Students among top golf qualifiers
It was a beautiful spring morning on Saturday for the semifinals of the men’s club champs at the Tokoroa Golf Club.
Three of the four golfers who made it into the semi finals for the senior division are secondary school students – once again highlighting the strength and popularity of junior golf in Tokoroa.
With Nathaniel Cassidy playing Kurtis Cortesi and Shaun Steiner against defending champ Gavin Cortesi, both matches were neck and neck for 18 holes. With a sizeable crowd of spectators following, the winners were finally decided on the 19th hole. Congratulations to Gavin Cortesi and Kurtis Cortesi who played exceptional golf to progress to the finals.
In the strongly contested men’s intermediate division, 14- year- old Bradley Hayes-Lennon played well to beat Darren Costar while Garth Shaw defeated Henry Skelton in another close match. Congratulations to Conwell Duggan who had a win against Brendon Welch and Tai Pirato who beat Steve Ngatamariki in the junior div- ision. The winners of the junior B division were Trex Paiti, who defeated Jon Welch and Lua Tafau, with a win against Owen Wilson. We have some exciting club champs matchplay finals to look forward to on Saturday, October 6.
Results for Wednesdays Vet’s Scramble are: Bob Grange came 1st with an impressive 39 Stableford points. Susan Goessi was a close 2nd with 38 and John Loye was 3rd with 35. Joe Magee and John Loye had the longest putts of the day and for the second week running there were no twos so the pool jackpots again.
There have been several changes to the club calendar due to the number of events we are hosting before the end of the year. This Saturday we have the 3rd and final round of the Gross Stableford competition. Good luck to our Smythe Cup team who play in Taupo on Sunday against teams from Putaruru, Tirau, Mangakino and Taupo. And finally, a reminder that entries for the Tokoroa $10,000 Open on October 13-14 are limited so enter now.