Zones team wins battle
TAIHAPE GOLF REPORT: The Zones Team defeated the gritty Waiouru team 5-1 at Rangatira with the result in balance until the last hole.
Kerry Wells won the last hole to win both his match and the 4 ball with James Fannin.
1 up Fannin lost his match on the 16th.
In the other paring Dave Pollard was comfortable with a 4/3 win. Nick McGuinn won on the 16th as did the McGuinn/Pollard 4 ball.
The team now meet the strong Apiti team in the quarter final.
Back home the second round of the Club Champs was held in trying underfoot conditions.
With considerable storm damage and numerous branches down placing through the green was installed as well as line of sight for all storm damage.
Leading the field in was John Fenemor with a solid 67 net despite the ball not moving on every shot.
As a consequence, Johnnie Walker came into play in the 19th.
Fenemor played the par 3s extremely well.
Playing partner Matt Thomas was in superb touch with a sub-par round of 70 and 68 net. Thomas birdied 2, 4 and 14. Koke Cashell was all class in his 75 off the stick for a net 69.
Cashell birdied 1 and 6 and but for a few issues on 2 and 3 was in sublime form.
John Gilbert registered 71 playing the par 3s well although he had a few issues on the last few holes.
Duane Dick and Peter Valentine came in with 73 net. Valentines round benefited from numerous 15 foot putts in a precision machine like performance.
Dick chipped in for a birdie on the 3rd but couldn’t overcome the speed of the greens in a conservative display.
On 75 was Ken Cribb, JJ Walker and Briany Bristol.
Merv Tapp joined John Fenemor becoming familiar with Johnnie Walker.
Twos K. Cashell, M. Thomas, A. Thomas
Due to the recent storm, the 3rd qualifying round of the Club Champs will be held this Sunday.
As soon as the course dries out enabling vehicles to safely maneuver around the course working bees will be organised to clean up the recent damage.
Anyone interested or available should contact Danny Mickleson for more information.