BACK TO BACK GLORY FOR AUCKLAND AT TOROS

8/12/2017

 

Auckland have won their seventh Women’s Toro Interprovincial title in nine years to continue their dominance at this level.

Winning by a 4-1 margin in both the semi-final and final at Sherwood Park Golf Club today, they were simply unstoppable this week with clinical performances in almost every match, dropping a mere 2.5 points in pool play. 


They were anchored by player of the tournament Caryn Khoo, who went undefeated at number two in her final appearance at the event. Carmen Lim and Siyi Keh also went undefeated at number four and five respectively.

Auckland 4 defeat Canterbury 1 Rose Zheng lost to Juliana Hung 4&3, Caryn Khoo def Olive Tapu 2&1, Brittney Dryland def Catherine Bell 3&2, Carmen Lim def Jessica Crosbie 5&4 and Siyi Keh def Maddie May 6&4.

After a long stint playing College Golf in America, this was her first time playing this event in six years and it was clear how happy she was to be back before she takes the leap into the professional ranks in 2018.

“It feels awesome, it’s been a very long time since I was here and it’s nice to do it in my last appearance so it’s a pretty good feeling,” said Khoo.

Brittney Dryland finished things in style with a 20-foot putt from the fringe rocketing into the back of the cup to win what is her fifth Interprovincial title which is an amazing feat on its own.

“Every year we have a great team that gets along on and off the course, so I’m just really happy for all of them,” beamed Dryland.

“This is my fifth win and it feels as good as the first. It’s been an awesome journey with all the Auckland girls and I love this event.”

While Auckland had a stress free final day, it was a different story in the second semi-final this morning between Canterbury and North Harbour with all hopes falling on the shoulders of number three’s Catherine Bell and Vaha Fapiano.

Fapiano sent the crowd into rousing applause after a rallying comeback which was completed on the 18th hole to extend the match. However, from there Catherine Bell was able to compose herself and made a clinical up and down on the first hole to secure Canterbury their second final in three years.

This meant that Bay of Plenty took home the bronze medal after a very impressive week in the far north with their most impressive win being against Canterbury in the final round of pool play (4-1).

Auckland won’t be the only ones celebrating this evening with this year being the tenth year of sponsorship from Toro who have helped support and grow the event to new heights.

In 2018 we will move to the mainland where the prestigious Christchurch Golf Club has the chance play host for the women as Auckland look to win for the incredible 26th time.

To complete what has been an amazing week, we now turn our attention to the final day in the men’s Toro Interprovincials to be played at Mangawhai Golf Club tomorrow where there is guaranteed to be a new champion with North Harbour, Waikato, Auckland and Hawkes Bay progressing into the semi-finals.

 

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  • OOM LEADERBOARD

    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Hillier, Daniel 173.14
    2 Mountcastle, Kerry 135.83
    3 Koong, Kevin 115.66
    4 McLean, Matthew 102.43
    5 Lee, Jang Hyun 87.42
    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Dryland, Brittney 178.76
    2 Jung, Miree 157.69
    3 Hung, Juliana 125.33
    4 Lu, Vivian 104.67
    5 Chung, Darae 89.85