Golfers in winning form
Putaruru Golf Club is producing top notch players with Joe McGee blitzing the field with 45 stableford points, Denise Hunt placing first in the Uden Trophy competitions and Don and Allison Riley winning the Lion Trophy mixed foursomes.
During Saturday’s play behind McGee’s 45pts in second place were both Tony Edgar and Kevan Stewart on 42pts. Fourth equal were Dean Robinson and Steven Garland and 6th equal were Warwick White, John Mulholland and Cushla Arbuckle 38.
Tuesday’s LGU winning net scores were Silver: Denise Hunt 70, Bronze 1 Alison Riley 73, Bronze 2 Marie Way 86. 9 Hole Lady golfers played the first round of their stableford competition – 1st Helen Putt 17, 2nd Gillian Robbins 16, 3rd Helen Haigh 12.
On Saturday the club’s annual mid winter Christmas tournament will be played.
The semifinal matches of the Presidents trophy featured: John Barr and Ted Ward vs Andrew and Adam Sadler. Barr/ Ward saw their matches go onto extra holes (on one occasion to the 21st) but were unable to continue their winning form, after being 5 down after 9 winning the 10th to close the gap to 4, young Saddler’s recovery par 4 on the 11th saw the lead back to 5, 12 was halved, Sadlers’ won 13. Not surrendering though Barr/Ward won 14, but loss 15 and the match.
This puts Andrew and Adam Sadler in the final this Friday vs Matthew Rhodes and Steven Thorby who in a very close match won through over Peter Hills and Tali Mulifia.
On the line: Strathmore School’s Rippa rugby teamplays today.