ST PETERS WINS NZ SECONDARY SCHOOLS TITLE

23/08/2011

St Peters College from Waikato are the New Zealand Secondary Schools champions after a hard fought final at the Tauranga Golf Club in fine conditions.

All four members of the St Peters team played in the 2010 event and the experience of the Cambridge based team came through in the final as they held off St Bedes from Christchurch by five shots.

The St Peters team of Troy Scott, Compton Pikari, Matt Morris and Agni Bhokar held a one shot lead at the half way stage. They handled the pressure well in the afternoon to extend that lead and hold on for a memorable win with a team total of 423 from two rounds.

The consistency of captain Scott, who led from the front with rounds of 68 and 70, was influential as St Peters held aloft the trophy.

“The team had a bit of experience coming from last year so it was good to win the title as it’s my last year at school,” said Scott.

“I played well all day, I just didn’t hole the putts but I hit the ball really well.”

Coach Simon Thomas was pleased to see his team finally win the title after contending regularly the past few years.

“We have challenged without being too dangerous to everybody else really,” said Thomas.

“This year we had a team that was the same four players returning as last year I think that was the key they have drawn on the experience of last year’s event and carried it off this year.

Thomas believed it is quite unique to have your entire team contest the tournament two years in a row.

“A lot of the other teams are in the same boat. It is pretty rare that you get the same players coming back and you need to make the most of that and we are pleased we did today.”

Thomas gave his team a simple game plan for the second round to secure the win.

“Our key was patience,” he said. “There were a lot of birdies to be had but it’s easy to make mistakes in this game so the key to the win was staying patient and sticking to the plan.”

“We needed to be go out there and make some birdies when they were there,” said Scott. “Try and do what we did this morning and we would win. It was good enough.”

St Bedes comfortably claimed second place by nine shots from Westlake Boys in third.

Luke Brown, from Whangarei Boys High School, claimed the individual honours with two under par rounds of 68 for a 136 total by one shot with Jordan Bakermans (St Bedes College) runner up with rounds of 66 and 71.

New Zealand rep Cecilia Cho (Pakuranga) claimed a share of third place alongside the winning captain Scott.

A total of 14 teams from the golf districts around the country are contesting the New Zealand Secondary Schools Final title.
Round One Report:


The New Zealand Secondary Schools Final is shaping as a two horse race between St Peters of Waikato and St Bedes of Christchurch as the tournament heads into the final round at the Tauranga Golf Club.
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In brilliantly fine conditions in the Bay of Plenty, St Peters College set the pace for the tournament with a combined 208 total of two under par to lead St Bedes by one shot with 18 holes remaining. Westlake Boys (North Harbour) are 12 shots back from the lead in third place.

St Peters, with their full coaching compliment on course, produced three counting scores from Troy Scott (68), Agni Bhokar (69) and Compton Pikari (71).

St Bedes were superbly led by Jordan Bakermans who made the most of the fine conditions with a four under 66. It was the low round of the day with five birdies and a bogey on the fourth.

The other counting scores for St Bedes came from Michael McAuley (71) and Jack Harding (72) for a combined one under par total.

A total of 14 teams from the golf districts around the country are contesting the New Zealand Secondary Schools Final title.

2011 Secondary Schools Final - Tauranga GC, 22 August
RD 1 RD 2 TOTAL
1 St Peters College (Waikato)
Troy Scott 68 70 138
Compton Pikari 71 71 142
Matt Morris 74 78 152
Agni Bhokar 69 74 143
208 215 423

2 St Bedes College (Canterbury)
Jordan Bakermans 66 71 137
Michael McAuley 71 73 144
Shaun Allan 75 75 150
Jack Harling 72 75 147
209 219 428

3 Westlake Boys High School (North Harbour)
Jason Gulasekharam 74 74 148
Jared Bellas 74 73 147
Jayson Zulch 75 72 147
Harry Yang 72 75 147
220 219 439

4 Otago Boys High (Otago)
Thomas Facer 72 76 148
Kayne Wardell 75 74 149
Ryan Littlejohn 74 77 151
Thomas Griffin 81 75 156
221 225 446

4 Whangarei Boys High School (Northland)
Travis Cotton 85 83 168
Sean Masters 76 71 147
Luke Brown 68 68 136
Ethan O'Shea 88 78 166
229 217 446

6 Pakuranga College (Auckland)
Ceclia Cho 69 69 138
Caryn Khoo 80 73 153
Celyn Khoo 78 79 157
Daniel Crichton 82 78 160
227 220 447

7 Tauranga Boys College (Bay of Plenty)
Cameron Neal 75 75 150
James Cannon 67 82 149
Charlie Hillier 84 79 163
Jin Hwang 79 77 156
221 231 452

8 Tu Toa College (Manawatu/Wanganui)
Kaylin Huwyler 84 72 156
Rhys Harold 78 74 152
Keita Durie 85 73 158
Te Wetini Amaru-Tibble 80 81 161
242 219 461

9 Ashburton College (Aorangi)
Jordan Green 74 74 148
Catherine Bell 75 78 153
Josh Smith 82 86 168
Troi Kingsford 80 83 163
229 235 464

10 Wairarapa College (Wellington)
Brayden Mazey 72 71 143
Adam Ross 83 84 167
Kerry Mountcastle 89 85 174
Katie Smart 83 78 161
238 233 471

11 Hastings Boys High School (Hawkes Bay)
Max Gill 78 74 152
Hamish Carruthers 88 93 181
Povoa Kaa 84 83 167
Joshua Dasent 75 79 154
237 236 473

12 Nelson College (Tasman)
Nick Loach 71 72 143
Ben Norrish 78 81 159
Daniel Allan 88 86 174
237 239 476

13 New Plymouth Boys High (Taranaki)
Sanjay Modgill 76 78 154
Jay Maaka 84 69 153
Charlie Boon 90 87 177
Brad McLachlan 86 88 174
246 234 480

14 Gisborne Boys High School (Poverty Bay East Coast)
Peta Westrupp 87 83 170
Danny Gibbs 90 85 175
Daniel Marsh 91 87 178
Taine Lincoln 83 85 168
260 253 513

 

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