Low scores mark Rarangi Spectacular

The winning duos, from left, Di McCarthy, Rete Kydd, John Billingsley and Sam Rainbird. Photo: Supplied.

Some superb, and perhaps unprecedented, scoring over two days earned John Billingsley and Sam Rainbird victory in the men’s section of the annual McKendry Honda Rarangi Summer Spectacular golf tournament.

A capacity field took part in the popular event at the immaculately-presented seaside course last weekend.

An accumulated score of 194 shots on Saturday and Sunday saw them crowned as clear winners, finishing with a clear advantage over second-placed Graeme Kerrigan and Jamie Norton on 203. Third were Bruce Curgenven and David Best, also on 203, while Brooke and Ian Hale finished fourth with 204.

The women’s section was won by the experienced duo of Rete Kydd and Di McCarthy, who scored 211. A shot back were Annie Hubert and Mariann Best, with visitors Donna Mitchell and Keriana Scott another shot adrift in third. Sue Lang and Lyn Brice, who were looking for a “three-peat” after winning the event for the past two years, finished fourth on 214 in a close tussle for the top spots.

The event comprised a four ball/best ball nett round on Saturday and a combined nett on Sunday. Play started before 7am both days.

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