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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 12 September 2006.

Men's Report
The weakest link was found at the same time that the winners were decided in the final of the Presidents played on Saturday between John Barr and Ted Ward who played Phillip and Stewart Kensington.

3 of the players scored 39 points, while one had a trifling 36, which meant John Barr and Ted Ward were crowned victors with a 2-1 win.  Is it fair to say that Stewart could only carry his partner so far?

66 played in the Firestone Open which also doubled as the final round of qualifying for the men's champs.

Fern Taylor won the ladies nett with 68, and Alison Riley the stableford with 39.

In men's division 1 Tali Mulafia won the nett with 68, runner up Mike Karl on count back.  Ron Taylor won the stableford with 40, runner up John Mulholland 39 on count back.

In division 2 Hooky Howard won the nett with 68, Ted Ward 69.  And the stableford winner was Brett Makene, runner up Dieter Drescher 39 on count back.

Two’s were scored by Hooky Howar5d and Mike Karl on the 3rd.

Ladies Report
Ladies qualifying for the Club Champs began last Tuesday with a large field of 40 turning out in drizzly conditions for the first round.

In the Silver Division, Denise Hunt came in on 86 gross, 2nd Louise Wallace on count back from Lyn Darroch 92.  In Bronze I Alison Riley came in 1st on 88, closely chased by Florence Jellard on 91 and 3rd Margaret Ranger on 93.  And in Bronze II, Vere Hamilton was 1st with 104 on count back from Raewyn Hoole, 3rd Bev Macartney 108. 

Alison Riley scored a two on No. 3.  In the 9 holers Lynette Bennett came in with 58 gross, 2nd Gillian Robbins on 62 and 3rd Joy McDonnell on count back.

Vets Scramble
Results from the vets scramble played last Thursday were in the men’s division 1st King Shanly on 41 followed by Butch Hamilton 40 and Stew Kensington 38.  Heather Howard came in 1st in the ladies on 38, followed by Alison Riley 35 and Cheryl Jones on 34.

Coming up …
Thursday is the Vets; Saturday has the first round of the club champs … Good luck and good golfing!

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