Thu, Mar 21, 2024 12:00 PM

Sport Recap


William Woodworth

Women’s golf driving forward

Marlborough Golf Club hosted three days of competitive, yet good natured, golf across three different formats at the 24th Allan Scott Women’s Tournament.

The 120+ strong field from across New Zealand and Australia included a strong local contingent, who found success throughout the three days of play.

The course was kept busy throughout with starts from hole 1 and 10 from 7.20 until midday to ensure the full field of players were able to complete their rounds.

“We had a great field of enthusiastic women from all over New Zealand and one from Australia” said tournament committee member Marion Tripe.

“The weather was great and not too much wind, which resulted in some good scores”.

A highlight of the event occurred during Monday’s stableford where Royal Auckland/Grange’s Linda Robert hit a hole-in-one on hole 5, which sparked apparent wild celebrations on the course and in the clubhouse that evening.

Wednesday’s championship day play for the Gross and Nett title was incredibly tight, with a chip and putt off required to split the top two in both the Senior and Intermediate Gross competitions while each of the other divisions were decided by one shot.

Local players had a great showing, with home club players Leana Gargiulo and Christine Burns winning the Intermediate and Junior Stableford,

A cross-Marlborough combination of Awatere’s Nicky Van Dijk and Rarangi’s Andrea Thomas won the 4-ball best ball Stableford, while the final day’s competitions saw Senior Gross won by Rarangi’s Tracy Bary, Junior Gross won by Marlborough’s Mary Skilton, and Junior Nett taken out by Marlborough’s Helen Lissaman.

24th Allan Scott Women’s Golf Tournament Winners

Monday Stableford

Senior - Allison Doell 41 SF, Waimairi Beach

Intermediate - Leana Gargiulo 41 SF Marlborough

Junior  - Christine Burns 41 SF Marlborough

Tuesday 4BBB Stableford

Andrea Thomas /Nicky Van Dijk - 52 SF Rarangi and Awatere

Wednesday Gross and Nett Championships

Gross Senior - Tracy Bary 80 Rarangi

Intermediate Gross - 1st Diana Clark 96 Greenacres

Junior Gross - Mary Skilton 99 Marlborough

Senior Nett - Angela Mowbray 73 Methven

Intermediate Nett -  Marilyn Walker 76 Ashburton

Junior Nett - Helen Lissaman 74 Marlborough

Junior tennis talent on show

Aiden Su won the 10 boys singles and doubles. Photo Peter Jones

By Peter Jones

Over 50 Marlborough youngsters put their tennis skills to the test during the recent Junior Residential Tournament.

They competed across various grades catering for 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 age groups at the Forrest Wines Tennis Centre on March 9-10.

12 Boys Doubles winners Joseph Gilhooly (L) and Alex Watmough-Smith. Photo - Peter Jones

Age grade winners were:

8 boys singles: Warisveer Sandhu (group A); Zidi Hong (group B). 8 girls singles: Mila Scott. 8 boys doubles: Toby Morrow and Oisin Smith.

10 boys singles: Aiden Su. 10 girls singles: Amy Watmough-Smith. 10 boys doubles: William Jackson and Aiden Su. 10 girls doubles: Lily Atkinson and Amy Watmough-Smith.

12 boys singles: Joseph Gilhooly. 12 girls singles: Zoey She. 12 boys doubles: Joseph Gilhooly and Alex Watmough-Smith. 12 girls doubles: Zoey She and Joy Xu.

14 boys singles: Max Sowman. 14 girls singles: Issy O’Brien. 14 boys doubles: Rab Keown and Max Sowman. 14 girls doubles: Emily Preece and Josephine Walkenhorst.

16 boys singles: Leon Marusaki. 16 girls singles: Pippa Sowman. 18 mixed doubles: Leon Marusaki and Amalie Bann.

3x3 Basketball

Harper Palatchie well marked with the ball.
Ayla Wiapo focuses in on the free throw
Big Ballers' Chayce Kahui
Big Ballers' Chayce Kahui
Team "It's so Preppy in here"
Natanahira Hedley heads for the hoop
Ray Daly in possession

Women's Cricket Festival

Charlotte Brooke-Taylor steps into her shot
LBW Ladies
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