Hauraki-Coromandel Post - 2021-07-22




Some first round Matchplay championship matches were played on July 10, with a stableford haggle for the rest of the field. It was cool yet mostly sunny, with an occasional sprinkle of rain, which had little effect on conditions. Haggle results: Karen Roche 38 points; Carol Leary 35; Sharon Deacon, Martine Milicich 32; Jackie Robson 31; Jill Morrison, Kathy Ashton, Susie Goodall 30. Hidden Holes: Michelle Libby 8 points. Twos : Karen Roche on 6. Matches — Bronze 1: Bev Ireland beat Nan Hoggard on 15. Bronze 2: Jan Robinson b Desley Rosevear on 14; Robyn Kirby b Edna Connolly on 16. There were five byes in Bronze 2: Rae Brown, Jacquie Bain, Sally Grindlay, Rae Wright, Annette Hetherington. The first Silver and Bronze Saturday Ladies’ Matchplay Pennant had been deferred due to bad weather, and was finally played at Otu¯ moetai on Sunday July 11. Even then the weather was unkind: it was freezing cold, with overcast skies, and heavy underfoot. Playing for Waihi were Michelle Libby and Susie Goodall (Silver), Kathy Ashton and Kaylene Croker (Bronze) and despite the conditions they won with 88 points. Omokoroa came second with 77.5, and Tauranga’s 74.5 a close third. This means Waihi now has a healthy lead of 10.5 points in the second round at Omanu on July 25. A heavy frost delayed the start on Wednesday July 14, and because there were major capital works being carried out on the course, players were only allowed to begin on the first tee, meaning quite a long delay for those last off. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful sunny day, soon marred by a very cold wind that sneaked around bare necks, and made multiple warm layers a necessity. Competitions of the day were LGU, BOP Stableford, Freda Bowden Cup and Karl Wilson Buttons. Two matches were played— in the fourball best ball, Wendy Matutinovich and Suzanne Burns beat Denise Mcconnon and Sarah Tomsett on 17. Bronze 1 Matchplay championship: Kristine Gascoigne b Karen Lee on 18. Nett haggle results: Jacquie Bain 70; Dot Ramsey, Sally Grindlay 71; Diane Lewis 72; Jill Morrison, Helen Baynes 74; Nan Hoggard 75; Rae Brown, Annette Hetherington, Adele Gunning, Mavis Bruce 76; Carol Leary, Liz Purcell 77; Diane Lockwood 78; Michelle Libby 79. Hidden Holes: Diane Lewis. Twos: Rae Brown on 15. Carol Leary on 13. Karl Wilson Buttons— Silver: Carol Leary. Bronze 1: Diane Lewis. Bronze 2: Jacquie Bain. Bronze 3: Jill Morrison. Katikati Dreamers Beauty Clinic Player of the week: Karen Roche.


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