40 years on the greens

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

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.

Photo: SUP­PLIED

WIN­NER: Spon­sors John and Jackie Mid­dle­ton with Chantelle Cas­sidy, the win­ner of the Ruth Mid­dle­ton Cup.

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