NORTH ISLAND STROKE PLAY: CADENHEAD CLAIMS EARLY LEAD IN GISBORNE

4/04/2013

Canterbury golfer Oscar Cadenhead made the most of benign conditions this morning at the Poverty Bay Golf Club to claim the first round lead at the North Island Stroke Play Championship.

 

 


Cadenhead, who was playing in the first group out on course, posted a six under par 66 in the fine conditions to lead by one shot from Lachie MacDonald (Marton) before heavy rain arrived on the East Coast to make scoring more difficult this afternoon.

 

The Clearwater Golf Club member made seven birdies and a bogey in his impressive opening round as he looks to win his first national title. A host of big names will look to chase him down in round two.

 

Peter Lee (Rotorua), who finished runner up in the NZ Amateur last year,  New Zealand rep Tyler Hodge (Levin), Nick Voke (Manukau), who finished runner up in the NZ Stroke Play, Landyn Edwards (Rotorua) and Bailey Smith (Mt Maunganui) all signed for rounds of three under par 69 to be in a share of third place.

 

Cameron Jones, the New Zealand Stroke Play Champion from two weeks ago at Paraparaumu Beach, opened with a two under par 70 to be tied eighth and within striking distance of the leader.

 

Cadenhead is currently 31ston the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013. His best results so far are an eighth place finish at the South Island Stroke Play and 23rdat the NZ Stroke Play.

 

 

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