OTAGO OWN THE SOUTH

3/12/2015

Like rugby, like golf, Otago have dominated once again with an emphatic win over Hawkes Bay to lead their division and remain one of the hot favourites for the title.

They had won their fixture within 14 holes with Chris Snow, Fraser MacLachlan, Nick Borren and Brent McEwan all winning with ease.

Brent McEwan who won 6&5 played solid golf in contrasting conditions as heavy rain pelted down on Invercargill Golf Club.

This is McEwan’s sixteenth and final year playing for Otago and he is yet to win a Toro Interprovincial. But before he looks too far ahead McEwan plays his 100th match for Otago tomorrow which is a truly amazing feat.

“Yeah it’s an exciting and sad time, try not to think about it too much. What’s more important is the team success at the end of the week,” said McEwan.

“After winning two weeks ago at the SBS, the team has the belief and hopefully that can carry us through the weekend.”

Otago made the final in 2014 but couldn’t get the desired result and the way this tournament is panning out, it would be no surprise if they met the same team that beat them last year.

Waikato have had no shortage of headlines this week as they continue their winning ways, handing in an equally dominant win of 4.5 to 1.5 against in form North Harbour.

Not only do Waikato hold rugby’s Ranfurly Shield, they also have the Toro Interprovincial trophy in their cabinet and they are not ready to give it away.

Igniting the win was Waikato’s first player out, Chris Charlton who lighted up the course making the first hole-in-one for the week. With wind reaching high speeds throughout the morning, the par three 12th hole was playing tough.

“Pulled my eight iron and aimed for the centre of the green. With the wind coming from the left it drifted closer to the pin. At the time I didn’t know it had gone in, but it was a good feeling when I checked the hole to find my ball,” smiled Charlton.

“There is a bit of pressure coming out first and if I can get the team off to a good start it is a massive help.”

“At the end of the day, it’s the final result that counts so I just want to do my best to make sure that we get the win come Saturday afternoon,” said a determined Charlton.

Northland continue to stay in the race beating Taranaki 4 to 1.

The unbeaten team of Sheldon Kearns, Taylor Gill, Alex Neely, Kadin Neho and Luke Brown are a young bunch of boys going slightly under the radar in search for the biggest win of their careers.

Northland number one Luke Brown has had recent success on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour finishing top amateur in the Taranaki Open(third overall) and he is happy with how things are progressing in this tournament.

“We were a little upset with the halved match yesterday, but the boys showed character coming from behind. With Otago in the morning it will decide who sits at the top of the division, so that’s all we are thinking about at the moment.”

The leaders are slowly separating from the pack, as we near the final stages. Tomorrow is a huge day as teams fight it out for a spot in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Play is to once again to kick off at 7:30 with the feature match up being Northland playing Otago in the morning.

Results

Round 5

WAIKATO 4.5 - 0.5 NORTH HARBOUR Luke Toomey def Jason Gulasekharam 4/3 Nick Coxon halved with Mark Hutson Denzel Ieremia def Chang-gi Lee 1 up Sam Vincent def Jake Meenhorst 5/3 Chris Charlton def Cameron Jones 1 up

MAN/WANG 2 - 3 BAY OF PLENTY Josh Munn def William Howard 1 up Lachie McDonald lost to Landyn Edwards 3/1 Hayden Ring lost to Sam Davis 8/7 Regan Cording lost to Jordan Golding 5/4 Josh Sedgwick def Henry Spring 2 up

NORTHLAND 4 - 1 TARANAKI Luke Brown def Brook Gray 3/2 Kadin Neho def Andrew Searle 5/3 Alex Neely def Tim White 1 up Taylor Gill def Zach Lewis 6/4 Sheldon Kearns lost to Joseph Doyle 5/4

OTAGO 4 - 1 HAWKES BAY Duncan Croudis lost to Russell Mitchell 2/1 Nick Borren def Dallas Williams 5/4 Brent McEwan def Brad Truesdale 6/5 Fraser MacLachlan def Steven Harris 6/5 Chris Snow def Ben Swinburne 3/2

CANTERBURY 4 - 1 AORANGI Jordan Bakermans def Jordan Green 3/1 Daniel Laughton def Garth Simpson 3/1 Oscar Cadenhead lost to Daniel Perham 1 up Jake Hallinan def Jeff Hewitt 1 up Andrew Green def Jeremy Goodman 4/2

SOUTHLAND 2.5 - 2.5 POVERTY BAY EC Vaughan McCall def Nathaniel Cassidy 4/3 Scott Hellier lost to William Brown 2 up Jeremy Hall lost to Peter Kerekere 2/1 Tegan Proudfoot def Tony Akroyd 2/1 Sam Brinsdon halved with Andrew Higham

WELLINGTON 3 - 2 AUCKLAND Jonathan Cane def Tae Koh 4/2 Daniel Hillier def Johnny Tynan 3/2 Elton Nicholson lost to Josh Leitch 4/3 Kerry Mountcastle def Matty Tiplady 5/3 Ben Slaven lost to Shiv Sabherwal 2/1

     

Division One

1

4.0

16.5

WAIKATO

2

3.0

11.5

BAY OF PLENTY

3

3.0

10.5

NORTH HARBOUR

4

2.5

10.5

SOUTHLAND

5

2.0

12.0

CANTERBURY

6

2.0

11.5

MAN / WANG

7

0.5

6.0

POVERTY BAY EC

8

0.0

7.5

AORANGI

Division Two

1

4.0

15.0

OTAGO

2

3.5

13.5

NORTHLAND

3

2.5

11.0

HAWKES BAY

4

2.0

11.0

WELLINGTON

5

1.0

9.0

TASMAN

6

1.0

8.0

AUCKLAND

7

1.0

7.5

TARANAKI

 
 
 

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