Champ of Champs glory for lo­cals

The Northland Age - - Sport -

Far North play­ers stood out at the North­land Men’s Cham­pi­ons of Cham­pi­ons event which went ahead in mild, ideal con­di­tions in Whanga¯rei on Sun­day.

Top hon­our was claimed by Brett Dormer from Ahipara, who re­turned a great sec­ond round of 67 to add to a first-round score of 78 and snatched the tro­phy in the se­nior divi­sion.

Also notable were Steve Hol­ford from Okai­hau and Whangaroa’s Dave Ni­cholas finishing first and sec­ond re­spec­tively in the in­ter­me­di­ate divi­sion.

This year’s cham­pi­onships were hosted by the Hiku­rangi Golf Cub on Sun­day with event or­gan­iser John Smith not­ing the course was at its best and the weather stayed fine, al­beit a tad windy.

He also con­grat­u­lated Dormer, say­ing the Far North player was well chuffed with his win, which was se­cured days af­ter re­turn­ing from a solid cam­paign with the North­land masters at the in­ter­provin­cial cham­pi­onship event in Taupo.

“It is a big deal . . . Some leg­endary North­land golf names are on the tro­phy.” The top placeget­ters were as fol­lows. Se­niors: Brett Dormer (Ahipara) 78 and 67 for a to­tal of 145 gross, 1; Scott Wight­man (Man­gawhai) 71, 77, 148, 2; Jor­rit Stamm (Pines) 71, 77, 148, 3.

In­ter­me­di­ates: Steve Hol­ford (Okai­hau) 78, 78, 156, 1; Dave Ni­cholas (Whangaroa) 77, 80, 157, 2; Cole Allen (Hiku­rangi) 74, 83, 157, 3.

Ju­niors: Jack Hodg­son (Pa­paroa) 88, 86, 174, 1; Kevin Pou (Okai­hau) 86, 91, 177, 2; J Rouse (Man­gawhai) 93, 87, 180, and P Lovell (Whangaroa) 90, 90, 180, 3rd=.

D-Graders: Pita Pan­gari (North­ernWairoa) 98, 42, 140, 1; Jack Chal­lahs (Kaikohe) 94, 47, 141, 2.

There were also 2s for Lewis Ke­mara, Paul Allen, Nathan Ja­cobi, Dave MacNee 2, Dave Ay­don and Ri­ley Pat­ter­son. The se­nior, in­ter­me­di­ate and ju­nior di­vi­sions in the event were con­tested over 36 holes and the D grade over 27.

"It is a big deal . . . Some leg­endary North­land golf names are on the tro­phy." John Smith, North­land Men’s Cham­pi­ons of Cham­pi­ons tour­na­ment or­gan­iser

KAITAIA MEN. Last Satur­day be­gan look­ing very likely that the Kaitaia men were go­ing to be forced to can­cel their an­nual, ma­jor Christ­mas Cheer tour­na­ment. How­ever, as club cap­tain David Frost noted, “A look at the rain radar and a bit of pray­ing played nicely into our hands, and 36 play­ers got out there and en­joyed the day.”

Terry Wright, Stuart Se­menoff and Lyn Masters were the big win­ners on the day with Wright con­tin­u­ing his good form of late which has seen him clean­ing up just about ev­ery time he tees it up.

Results, were, men’s divi­sion 1: S Se­menoff 42 sta­ble­fords, C Hol­lamby 41, G Billing­ton 40, R Manga 39, D Masters 38, J Proc­tor 37, men’s divi­sion 2: T Wright 47, J Doolan 41, T Ta­hana 39; women: L Masters 38, F Smith 38, K Rolle­ston 36, C Shailes 36.

This com­ing Satur­day will see the Ahipara club hold­ing its of­fi­cial clos­ing day of the year. All golfers and non­golfers are wel­come with the day be­ing a free day for all to have a bit of fun. Tee off will be­gin from 10am with the draw to be done at the club on the day.

The fol­low­ing Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, the club is run­ning the an­nual Fish­ing Frenzy tour­na­ment, which has proven very popular in the past. Or­gan­is­ers ad­vised the field is al­ready fill­ing up fast and play­ers were en­cour­aged to en­ter teams early to be in the draw.

WHANGAROA. A round up of do­mes­tic results from the Whangaroa Golf Club be­gan with last week’s Thurs­day hag­gle. Top scores on the day were re­turned by, men: Rob Fabri­cius 44 stable­ford points, Gary Foster 42, Paul Wil­ton, Joe Rogers, Ted Jones, Ross Telfer 40, Wally Shand 38, ladies: Pet­rina Mad­dren 36, Faye Sher­man 34.

Results from the club vets on Mon­day (Novem­ber 26) were, ladies: Gaye Pem­broke 42, Ber­nadette Dob­son 36, with both Val Moffat and Mary Tansey finishing on 35; men: Stephen Tansey and John Jep­son both 41, Jeff Parker 40, Jo Rogers 38, John Brooks 37

In other news, the club con­grat­u­lated the Whangaroa men for their awe­some ef­fort at the provin­cial cham­pion of cham­pi­ons event at Hiku­rangi last Sun­day with Dave Ni­cholas finishing run­ner-up in the in­ter­me­di­ate divi­sion, and Paul Lovell claim­ing third place in the ju­nior sec­tion.

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