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Saturday 10 September 2011 | Published in Regional


A hole in one from Lynn Webb wasnt enough to stop Bruce Manuela from winning the Puaikura Reef Lodges Golf Tournament last Saturday over a field of 80 people.

Webb hit the hole in one on the Rarotonga golf courses 7/16th hole, bringing her score to 41 points, four behind Manuelas winning 45.

The lack of rain had resulted in the ground on the course being harder than usual and the subsequent extra run on the ball was a good thing for those who were prepared for it and a problem for those who were not.

Altogether, it was a great day for golf and 20 percent of the players scored three or more under their handicap.

Allan Hardie led the morning players with 43 points in the competition.

He looked to be the winner for a while but Manuela found his form again to be the outright winner with 45 points.

Allan Hardie retained second place, closely followed by Mike Attridge, Donnie Willis, and Mal Johnson all with 42 points.

Robert Skews was up there with 41 points and Webb, Jimmy Teokotai and Enua Bishop all finished with 40 points.

Webb had a great day finishing with the best ladies round of the day of 82 off the stick helped by her hole in one.

Tom Vea rounded out the top 10 with 39 points on a count-back. Tom graciously ceded his prize to the next person present with 39 points who happened to be Steve Simpson.

Sue Vea of Puaikura Reef Lodges was on hand in the evening to present all the great prizes that her business had sponsored.

Thank you, Sue and Tom, for your generous sponsorship and we look forward to seeing more of you and your family on the course in the future.

Today is the inaugural Export 33 Golf Competition, sponsored by Export 33 the new beer on the rock and CITC Liquor.

This is sure to be another popular day so get your name in early. Please dont just turn up and expect to join in with a group of four it wont happen and you may miss out altogether. Remember, too, to arrive at the tee ready to play at least five minutes before your tee time.

Last, but not least, welcome back to our golf team who all tried their very best in New Caledonia.

Good luck to all golfers.