A successful day was held for this years Aorangi vs Canterbury fixture. The teams consisted of 8 Senior Men, 6 Masters Men, 4 Junior men and 8 Senior Women. A big thank you to the Ashburton Golf Club greens staff ,club members and caterers for a well presented course and excellent day overall.
Aorangi’s Senior Men performed very well in the morning to be down 3.5/4.5 at lunchtime. In the afternoon reverse singles the wind came up and the team only managed 1.5 points. Going down 5/11 overall. Dan Perham had 2 good wins, with support from Damian Rodgers and Jeff Hewitt with 1 win each. Jordan green and Kevin Teahan had very solid halves against tough opponents.
Aorangi Masters team were all square after the morning round with 3 wins and 3 losses but couldn’t push on in the afternoon finishing with an overall 5.5/6.5 loss. The experienced Robbie bell lead the way with 2 good wins along with wins to Owen Miller, Regan Stills and Ray Grant with a halve from John Smitherman.
Our juniors lost 2/6 with Hamish Scarbrook winning both his matches and Number 2 Michael Anderson coming very close in both his matches .
The Aorangi Women were up against a slightly weaker Canterbury team with three of the top players away at the NZ Women's Open. After the morning round there was only one game in it , Canterbury leading 4.5 to 3.5. Good wins to Hilary Lovett, Catherine Knight and Linda Brown and a half to Bronwyn Flannery. However in the afternoon the team did not make the grade achieving only a half to Kathryn Baker, Gleniti. The team performed creditably well and a lot of very good golf was played by both teams.
Tee to green Aorangi was as strong as their Canterbury counterparts but as seems to be the case with our players, their short game let them down under pressure.
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From the tournament the Aorangi Mens Masters team was named to play at the South Island Masters tournament at Lower Waitaki Golf Club on the 7-8 October.
The tournament includes the Canterbury, Otago , Aorangi and Southland Mens Masters teams and is matchplay.
South Island Men's Masters Interprovincial - Lower Waitaki Golf Club 7-8 October.
Aorangi Men's Masters Team