Golfer in sparkling form in tournament
Richard Gray was in sparkling form accumulating 44 stableford in the Closed Christmas Tournament at Te Awamutu Golf Club.
The 19 handicapper was out in 45 before blossoming on the back nine shooting 38 off the stick including a birdie on 17.
Gray’s points haul headed off Maurice Summerfield on 43, Greg Ward, Robert Coleman, Barry Murtagh 40, John Hill 39, Ray Davies, John Darragh, Craig Meacheam 38.
The men’s gross was won by club manager David Seager with a oneover-par 73.
Women’s gross winner was Ani Bahler with an 85.
Toni Coleman topped the women’s stableford with 41 points, from Raewyn Coleman, Thora Young 39, Robin Watson 38, Sachiko Muramatsa, Sylvia Gooch, Sally Davies 37.
Twos were score by Bryce McDougall, Raewyn Coleman, Ani Bahler and Gwenda Meeke.
Scoring was hot in the Best of the Vets Christmas scramble contested in two divisions last Thursday.
Percy Kapa won the overall gross with an 80.
Leading stableford scorers in division one were Mick Forster with 46 points, Allen Rounthwaite 44, Gerald Lane 41, George Vanner, Murray Wallis 40, Welby Murrell, Robin McGhie 39, Peter Emery, Barry Murtagh 38, Herman Oosterman, Rewa Hawira, Ross Murray, Sid Lim 37.
Division two was headed by Kerry Jensen with 45 points, from Ray Davies 41, Toby Thomson, Barry Ross, Roy Greenhalgh 40, John Hill 39, John Staples 38, Schinichi Kajimura, Bill Hawira, Gwenda Meeke 36.
Open midweek tournament winners were Clinton Rowe with a 77 gross, Les Common 40 stableford, Bill Hawira, Percy Kapa, Barry Murtagh, Peter McGowan 39, Jim Kirkham, Robin McGhie, Tim Crotty 37.
The only two was scored by Percy Kapa.