Farmer’s 84-20-64 won the 18+ division while Jenny Ruru won the women’s net with 93-33-60.

Ashley Hindmarsh posted probably his best nine-hole score to win the junior division of the Friday meat pack stableford last week. The 20-handicapper shot 3-over 38 for 26 points.

Sel Pohatu won the senior division with a 1-under 34 for 24 points.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 2, net, men, 0-17: J Baty 61, M Pohatu 66, M Stock 67, S Pohatu 67.

18+: M Farmer 64, D Skudder 64, M de Luze 66, G Watson 66.

Women’s net: J Ruru 60.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: S Pohatu 24, S Skudder 21, G Tattersfield 21, D Russell 21, P Johnston 21 on c/b.

Junior division: A Hindmarsh 26, A Nimmo 24, P Summersby 22, J Neilson 22, S Fookes 22.

Waikohu

TAMA Brown and Percy Milner combined forces to win the Canadian foursomes nine-hole net on Sunday.

The Brown/Milner combo returned 29, two ahead of Ike Ruru and Ella Wynyard.

SUNDAY — Canadian foursomes nine-hole net: T Brown/ P Milner 29, I Ruru/E Wynyard 31, L Green/V Grace 35.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, working bee, bring trailer and rakes; SUNDAY, club haggle; THURSDAY (Feb 1), committee meeting 6.30pm.

Te Puia Springs

JIM Devery made a decisive move in round 2 of the Summer Cup series on Sunday.

Devery won the net round with 77-15-62, two shots ahead of Ian Skyes, with Henry Rasmussen. Georgina Roberts and Peter Harrison another stroke back.

Round 3 is on Sunday.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 2 (net): J Devery 77-15-62, I Sykes 82-18-64, H Rasmussen 81-16-65, G Roberts 83-18-65, P Harrison 87-22-65, M Higham 75-9-66, A Forrester 88-21-67, A Hamilton 79-12-67.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Summer Cup, round 3.

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