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11 Mike Hargreaves’s ball was lost in a tree on the left hand side of the fairway costing him 2 shots ending his chances.
No 12 (just as the southerly hit) saw Luke Austin advance his second shot at rather a severe right hand angle into the OB costing him a further 2 shots. At No 13 Neil Whitehead and Alan Hickey chipped off, and the latter resumed the challenge. At No 14 Nucki Timms found the trees ending up with too many shots. No 15 saw Spiro Cosmatos the loser in a 3-way chip out ending his commendable run. No 16 had Alan Hickey dipping out on another chip out. At the 17th John Price missed out by 10mm measurement in a great chip out leaving Richard Baxter and Geoff Harmon to play the last hole.
Geoff played first off the tee finding the ngaio tree and landing short of the bunker. Richard landed on the green 4m from the hole. Geoff conceded the hole after the sand demons claimed his ball. Richard was top qualifier sponsored by Sharpies and won the Kaikoura Waste Services voucher for first prize.
Measuring up: The Shootout required some fastidious measurement.