Morgan & Steven win 2016 Mens & Womens Mid Am

 

2016 New Zealand Men’s & Women’s Mid Amateur

Mangawhai Golf Club

Sunday 17 Jan Final Results

Men Gross

223        Brett Steven (Titirangi) 78, 72, 73

225        Ben Jujnovich (Redwood Park) 74, 74, 77

228        John Batley (Titirangi) 77, 72, 79

229        Thai Leng (Remuera) 77, 75, 77

243        Steven Leahey (Druids Heath, UK) 84, 85, 74; Ian Watkins (Toowoomba, AUS) 80, 81, 82

242        Philip Wedd (Puketitiri) 80, 78, 84

245        Gary Cannell (Omanu) 79, 78, 88

246        Blair Smith (Manukau) 83, 84, 79

247        Sam Fredricsen (Riverside) 81, 86, 80

248        Leslie Eckard (Huapai) 85, 82, 81

249        Craig Maxwell (Omaha Beach) 85, 82, 82

260        Ron Daley Jnr (Waikare) 97, 84, 79; Raymond Everitt (Warkworth) 90, 85, 85

268        Greg Quinn (Mangawhai) 93, 91, 84

269        Keith Hodson (New Plymouth) 90, 92, 87

271        Iqbal Kalsi (Pupuke) 86, 91, 94

273        Seamus Lynch (Omaha Beach) 96, 89, 88

281        Jean-Marc Colomar (Waitemata) 98, 90, 93

284        Anthony Quinn (Manor Park) 97, 95, 92

295        Cam Murray (Inglewood) 107, 94, 94; Des Quinn (Sherwood Park) 101, 99, 95

301        Paul Coote (Tauranga) 99, 96, 106

DNF       Allan Madigan (Mangawhai), Peter Rankin (Manor Park), Frank Webber (Bay of Islands), Des Chitty (Mangawhai), Steve Wyndham (Royal Pines, AUS), David Roberts (Takapuna), John Barber (Mangawhai)

Other Results

Men’s Net

220        Greg Quinn (Mangawhai) 77,75,68

222        Ben Jujnovich (Redwood Park) 73, 73, 76

223        Brett Steven, Titirangi 78, 72, 73; Thai Leng (Remuera) 75, 73, 75

 

Women Gross

225        Jill Morgan (Te Awamutu) 73, 75, 77

233        Debbie McCallum (Te Ngutu) 76, 80, 77

237        Kathy Olsen (Maraenui) 79,81, 77

239        Julie Gee (Riverside) 80, 81, 78

246        Eleanor Hodson (New Plymouth) 82, 82, 82

251        Fiona Ellis (Hastings) 87, 84, 80

255        Karameli Vitale (Formosa) 91, 81, 83

261        Trish McBride (Te Aroha) 90, 87, 84

263        Sian Stevenson (Cambridge) 90, 85, 88

264        Martha Manaena (Hastings) 84, 91, 89; Suzette Eastmond (Omaha Beach) 88, 85,91

265        Sue Cox (Mangawhai) 86, 88, 91

272        Aprile Everitt (Omaha Beach) 91, 88, 93; Chris Mackenzie (Matamata) 91, 88, 93

275        Josephine Kerr (Poverty Bay) 91, 94, 90

285        Kathleen O’Mahony (Maraenui) 98, 95, 92

316        Nadine Fitness (Mangawhai) 112, 103, 101; Barbara Chitty (Mangawhai) 107, 106, 103

334        Margaret Brooks (Mangawhai) 105, 115, 112

DNF       Gina Howell (Te Awamutu), Athalie McHardy (Warkworth)

Other Results

Women’s Net

208        Nadine Fitness (Mangawhai) 76, 67, 65

214        Sue Cox (Mangawhai) 69,71, 74

215        Debbie McCallum (Te Ngutu) 70, 74, 71

218        Julie Gee (Riverside) 73, 74, 71

 

2016 New Zealand Mens & Womens Mid Amateur

Mangawhai Golf Cub 15 17 Jan

Final Report – Change Of Codes Fortuitous For Winning Pair

Two past New Zealand representatives have claimed the 2016 Mid Amateur titles at Mangawhai Golf Club over the weekend.Past New Zealand tennis representative Brett Steven (Titirangi), competing in his first Mid Amatuer won the Neil Woodbury Cup after a ‘match- play’ finish in the 54 hole stroke event. 

Trailing by two shots overnight, behind past North Harbour representative Ben Jujnovich (Redwood Park), Steven played the tough 5924metre course in stunning form with a one over 73 in his final round. Steven was even with the card in his opening first nine holes, but had a double bogey on the 11th, and a bogey on the 13th.  Birdies on the par 4 -10th, and the par 3-17th however completed his round, thus claiming the title with a winning margin of 2 shots. 

Finishing in 2nd place was Ben Jujnovich (Redwood Park) on 225 (74, 74, 77) with Titirangi's John Batley in 3rd place with rounds of 77, 72 and 79 to finish with a total of 228. 46-year-old Steven, better known to Kiwi’s for his distinguished tennis career was competing in his first national event – his previous best result ever in golf, being runner-up at the Titirangi Club Championships.   

Steven was on the world tennis circuit for 11 years having turned professional in 1988.  Top singles results included quarterfinals at the 1993 Australian Open losing only to the great Pete Sampras, and quarterfinals also at the 1993 Canadian Masters and 1998 Rome Masters.   A New Zealand representative at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Georgia, Steven now works as a Wealth Adviser assisting clients with individual portfolios and family trusts golf has been a hobby, until now.  Best ranking as a tennis player was No 32 in the singles he starts 2016 as the New Zealand Mid Amateur Champion.  

Claiming her mark on a growing number of senior womens trophies was the womens winner, Jill Morgan (Te Awamutu) who won in blistering form by 8 shots.  Morgan who led in all three rounds was also a previous New Zealand representative.   In 1978 and from 1981-1984 Morgan was a New Zealand womens hockey representative but unlike Steven has played much representative golf.  

A stalwart of the current womens Waikato masters team, Morgan was awarded the best-placed Womens Masters individual in 2006 and is the reigning New Zealand Womens Senior Champion. Morgan opened with a one–over par round of 73, followed up with a 75, and even though the third round of the tournament, was her worst at 77, the strongly placed field could not catch her.   Her finishing total 225 was nine over on the par 72 course.  

In her wake were many district representatives including runner up Debbie McCullum (Te Ngutu) who finished on 233, and a previous three-times Mid Amateur winner Kathy Olsen (Maraenui) on 237. 

The current New Zealand Mid Amateur series, managed under the auspices of New Zealand Golf by PaR nz Golfing Holidays combines the previous NZLGA Mens Mid Amateur and the WGNZ Womens Individual Masters.  

The 54-hole tournament recognises best net and stableford results also.  Mens best net was awarded to Greg Quinn from Mangawhai with the runner-up, and last years tournament runner-up Thai Leng (Remuera).  Raymond Everitt (Warkworth) took the best stableford prize with Steven Leahey from Druids Heath in the UK, the 2nd placed stableford winner. 

Local Mangawhai members took line honours in the womens net prize pool with Nadine Fitness best placed, followed by Sue Cox.   Julie Gee (Riverside) won the best womens stableford, with Sian Stevenson (Cambridge) 2nd. 

PaR nz Golfing Holidays will shortly announce the dates and venue for 2017, pipped to be Omanu Golf Club in the Bay of Plenty. 

For more information please contact

Denise Langdon

NZ Golf Tournament Director

Phone 0275 662 385