Manawatu amateur Joshua Munn has carded a one under par 69 in the final round of the Bay of Plenty Open to win by three shots from Waikato’s Luke Toomey.
The 21-year-old Munn had rounds of 65, 70, 66 and 69 for a 10 under par total at the Whakatane Golf Club to win his first title since claiming the ask>metro Muriwai Open on the Charles Tour in 2011.
The Srixon Academy Member, who recorded a top 10 finish in the Mexican Amateur in June, delivered his trademark shot-making to win the tournament ahead of a quality field that included New Zealand reps Sam An and Blair Riordan.
Earlier this year Munn finished runner-up at the Lawnmaster Classic and runner-up in the individual standings of the SBS Invitational in Invercargill as he won the team’s title for Manawatu – Wanganui in the playoff.
Auckland rep Jonathan Ratcliffe carded a two over par 72 in the final round at Whakatane to finish in third place, five shots back from Munn, while Auckland No.1 An claimed fourth place.
Meantime in the women’s event Waikato rep Sarah Bradley fired a two over par 74 in the final round to win her first title since returning home from a golf scholarship in the United States.
The New Zealand rep had rounds of 81, 74, 76 and 74 for a 17 over par total to win by two shots from Bay of Plenty rep Grace Senior.
Auckland golfer Joanna Kim finished third while Susan Lines and the round one leader Brittney Dryland shared fourth place.
In the Masters division Omanu golfer Justin Rasmussen shot a six over par 76 in the final round but it didn’t matter as he held on to win by six shots from Blair Murdock (Tauranga) who carded a one over par 71 to finish runner-up.
Roy Hollick (Pakuranga) and the round one leader Warren Steward (Mt Maunganui) finished in a share of third place.
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