The weeks wrap of Southland golf news thanks to Jerrie from Golf Southland.
Southland Matchplay Championships
Liam Hewitt has continued his excellent form to win the Southland Matchplay Championships; defending the title he won last year and backing up from his recent win in the NZ Age Group Championships. Liam defeated Doug Carmichael 7/6 in the final, playing under the card.
Queenstown golfer Sumin Kang won the 2019 women’s title, defeating local Robyn Boniface in the final.
Bryan Cantley won the Intermediate division over runner-up George Prendergast and Chris McMillan was the men’s junior winner over runner-up Brendan Price.
Simon Hollyer was the men’s over 40 winner and runner-up was Glen Sutherland.
Suzan Racz was the women’s rosebowl winner.
Matthew McLellan and Faye Dudfield were the respective male and female winners of Sunday’s stableford.
Unfortunately, bad weather caused havoc, leading to the Saturday afternoon round being called off and rescheduled to nine holes on Sunday morning. The semi-finals were also reduced to nine holes and the finals were played over 18.
Southland Men’s Masters Team
The Southland Men’s Masters team has been named to contest the South Island Interprovincial at Timaru this weekend. It includes (in playing order):Simon Boland, Peter Buckley, Glen Sutherland, Ewan Clark, Doug Carmichael and Ngarimu Paraki (Simon Hollyer and Glen Sutherland were unavailable).
Southland Women’s Team
Southland’s Senior Women’s team will tee off its season on Sunday, playing against Otago at Gore Golf Club. The team is (not in playing order): Helen Baird, Olivia Frost, Kate McGregor, Tuani Marshall, Fiona Murray, Bronwyn O’Brien, Robyn Pullar and Geraldine Todd and the reserve is Anna Rankin
Don’t forget two exciting opportunities for youngsters to have a go at golf in the coming weeks.
Tomorrow (Friday 4 October) there is a Have a Go session at Greenacres from 10am-12noon, which will be a fun-filled time with games to introduce school-aged kids to golf. ($10 per child).
And next Friday (11 October) is the Southland Junior Strokeplay, at Invercargill Golf Club, which includes an 18 hole round for those with handicaps and a nine hole competition for those without.
Register your interest via email to[email protected] today!