Saturday saw the Mahunga club holding its annual fundraising competition for the Halberg sports
disability trust. While the field was a little smaller than in past years the scoring was very good.
In the first group it was Michelle Coley who came out on top with a total of 39 points, with the runners
up being Laurence Butler, Stu Northe and Meki Lauvi on 38 points, with Darryl Coley rounding out the
division with 35 points. In the second group Ross Ireland produced the day’s best score of 46 points to
head off Bill Ousey by two points, with Ray Weighell taking third place on 43 points, with a gap back to
Kevin May on 38 points and Paul Croft on 37 points.
The winners of the Alexander trophies were Michelle Coley and Ross Ireland. This was also the second
round of the Bill Woods trophy, which saw Ross Ireland the winner with a two round total of 80 points,
which was well clear of Greg Granich in second place on 71 points.
The Makes Cents Accounting nearest to the pin on the first hole was taken out by Kurt Karaitiana, while
Laurence Butler took out the Liquorland Masterton one on the third hole, Martin Andrew the McAuleys
transport Ltd one on the sixth hole, Stu Northe the Pak’N Save Masterton one on the eighth hole and
Michelle Coley the Dinah and Deb Keats Professionals Real Estate one on the seventeenth hole. No one
was able to take the Alister Bruce Affordable Sheds ones for the tenth hole. Holes in two seemed to be
easy on the day with Laurence Butler, Martin Andrew, Maurice O’Reilly, Bill Ousey, Michelle Coley and
Ray Weighell all scoring two’s.
Sunday’s club competition was a medal round which saw Stu Northe come out on top with a 66 nett,
with the runners up spot shared by Laurence Butler and Mark Logan on 67 nett’s. There were no holes
in two scored on the day.
Tuesday saw the veterans group cancel their round for the day, but the weather improved enough for a
number of the veterans to play round on the course.
With a number of Christmas tournaments being played this coming weekend at other clubs the fields at
Mahunga will possibly be smaller than usual. The club competition on Saturday will be a stableford
round and the one on Sunday will be a par round.
On Saturday, December 12 the Mahunga club will be holding its annual Christmas Stableford
tournament with a card draw being used for the draw. Entries will be taken up to the day, with the tee