Students among top golf qualifiers

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

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.

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