Colbert win proves crucial for PB 2

Win snatched fourth qualifying spot for semifinals

Win snatched fourth qualifying spot for semifinals

Gis Int to the fore: A Zach Rolls-led Gisborne Intermediate team went agonisingly close to being top school overall at the Bay of Plenty-Poverty Bay intermediate golf tournament held on Te Puke Golf Club’s course. Gis Int finished second overall, two shots behind Otumoetai. Left-hander Zach won the individual gross with 85 off a 16 handicap. Teammate Tyrese Thomas won the stableford. The Gis Int team are (from left) Tyrese, Zach, Jessica Hayward and Cory Thomson. Picture by Liam Clayton

BRENT Colbert was the toast of the Poverty Bay (2) team last weekend as they scraped into the top-four playoffs of the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants.

Colbert produced the only win for PB (2) in a 10-2 loss to host club Tolaga Bay in Round 3 of the matchplay series on Sunday.

And how vital it proved.

The two points for Colbert’s 2 and 1 victory over Bruce Yates lifted PB (2) to an overall score of 16 points — good enough to snatch the fourth qualifying spot for the semifinals.

They were just two points ahead of fifth-placed Te Puia Springs, who beat bottom-of-the-table Gisborne Park 8-4.

Had Colbert lost, it would have meant a sudden-death playoff between PB and the Springs for that fourth spot.

Instead, PB (2) will face third qualifiers Patutahi in a sudden-death semifinal at Gisborne Park this Saturday, the winners advancing to another do-or-die clash with the losers of the 1 v 2 semifinal.

Those slots were filled by PB (1) on 30 points and Tolaga Bay on 24.

The winners of their tie will advance directly to the final.

Unbeaten PB (1) sneaked home 7-5 over fellow joint defending champions Patutahi on Sunday.

They improved their perfect morning foursomes record over the series so far to six from six but suffered their first afternoon singles matchplay losses – Pete Anderson going down to Hukanui Brown and Peter Kerekere losing 1-up to Shayde Skudder in Skudder’s first appearance of the series.

Patutahi went into the tie without the services of electrician Tony Akroyd, who suffered a serious finger injury at work and is out of action for several weeks.

Fortunately for them, they were able to call on Skudder as it was a Sunday round. Skudder has been unavailable for the previous rounds — both held on Saturdays — as he plays premier club rugby for YMP.

With YMP having the bye tomorrow, Skudder will again be available for their crunch semifinal.

Despite another team defeat, Park had their best result of the series so far. It included singles wins to Sel Peneha and Tom Teneti.

These were their only wins of the three rounds.

Tomorrow, Round 3 of the Endeavour men’s interclub handicap pennants will also be held. Te Puia Springs is hosting the round. Waikohu lead the series on 38 points, from Tahunga on 30 and Tolaga Bay on 28.

BRENT Colbert was the toast of the Poverty Bay (2) team last weekend as they scraped into the top-four playoffs of the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants.

Colbert produced the only win for PB (2) in a 10-2 loss to host club Tolaga Bay in Round 3 of the matchplay series on Sunday.

And how vital it proved.

The two points for Colbert’s 2 and 1 victory over Bruce Yates lifted PB (2) to an overall score of 16 points — good enough to snatch the fourth qualifying spot for the semifinals.

They were just two points ahead of fifth-placed Te Puia Springs, who beat bottom-of-the-table Gisborne Park 8-4.

Had Colbert lost, it would have meant a sudden-death playoff between PB and the Springs for that fourth spot.

Instead, PB (2) will face third qualifiers Patutahi in a sudden-death semifinal at Gisborne Park this Saturday, the winners advancing to another do-or-die clash with the losers of the 1 v 2 semifinal.

Those slots were filled by PB (1) on 30 points and Tolaga Bay on 24.

The winners of their tie will advance directly to the final.

Unbeaten PB (1) sneaked home 7-5 over fellow joint defending champions Patutahi on Sunday.

They improved their perfect morning foursomes record over the series so far to six from six but suffered their first afternoon singles matchplay losses – Pete Anderson going down to Hukanui Brown and Peter Kerekere losing 1-up to Shayde Skudder in Skudder’s first appearance of the series.

Patutahi went into the tie without the services of electrician Tony Akroyd, who suffered a serious finger injury at work and is out of action for several weeks.

Fortunately for them, they were able to call on Skudder as it was a Sunday round. Skudder has been unavailable for the previous rounds — both held on Saturdays — as he plays premier club rugby for YMP.

With YMP having the bye tomorrow, Skudder will again be available for their crunch semifinal.

Despite another team defeat, Park had their best result of the series so far. It included singles wins to Sel Peneha and Tom Teneti.

These were their only wins of the three rounds.

Tomorrow, Round 3 of the Endeavour men’s interclub handicap pennants will also be held. Te Puia Springs is hosting the round. Waikohu lead the series on 38 points, from Tahunga on 30 and Tolaga Bay on 28.

Pennants results

Oligoi Jug men’s pennants, Round 3, at Tolaga Bay — Poverty Bay (1) 7 Patutahi 5 — Foursomes: William Brown/Peter Kerekere def Eddie Brown Jnr/Shayde Skudder; Simon Jeune/Pete Anderson def Hukanui Brown/Jace Brown.

Singles: W Brown and E Brown halved; Kerekere lost to Skudder; Anderson lost to H Brown; Jeune def J Brown.

Tolaga Bay 10 PB (2) 2 — Foursomes: Bruce Yates/Dion Milner def David Situ/Brent Colbert; Taine Lincoln/Tere Lincoln def Peter Clayton/George Brown.

Singles: Yates lost to Colbert; Milner def Alister Jennings; Tere Lincoln def Clayton; Taine Lincoln def Situ.

Te Puia Springs 8 Gisborne Park 4 — Foursomes: Andrew Higham/Tom Donovan def Brad Reynolds/Sel Peneha; Neil Mackie/Jason Devery def Tom Teneti/Bo Huhu.

Singles: Higham def Reynolds; Donovan lost to Peneha; Mackie lost to Teneti; Devery def Huhu.

Overall points after three rounds: Poverty Bay (1) 30, Tolaga Bay 24, Patutahi 19, Poverty Bay (2) 16, Te Puia Springs 14, Park 5.

Semifinals (at Gisborne Park tomorrow): 1 v 2 — PB (1) v Tolaga Bay; 3 v 4 — Patutahi v PB (2); 5 v 6 — Te Puia Springs v Gisborne Park.

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