Golf Roundup

GOING LONG: Eddie Brown Jr lets rip off the tee at the Tahunga Men’s Open on Saturday. The Patutahi member won the senior long drive with this effort — a huge blow — and went on to win the overall gross with 70 on countback from Gisborne Park member Anuresh Chandra. See Tahunga section of Golf Roundup.

Tahunga

The name Eddie Brown Jr will be added to an elite list on the Tahunga Men’s Open gross trophy.

The Patutahi and Poverty Bay-East Coast representative had a rollercoaster round which ended in an even-par 70 on Saturday.

He mixed six birdies with two double bogeys and two bogeys to claim the unique glass bottle trophy designed by Brent Colbert.

It was the second year running a Brown was crowned champion. Younger brother Hukanui won it last year.

Brown Jr’s prodigous distance off the tee was also on display as he won the senior long drive with a booming effort.

Gisborne Park’s Anuresh Chandra, playing at Tahunga for the first time, also carded 70 but was runner-up on countback.

Jeremy Kemp went into the weekend having not played an official 18 holes since the 2018 Tahunga Open.

Rust wasn’t a problem. He won the overall net with 76-15-61 to win by four shots from Waikohu stalwart Ike Ruru.

Heavy metal made the journey to Tahunga something of a highway to hell but it was yet another brilliant chapter of the club’s major tournament, capped by a stunning moon rise as the 19th hole warmed up.

Tahunga Men’s Open results — Overall net: J Kemp 61 from I Ruru 65, M Gibson 66, B Brown 67.

Overall gross: E Brown Jr 70 from A Chadra 70, A Higham 73.

Stableford, 0-14: B Brown 39, S Butt 38, C Taewa 37.

15-36: M Steele 39, M Reynolds 36, P Graham 36.

Stableford, first 9: B Johnson 21, P Hakiwai 19, T Sherratt 19.

Second 9: R Foon 20, S Jeune 19, H Brown 19.

All-in approach: S Ewen.

Approaches: B Morrissey (0-10), J Kemp (11-20), R Fletcher (21-36).

Best second shots: E Brown Jr (0-10), T Wiseman (11-20), S Bridge (21-36).

Long drives: E Brown Jr (0-10), T Sherratt (11-20), T Sharp (21-36).

Gisborne Park

A touch of perfection helped Pete Koorey and Bo Huhu into the semifinals of the 2019 Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs.

Koorey aced the par-3 14th hole as the man known as “Poodle” and Huhu defeated Mike Hutton and Glen McKinnon 4 and 3.

It booked the pair a semifinal showdown with Rod Moore and Dave Rameka. As he did in their quarterfinal win, Moore put his approach on 18 to gimme birdie distance for a 2-up win over the dangerous Ray Walford and Pete Tamatea.

John Collier and Cliff Nepe also went to 18 holes before eliminating Ray Grace and Terry Pointon.

Their semifinal opponents are Tom Reynolds and Tony File, who ended the run of giant-killers Mason Emery and Waiti Tamatea.

Anthony Pahina and Geoff played the back nine 3-under between them including an eagle-2 to Pahina on the 12th. It wasn’t good enough. They lost their Fletcher Cup subsidiary match 2 and 1 to Dave Harrison and Bart Watene.

Pete Cameron ended his Sunday stableford-winning round in style with an eagle-2 on the 315-metre 18th.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: P Cameron from D Boyle.

Hole-in-one: P Koorey.

Approach: P Cameron.

Men’s best second shot: P Cameron.

Women’s give and take modified stableford: M Marino 34.

Women’s best third shot: T Ford.

Drawn two: J Morley.

SATURDAY — Audrey Kelly and Coronation Cup women’s competition, net: S Maisey 72.

LGU, silver division: J Kerr 75.

Bronze: S Maisey 72.

Twos: B Walker.

WEDNESDAY (May 15) — Women’s net and putting competition, net: J Kerr 71.

Putting: T Ford 32.

TUESDAY (May 14) — Veteran men’s stableford: B Cox 35, A Nairne 35, B Lumsden-Nicholls 34, C Palmer 33, H White 33, G Williams 32 on c/b.

Twos: L Green.

The semifinals of the Te Kanawa and Fletcher Cup men’s pairs are on SATURDAY. The draw is — No.1 tee, 9.30am: T Reynolds/T File v J Collier/C Nepe. 9.38: R Moore/D Rameka v B Huhu/P Koorey. 9.46: Z Boyle/D Boyle v Z Rolls/R Taylor. 9.53: D Harrison/B Watene v S Phillips/P Wellard.

Poverty Bay

Jan Steele is a win away from retaining the Kahlenberg Cup women’s pairs title.

Steele, who won it with Viv Bell last year, and Mary Allan beat Jan Utting and Leigh Fletcher in the semifinals.

Their final opponents are 2018 runner-up Miggles Shanks and Marg Lane, who knocked out Sally Spence and June MacKinnon.

Stefan Andreassen was “to the four” in his division 1 stableford-winning performance on Saturday.

Andreassen’s round of 71-6-65, for 43 points comprised 16 fours, a two and a five. He made birdie-4 on each of the three par-5s and parred all six par-4s coming home.

Mark Jefferson received hearty applause from his Sunday School cohorts after his personal best round.

Jefferson had five birdies — four of those on the back nine holes — in winning the division 1 men’s stableford with 71-6-65, for 43 points. He also had two twos.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Jefferson 43, P Rickard 38, N Richardson 37, R Morley 37.

Division 2: K Gunness 40, L Gunther 38, K Travers 36, M Karalus 36.

Twos: M Jefferson, C Christie.

Approach: C Christie.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: S Andreassen 43, T Goldsmith 39, A Abrahams 38, D Griffin 38.

Division 2: C Christie 42, D Mettrick 40, B Payne 39, N Absalom 39.

Twos: S Andreassen, D Griffin.

Approach: C Poole.

THURSDAY (May 16) — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Kirkpatrick 42, G Brown 40, J van Helden 39, A Abrahams 38, D Griffin 38.

Division 2: J Williams 41, R Third 41, B Allen 40, G Eriksen 39, G Kemp 39, D Bush 39.

Twos: M Thomas, V Richardson, F Ball, G Clapham, P Graham.

Approach: V Richardson.

Patutahi

It's not certain if Martin Weaver struck the ball like a dream in his junior men’s net win on Sunday.

Let’s just say he did for the sake of the potential headline . . . “Dream Weaver”.

Weaver’s round appeared to be a game of two halves — 48, 38 in his 86-22-64.

Hukanui Brown relinquished his Tahunga Men’s Open gross title to brother Eddie on Saturday. He quickly consigned that to history by winning the senior men’s division on Sunday. His 3-under 67 included four birdies and an eagle-3 on the 10th.

Missie Winiata (70) and Shelley Robertson (76) won the Rickard Cup women’s pairs combined net with 146.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, senior division: H Brown 65, T Cave 66, B McKenzie 67, J Brown 68.

Junior division: M Weaver 64, H Harris 65, R Pardoe 66, G Watson 67.

Women’s net: H Pomana 72.

Twos: H Brown (eagle on 10), T Cave, J Brown, J Blair, G Brown.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: B McKenzie 21, T Brodie 20, P Johnston 19, J Neilson 19 on c/b.

Junior division: I Tietjen 24, J Blair 24, M Smith 22, D Dodgshun 21.

TUESDAY (May 14) — Women’s net: M Winiata 99-29-70, L Haisman 100-26-74.

Rickard Cup women’s pairs net: M Winiata/S Robertson 146.

Tolaga Bay

It was a case of “two-meke” in the men’s net on Sunday.

There were eight twos registered, including the rarity of a shared jackpot between Dion Milner and Trent Higgs.

A two on the eighth hole highlighted Chappie O’Sullivan’s 93-30-63, which won the men’s medal.

SUNDAY — Men’s medal: C O’Sullivan 93-30-63, M Jefferd 87-23-64, T Higgs 65, D Milner 66, J Murphy 67, Tere Lincoln 67.

Putting: D Milner 31, T Higgs 31, Joe Lincoln 31.

Twos: D Milner 2, T Higgs 2, J Murphy, Tere Lincoln, C O’Sullivan, Joe Lincoln.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, stableford; Queen’s Birthday Weekend, Mangatuna Masters Open.

Waikohu

Tipi Ruru killed a couple of birdies with one stone on Sunday.

Ruru beat Antony Ruru in the final of the Men’s Handicap Singles and his 77-13-64 also won the men’s stableford.

Valerie Grace highlighted her women’s stableford with a two in her 99-30-69, for 39 points. It was her first sub-100 score for the year.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: T Ruru 42, K Tamanui 41, A Ruru 40, P Milner 38.

Women’s stableford: V Grace 39, M Tuapawa 33, A Tamanui-Nunn 32.

Twos: V Grace.

Men’s Handicap Singles final: T Ruru def A Ruru.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Women’s Handicap Singles final.

Te Puia Springs

THE men’s net was one-way traffic on Sunday. There was daylight between James Forrester’s 59 and runner-up Jim Devery (65), and Forrester threw in a two for good measure.

SUNDAY — Round 2 of the Presidents competition, LGU/net: R Ngatai 68, G Roberts 71, H Miratana 71.

Putting: I Ngarimu 28, R Ngatai 31, G Roberts 31.

Men’s net: J Forrester 59, J Devery 65, P Harrison 66, J Puha 66, J Miratana 66, J Babbington-Welsh 67, N Dewes 69, H Rasmussen 72, B Clark 72, R Smith 73.

Twos: J Forrester, R Smith.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, club haggle.

Mahia

Fairlane Wesche complemented near-perfect conditions and a slick course with an outstanding Saturday display.

The women’s jackpot had not been struck for nearly a year. Wesche ended that with birdies on the sixth and 11th holes in her net-winning 80-13-67.

She also won the putting competition, with a mere 25 putts in her round.

Wesche will look to continue that form heading into the final round of the Poverty Bay women’s pennants at Wairoa this Saturday. Defending champions Mahia are sitting top of the leaderboard.

Clay Wesche’s return to the fairways proved lucrative. He carded 86-19-67, for 41 points, to win the men’s stableford in his first official 18 holes since October of last year.

SATURDAY — Women’s net: F Wesche 80-13-67, J Thompson 105-37-68.

Jackpot: F Wesche.

Putting: F Wesche 25.

SUNDAY — Carter Cup, round 1, men’s stableford: C Wesche 41, P Bremner 39, B Crowley 34.

Tahunga

The name Eddie Brown Jr will be added to an elite list on the Tahunga Men’s Open gross trophy.

The Patutahi and Poverty Bay-East Coast representative had a rollercoaster round which ended in an even-par 70 on Saturday.

He mixed six birdies with two double bogeys and two bogeys to claim the unique glass bottle trophy designed by Brent Colbert.

It was the second year running a Brown was crowned champion. Younger brother Hukanui won it last year.

Brown Jr’s prodigous distance off the tee was also on display as he won the senior long drive with a booming effort.

Gisborne Park’s Anuresh Chandra, playing at Tahunga for the first time, also carded 70 but was runner-up on countback.

Jeremy Kemp went into the weekend having not played an official 18 holes since the 2018 Tahunga Open.

Rust wasn’t a problem. He won the overall net with 76-15-61 to win by four shots from Waikohu stalwart Ike Ruru.

Heavy metal made the journey to Tahunga something of a highway to hell but it was yet another brilliant chapter of the club’s major tournament, capped by a stunning moon rise as the 19th hole warmed up.

Tahunga Men’s Open results — Overall net: J Kemp 61 from I Ruru 65, M Gibson 66, B Brown 67.

Overall gross: E Brown Jr 70 from A Chadra 70, A Higham 73.

Stableford, 0-14: B Brown 39, S Butt 38, C Taewa 37.

15-36: M Steele 39, M Reynolds 36, P Graham 36.

Stableford, first 9: B Johnson 21, P Hakiwai 19, T Sherratt 19.

Second 9: R Foon 20, S Jeune 19, H Brown 19.

All-in approach: S Ewen.

Approaches: B Morrissey (0-10), J Kemp (11-20), R Fletcher (21-36).

Best second shots: E Brown Jr (0-10), T Wiseman (11-20), S Bridge (21-36).

Long drives: E Brown Jr (0-10), T Sherratt (11-20), T Sharp (21-36).

Gisborne Park

A touch of perfection helped Pete Koorey and Bo Huhu into the semifinals of the 2019 Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs.

Koorey aced the par-3 14th hole as the man known as “Poodle” and Huhu defeated Mike Hutton and Glen McKinnon 4 and 3.

It booked the pair a semifinal showdown with Rod Moore and Dave Rameka. As he did in their quarterfinal win, Moore put his approach on 18 to gimme birdie distance for a 2-up win over the dangerous Ray Walford and Pete Tamatea.

John Collier and Cliff Nepe also went to 18 holes before eliminating Ray Grace and Terry Pointon.

Their semifinal opponents are Tom Reynolds and Tony File, who ended the run of giant-killers Mason Emery and Waiti Tamatea.

Anthony Pahina and Geoff played the back nine 3-under between them including an eagle-2 to Pahina on the 12th. It wasn’t good enough. They lost their Fletcher Cup subsidiary match 2 and 1 to Dave Harrison and Bart Watene.

Pete Cameron ended his Sunday stableford-winning round in style with an eagle-2 on the 315-metre 18th.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: P Cameron from D Boyle.

Hole-in-one: P Koorey.

Approach: P Cameron.

Men’s best second shot: P Cameron.

Women’s give and take modified stableford: M Marino 34.

Women’s best third shot: T Ford.

Drawn two: J Morley.

SATURDAY — Audrey Kelly and Coronation Cup women’s competition, net: S Maisey 72.

LGU, silver division: J Kerr 75.

Bronze: S Maisey 72.

Twos: B Walker.

WEDNESDAY (May 15) — Women’s net and putting competition, net: J Kerr 71.

Putting: T Ford 32.

TUESDAY (May 14) — Veteran men’s stableford: B Cox 35, A Nairne 35, B Lumsden-Nicholls 34, C Palmer 33, H White 33, G Williams 32 on c/b.

Twos: L Green.

The semifinals of the Te Kanawa and Fletcher Cup men’s pairs are on SATURDAY. The draw is — No.1 tee, 9.30am: T Reynolds/T File v J Collier/C Nepe. 9.38: R Moore/D Rameka v B Huhu/P Koorey. 9.46: Z Boyle/D Boyle v Z Rolls/R Taylor. 9.53: D Harrison/B Watene v S Phillips/P Wellard.

Poverty Bay

Jan Steele is a win away from retaining the Kahlenberg Cup women’s pairs title.

Steele, who won it with Viv Bell last year, and Mary Allan beat Jan Utting and Leigh Fletcher in the semifinals.

Their final opponents are 2018 runner-up Miggles Shanks and Marg Lane, who knocked out Sally Spence and June MacKinnon.

Stefan Andreassen was “to the four” in his division 1 stableford-winning performance on Saturday.

Andreassen’s round of 71-6-65, for 43 points comprised 16 fours, a two and a five. He made birdie-4 on each of the three par-5s and parred all six par-4s coming home.

Mark Jefferson received hearty applause from his Sunday School cohorts after his personal best round.

Jefferson had five birdies — four of those on the back nine holes — in winning the division 1 men’s stableford with 71-6-65, for 43 points. He also had two twos.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Jefferson 43, P Rickard 38, N Richardson 37, R Morley 37.

Division 2: K Gunness 40, L Gunther 38, K Travers 36, M Karalus 36.

Twos: M Jefferson, C Christie.

Approach: C Christie.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: S Andreassen 43, T Goldsmith 39, A Abrahams 38, D Griffin 38.

Division 2: C Christie 42, D Mettrick 40, B Payne 39, N Absalom 39.

Twos: S Andreassen, D Griffin.

Approach: C Poole.

THURSDAY (May 16) — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Kirkpatrick 42, G Brown 40, J van Helden 39, A Abrahams 38, D Griffin 38.

Division 2: J Williams 41, R Third 41, B Allen 40, G Eriksen 39, G Kemp 39, D Bush 39.

Twos: M Thomas, V Richardson, F Ball, G Clapham, P Graham.

Approach: V Richardson.

Patutahi

It's not certain if Martin Weaver struck the ball like a dream in his junior men’s net win on Sunday.

Let’s just say he did for the sake of the potential headline . . . “Dream Weaver”.

Weaver’s round appeared to be a game of two halves — 48, 38 in his 86-22-64.

Hukanui Brown relinquished his Tahunga Men’s Open gross title to brother Eddie on Saturday. He quickly consigned that to history by winning the senior men’s division on Sunday. His 3-under 67 included four birdies and an eagle-3 on the 10th.

Missie Winiata (70) and Shelley Robertson (76) won the Rickard Cup women’s pairs combined net with 146.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, senior division: H Brown 65, T Cave 66, B McKenzie 67, J Brown 68.

Junior division: M Weaver 64, H Harris 65, R Pardoe 66, G Watson 67.

Women’s net: H Pomana 72.

Twos: H Brown (eagle on 10), T Cave, J Brown, J Blair, G Brown.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: B McKenzie 21, T Brodie 20, P Johnston 19, J Neilson 19 on c/b.

Junior division: I Tietjen 24, J Blair 24, M Smith 22, D Dodgshun 21.

TUESDAY (May 14) — Women’s net: M Winiata 99-29-70, L Haisman 100-26-74.

Rickard Cup women’s pairs net: M Winiata/S Robertson 146.

Tolaga Bay

It was a case of “two-meke” in the men’s net on Sunday.

There were eight twos registered, including the rarity of a shared jackpot between Dion Milner and Trent Higgs.

A two on the eighth hole highlighted Chappie O’Sullivan’s 93-30-63, which won the men’s medal.

SUNDAY — Men’s medal: C O’Sullivan 93-30-63, M Jefferd 87-23-64, T Higgs 65, D Milner 66, J Murphy 67, Tere Lincoln 67.

Putting: D Milner 31, T Higgs 31, Joe Lincoln 31.

Twos: D Milner 2, T Higgs 2, J Murphy, Tere Lincoln, C O’Sullivan, Joe Lincoln.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, stableford; Queen’s Birthday Weekend, Mangatuna Masters Open.

Waikohu

Tipi Ruru killed a couple of birdies with one stone on Sunday.

Ruru beat Antony Ruru in the final of the Men’s Handicap Singles and his 77-13-64 also won the men’s stableford.

Valerie Grace highlighted her women’s stableford with a two in her 99-30-69, for 39 points. It was her first sub-100 score for the year.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: T Ruru 42, K Tamanui 41, A Ruru 40, P Milner 38.

Women’s stableford: V Grace 39, M Tuapawa 33, A Tamanui-Nunn 32.

Twos: V Grace.

Men’s Handicap Singles final: T Ruru def A Ruru.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Women’s Handicap Singles final.

Te Puia Springs

THE men’s net was one-way traffic on Sunday. There was daylight between James Forrester’s 59 and runner-up Jim Devery (65), and Forrester threw in a two for good measure.

SUNDAY — Round 2 of the Presidents competition, LGU/net: R Ngatai 68, G Roberts 71, H Miratana 71.

Putting: I Ngarimu 28, R Ngatai 31, G Roberts 31.

Men’s net: J Forrester 59, J Devery 65, P Harrison 66, J Puha 66, J Miratana 66, J Babbington-Welsh 67, N Dewes 69, H Rasmussen 72, B Clark 72, R Smith 73.

Twos: J Forrester, R Smith.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, club haggle.

Mahia

Fairlane Wesche complemented near-perfect conditions and a slick course with an outstanding Saturday display.

The women’s jackpot had not been struck for nearly a year. Wesche ended that with birdies on the sixth and 11th holes in her net-winning 80-13-67.

She also won the putting competition, with a mere 25 putts in her round.

Wesche will look to continue that form heading into the final round of the Poverty Bay women’s pennants at Wairoa this Saturday. Defending champions Mahia are sitting top of the leaderboard.

Clay Wesche’s return to the fairways proved lucrative. He carded 86-19-67, for 41 points, to win the men’s stableford in his first official 18 holes since October of last year.

SATURDAY — Women’s net: F Wesche 80-13-67, J Thompson 105-37-68.

Jackpot: F Wesche.

Putting: F Wesche 25.

SUNDAY — Carter Cup, round 1, men’s stableford: C Wesche 41, P Bremner 39, B Crowley 34.

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