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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 3 October 2006.

Men's Report
The club champ semi finals saw some well contested matches with 2 matches finishing on the 20th and 21st holes.

Mark Nicholl in the seniors came from behind in his match against John Anderson to finally triumph on the 20th.  Mark now faces Mike Karl in the seniors, who beat Brad Karl on the 12th in his semi final match.

Ross Jellard showed all of his vast experience to clinch a place in the intermediate final, beating Allan Wallace on the 21st.  Richard Wharehoka made his way to the other intermediate final berth beating Ron Taylor 4/2.

In the Juniors, Daley Rata-Makene beat Wayne Mudford 2 up, and now faces David Hoyte, who beat young Jahrome Brown 3/2 on Jahrome’s birthday no less!

In the powerhouse Junior B’s, David Motutere beat Allan McCarthy 2 up, and will play ace veteran Doug Worth in the final.

Firestone Pork n Bacon Tournament
The nett winners for the day were Heather Howard 69, John Mulholland 63 and Hooky Howard 65, runners up Jenny Kelsen 74, Allan Wallace 67 and Shayne Hill 67.

The stableford winners were Jenny Clothier 40, Ross Jellard 43 and John Mathis 41, runners up Fern Taylor 35, Barry Wallace 40 and David Motutere 40.

Twos were scored by John Mulholland, Tali Mulafia and Shayne Hill on the 3rd, and Heather Howard on the 8th.

Ladies Report
The sunny day rapidly deteriorated on the 1st round of the Club Champs.  Play was suspended for ¾ of an hour before returning to the course. 

In the Silver division, Michelle Thorby beat Lyn Darroch 2/1:  Bronze I, Alison Riley beat Cheryl Jones, Margaret Ranger beat Jenny Smith, Jenny Kelsen beat Judy Grey and Joy Aitchison beat Florence Jellard.  In the Bronze II division, Audrey Mathis, Jeanette Burton and Brenda Buckeridge conceded matches to Raewyn Hoole, Bev Macartney and Jenny Clothier.  The other match was played on Saturday with Fern Taylor taking Marie Way to the 19th.

In the 9 hole matches, Lynette Bennett beat Mairi Edmonds, Carole Furlong beat Joy McDonnell, Gillian Robbins beat Sue Urbahn and Dulcie McLean beat Cecily Duxfield.  Round II hopefully will bring brilliant sunshine to be played on the 2nd of October.

Coming up …
Thursday is Vets and Saturday sees the course closed for the club champ finals … Good luck and good golfing!

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