Auckland have continued their dominance to claim the 2018 Women’s Toro Interprovincial title by a convincing 4-1 margin to win for the seventh time in eight years at the Waitikiri Golf Club.

Carmen Lim def Juliana Hung 3&1, Vivian Lu def Hillary O’Connor 3&1, Miree Jung def Catherine Bell 3/2, Grace Jung lost to Olive Tapu 2&1 and Fiona Xu def Maddie May 5&4.


After beating a great Manawatu/Wanganui side in the morning, who will be proud of the efforts this year, Auckland were unstoppable against the hosts to win for the 25th time in the championships history.

Led by Carmen Lim and player of the tournament Miree Jung, the new-look team which was easily one of the youngest in the field scored a total 35 points of the possible 40, proving why they deserve their name engraved once again.

“It’s an amazing feeling and to do it with this new team is so cool and it’s been such a fun week and I have to thank them all for that,” said player of the tournament Jung.

A contributing factor to their win may have been the lack of social media as part of team protocol during the week that kept their eyes on the prize.

“We weren’t allowed our phones at night, which probably helped, but now we are going to stay up late and have fun all night,” giggled the Auckland number one Lim.

The day didn’t go without drama as Canterbury were taken down to the wire against North Harbour in the semi-final, before Hillary O’Connor escaped with a halved match on the final hole after Anna An sadly missed a short putt.

Leading up to that final putt, the match deserved to go to a playoff after locals witnessed some of the best golf of the week with Catherine Bell and Jessica Green going blow for blow by dropping 15-foot putts and creating great excitement around the course.

There were some notable records with Miree Jung named player of the tournament in winning seven and halving one of her eight matches. The only other unbeaten player was Wellington number one Darae Chung.

The staff and course management have really shone this week at the Waitikiri Golf Club and with the amount of young talent on show this week, it’s clear the future of women’s golf is a bright one for New Zealanders.

Full scores and points table here

Final Standings

  1. Auckland
  2. Canterbury
  3. North Harbour
  4. Manawatu/Wanganui
  5. Wellington
  6. Northland
  7. Bay of Plenty
  8. Otago
  9. Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay
  10. Waikato
  11. Tasman
  12. Taranaki
  13. Aorangi
  14. Southland


    1 Jones, Samuel 115.78
    2 Lee, Jang Hyun 83.56
    3 Zheng, Jimmy 73.73
    4 Ford, Jayden 66.16
    5 Bai, Joshua 66.10
    1 Chung, Darae 260.13
    2 Son, Yeonsoo 110.19
    3 Xu, Fiona 93.60
    4 Im, Amy 69.80
    5 Kang, Sumin 69.60