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Gisborne Park

There's always tomorrow. Ask Rod Moore as he went from bitter Saturday defeat to sweet Sunday success over the weekend.

Moore was a member of the Gisborne Park team who suffered two team losses in the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants playoffs at the Poverty Bay course on Saturday.

He bounced back the next day on his home track in the Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs round of 16.

Moore, who is running the Te K, and Dave Rameka advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-up win over Bart Watene and Dave Harrison.

Watene proved a handful — shooting in the low 80s off his 20 handicap — but Moore finished the match in style when he knocked his second shot stiff on the 18th for a gimme birdie.

It booked them a date with Pete Tamatea and Ray Walford, who deserves special mention after he filled in for the Park team in the pennants on Saturday afternoon and had a convincing win.

Moore and Rameka’s match was one of two catch-up Te Kanawa clashes on Sunday.

Cliff Nepe and John Collier beat Rob Taylor and Zach Rolls 6 and 5 to become the seventh pair through to the next round.

The final round of 16 clash will be played on Saturday — Quentin Peneha and Sel Peneha v Bo Huhu and Pete Koorey — and quarterfinals are on Sunday.

Evan Morley had the round of the weekend — 85-20-65 — to win the men’s stableford on Saturday with 43 points.

John Charles’ memorable week came to what he described as “a serendipitous conclusion”.

After his beloved Tottenham Hotspur completed a sensational comeback to qualify for the Champions League final, Charles produced a hat-trick of successes on and off the fairways.

He won the Thistle AFC raffle on Saturday, the men’s stableford on Sunday with 38 points and the Park club raffle.

Tracey Ford also had a Saturday story to tell after making eagle-3 on the eighth.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: J Charles 38, M Emery 36.

Twos: Z Boyle

Approach: B Reynolds.

Women’s stableford: P Johansen 35.

Women’s best third shot: C Pipi.

Drawn two: J Akuhata-Nickerson.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: E Morley 85-20-65, 43; C Palmer 84-17-67, 41on c/b.

Women’s stableford: B Walker 39.

Eagle on 8: T Ford.

Round 2 of the Te Kanawa Cup and round 1 of the Fletcher Cup men’s pairs is on SUNDAY. The draw is — No.1 tee, 9am: M Emery/W Tamatea v T Reynolds/T File. 9.07: J Collier/C Nepe v R Grace/T Pointon. 9.14: R Walford/P Tamatea v R Moore/D Rameka. 9.21: M Hutton/ G McKinnon v TBC. 9.28: D Craven/J Hayes v Z Boyle/D Boyle. 9.35: Z Rolls/R Taylor v R McGann/B Atkins. 9.47: G Hill/A Pahina v D Harrison/B Watene. 9.54: S Phillips/P Wellard v TBC.

The Benson Cup women’s pairs is on SUNDAY. The draw is — No.1 tee, 10am: L McFlinn/R Walford v A Watene/A Richardson.

Poverty Bay

MIGGLES Shanks avenged last year’s Kahlenberg Cup women’s pairs final defeat to move into the last four of the 2019 edition yesterday.

Club president Shanks does not have fond memories of last year. She and Peri Gayford were 3-up with four holes to play against Viv Bell and Janet Steele only to lose all four.

Yesterday, Shanks and 2019 partner Marg Lane beat Bell and Fay Pell to advance to the semifinals.

There they face Sally Spence and June MacKinnon, who knocked out Karen Crosby and Colleen Skuse.

The other semi pits Jan Utting and Leigh Fletcher against Mary Allan and Jan Steele.

The Utting/Fletcher combo eliminated Gay Young and Louise Shepherd in the quarterfinals while Allan and Steele overcame Maxine Francois and Sue Kemp.

Anne Gemmell followed up a net 69 last week with an even better performance yesterday. Her 92-24-68, for 42 points, won the women’s stableford yesterday.

Matching 34s on Sunday completed a successful weekend for William Brown.

Having played his part in Poverty Bay (1)’s Saturday charge into the final of the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants, Brown went out the next day and shot 4-under par 68.

His round, which featured five birdies and a sole bogey on the 15th, gave him 42 points and the division 1 men’s stableford honours.

He was one point ahead of David Situ, who had five birdies in his 75-8-67, for 41.

Mark Thomas, Brian Hall and Gray Clapham also turned in top performances over the week — Clapham and Hall winning on Thursday and Thomas on Saturday. All three had 41 points.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: W Brown 42, D Situ 41, G Morley 40, A Hayward 40, J van Helden 39.

Division 2: P Rickard 41, L Hewson 39, P Grogan 39, A Destry 39, L Pollitt 39, D Hall 39.

Twos: D Patumaka, R Young.

Approach: R Young.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Abrahams 38, J van Helden 37, D Griffin 36.

Division 2: M Thomas 41, A Destry 37, N Absalom 37.

Twos: A. Abrahams.

Approach: D Situ.

THURSDAY (May 9) — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Clapham 41, I Murphy 40, M Dodgshun 39, W Brown 38, J van Helden 37.

Division 2: B Hall 41, B Read 40, J Pittar 40, D Bush 39, G Kemp 39.

Twos: W Brown, G Brown, G Clapham.

Approach: G Clapham.

Te Puia Springs

CUT down the big numbers; reap the rewards.

Jack Miratana did just that on Sunday to record a convincing win in the men’s net.

Miratana had 11 double bogeys or worse in his 102 the Sunday prior. He reduced that to just three in his 85-28-57 for a five-shot win in the men’s net.

In his first official 18 holes since rupturing an Achilles tendon in January, Dick Cook was second with 81-19-62.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: J Miratana 57, D Cook 62, J Forrester 62, B Clark 68, P Ngarimu 68, J Devery 69, J Babbington-Welsh 71, P Harrison 76.

Twos: B Clark.

First round of Presidents women’s competition, LGU: A Cook 101-34-67, D Goldsmith 118-48-70, I Ngarimu 98-27-71.

Putting: I Ngarimu 29, G Roberts 32, A Cook 33, H Miratana 33.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, meeting at 10,30am, second round of Presidents women’s competition/LGU/putting, net round for men.

Patutahi

A RASH of birdies helped Mike de Luze to sub-80 and victory in the junior men’s net on Sunday.

De Luze had birdies on the fifth, 10th, 13th and 14th holes in his 79-16-63. He shot 1-over 36 for the back nine holes.

Rios Moleta racked up 24 points to win his division in a high-scoring meat pack nine-hole stableford on Friday. At least 22 points was needed to be in the prizes. Some on that score missed out.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, senior division: P Molloy 65, R Hindmarsh 66, S Lyons 67.

Junior division: M de Luze 63, C Parker 66, S Skudder 68.

Women’s net: R Burgess 72.

Twos: R Hindmarsh.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: R Moleta 24, S Pohatu 23, A Nimmo 23, R Pardoe 22 on c/b.

Junior division: D Dodgshun 24, J Winiata 23, C Kirkpatrick 23, S Pittar 22 on c/b.

Mahia

TWO chip-ins helped Bruce Maher to the putting honours in Sunday competition.

Maher chipped in on the eighth and 17th holes on his way to just 26 putts.

Roger Bremner’s 67 won the men’s net on countback from Maher, with Tom Hema third on 71.

Maria Wesche’s 36 points topped the women’s stableford. Elaine Westwood was second on 34.

Waikohu

KAHU Tamanui took a pruning saw to his handicap, thanks to his men’s stableford-winning effort last Sunday.

Tamanui shot 92-29-63, for 43 points — three ahead of Tipi Ruru’s 80-14-66, for 40, which included the only two.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: K Tamanui 43, T Ruru 40, T Brown 37.

Women’s putting: E Wynyard 24, A Tamanui-Nunn 27.

Twos: T Ruru.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, men’s handicap singles final, women’s handicap singles.

Tahunga

TOM Sherratt’s crew won the Stockies & Cockies Tahunga Golf Day ambrose on Friday.

Sherratt combined talents with Ellen Hovell, Mark Greene and Lucy Taylor.

Spencer Butt, Matt Evans and Stu Marr were second.

The Tahunga Men’s Open is on Saturday. Morning tea at 10.30am, tee-off at 11am. The forecast is for fine weather and excellent golf.

FRIDAY — Stockies & Cockies Tahunga Golf Day, ambrose: T Sherratt/E Hovell/M Greene/L Taylor from S Butt/M Evans/S Marr; S Whitehead/K Stubbs/M Jones/B Johnson.

Long drives: C Maddock (women, 0-36), S Whitehead (women, non-golfers), M Steele (men, 0-19), M Gibson (men, 20-36), T Herlihy (men, non-golfers).

Approaches: C Herlihy (women, 0-36), L Candy (women, non-golfers), M Jones (men, 0-18), B Johnson (men, 18-36), P Anderson (men, non-golfers).

All-in approach: M Steele.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Tahunga Men’s Open. morning tea 10.30am, tee-off 11am, inquiries to Mark Steele 867 0803 or tahunga@golf.com

Note, the club does not have eftpos.

Pennants

THE 2019 Endeavour men’s interclub pennants is Tolaga Bay’s to lose.

The Uawa boys picked up 16 from possible 24 points at Patutahi in round 3 on Saturday to seize control of the leaderboard.

Led by Mark Watts’ 41 stableford-point performance, Tolaga Bay advanced their overall total to 40 in the matchplay series.

They are 12 ahead of Mahia (16 points for the day) and Poverty Bay (10), with Waikohu (10) and Gisborne Park (12) two points further back on 26. Patutahi (14) are on 18, a five-man Te Puia Springs (12) 16 and Tahunga (6) 10.

Mahia’s Roger Bremner had the round of the day — 79-15-64, for 42 points.

Best individuals from the other clubs were Watts (Tolaga Bay, 41); Pat Molloy, Mike de Luze and Gary Watson (Patutahi, 38 each); Dave Harrison (Park, 41); Peter Hakiwai (Poverty Bay, 39); Percy Milner (Waikohu, 39); Peter Harrison (Te Puia, 39); and Spencer Butt, Tennant McNeil and Mike Gibson (Tahunga, all on 35).

The fourth and final round is at Gisborne Park on Saturday, May 26.

A report on the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants will be in tomorrow’s Herald.

Tolaga Bay

TRENT Higgs had a one-shot win in the men’s net on Sunday.

Higgs posted 81-13-68, one ahead of a trio of 69s.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: T Higgs 81-13-68, M Grant 69, Tere Lincoln 69, J Murphy 69.

Putting: D Milner 28.

Twos: B Yates, J Murphy.

COMING UP: Sunday, committee meeting 10am, second round of four-ball, 12 noon tee-off.

Gisborne Park

There's always tomorrow. Ask Rod Moore as he went from bitter Saturday defeat to sweet Sunday success over the weekend.

Moore was a member of the Gisborne Park team who suffered two team losses in the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants playoffs at the Poverty Bay course on Saturday.

He bounced back the next day on his home track in the Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs round of 16.

Moore, who is running the Te K, and Dave Rameka advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-up win over Bart Watene and Dave Harrison.

Watene proved a handful — shooting in the low 80s off his 20 handicap — but Moore finished the match in style when he knocked his second shot stiff on the 18th for a gimme birdie.

It booked them a date with Pete Tamatea and Ray Walford, who deserves special mention after he filled in for the Park team in the pennants on Saturday afternoon and had a convincing win.

Moore and Rameka’s match was one of two catch-up Te Kanawa clashes on Sunday.

Cliff Nepe and John Collier beat Rob Taylor and Zach Rolls 6 and 5 to become the seventh pair through to the next round.

The final round of 16 clash will be played on Saturday — Quentin Peneha and Sel Peneha v Bo Huhu and Pete Koorey — and quarterfinals are on Sunday.

Evan Morley had the round of the weekend — 85-20-65 — to win the men’s stableford on Saturday with 43 points.

John Charles’ memorable week came to what he described as “a serendipitous conclusion”.

After his beloved Tottenham Hotspur completed a sensational comeback to qualify for the Champions League final, Charles produced a hat-trick of successes on and off the fairways.

He won the Thistle AFC raffle on Saturday, the men’s stableford on Sunday with 38 points and the Park club raffle.

Tracey Ford also had a Saturday story to tell after making eagle-3 on the eighth.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: J Charles 38, M Emery 36.

Twos: Z Boyle

Approach: B Reynolds.

Women’s stableford: P Johansen 35.

Women’s best third shot: C Pipi.

Drawn two: J Akuhata-Nickerson.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: E Morley 85-20-65, 43; C Palmer 84-17-67, 41on c/b.

Women’s stableford: B Walker 39.

Eagle on 8: T Ford.

Round 2 of the Te Kanawa Cup and round 1 of the Fletcher Cup men’s pairs is on SUNDAY. The draw is — No.1 tee, 9am: M Emery/W Tamatea v T Reynolds/T File. 9.07: J Collier/C Nepe v R Grace/T Pointon. 9.14: R Walford/P Tamatea v R Moore/D Rameka. 9.21: M Hutton/ G McKinnon v TBC. 9.28: D Craven/J Hayes v Z Boyle/D Boyle. 9.35: Z Rolls/R Taylor v R McGann/B Atkins. 9.47: G Hill/A Pahina v D Harrison/B Watene. 9.54: S Phillips/P Wellard v TBC.

The Benson Cup women’s pairs is on SUNDAY. The draw is — No.1 tee, 10am: L McFlinn/R Walford v A Watene/A Richardson.

Poverty Bay

MIGGLES Shanks avenged last year’s Kahlenberg Cup women’s pairs final defeat to move into the last four of the 2019 edition yesterday.

Club president Shanks does not have fond memories of last year. She and Peri Gayford were 3-up with four holes to play against Viv Bell and Janet Steele only to lose all four.

Yesterday, Shanks and 2019 partner Marg Lane beat Bell and Fay Pell to advance to the semifinals.

There they face Sally Spence and June MacKinnon, who knocked out Karen Crosby and Colleen Skuse.

The other semi pits Jan Utting and Leigh Fletcher against Mary Allan and Jan Steele.

The Utting/Fletcher combo eliminated Gay Young and Louise Shepherd in the quarterfinals while Allan and Steele overcame Maxine Francois and Sue Kemp.

Anne Gemmell followed up a net 69 last week with an even better performance yesterday. Her 92-24-68, for 42 points, won the women’s stableford yesterday.

Matching 34s on Sunday completed a successful weekend for William Brown.

Having played his part in Poverty Bay (1)’s Saturday charge into the final of the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants, Brown went out the next day and shot 4-under par 68.

His round, which featured five birdies and a sole bogey on the 15th, gave him 42 points and the division 1 men’s stableford honours.

He was one point ahead of David Situ, who had five birdies in his 75-8-67, for 41.

Mark Thomas, Brian Hall and Gray Clapham also turned in top performances over the week — Clapham and Hall winning on Thursday and Thomas on Saturday. All three had 41 points.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: W Brown 42, D Situ 41, G Morley 40, A Hayward 40, J van Helden 39.

Division 2: P Rickard 41, L Hewson 39, P Grogan 39, A Destry 39, L Pollitt 39, D Hall 39.

Twos: D Patumaka, R Young.

Approach: R Young.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Abrahams 38, J van Helden 37, D Griffin 36.

Division 2: M Thomas 41, A Destry 37, N Absalom 37.

Twos: A. Abrahams.

Approach: D Situ.

THURSDAY (May 9) — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Clapham 41, I Murphy 40, M Dodgshun 39, W Brown 38, J van Helden 37.

Division 2: B Hall 41, B Read 40, J Pittar 40, D Bush 39, G Kemp 39.

Twos: W Brown, G Brown, G Clapham.

Approach: G Clapham.

Te Puia Springs

CUT down the big numbers; reap the rewards.

Jack Miratana did just that on Sunday to record a convincing win in the men’s net.

Miratana had 11 double bogeys or worse in his 102 the Sunday prior. He reduced that to just three in his 85-28-57 for a five-shot win in the men’s net.

In his first official 18 holes since rupturing an Achilles tendon in January, Dick Cook was second with 81-19-62.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: J Miratana 57, D Cook 62, J Forrester 62, B Clark 68, P Ngarimu 68, J Devery 69, J Babbington-Welsh 71, P Harrison 76.

Twos: B Clark.

First round of Presidents women’s competition, LGU: A Cook 101-34-67, D Goldsmith 118-48-70, I Ngarimu 98-27-71.

Putting: I Ngarimu 29, G Roberts 32, A Cook 33, H Miratana 33.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, meeting at 10,30am, second round of Presidents women’s competition/LGU/putting, net round for men.

Patutahi

A RASH of birdies helped Mike de Luze to sub-80 and victory in the junior men’s net on Sunday.

De Luze had birdies on the fifth, 10th, 13th and 14th holes in his 79-16-63. He shot 1-over 36 for the back nine holes.

Rios Moleta racked up 24 points to win his division in a high-scoring meat pack nine-hole stableford on Friday. At least 22 points was needed to be in the prizes. Some on that score missed out.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, senior division: P Molloy 65, R Hindmarsh 66, S Lyons 67.

Junior division: M de Luze 63, C Parker 66, S Skudder 68.

Women’s net: R Burgess 72.

Twos: R Hindmarsh.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: R Moleta 24, S Pohatu 23, A Nimmo 23, R Pardoe 22 on c/b.

Junior division: D Dodgshun 24, J Winiata 23, C Kirkpatrick 23, S Pittar 22 on c/b.

Mahia

TWO chip-ins helped Bruce Maher to the putting honours in Sunday competition.

Maher chipped in on the eighth and 17th holes on his way to just 26 putts.

Roger Bremner’s 67 won the men’s net on countback from Maher, with Tom Hema third on 71.

Maria Wesche’s 36 points topped the women’s stableford. Elaine Westwood was second on 34.

Waikohu

KAHU Tamanui took a pruning saw to his handicap, thanks to his men’s stableford-winning effort last Sunday.

Tamanui shot 92-29-63, for 43 points — three ahead of Tipi Ruru’s 80-14-66, for 40, which included the only two.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: K Tamanui 43, T Ruru 40, T Brown 37.

Women’s putting: E Wynyard 24, A Tamanui-Nunn 27.

Twos: T Ruru.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, men’s handicap singles final, women’s handicap singles.

Tahunga

TOM Sherratt’s crew won the Stockies & Cockies Tahunga Golf Day ambrose on Friday.

Sherratt combined talents with Ellen Hovell, Mark Greene and Lucy Taylor.

Spencer Butt, Matt Evans and Stu Marr were second.

The Tahunga Men’s Open is on Saturday. Morning tea at 10.30am, tee-off at 11am. The forecast is for fine weather and excellent golf.

FRIDAY — Stockies & Cockies Tahunga Golf Day, ambrose: T Sherratt/E Hovell/M Greene/L Taylor from S Butt/M Evans/S Marr; S Whitehead/K Stubbs/M Jones/B Johnson.

Long drives: C Maddock (women, 0-36), S Whitehead (women, non-golfers), M Steele (men, 0-19), M Gibson (men, 20-36), T Herlihy (men, non-golfers).

Approaches: C Herlihy (women, 0-36), L Candy (women, non-golfers), M Jones (men, 0-18), B Johnson (men, 18-36), P Anderson (men, non-golfers).

All-in approach: M Steele.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Tahunga Men’s Open. morning tea 10.30am, tee-off 11am, inquiries to Mark Steele 867 0803 or tahunga@golf.com

Note, the club does not have eftpos.

Pennants

THE 2019 Endeavour men’s interclub pennants is Tolaga Bay’s to lose.

The Uawa boys picked up 16 from possible 24 points at Patutahi in round 3 on Saturday to seize control of the leaderboard.

Led by Mark Watts’ 41 stableford-point performance, Tolaga Bay advanced their overall total to 40 in the matchplay series.

They are 12 ahead of Mahia (16 points for the day) and Poverty Bay (10), with Waikohu (10) and Gisborne Park (12) two points further back on 26. Patutahi (14) are on 18, a five-man Te Puia Springs (12) 16 and Tahunga (6) 10.

Mahia’s Roger Bremner had the round of the day — 79-15-64, for 42 points.

Best individuals from the other clubs were Watts (Tolaga Bay, 41); Pat Molloy, Mike de Luze and Gary Watson (Patutahi, 38 each); Dave Harrison (Park, 41); Peter Hakiwai (Poverty Bay, 39); Percy Milner (Waikohu, 39); Peter Harrison (Te Puia, 39); and Spencer Butt, Tennant McNeil and Mike Gibson (Tahunga, all on 35).

The fourth and final round is at Gisborne Park on Saturday, May 26.

A report on the Oligoi Jug men’s interclub pennants will be in tomorrow’s Herald.

Tolaga Bay

TRENT Higgs had a one-shot win in the men’s net on Sunday.

Higgs posted 81-13-68, one ahead of a trio of 69s.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: T Higgs 81-13-68, M Grant 69, Tere Lincoln 69, J Murphy 69.

Putting: D Milner 28.

Twos: B Yates, J Murphy.

COMING UP: Sunday, committee meeting 10am, second round of four-ball, 12 noon tee-off.

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