At five under, playing the par five 15th hole and chasing a course record, a three wood second shot to make the green in two and an attempt at eagle failed, with his ball sailing out of bounds. This resulted in a double bogey seven.
“Gunz” immediately bounced back with a “chip-in” birdie two on the 16th hole and parred the last two holes for his four under round.
He also won the daily bogey sweepstake with a + 7, the birdie twos as well as a nearest the pin on the 3rd and 12th holes. Tania Karati, Moe 1 and Ned Howard also won nearest the pins.
Kurai Foster, with a round of 78, had the best of the day for the ladies and Murray McDonald took out the veteran’s best round for the third week with a par 70. The long drives on handicap were won by Ken Matheson and Victoria. Nga Manuela won the lucky draw.
This week is round two of the Palm Grove tournament.
Results (Bogey Sweepstake)
Kris ‘Gunz’ Williamson +7, Jacqui LeMaire +6, Henry Royle Henry +6, Taiora Henry +6, Jordin Manuela +5, Terangi Teokotai +4, George George +4, Tukai Engu +4, Paul Brown +4 and Pokoina Matara +4.