2018 APATA TRIPLE PAIRS TOURNAMENT
There was a near-capacity field for the Apata Triple Pairs tournament played on October 6/7, which was sponsored by Apata Group Limited, Primor Produce Limited, Expol (Terry Mischefski), JC Golf Tauranga (Jim Cusdin), PGG Wrightson Real Estate (Mike and Wendy Matutinovich, and Niria Gerbich).
The Club appreciates their continued support. The organising committee put a great deal of work into ensuring the tournament would be a success, and the greens staff, with the extra bonus of good weather were able to present the course in absolutely top condition.
Everyone involved is to be congratulated for a job well done.
The nett competition played over 54 holes consisted of 18 holes Canadian Foursomes followed by 18 holes Scottish Foursomes on the first day, and 18 holes Fourball best ball on the second day, in Mixed and Men’s pairs divisions. Total nett scores over two days — Winners: Rex Knight and Murray Fraser 193 .
Overall prizewinners in divisions:
Mixed Pairs: Phillip and Rosemary Trevenen 196 nett. Runners-up: Michael Connor and Edel Kelly 198; Brian and Jan Robinson 200; Earle and Heather White 202; Peter and Raewyn Wright 204; Ken Purcell and Adele Gunning 206; Jason Baldwin and Carol Leary 207; Bill Newland and Desley Rosevear 208; Mark Hume and Jenny Tubman 208; Mick and Susie Goodall 208.
Men’s Pairs: Paul Williams and Jesse Jensen 201 nett. Runners-up: David P.Campbell and Owen Evans 202; John Newton and Rob Morrison 203; Alex Teesdale and Charles Gurr 203; David Campbell and Eddie Evans 204; Richard Taitoko and Damon Taylor 205; Mike Rose and Nigel Sanderson 206; Russell Dewey and Simon MacAskill 206; David Lockton and Ray Palmer 206.
Daily meatpack prizes
Canadian Foursomes Day 1: Mixed Pairs winners Phillip and Rosemary Trevenen 63 nett. Runners up Earle and Heather White 64.
Men’s Pairs winners Paul Williams and Jesse Jensen 64 nett. Runners-up: Pete Rowe and Ted Murray 65.
Scottish Foursomes Day 1: Mixed Pairs winners Mike Connor and Edel Kelly 68. Runners-up Ken Purcell and Adele Gunning 69.
Fourball Best Ball Day 2: Mixed Pairs winners Brian and Jan Robinson 61 nett. Runners-up Francis and Kristine Gasgoine 62. Men’s Pairs winners David Lockton and Ray Palmer 59. Runners-up John Newton and Rob Morison.
Twos — Day 1: Brian and Helen Baynes, Jason Baldwin and Carol Leary, Alan Lyne and Sian Stevenson (Cambridge), Ross McFarland and Judith Potter, John Newton and Rob Morrison, Pete Rowe and Ted Murray, Philip Caldwell and Maurice Joyce, Jim Wyatt and John Carroll, Steve and Wade Parker.
Day 2: John Brooky (Omanu), Peter Sneddon (Te Puke), Graham O’Dwyer, Scott Carroll (Hutt Park), Michael Matutinovich, Susie Goodall.
The Expol Hole-in-One was not achieved, but instead a generous Expol-sponsored prize was awarded to Paul Williams for his best individual nett of 64 over the field in the Fourball Best Ball on Day 2.
Winners of the Apata Triple Pairs tournament (left) Murray Fraser and Rex Knight.