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Poverty Bay - East Coast golf roundup

PatutahiBRIAN Wallace and Rae Burgess headed off clubmates Joe Blair and Helen Humble for top dog honours in the Patutahi open closing day tournament on Sunday.

Both pairs returned 44-point Canadian foursomes stableford hauls but Wallace and Burgess emerged triumphant on countback.

Hukanui Brown had six birdies in his senior men’s stableford-winning 1-under 69-4-65, for 41 points.

Selwyn Pohatu was rueing a quadruple bogey eight on the 14th in his 40-point haul. Two twos helped make amends.

Gerry Maude put together a 43-point round of 91-28-63 to win the junior men’s division.

SUNDAY — Patutahi open closing day tournament, Canadians foursomes stableford: B Wallace/R Burgess 44, J Blair/H Humble 44, J Brown/A Stills-Hindmarsh 43, T Green/H Pomana 42, R Moleta/S Pohatu 42, T Ruru/A Tamnanui-Nunn 41.

Men’s stableford, senior division: H Brown 41, S Pohatu 40, C Beattie 37, Taine Lincoln 37.

Junior division: G Maude 43, H Harris 41, Joe Lincoln 40, P Malloy 38, D Skudder 38, A Brodie 38.

Twos: H Humble/J Blair, Sel Pohatu 2.

Long drives: Tere Lincoln (0-11 men), Sel Pohatu (12-17 men), R Moleta (18+ men), Skylah Pohatu (0-20 women), K Utting (21+ women).

Approaches: T Akroyd (0-11 men), T Ruru (12-17 men), T Cave (18+ men), Skylah Pohgatu (0-20 women), A Stills-Hindmarsh (21+ women).

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: D Johnston 21, Sel Pohatu 21, G Tattersfield 20.

Junior division: C Kirkpatrick 22, P Summersby 22, C Brown 21, B Tietjen 20 on c/b.

Poverty BayMARG Colebourne converted successful representative form into club glory in the space of three days.

Colebourne was the star of the Poverty Bay women’s team in their loss to Bay of Plenty (see the rep women’s section of Golf Roundup) at the Te Aroha course on Sunday.

She carried that into the LJ Hooker women’s open Christmas tournament yesterday.

Colebourne shot 83-16-67, for 43 points — equalling her best round of the year — to win the overall stableford on countback from Northern Wairoa (Dargaville) member Lena Te Waiti’s 96-29-67.

He’s done it once and there’s an air of inevitability about Brian Morrissey breaking his age for a second time on the Poverty Bay course.

The recently-turned 75-year-old went close on Saturday, shooting 5-over 77-12-65, for 43 points, in winning the division 1 men’s stableford.

Morrissey went under his age for the first time at the Bay in October of last year, firing 73 at 74 years young.

His Saturday effort denied Simon Jeune division 1 glory. Jeune carded 1-under 71-4-67, for 41 points, a colourful back nine holes featuring eagle-2 on the 10th, three birdies, three bogeys and two pars.

All Black great Ian Kirkpatrick tends to deal more in bogeys and double-bogeys than pars and birdies. So two red numbers on the 21-handicapper’s Thursday round last week stood out, especially as they won him the jackpot.

The 39-test AB made twos on the second and 11th holes. His previous birdie was five rounds prior . . . also a two.

WEDNESDAY — LJ Hooker women’s open Christmas tournament, stableford: M Colebourne 43, L Te Waiti 43, M Shanks 41, A Watene 40, M Francois 39, S Bramwell 39, F Pell 38, T Corson 37, D Webb 37, S Kemp 37, B Walker 37, M Alley 36, V Fraser 36, W Morrissey 35, A Gemmell 35, V Fletcher 35 on c/b.

9-holers’ stableford: F Allen 21, L Daniels 19, J Alderson 18, A Sutton 16, B McIldowie 16.

Twos: J. Kerr.

Approaches on 6: V Bell (0-22), J MacKinnon (23+), C Skuse (9-holers).

Best third shot on 5: J Utting (0-22), V Fletcher (23+). F Allen (9-holers).

Closest to line: A Watene.

Tuesday — Women’s bisque par: P Zame +9.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Clayton 38.

Division 2: C Christie 35.

Approach: P. Clayton.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: B Morrissey 43, S Jeune 41, V Richardson 40, J Situ 39.

Division 2: C Christie 40, C Poole 39, D Patumaka 38, R Skuse 37, M Smith 37.

Twos: N Richardson, D Bush, H Brown, J Situ, S Jeune.

Approach: D Bush.

THURSDAY (Oct 25) — Men’s stableford, division 1: B Allen 38, C Poole 37, G Clapham 36, A Abrahams 36, J Bryden 36.

Division 2: R Montgomery 41, N Absalom 40, H Williams 40.

Twos: I Kirkpatrick 2, J Bryden.

Jackpot: I. Kirkpatrick.

Approach: H Williams.

COMING UP: TUESDAYS, junior programme (run by Jason Devery/Mark Jefferson), 3.30pm start, all juniors welcome; FRIDAY, Nov 9, business house mercantile nine-hole ambrose, 5.30pm shotgun start, teams of four, each team must have one new golfer, each player must count one tee shot, register at pro shop; SATURDAY, Nov 10, Primo Cup final and club closing day and prize-giving, hidden partners’ competition for those not in Primo Cup final.

Te Puia SpringsTWO of the club’s long-time identities, Peter Harrison and Nehe Dewes, will lock clubs to decide the Makarika Cup men’s matchplay crown.

Harrison eliminated Roly Smith in his semifinal and won the men’s stableford on Sunday with 41 points.

Dewes disposed of Ian Sykes in the other semi.

Aomihi Cook and husband Dick topped the McDowell Cup mixed pairs stableford, thanks to a 43-point performance.

SUNDAY — Stableford: P Harrison 41, B Clark 41, I Sykes 30.

McDowell Cup mixed pairs stableford: A and D Cook 43, R Ngatai/J Babbington-Welsh 41, H and J Miratana 39, I and P Ngarimu 34, G Roberts/J Forrester 31, M Puke/G Summersby 31.

Makarika Cup men’s matchplay semifinals: P Harrison def R Smith, N Dewes def I Sykes.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Kowhai charity fundraiser, rolling start from 10am to 12 noon, format is ambrose teams of three or four including a non-golfer, also approaches, long drives, raffles and a meal.

Gisborne ParkPAT Hogan’s wait to end his sub-80 drought continues . . . but only just.

Hogan, who last signed for a round in the 70s in January of 2017, went excrutiatingly close in the Tuesday veteran men’s par last week.

He won with 80-17-63, finishing 7-up on the card in a round that featured eight pars and 10 bogeys.

Margaret Alley produced her best form in over six months to win the women’s stableford on Sunday with 103-37-66, for 43 points.

A front-nine of 1-under 35 anchored Steve Phillips’ men’s stableford-winning 79-11-68, for 40 points, on Sunday.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: S Phillips 40, M Hutton 39.

Drawn two: R Taylor.

Women’s stableford: M Alley 43.

SATURDAY — Club fun day stableford, men’s division: E Parkin 41, A Pahina 40.

Women’s division: J Akuhata.

WEDNESDAY (Oct 24) — Women’s net: J Foot 94-20-74.

TUESDAY (Oct 23) — Veteran men’s par: P Hogan +7, G Sharp +3, N Jones +3, B Cox +3, P Mitchell +2, H White +2.

Twos: R Walford, P Koorey, M Hutton.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, fun day, report to office at 9am for 9.30am shotgun start; SUNDAY, Mitchell Cup, report to office at 9am for shotgun start.

Tolaga BayBRING on the shootout.

Mark Watts fired a warning shot with his stableford-winning 80-16-64 , for 40 points, in the Sunday stableford.

Whether he can carry that form into the shootout final this Sunday will be the question.

SUNDAY — Stableford: M Watts 40, J Hale 38, P Stevenson 31.

Twos: J Hale, M Watts.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, committee meeting, 9am, followed by shootout final.

Rep womenPOVERTY Bay women enjoyed the Waikato views and the journey but not the outcome of their annual silver and bronze matchplay challenge against Bay of Plenty.

BoP won both exchanges on the Te Aroha course — beating PB 6½-2½ in the silver clash and 6-3 in the bronze.

Silver player Marg Colebourne was the only PB player to win both matches. She combined with Lil McFlinn to win their foursomes clash, then won her singles.

Pat Johansen and Vicki Fraser had singles wins for the bronze team, and June MacKinnon and Jean Foot won their foursomes match.

Colebourne said the course proved “very challenging” for the PB players, all playing the course for the first time.

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