34 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Thursday February 15 2018 The Star Sport Proudly sponsored by CANTERBURY SPORTS AWARDS 2018 In Brief AWARD FOR VOLUNTEER The Hornby Panthers have been part of Jack Newson’s life for the past 66 years and on Saturday he was rewarded winning male volunteer of the year at the New Zealand Rugby League awards. The 76-year-old played his first game for the club as a 10-year-old, he then went through the grades right up to premier level, mainly in the second row before moving to prop in his later years. He then started coaching junior teams taking a team from the 14s up to the 15s then to the 16s before repeating the process four or five times. At 59 he laced his boots back up and started playing in the master’s grade for Hornby, which he still does to this day. The award honours the commitment and dedication he has shown to the club for more than six decades. He travelled to the event with his wife Mary. The Hornby stalwart has five children, one girl, four boys, who have all played for the club, including his daughter, Mataara Newson, who played in the Hornby women’s team. Two of his sons, John and Hemi both played for the junior kiwis. HANG GLIDING SUCCESS Christchurch’s Derek McKee won the annual Omarama crosscountry classic hang gliding competition above the McKenzie Basin last week. McKee finished ahead of fellow Christchurch competitor Bill Degen in the 30-strong field. The winner was determined by the longest accumulated flight in kilometres flown over three flights during the competition. McKee’s three longest flights totalled 246km. Degen was second with 178km. John Smith, of Queenstown, clocked up 114.5km on a single flight, winning the award for the longest single flight of the competition. GOLF WIN FOR KOBORI Kazuma Kobori won the Southland men’s strokeplay championship on the Otatara course in Invercargill with a final round of 68 on Sunday. The Rangiora club member finished six shots clear of Liam Balneaves (Greenacres). Ben Patston (Otago) was third. The women’s title was won by Christchurch’s Jeong Hyun Lee by a 12-shot margin from Invercargill’s top player, Robyn Pullar. Kobori won the $1250 voucher for the best male across the Canterbury, Otago and Southland stroke events. Hororata’s Dominic Brettkelly and Balneaves finished tied for second place. Jeong Hyun Lee collected a $750 voucher. Pettigrew targets seniors title • By Gordon Findlater A GOLFER best known for playing with Tiger Woods is the biggest local hope in the NZPGA Seniors Championship which starts on Sunday at Waimairi Beach and Waitikiri. Martin Pettigrew, 52, has had a bright start to life in the senior golfing ranks. In 2016, he won the first senior event he competed in – the Australia PGA Senior Championship. Earlier this month, he won the Victorian Senior Open. However, after a more than 20 year professional career, there’s only one question people want to know. “It doesn’t matter what I do or what I win, when I play with people the first thing they ask is what was it like playing with Tiger,” said Pettigrew. He has no problem regularly recalling the third round of the 2002 NZ Open at Paraparaumu Beach. In fact, it’s the first thing he mentioned when asked about his career highlights. “Tiger is the only person I’ve ever met that has a certain type of energy or aura you feel when you’re standing next to them,” said Pettigrew, who maintains he is not the “gooey spiritual type”. If his golfing career to date is anything to go by, the senior ranks could be his heyday. In golfing terms, Pettigrew is a late bloomer. He didn’t pick up the game until 15 and turned pro at 30. He then went through spells of playing on tour full-time and part-time in Australasia and Europe, reaching a career high world ranking of 741 in 1999. This year, Pettigrew has his sights set on winning the order of merit in the Australasian PGA Legends Tour. He is currently third after six events and has a great chance to increase his • By Gordon Findlater CANTERBURY’S bowling teams are in form heading into next month’s national intercentre tournament in Christchurch. Canterbury A and B teams played in a quadrangular tournament played at Bowls Hornby at the weekend, against Otago and Marlborough. Both the Canterbury A men and women’s teams won their competitions with Marlborough second, Otago third and Canterbury B fourth in both competitions. The Canterbury A men suffered just one loss in both the triples and singles on their way to a commanding overall win. The pairs team which saw the return of experienced heads Stephen Ditfort and Kelvin Scott to competition following LOCAL HOPE: Christchurch’s Martin Pettigrew, fresh from winning the Victorian Senior Open this month, is eyeing up the NZPGA Seniors Championship. He is best known for being Tiger Woods’ playing partner in the third round of the NZ Open in 2002. earnings at the $35,000 NZPGA Seniors Championship. The championship is the equal largest purse on the New Zealand leg of the tour. The winner of the order of merit wins a spot in a Champions Tour event – the world’s biggest senior golf tour – which features tournaments with prize money pools ranging from injuries. The pair staked a strong case to be the pair to go with for the intercentre tournament with three commanding victories. The men’s fours team made up of Craig Carter (skip), Paul Matheson, Liam Eathorne and Richard Hocking also went undefeated. New Zealand’s most successful US$750,000 to $4 million. The championship is the final event in a week-long stay for the legends tour in Canterbury. Former major and European Tour winners are also part of Canterbury’s biggest week of senior golf. Tomorrow Russley will host the Garden City Legends Classic, EXPERIENCED: Stephen Ditfort returned to representative duties following a lay off with a neck injury bowler at national level Gary Lawson didn’t compete for Canterbury at the tournament. However, Canterbury men’s coach Darryl Hawker confirmed that Lawson will be available for the intercentre tournament where Canterbury the Canterbury men will defend which includes New Zealand golfing legend and former Open Championship winner, Sir Bob Charles. The week started with a tournament at Hanmer Springs on Sunday, which was taken out by Australian Martin Petersen. On Monday, the Mainpower Legends Pro-Am at Rangiora was shared between American Shaquill Mongel and Australians Bryan Wearne, Michael Harwood and Glenn Joyer, who all finished tied on three under. The NZPGA Seniors Championship starts with two rounds at Waimairi Beach on Sunday and Monday. The final round on Tuesday will be played at Waitikiri. Defending champion Tim Elliott will return but will face stiff competition from the likes of two-time champion Peter Fowler, as well as Harwood, Brad Burns and Pettigrew. There are 54 professionals from Australia, France, Tahiti, Canada, United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand competing for the title. The championship was first played for in 1976 when Wellington professional Ben Shelton claimed the title. It is an open event for professionals over the age of 50. Other past winners include Simon Owen, Terry Gale, Randall Vines and Rodger Davis. Win puts bowlers in strong position ahead of tournament their national title. “We’ll have some more meaningful in-house competition before a squad is selected at the end of the month,” said Hawker. “We are pretty confident with group of guys we’ve got and playing on a home track will be a bit of a bonus.” Current Blackjack player and recently named Commonwealth Games representative Mandy Boyd (skip) played in the Canterbury A team with her sister Angela Boyd in the pairs. In their opening game against Marlborough they clawed back from a 2-11 deficit to eventually draw 21-21. The rest of the weekend the sisters remained unbeaten. In total, the Canterbury A women lost just three of their 12 matches.
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