Toru claims top prize in weekend golf

Friday September 08, 2017 Written by Published in Other Sports
Sponsor Rohan Ellis, left, with winner Cedric Toru. 17090721 Sponsor Rohan Ellis, left, with winner Cedric Toru. 17090721

Cedric Toru hit a three over par 73 to claim the Metua Ellis Memorial tournament at the Rarotonga Golf Club course on Saturday last week.

The tournament, which doubled up as the first round of the club championship, attracted 95 players.

Toru managed a gross score of 73 and 42 stableford points to finish on top ahead of Marion Howard in second and Enua Bishop on third place.

Howard, who managed 41 stableford points, won the ladies’ longest drive prize.

Club manager Leanne Kiria said they witnessed an exciting competition between the members for the prizes that were up for grabs.

“With 95 members battling on the field, it was still a struggle for some of us in the heat to come back with great scores to walk away with some amazing prizes proudly sponsored by Rohan (Ellis) and his family.

“But as we all know we can only have one major winner and I would like to congratulate Cedric Toru for his amazing 73 gross and 42 stableford.”

On behalf of the club Kiria thanked Rohan Ellis and his family for sponsoring the event in memory of his late mother.

“We would like to say a big meitaki maata (to Rohan) for another year of great sponsorship for his mum’s memorial, a woman that a lot of members knew well.”

Meanwhile, the club will host the Prime Solution-sponsored tournament tomorrow.

The dress colour to the event is dark blue, grey and red.  

“This is also the second round for club championship, so for those that did not make it last week, this is your last chance to be in to qualify.”

Results 

NTP#3/12: Fotu Sr, NTP# 4: Marion Howard, NTP#7/16: Antony Will, NTP#13: Ricky Kaiaruna; Ladies Longest Drive: Marion Howard, Men’s Longest Drive: George George; Best Round – Ladies: Ake Unuka – 81; Best Round – Men: Cedric Toru – 73, Best Round – Vets: Stephen Graham – 76; 10th Olly Silk – 90 – 37, 9th Beres Rasmussen – 77 – 38, 08th Tere Hardie – 86 – 38, 7th George George – 76 – 38, 6th Moeroa Turua – 85 – 39, 5th Joe Browne – 82 – 39, 4th Kura Tetauru – 86 – 40, 2nd runner-up: Enua Bishop – 77 – 41, 1st runner-up: Marion Howard – 81 – 41, Winner: Cedric Toru – 73 – 42; Lucky Draw: #61 Sebon Will

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