Kenning wins Sir Geoffrey Memorial tourney

Thursday July 26, 2018 Written by Published in Other Sports
Maara Kenning claimed the Sir Geoffrey Henry Memorial tournament which was played on Saturday last week. 18072515 Maara Kenning claimed the Sir Geoffrey Henry Memorial tournament which was played on Saturday last week. 18072515

Maara Kenning won the Sir Geoffrey Henry Memorial tournament held at the Rarotonga Golf Club course at Nikao on Saturday last week.

She hit five over par 70 to amass 43 stableford points to win the tournament ahead of John Jessie, who was the first runner-up and second runner-up Helena Mitchell.

Jessie managed seven over par 70 and 41 stableford points, while Mitchell recorded 41 points.

Kris “Gunz” Williamson recorded the best round in the men’s category with one under par 70, while Memory Akama with nine over par 70 recorded the best round prize in the ladies.

Enoka Bishop with a three over par 70 managed the best round in the veterans’ category.

The nearest-to-the-pin prizes went to Enoka Bishop on the third and the 12th holes, Ake Unuka on the fourth, George Teiri on the seventh and 16th holes and Aroiva Akama on the 13th hole.

The stableford tournament was supported by Cook Islands Tours and Farm Direct Pearls.

In lead up the tournament, Rarotonga Golf Club president George George said the event would pay tribute to the late statesman who played a vital role in shaping the future of sports in the country.

“Not only was he an excellent rugby coach for me when he was coaching the Avatiu Senior A back in the late ’70s and early ’80s, he was my mentor in pushing me to see sports from a different perspective,” said George.

“He was an innovator, he was a thinker, and he was such a gifted speaker and motivator.

“He was a master tactician and had some of the best strategies for us Avatiu to get out there and win.

“He not only had a ‘pro-look’, he could certainly play the game.”

 

Results

NTP#3/12: Enoka Bishop, NTP# 4: Ake Unuka, NTP#7/16: George Teiri, NTP#13: Aroiva Akama; Ladies Longest Drive: Tania Karati; Men’s Longest Drive: Sonny Karati; Best Round – Vets Enoka Bishop – 73; Best Round – Ladies: Memory Akama – 79; Best Round – Men: Kris Williamson – 69. Main prizes – 10th Place: Donnie Willis – 84 – 39, 9th Place: Antony Wills – 75 – 39, 8th Place: Kaze Charlie – 84 - 39, 7th Place: Bernie Raffe – 82 – 39, 6th Place: Chris Tibbits – 93 – 40, 5th Place: Sebon Will – 85 – 40, 4th Place: Jacqui Lemaire – 85 – 40, 2nd Runner-up:   Helena Mitchell – 97 – 41, 1st Runner-up: John Jessie – 77 – 41, Winner: Maara Kenning – 75 – 43. Lucky Draw: #5 Ali Napa

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