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Wellington Faultline Fury Disc Golf Tournament 2012

Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt August 25 & 26

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When contemplating attending a Disc Golf event or anything for that matter in Wellington, it’s always good to keep an eye on the weather map as the time approaches, so I did. A big ‘H’ was coming over the Tasman as I counted the days down prior to our flight south, things were looking good, but I figured I should take a thermal and my wet weather gear just in case.

Last time I played at the beautiful Upper Hutt Harcourt Park course the southerly wind created havoc but to my delight this year was a whole different story, a little chilly maybe but otherwise ideal relatively calm days. Another pat on the back for Tour schedulers putting events on the new moon!

I was chuffed to hear that the ‘Levin Disc Golf Brotherhood’ had agreed to take on the running of this event as word had it that it was close to being dropped from the NZDG tour again. Harcourt Park is not only beautiful but it’s a great well designed course with permanent baskets so well and truly deserves to have a well run event on it at least once a year. Congratulations to the Levin crew for stepping up to the tee and not just making this happen but making it happen really, really well.

It was great to see 34 players turn up Saturday morning including a large contingent of locals who have been giving the course some ‘love’ over the past months. They had contacted the local council and got permission (at their own cost) to improve the muddy Tees by digging them out and putting in gravel and lime tee pads which was a great improvement, well done guys.

From the end of round one it became obvious that the rest of the weekend was going to be about trying to catch the skilful side arm magic of the Taumarunui wizard Pete Boyle. Rumour has it they are testing his second sample as we write, how can a 58 year old whip us they way he did?

As the renowned Mangere Mexican commented;

“In my home village he is known as Pedro en el Ritmo– On the Beat Pete.  To see this artisan of disc golf play a perfect Harcourt sub fifty in the second round was worthy of the 214 peso entry fee.  Some marvel at the fact a Grand Master could win with all those young amigos out for glory and indeed Mr Boyle is a fine specimen of a man who looks after his body and stays cooler under pressure than a tequila by the pool. 

But for me what was most notable was Pedro’s attitude.  Playing for the win like it was another day at the park, just pleased to be tossing a Frisbee with his fellow sportsmen, he deserves recognition not only for those near faultless 174 shots but for having such a great attitude.  Pedro saludo – el leyenda!

Salud,
Juan Unda”

The ‘Super 6’ became the ‘Super 8’ with 3 players tied for 6th after the Sunday morning round.

When the dust settled Pete had taken the Grand Masters and the Fault Line Fury Title over-all, Levin’s Lawton Williams was our Open Champ, Blair Joines the Masters and Ming Menzies the Woman’s.

Congratulations to everyone who made this event “sweet as bro!” 

Thanks also to Harcourt Holiday Park for some great prizes - http://www.harcourtholidaypark.co.nz/ phone: 04 526 7400.

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The Results for Wellington Faultline Fury Disc Golf Tournament 2012

Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt August 25 & 26

Player
Div.
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Total
Super 6
Total
Pete Boyle
GM
53
49
52
154
20
174
Lawton Williams
O
56
53
51
160
19
179
Jackson Sullivan
O
54
56
50
160
20
180
Russell King
O
55
52
56
163
21
184
Brad Muir
O
58
52
56
166
19
185
Shane Sullivan
GM
58
52
55
165
22
187
Bob Gentil
GM
56
54
56
166
21
187
Abraham Hartley
O
53
56
57
166
21
187
Elliott Menzies
O
56
57
54
167
Riki Elston
O
55
58
55
168
Blair Joines
M
61
56
54
171
Des Cooper
GM
56
60
58
174
John Lee
GM
54
60
61
175
Juan Unda
M
54
61
60
175
Ming Menzies
W
60
54
62
176
Brady Kuech
O
55
61
61
177
Stephen Fargher
O
56
63
59
178
Chris Sinai
GM
58
63
60
181
Sky Heighway
O
59
65
59
183
Nicholas Harrel IV
O
62
60
61
183
Gemma Sullivan
W
66
61
61
188
Tim Ottow
O
63
64
63
190
Lance Alexander
GM
64
62
65
191
David Malupo
O
65
65
68
198
Adam Rawson
O
66
66
68
200
Jenny Joynt
W
64
74
65
203
Winston Rawiri
O
70
69
68
207
Waata Eru
O
71
69
70
210
Grant Dellow
M
88
63
66
217
Hana Robertson
W
77
79
77
233
Leon Smith
O
77
78
81
236
Ian Robertson
SGM
79
83
81
243
Paula Wilson
W
100
78
84
262

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