Titahi Bay finish season
In the final surf boat series meet of the year, in big swells at Piha on February 18, the Titahi Bay open men’s crew were close to taking out the overall title, just coming up short to rivals Paekakariki.
By coming fourth at Piha behind Paekakariki, Red Beach and Whangamata, it meant they lost the title by two points, 54 to 52.
The open women’s crew, meanwhile, didn’t attend Piha and came third overall in the standings, behind Muriwai and Red Beach.
Standout performers in the series for Titahi Bay were the under-19 women, who also didn’t go to Piha but still won the title.
The Titahi Bay under-23 men fin- ished second overall.
The surf boat series was over four meets, at Titahi Bay, Whangamata, Waihi and Piha.
Judgeford Golf Club’s No 1 team, meanwhile, found the going tough against Boulcott Farm Heritage Golf Club in interclub golf on February 18, going down 9.5 to 5.5.
In the pairs, Adam Church and Jayden Ford were beaten 6 & 5, while Moleni Fa’aaliga and Qualen Asi went down 7 & 6.
However, partners Ben Duflou and Joshua Cumpston finished their match all square and Craig Wilkins and Trey Shedlock won theirs 4 & 2.
In the singles, Church and Ford lost to Clout and Nicholson respectively, but there were wins for Ryan Waller, Duflou and Wilkins.
The result leaves Judgeford in fourth place after two rounds on 10 points, behind Paraparaumu (20.5), Royal Wellington (19) and Boulcott Farm (16).
In Wellington’s men’s premier tennis interclub competition, TawaLyndhurst have remained comfortably on top after the last two rounds.
On February 11, they thrashed Waikanae Beach 6-0, with wins to Olly Sadler, Michael McGlinchey, Matthew Grant and Matty Warmington.
On February 18, Tawa-Lyndhurst overcame Khandallah 5-1, with Rob Reynolds’ 7-6, 7-5 loss to Finley Hall the only blemish.
Reynolds and Dylan Heap replaced Warmington and Grant for the tie and had excellent wins.
Members of the Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club surf boat crews, who battled hard this summer.