Judith Walton, of Levin, putts on hole 18 of the Alexandra Golf Club on the first day of tournament play, watched by Lynley Burgess of Invercargill, Sherie Batley of Taihape and Sheryle Stonex of Auckland. About 250 golfers from around the country teed off on golf courses across the region last week. Five golf clubs – Alexandra, Cromwell, Wanaka, Arrowtown and Queenstown – played host to the inaugural Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic. Competitors played a round at each of the courses over the five-day event. Tournament director John Roche said it showcased the beauty of the region.