Ti­tahi Bay fin­ish sea­son

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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.

PHOTO: BELINDA BROWN

Mem­bers of the Ti­tahi Bay Surf Life Sav­ing Club surf boat crews, who bat­tled hard this sum­mer.

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