The Aorangi Men’s Masters team competed in the South Island Masters tournament at the Lower Waitaki Golf Club on 7/8 October.
With the up-coming national Freyberg Masters only 3 weeks away this was an important competition for the selectors to decide on the final 6 for the National tournament.
Otago, Canterbury, Southland and Aorangi competed in match-play over the 2 days. Tasman Golf decided against sending a team.
The team of Owen Miller, Regan Stills, Robbie Bell, Dayle Lucas, Ray Grant and John Smitheram failed to win a team match, coming 4th overall.
1st. Otago with 12 game points and 3 team wins
2nd. Canterbury with 12 game points and 2 team wins
3rd. Southland with 7 game points and 1 team win
4th, Aorangi with 5 game points and no team win.
The best performance for Aorangi being an impressive result from number one Owen Miller, achieving 1 loss and 2 wins.
Good Luck to the selected players for the Freyberg Masters. The National competition for Representative players over the age of 40 brings out some of New Zealand's best mens golfers and is a tough week comprising of 8 rounds of match play at the Whitford Park Golf Club in Auckland.