Perfect weather for New World open
The New World Open was held in perfect autumn golfing weather, where Wiki Cortesi won the ladies’ major prize with 35, followed by Josie Loye and Ellie Dobbs with 33 points each.
First in the men’s section was Henry Skelton 44, followed by Rod Boreham and Ra Pene on 41, and Mii Tereu and Tony Fuiamono with 40. Kurtis Cortesi and Alan Blair had 39 points, and with 38 were Sy Nooroa, Suki Rea and Lionel Grylls. The 8 twos were scored by R Pene, T Fuiamono, T Pakutoa, W and G Cortesi, B Hayes-Lennon, E Dobbs and A Blair.
There has been some movement at the top of the eclectic scoreboard on Saturday with Jon Welch, 55, overtaking Lionel Grylls with 54 points.
Tom Hayes, 53 and Barry Preece, 52 retain their places too.
A good field of 24 vets played on Wednesday, when Alby Kuttel blitzed everyone with 46 points.
Dave Ahuriri had 42, Robin Ireland and Alberico, followed with 41, and Bruce Nairn had 40.
Two’s were scored by John Mapu, Alby Kuttel, Jon Welch, Lionel Grylls and Alan Blair.
Ra Pene and Ron Samson had the longest putts on the 9th and 18th.
This Saturday, the club competition is a drawn partners event on nett.