40 years on the greens
A festival of golf was held at the Matamata Golf Club during the weekend.
Last Friday, Matamata hosted the New Zealand Foursomes event for the third year.
After the first round Momoki Korobi from Christchurch and Brydie Hodge from Levin were leading the way with a splendid round of 69 (three under par) but finished third. Chantelle Cassidy ( Cambridge) and Jocelyn Katu (Aviation) with rounds of 75 and 73 secured the gold medals with Tyla Kingi ( Opotiki) and Brooke Hamilton (Hamilton) winning the silver medal.
Matamata’s best placed finishers in the foursomes were Pam Wright and Sheelah Lamb who were third net, followed by Dayna MorrowWilson and Arlene Joe sixth net.
The winners of the net were Denise Hunt ( Putaruru) and Julie Turner from Horsham Downs.
On Saturday and Sunday the Ruth Middleton Memorial Tournament with 90 in the field got off to a wet start but ended in superb conditions.
After the first two rounds top seed Chantelle Cassidy with scores of 70 and 74 and Zoe Brake (Whakatane) with scores of 76 and 68 were tied for the lead. Third was Celyn Khoo (Pakuranga). On Sunday Chantelle scored 74 to take the Ruth Middleton Cup, followed by Celyn Khoo, 75, 73 and 72 second and Zoe Brake 76, 68, 77 third.
Matamata’s 15- year- old Dayna Morrow- Wilson had a fantastic weekend winning the Burke Salver for the best net. Dayna’s net scores were 77, 70, 70 (handicap 11).
Along with the golf, Matamata celebrated the 40th playing of the Ruth Middleton event.
The large numbers in the clubhouse enjoyed hearing Daph Brooks talk about the tournament. Early winners Cherry Kingham and Jocelyn Cooper cut the 40th cake.
WINNER: Sponsors John and Jackie Middleton with Chantelle Cassidy, the winner of the Ruth Middleton Cup.