Waihi Leader - - News - By NAN HOG­GARD

Two-per­son Am­brose

This tour­na­ment took place on Sun­day Au­gust 26, and the warm sunny weather was much ap­pre­ci­ated by the 80 play­ers in the field, in­clud­ing vis­i­tors from Ren­ner Park, Mt Ness­ing, Tau­ranga, Apiti,

moko­roa, Mt Maun­ganui and Lake­view.

Imag­ine the thrill of play­ing your first tour­na­ment, with fa­ther as your team-mate, and com­ing in at the head of the field with a win­ning score in the Men’s pairs. Eleven-year-old Mar­cus Ben­jamin, in his sec­ond year as a Tau­ranga Golf Club mem­ber, kept an ea­gle eye on the re­sults board, and when it be­came ob­vi­ous that their lead was se­cure, his ex­cite­ment was pal­pa­ble, ac­com­pa­nied by the widest smile ever seen in the club­house.

Re­sults — Mixed pairs win­ners: Karen and Andy Roche 57.34 nett. Run­ners up: Shoneen and Gary Dun­ning 63; Shar­lene Stewart and Ross McFar­land 64.34; Jenny O’Dwyer and Peter Wright 65; Nan and Bob Hog­gard, Carol Leary and Ted Mur­ray 66; Jackie and Grant Robson 66.33; Heather and Gra­ham Walker 67.

Men’s pairs: Fa­ther and son com­bi­na­tion Brian and Mar­cus Ben­jamin (Tau­ranga) 60.37. Run­ners-up: Richard Norris and Matthew Bev­er­land 61.67; Steve Crosby and David P Camp­bell 63.34 ; Paul Wil­liams and Jesse Jensen 63.34. Twos: Karen and Andy Roche, Jenny O’Dwyer and Peter Wright, Michelle and John Libby, Steve Crosby and David P. Camp­bell, Rodger Bagshaw and Ross Sayer. Ladies Captain Jac­quie Bain in­tro­duced and wel­comed the Club’s new Man­ager David Camp­bell, who is tak­ing over the reins from Gary Dun­ning who is re­tir­ing af­ter eight years’ ser­vice.

Bruce and Mar­cus Ben­jamin.


Karen and Andy Roche.

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