Cortesi trio lead the way

South Waikato News - - SPORT - By KAHUPIKI WINIKEREI

A trio of Corte­sis dom­i­nated divi­sion one of the Toko­roa New World Open Tour­na­ment on Jan­uary 22 with Gavin ( 3hcp) win­ning the gross with a 70 off the stick, Kur­tis took out the nett with a 67 and Brown tak­ing out the sta­ble­ford with 41 points on a count­back from Neil Philpott and Ian Christie. The fi­nal prize in Divi­sion 1 went to ma­jor club and tour­na­ment spon­sor Da­mon Jake­man, scor­ing an im­pres­sive 40 points. Men’s Divi­sion 2 gross was won con­vinc­ingly by Trex Paiti who, play­ing off a 20 hand­i­cap, shot an 81 off the stick which in­cluded a two on the 118m par 3 13th. Nett win­ner was Ra Pene with a 67, sta­ble­ford win­ner Basil Cody (Oko­roire) 39 points, Dave Ahuriri and Duane Atkin­son 38 and Liam Mck­ain 36 on a count­back from Mal­colm Buck­ley.

Wiki Cortesi claimed the non­golfers prize

The women’s divi­sion win­ners were Deb­bie Hayes- Len­non and Shirley Buck­ley.

Shop Twos were scored by Henry Skel­ton and Basil Cody (Oko­roire) on the 14th and Trex Paiti on the 13th.

Funds from the tour­na­ment will go to­wards as­sist­ing club rep­re­sen­ta­tives teams with travel costs. A big thank you to Da­mon Jake­man of Toko­roa New World for his gen­er­ous spon­sor­ship.

Vets scram­ble on Wed­nes­day saw John Lee tak­ing top hon­ours with 40 points, Tony Miles 38, John Loye and Jon Welch 37.

Twos went to Shane Grif­fiths and the long­est putts went to Dave Ahuriri on the 9th and Gor­don Cal­laghan on the 18th.

Twi­light golf re­sumed last Wed­nes­day with Steve Milne tak­ing home the ba­con with 22 points, Nga Ne­lio 21, Brian Ni­cholas 20, Liam Mck­ain and John Bart­ley 19 and Arona Pi­hama took out the fi­nal prize with 18 points on a count­back from Kahupiki Winikerei.

A Shop Scram­ble on Satur­day was won by John Bart­ley, his round in­clud­ing a birdie two on the 13th, Gavin Cortesi took the sec­ond re­main­ing prize.

The Sum­mer Cup semi-fi­nals and fi­nals were played at the week­end with Mike Fid­dis beat­ing Liam Mck­ain and Mal­colm Buck­ley beat­ing Bren­dan Mor­gan, Buck­ley then went on to beat Fid­dis in the fi­nal on the 16th hole. Tro­phies and prizes will be awarded to on Club Open­ing Day, Fe­bru­ary 11. Com­ing Events: Wed­nes­day 25th: Vets Scram­ble, Twi­light Golf. Satur­day 28th: $10.00 Hag­gle. Sun­day 29th: Toko­roa Cos­mopoli­tan Club Tour­na­ment ( closed event).

GOLF­ING ACE: Gavin Cortesi won the gross with 70 at the Toko­roa New World Golf Tour­na­ment.

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