Golf Southland News, all the latest around Southland.
The Gilmour Rosebowl will be staying in Tuatapere, after the Tuatapere ladies fended off a challenge from Wyndham with a 4-1 win.
Individual results were (Tuatapere names first): Lynette Chambers beat Wendy Whitson 2/1, Christene Dennison lost to Ursula Scully 1down, Fiona Gray beat Nicky Owen 3/2, Tina Van Englen beat Norma Mitchell 2/1 and Robyn Kennard beat Sandra Young 4/3.
Tuatapere’s next challenge will be from Riverton next month.
ILT/DB Liqourland Charity Tournament
There was good scoring on the course and a good fundraising effort off it when the ILT/DB Liqourland Charity Tournament was played at Queens Park last week.
The tournament raised $2500 for the Southland Charity Hospital; a cause praised by plenty as a very worthy choice for the 2020 edition of one of Southland’s oldest charity tournaments.
The Winton pair of Nikki Hume and Michelle Carlton won the Women’s section with 53 points, over second placed Lydia McIlwrick and Kelli Butcher (Hedgehope) with 51, and third-placed Debbie O’Connell and Gail Clark (Riverton) with 49 points. Pat Forde and Bev Erskine (Invercargill) were fourth on countback.
In the men’s and mixed section Fred Hapi and Willy Goodwin (Queens Park) topped the leaderboard with 53 points, over Bob Mexted (Greenacres) and Graeme Hyde (Riverton) who finished second with 50 points, and third placed Murray Borthwick and Mary Murray (Mataura) with 49. Dennis Todd and Adam Waite (Hedgehope) were fourth on countback.
Queens Park golfer Bill McRandle won the trifecta of medals at the New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin. He picked up golfing gold, silver and bronze during the event.
MLT Handicap Pennants
The MLT Handicap Pennants competition has teed off with 30 teams competing across three divisions.
Division 1 teams played at Riverton. Mataura and Greenacres 2 shared the top of the leaderboard, with both finishing on 210 points.
Queens Park’s Philip Van der Lem and Mervyn Gutschlag (Waikaka) were the top-scoring individuals with 65.
Division 2 was played at Tokanui. Mataura A topped the scoring with 215 over Tokanui (217) and Hedgehope 2 (220). The best individuals of the round were Adam de Pass (Mataura) and Cor Aarts (Tokanui), both with 69 points.
Division 3 was played at Nightcaps. Bluff was the best team of the day with 203 over Mataura C (209) and Riversdale 2 (211). Three individuals shared the top individual score of 67: Brian Maniapoto (Mataura), Ross Mangels (Nightcaps), and Gavin Wilson (Riversdale).
Southlander wins Taeiri Classic
Matt Tautari has won the 36-hole Taeiri Classic, played at Taeiri Lakes over the weekend.
The victory, which came on the back of a great final round where he finished five-under-par, has secured him a spot in the final New Zealand Open qualifying stage, being played at Cromwell Golf Club this month.