MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT
By JENNY BOYNE
The lads went on a road trip north of Mount Bruce to the hamlet of Eketahuna for the second round of Marquis Shield on Sunday. Playing Carterton we lost 6.5 to 5.5 in the singles, our points coming from wins to Chris Ranish, Craig Andrews, Dale Scrimshaw, Gary Cuttance, Paul MacKenzie and sneaking in a half Alistair Boyne. The lads though did trump in the four ball with a number of matches finishing all square. Seniors Sheldon Mc Namara and Chrish Ranish, Dean Sheaf and Craig Andrews all square. Intermediates Alistair Boyne and Peter Hudson all square. Juniors both winning their matches Dayle Scrimshaw and Gary Cuttance, Paul Mc Kenzie and Wayne Hunter.
The Tuesday grumpies had a bumper turn out playing a stableford round Phil Reid was in the box seat with 46 points. 2nd Lachie Mc Leod 40pts on a c/b to Gary Cuttance on a c/b to Peter Price.
Captain Elaine Howe was delighted to see over thirty women arriving at the Club on Wednesday, the Stewards though did have their work cut out for them. Due to the wet weather earlier in the month a number of Comps were under the pump to be played and so the gals were playing for LGU, the 2nd qualifier of the Captains Trophy and Shoot out, along side the National Competitions of Coronation Medal, Aotearoa Cup and Vets Cup. A number playing were eligible for all of the National Competitions. All Medal rounds.
Scores were solid and reflected the handicaps, however it doesn’t appear as though we will be mentioned in the dispatches for a top ten finish in the National Comp in 2018. 1st Coronation Medal for Silver players only was won by Ju Allen with Nett 72. Ju also had the best Gross score of 86. 1st Aotearoa Cup for Silver and Bronze players was won by Adele Cairns on Nett 71. Just squeaking in to qualify for the Vets Cup apparently both with significant birthdays earlier this year were joint winners Gretel Dick and Lyle Griffiths on Nett 72. Twos were scored by Venetia Morison and Lyle Griffiths. Nearest the Pin All Teed Up No 6 went to Karen Shaw and Cafe Medici No 8 to Lyle Griffiths.
The Nine hole group filled the remaining sports in the carpark on Wednesday and played a Par round 1st Gaylene Selby Neal +2 2nd Debbie Coom +1 3rd Julie Riddell and Jenny Tosswill -1. No Twos.