2018 NZ WOMEN’S SENIORS FINAL RESULTS

22/02/2018

2018 New Zealand Women’s Senior Championships
Final Results Thursday 22 February

Aussies Claim Title Again

For the third year running an Australian has won the New Zealand Women’s Senior Championships. Just completed at the Bay of Islands Golf Club, Australia’s Sue Wooster won the title on the 18th after a closely fought battle against fellow compatriot Helen Pascoe, 2up.

Wooster is amassing a strong portfolio of international placings with a Canadian Women’s Seniors title, and runner up place at the British Women’s Seniors in 2017. She now has the New Zealand title to add to this impressive list.

Pascoe must have thought she was in line for the trophy when she started strongly and turned 3 up, after nine. Pascoe won the 10th to go 4 up, only to bogey the 11th against Woosters par, and the match somehow turned against her?

Both players struggled with the narrow par 5, 12th to halve the hole in double bogeys. Pascoe then 3-putted both the 13th and 14th, and was back to 1 up. ‘The rest is history they say’, Wooster birded the 16th to square the match, and then made par vs a Pascoe bogey on the 17th, in front by one, with one hole to play. Pascoe conceded on the 18th when she realised she could not win the hole to force a play-off.

Earlier in the day, the Australian pair had ousted out the ‘Southland Robyn’s and with it, New Zealand’s hopes of getting back the coveted trophy. Wooster needed all 18 holes to take out Robyn Pullar (Invercargill), 1 up. while Robyn Boniface (Queens Park) lost to Wooster, 3 and 2.

Kim Burke who was the awarded the NZG Senior Cup for best gross, was the defending champion, having won in 2017 at Waihi. In 2016, Sharon Dawson won the top trophy, at Te Anau. Both Burke and Dawson, are Australian.

The Kiwis can still smile knowing that the Australian Senior title is in good hands, with the current title holder being Robyn Boniface, a championship she won last year at the Maroochy River Golf club. Boniface was recognised tonight as New Zealand’s best placed Kiwi. She will receive a grant from PaR nz Golfing Holidays to compete later this year, at the 2018 Australian Women’s Seniors, in the Barossa on the Sandy Creek Golf Club.

The 2018 Championship was the 70th, the first played in 1948 at the Waipukurau Golf Course. The 2018 championship included players from 55 clubs around New Zealand and Australia, along with one UK entrant. 120 players in total. PaR nz Golfing Holidays, who manage the tournament under the auspices of New Zealand Golf, announced that the 71st New Zealand Women’s Seniors will be held at the Cromwell Golf Club.

 

 
Division 1 - NZLGU Challenge Cup

S Wooster (Aus) bt H Pascoe (Aus) 1up

Plate Winner Annette Muir (North Shore); Flights 1 & 2 Robyn Pellow (Ngaruawahia) & Margaret Ann Salmon (Aus)

NZG Senior Veterans Cup – Best Gross

Kim Burke (Aus)

Eileen Nutt Salver & Badge – Best Nett

Dianne Sweeney (Walton)

Vesta Cup – Best Gross Player aged 70 and above

Robyn Watt (Waratah)

Highest Placed Kiwi

Robyn Boniface (Queens Park)

Division 2 - Waipukurau Jubilee Salver

L Urquart (Aus) bt S Cox (Mangawhai) 3/2

Plate Winner Paddy Craig (Dipton); Flights 1 & 2 Eleanor Newton (Chisholm Links) & Ann Needham (Walton)

Division 3 - Hawkes Bay Salver

C Courtman (Hamilton) bt J Browne (Thames) 1up

Plate Winner Pam Waters (BOI); Flights 1 & 2 Pat Woodberry (Aus) & Judy Fullerton (Hauraki)

Division 4 - Manawatu Wanganui Salver

Karen Heaven (Hauraki) bt Wendy Thompson (Waitomo) 7/6

Plate Winner Margaret Bishop (Aus); Flights 1 & 2 Peg Purdie (Waitomo) & Sandra Miller (Aus)

Division 5 - Canterbury Rosebowl

Lorraine Garland (Te Puke) bt Barbara Ashworth Thames 3/1

Plate Winner Leslie Hatcher (Horsham Downs); Flights 1 & 2 Sue Connell (Aus) & Kerry Bazeos (Aus)

Division 6 – Maunu Trophy

Sandra Robinson (Okaihau) bt Marion Cleaver (Taihape) 20th

Plate Winner Susannah Starkie (The Pines); Flights 1 & 2 Sandra Speden (Gore) & Tina Berg (Matamata)

Division 7 – Wanaka Jug

Lesley Ferguson (Ngunguru) bt Marie Copson (Te Anau) 2up

Plate Winner Dianne Cleland (Waikaka); Flights 1 & 2 Raewyn Hale (Riverside) and Janet Choi (Waitemata)

Division 8 – Waihi Cup

Sandra Rickards (Hauraki) bt Tina Vanengelen (Tuatapere) 19th

Plate Winner Flo Wells (Waitemata); Flights 1 & 2 Judy Osborne (Walton) & Angela Williams (Hauraki)

 
 
-ENDS-
 
 
 
2018 New Zealand Women’s Senior Championships
Rd 2 Quarter Finals Wednesday 21 February - Bay of Islands Kerikeri
 
Trans-Tasman Battle Continues

It’s down to two Kiwis and two Aussies in the battle for the 2018 New Zealand Women’s Senior title after today’s thrilling quarter finals.

Top seed, and the defending champion Kim Burke (Australia) was ousted by Southland’s gutsy Robyn Pullar in a tight match that was won on the 18th.

Pullar opened with a birdie only to lose the next hole with a bogey to Burke’s par. Burke then won the next two holes until Pullar came steaming back on the 7th, 8th, and 9th with pars where Burke was shooting one over. The match see-sawed back and forth till the 15th. Pullar made pars on the 16th and 17th to edge ahead by one, with an eventual win on the 18th when both players made par.

Helen Pascoe from Australia proved to be too strong for Suzette Eastmond (Omaha Beach) who had had an amazing two days to get to today’s quarters. Eastmond qualified in 4th place after Mondays stroke round, placed ahead of arguably, more experienced players. She ousted Marg Hughes (Te Anau) yesterday 4 and 2, and took Pascoe to the 17th in a challenging bid to try and achieve a semi-final berth tomorrow. Alas for Eastmond, after being all square at the turn Pascoe was ‘just steadier’ on the back nine and secured her semi-final place on the 17th.

Highly respected Australian golfer, Sue Wooster had a solid win, 5 and 4 against Robyn Pellow (Ngaruawahia). Wooster, still suffering from a nasty viral infection, was ‘tidier’ than Pellow who made costly double-bogeys on the par 5, 3rd and par 3, 7th. Trailing by 3 at the turn, Pellow just couldn’t play catch up and conceded the match on the 14th.

Keeping Kiwi hopes alive, Robyn Boniface (Queens Park) won on the 17th, against the fourth Australian placed in the quarter finals, Pauline Jeffrey. A close match, which was all square through 11 holes. Boniface then won the 12th, 14th, 16th, and although a bogey on 15th meant Jeffrey clawed one back, a birdie on the 17th, gave Boniface the win, 3 and 1.

The first semi in tomorrow’s morning round will have Robyn Pullar take on Helen Pascoe, with Sue Wooster to match against Robyn Boniface. Arguably two of New Zealand’s most talented senior women players, Pullar and Boniface, had the Bay of Islands Kerikeri clubhouse buzzing with anticipation for tomorrows Trans-Tasman battles.

Semi-final matches in all divisions will commence at 8.00am with finals due to start at midday. Pullar vs Pascoe, and Wooster vs Boniface will tee off at 10.06am.

Full match results follow

Division 1 - NZLGU Challenge Cup

R Pullar (Invercargill) bt K Burke (Aus) 1up; H Pascoe (Aus) bt S Eastmond (Omaha Beach) 2/1; S Wooster (Aus) bt R Pellow (Ngaruawahia) 5/4; R Boniface (Queens Park) bt P Jaffrey (Aus) 3/1

Division 2 - Waipukurau Jubilee

J Reakes (Cambridge) bt E Newton (Chisholm Links) 4/3; S Cox (Mangawhai) bt G Muir (Omaha Beach) 4/3; C Mackenzie (Matamata) bt B O’Brien (Tuatapere) 5/4; L Urquart (Aus) bt D Ring (Walton) 3/2

Division 3 - Hawkes Bay Salver

J Browne (Thames) bt W Roach (Ngaruawahia) 6/4; C Fouhy (Ngaruawahia) bt W Morrison (Rotorua) 3/1; T McBride (Riverside) bt A McKenzie (Wanaka) 2/1; C Courtman (Hamilton) bt P Woodberry (Aus) 3/2

Division 4 - Manawatu Wanganui Salver

S Hemi (Te Anau) bt R Taylor (Matamata) 5/3; K Heaven (Hauraki) bt R Yeo (Aus) 6/4; W Thompson (Waitomo) bt P Sassella (Aus) 3/2; G Pickett (Walton) bt P Purdie (Waitomo) 19th

Division 5 - Canterbury Rosebowl

L Garland (Te Puke) bt D Stewart (Aus) 5/4; D Cluitt (Matamata) bt S Connell (Aus) 3/1; B Ashworth Thames) bt R Robinson (Okaihau) 2/1; C Alley (Paeroa) bt D Maindonald (Rotorua) 4/3

Division 6 – Maunu Trophy

E Leary (Rangitikei) bt J Brooks (Aus) 6/5; S Robinson (Okaihau) bt M Symons (Otautau) 6/4; J Park (BOI) bt M White (Aus) 3/1; M Cleaver (Taihape) bt S Speden (Gore) 3/2

Division 7 – Wanaka Jug

K Preston (Walton) bt R Hale (Riverside) 1up; L Ferguson (Ngunguru) bt B Reynolds (Waipu) 5/4; C Hyndman (Wanaka) bt M Walker (Sherwood Park) 1up; M Copson (Te Anau) bt R Russell (Aus) 3/2

Division 8 – Waihi Cup

S Rickards (Hauraki) bt J Osborne (Walton) 6/5; T Vanengelen (Tuatapere) bt J Drew (Aus) 4/3



2018 New Zealand Women’s Senior Championships
Match Play Rd 1 - Tuesday 20 February 2018 – Bay of Islands, Kerikeri

Trans-Tasman Tussle x 4

The eight quarter-finalists have been found resulting in four pending Trans-Tasman battles in the 2018 New Zealand Women’s Senior Match Play Championships.

The first match in this division competing for the Veterans Challenge Cup will be Australia’s Kim Burke facing the formidable Robyn Pullar, a long time Southland representative.

Burke had a comfortable win in her chase to retain the National Senior title that she won last year in Waihi, with an 8 and 7 win over Sheelah Lamb (Matamata). Burke’s opening holes included birdies on the par 5, 1st followed by another on the par 5, 3rd. Consistent play with only two dropped shots on the 8th and 9th, meant it was an early lunch for Lamb, with Burke onto the quarter finals.

Burke’s quarter final opponent, Robyn Pullar also had a comfortable win, 7 and 6 over Carol Leary (Waihi). While Pullar started badly with an opening bogey, consistent play including 5 pars and 3 birdies, saw her comfortably through to the next round.

It was a tougher battle for Suzette Eastmond (Omaha Beach) matched against Marg Hughes (Te Anau), which Eastmond eventually won on the 16th, 4 and 2. Eastmond will now face Australia’s Helen Pascoe who took 14 holes to claim a victory against Annette Muir (North Shore), 5 and 4. Pascoe was runner up last year, narrowly losing on the 2nd playoff hole.

At the bottom half of the draw Sue Wooster (Australia) needed all her strength to fight off a courageous attack from her fellow compatriot, Margaret-Ann Salmon, winning on the 17th, 3 and 1. Wooster, clearly still struggling with a nasty viral infection, had to battle the last holes in torrential wind and rain, as a strong squall swept over the Bay of Islands course.

Wooster will now face a Kiwi challenge from Robyn Pellow, (Ngaruawahia) who has won the NZLGU Challenge Cup twice. Pellow won her match today, 6 and 4, against Dianne Sweeney (Walton). Sweeney had an outstanding start in the tournament with a net round yesterday of 71, but arguably was always up for a tough ask today matched against the Waikato representative.

Four times NZLGU Challenge Cup winner, Robyn Boniface (Queens Park) had an early finish with a dominant 8 and 7 win, over Australian, Lesley Maxwell. Boniface was square with the card after the first 9 holes, and seven-up; with a birdie on the 10th, Maxwell’s fate was sealed.

The toughest battle of the day was fought in the most challenging conditions, a match between Australian, Pauline Jeffrey and Auckland’s Brigit Holford. As tournament organisers were contemplating a weather halt, Holford and Jeffrey went down the 19th hole, which was halved in par’s. Holford slipped on a short putt on the 20th hole to finish with a bogey, Jeffrey took the match with a par-saving putt.

An eventful day with the result being eight Kiwis and eight Australians will face-off tomorrow for semi-final placings. In total 120 senior women are competing from afar afield as the UK, in 8 divisions. All divisions will play quarter finals tomorrow, with semi-finals and finals scheduled for Thursday 22 February at the Bay of Islands Kerikeri Golf Course.

Full match results follow

Division 1 - NZLGU Challenge Cup

K Burke bt S Lamb 8/7; R Pullar bt C Leary 7/6; S Eastmond bt M Hughes 4/2; H Pascoe bt A Muir 5/4; S Wooster bt MA Salmon 3/1; R Pellow bt D Sweeney 6/4; R Boniface bt L Maxwell 8/7; P Jaffrey bt B Holford 20th

Division 2 - Waipukurau Jubilee

E Newton bt S Work 5/3; J Reakes bt W Neil 6/4; G Muir bt M Zielonko 1up; S Cox bt R Watt 1up; B O’Brien by P Rochester 1up; C Mackenzie bt P Craig 2up; D Ring bt A Needham 3/2; L Urquart bt R Fisher 1up

Division 3 - Hawkes Bay Salver

J Browne bt D Baker 1up; W Roach bt P Waters 19th; A McKenzie bt L Stokes 5/3; T McBride bt B Hawkins 19th; C Fouhy bt M Pullman 2/1; W Morrison bt J Fullerton 3/2; P Woodberry bt S Walsh 20th; C Courtman bt F Beckett 5/4

Division 4 - Manawatu Wanganui Salver

R Taylor bt K Yorke 4/2; S Hemi bt S Miller 2/1; R Yeo bt L Bartlett 4/2; K Heaven bt J Matthews 4/3; P Sassella bt D Mallett 2up; W Thompson bt K Sweeney 1up; P Purdie bt D Boot 6/4; G Pickett bt M Bishop 1up

Division 5 - Canterbury Rosebowl

D Stewart bt T Thompson 2/1; L Garland bt K Bazeos 2/1; D Cluitt bt P Parfitt 2/1; S Connell vs C Williams 6/5; B Ashworth bt M Thomas 4/3; R Robinson bt L Hatcher 5/4; D Maindonald bt G Hadlow 20th; C Alley bt C Hawke 4/3

Division 6 – Maunu Trophy

E Leary bt S Starkie 2up; J Brooks bt K Milne 5/4; S Robinson bt E Roberston 3/2; M Symons bt K Meade 4/3; M White bt B Duncan 2/1; J Park bt J Davey 7/5; S Speden bt S Heffernan 3/2; M Cleaver bt T Berg 9/8

Division 7 – Wanaka Jug

R Hale bt J Choi 7/6; K Preston bt L Marshall 7/6; B Reynolds win H Sharp WD; L Ferguson bt D Cleland 21st; M Walker bt C Lynch 1up; C Hyndman bt M Hardy 2/1; M Copson bt V Philp 21st; R Russell bt N Mitchell 2/1

Division 8 – Waihi Cup

S Rickards bt F Wells 2/1; J Osborne bt S Hwang 2/1; J Drew bt A Williams 6/4; T Vanengelen bt J Stent 2/1

For more information contact

Denise Langdon

NZ Golf Tournament Director

Phone 0275 662 385




QUALIFYING

Extreme humidity and a hot 28-degree Bay of Islands day affected all scores in the 2018 New Zealand Women’s Senior Championships.

In what promised to be a potential record-breaking field with the best senior players from both sides of the Tasman entered, top scores were arguably harder to get today.

The top score was placed by defending champion Kim Burke from Australia. Only one birdie on the par-73 Bay of Islands Golf Course, along with five bogies, gave Burke a total of 77.

Trailing by one, was another Australian, Sue Wooster who struggled with a severe virus that saw her arrive late to the tournament missing the chance for a valuable practice round yesterday.

The best placed Kiwi was none other than Southland’s Robyn Boniface (Queens Park), who has won the Curtis Cup (Stroke Play Championship) a record four times. Boniface shares a place of 3rd equal with Suzette Eastmond from Omaha Beach, both carding rounds of 79, 6 over par.

Australian’s Helen Pascoe and Pauline Jeffrey were placed in a share of 5th with scores of 81. Making the top sixteen were also Lesley Maxwell and Margaret Ann Salmon, totaling no less than six Australians to be in contention for the NZLGU Challenge Cup.

All players are split into divisions by their qualifying scores competing over 4 rounds of match play. All divisions will be handicap match play, except the top sixteen who compete ‘off the stick’.

MATCH PLAY DRAWS

 

The full list of matches competing for the NZLGU Challenge Cup include Kim Burke playing Sheelah Lamb from Matamata, who along with six others, shared 13th place with a round of 89.

Sue Wooster, who has won the Canadian Womens Seniors, and come runner-up in the British Womens Seniors, will match against Margaret Ann Salmon, a fellow Australian.

Robyn Boniface will take on Australian Lesley Maxwell, in the 3rd match. Boniface is the current Australian Women’s Senior Champion having won the title in October of last year.

Suzette Eastmond will match against Marg Hughes from Te Anau, while Helen Pascoe will play Harbour representative Annette Muir. Pauline Jeffrey (Australia) will have a battle against longtime Auckland representative Brigit Holford.

Two-time Challenge Cup winner, Robyn Pellow (Ngaruawahia) will play another ‘Moo-Loo’ hopeful, immediate past Waikato women’s president Dianne Sweeney (Walton), who scored the best net round, with a score of 71.

The final match will be Bay of Plenty’s Carol Leary (Waihi) vs Southland’s Robyn Pullar (Invercargill). Both Leary and Pullar carded rounds of 83 today.

A countback placed Eleanor Newton (Chisholm Links) and Patsy Rochester, just out of the top sixteen. They will be seeded respectively 1st and 2nd in the second division. Rochester has travelled from the UK to enter, the first time in many years that a Northern Hemisphere player has been in the field.

Match play rounds will commence tomorrow at 8.30am in what is expected to be in a cooler, possibly rain affected day. Quarter finals are scheduled for Wednesday, with semi-finals and finals set for Thursday 22 January, all hosted by the Bay of Islands Golf Club, Kerikeri.


Full list of scores follows.

77 Kim Burke (Australia)

78 Sue Wooster (Australia)

79 Robyn Boniface (Queens Park), Suzette Eastmond (Omaha Beach)

81 Helen Pascoe (Australia), Pauline Jeffery (Australia)

82 Robyn Pellow (Ngaruawahia)

83 Robyn Pullar (Invercargill), Carol Leary (Waihi)

85 Dianne Sweeney (Walton)

87 Brigit Holford (Royal Auckland & Grange)

88 Annette Muir (North Shore)

89 Eleanor Newton (Chisholm Links), Patsy Rochester (Australia)

Sheelah Lamb (Matamata), Marg Hughes (Te Anau)

Lesley Maxwell (Walton), Margaret Ann Salmon (Australia)

91 Robyn Watt (Australia), Gaye Muir (Omaha Beach)

Debbie Ring (Walton)

92 Ros Fisher (Australia), Paddy Craig (Dipton)

93 Linda Urquart (Australia), Christine Mackenzie (Matamata)

Wendy Neil (Bay of Islands), Jillian Reakes (Cambridge)

94 Melita Zielonko (Australia), Ann Needham (Walton)

Sue Cox (Mangawhai)

95 Pat Woodbury (Australia), Brownyn O’Brien (Tuatapere)

Anne McKenzie (Wanaka), Moria Pullman (Ngunguru)

Shona Work (Waitangi), Jane Browne (Thames)

96 Felicity Beckett (Okaihau), Barbara Hawkins (Chisholm Links)

97 Trish McBride (Riverside), Wendy Roach (Ngaruawahia)

Judy Fullerton (Hauraki), Chrissy Courtman (Hamilton)

Wai Morrison (Rotorua), Pamela Waters (Bay of Islands)

98 Carrol Fouhy (Ngaruawahia), Debbie Baker (Australia)

Lorraine Stokes (Waitangi), Shirley Walsh (Australia)

99 Karen Yorke (Rangitikei), Pam Sassella (Australia)

Diane Boot (Australia),

100 Margaret Bishop (Australia), Liz Bartlett (Ngaruawahia)

Karen Sweeney (Walton), Sheree Hemi (Te Anau)

Sandra Miller (Australia), Karen Heaven (Hauraki)

101 Diana Mallett (Riverside), Wendy Thompson (Waitomo)

Judy Matthews (Te Anau), Gay Pickett (Walton)

Robyn Yeo (Australia), Peg Purdie (Waitomo)

102 Debbie Maindonald (Rotorua), Denise Stewart (Australia), Ruth Taylor (Matamata), Barbara Ashworth (Thames),

103 Diane Cluitt (Matamata), Sue Connell (Australia), Christine Alley (Paeroa)

104 Leslie Hatcher (Horsham Downs), Lorraine Garland (Te Puke)

Kerry Bazeos (Australia), Rose Robinson (Okaihau)

105 Sandra Speden (Gore), Terri Thompson (Waitemata), Sandra Robinson (Okaihau), Catherine Hawke (Australia), Gwen Hadlow (Australia) Brenda Duncan (Gore)

Claire Williams (Hauraki), Paula Parfitt (Hauraki), Edith Leary (Rangitikei), Mary Thomas (Walton)

106 Kay Meade (Hamilton), Kim Milne (Waitemata), Janet Brooks (Australia), Jinni Park (Bay of Islands), Tina Berg (Matamata)

107 Mary Symons (Otautau), Eleanor Robertson (Ngaruawahia), Jacqueline Davey (Hauraki), Marian Cleaver (Taihape)

108 Rose Robinson (Okaihau), Margaret White (Australia), Marie Walker (Sherwood Park), Vicki Philip (Australia), Raewyn Hale (Riverside), Susannah Starkie (The Pines)

Suzette Heffernan (Australia)

109 Dianne Cleland (Waikaka), Heather Sharp (Walton), Norma Mitchell (Wyndham)

110 Margaret Hardy (Australia), Karo Preston (Walton), Laraine Marshall (Thames)

111 Carmel Hyndhan (Wanaka), Roslyn Russell (Australia)

112 Lesley Ferguson (Ngunguru)

113 Bronwyn Reynolds (Waipu)

115 Carmel Lynch (Australia), Maria Copson (Te Anau)

116 Janet Choi (Waitemata)

117 Angela Williams (Hauraki), Sandra Rickards (Hauraki)

118 Judy Osborne (Walton), Jill Stent (Thames)

119 Susie Hwang (Waitemata)

120 Tina Vanengelen (Tuatapere)

130 Julie Drew (Australia)

131 Flo Wells (Waitemata)

 

For more information contact

Denise Langdon

NZ Golf Tournament Director

Phone 0275 662 385

 
 

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