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Waihi Leader - - News - By NAN HOG­GARD

Vets tour­na­ment

Play­ers came from

Paeroa, Auck­land Re­gion, Castle­cliffe, Lake­view,

Field­ing and Waihi to play in the Vet­er­ans’ two-day tour­na­ment on Novem­ber 1-2. It was such a pity that the weather was so aw­ful on the first day, with strong cold winds and heavy squally show­ers with hail mak­ing con­di­tions very un­com­fort­able to say the least. The sec­ond day was sunny with strong cold sou’ west­er­lies, but at least it was dry. The tour­na­ment was well spon­sored by busi­nesses in Waihi Beach — Waihi Beach Chemist, Waihi Beach Ho­tel, Ship Shape Bou­tique, Ava Bou­tique, Michelle’s Beauty Room, Flat White Cafe´; in Waihi — Mitre 10, Beds R Us, 100% Ap­pli­ances, New World; in Katikati — The Craft Shed and Tal­is­man Ho­tel, en­abling the com­mit­tee to pro­vide great prize ta­ble.

Com­pe­ti­tion over the two days in Men’s and Women’s di­vi­sions was ag­gre­gate nett win­ner and run­ners up, stable­ford win­ner and run­ners up, with a daily prize for best stable­ford. Re­sults — Men Over­all nett win­ner: John Drent 135. Run­ners up: Bob Pipe 137; Tom Row­botham 138. Stable­ford Over­all win­ner: Er­rol Mil­lar 78 points. Run­ners up: John Dev­er­ill 77; Bill Tif­fin 75; Gerry Tompkins 74; Rakau Keno, Peter Wright, Paul Chad­wick 73; John Saun­ders, Des Johns, Rodger Bagshaw 71; Peter Robert­son, Allen Sar­jant 70; Kerry Lewis, Ed­die Bruce 69; Mike Cotter (Paeroa) 68; Tom Wal­lace, Chris Robin­son (Auck­land Re­gion) 67; Ken Pur­cell 66; Peter Dent (Paeroa) 65; Gra­ham Walker 64; Ross McFar­land 63. Top stable­ford — Day 1: Mau­rice Joyce 42 points. Day 2: Tom Row­botham 42. Near­est the Pin — Day 1: Dick Berendt (Paeroa). Day 2: Ed­die Bruce. Long­est Putt — Day 1: Richard Still. Day 2: Ben­jamin Shin (Paeroa). Twos: Ken Pur­cell on N° 15, Bill Tif­fin on N° 6, Dick Berendt (Paeroa) and Ed­die Bruce on N° 8.

Women — Over­all nett win­ner: Rae Wright 137. Run­ners up: Rae Brown 143; Kay Still 148. Stable­ford Over­all win­ner: Edna Con­nolly 69 points. Run­ners up: Rachel Yoo (Paeroa) 68; Nan Hog­gard 64; Adele Gun­ning 63; Jenny O’Dwyer, Chris O’Con­nell 62; Kathy Ash­ton 61; Klara In­gle 60; Heather Walker 59; Avon Gor­don 58.

Top stable­ford — Day 1: Rae Wright 42 points. Day 2: Kay Still 40. Near­est the Pin — Day 1: Adri­enne Lynch. Day 2: Kathy Ash­ton. Long­est Putt — Day 1: Rae Brown. Day 2: Rae Brown. There were no Twos.

PHOTO / SUP­PLIED.

Vets Tour­na­ment win­ners: Rae Wright, and John Drent.

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