Me­mo­rial tro­phy tour­na­ment

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - GOLF

The golf­ing highlight of the year is again the Ruth Mid­dle­ton Me­mo­rial Tour­na­ment to be played this week­end at the Mata­mata Golf Course.

Head­lin­ing the field is three times Cham­pion Chantelle Cas­sidy who held the ti­tle in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Last year’s Cham­pion Munchin Keh now plays pro­fes­sional golf in China.

There will be tough compe- tition over the 54 hole tour­na­ment with 12 play­ers on scratch or bet­ter hand­i­cap.

A hand­ful of girls who are on hol­i­day from their US Uni­ver­si­ties are part of the field.

In all, 81 play­ers will tee off on Satur­day at 8 am, shot­gun start.

Mata­mata has a strong con­tin­gent led by Pam Wright on a 5 hand­i­cap.

Eleven Mata­mata play­ers are in the field.

The Waikato Golf Association use this event as a trial for rep- re­sen­ta­tive hon­ours. The tri­al­lists are all tak­ing part.

Once again New Zealand Golf have given the hon­our to Mata­mata of host­ing the NZ Foursomes event over 36 holes on Fri­day, July 7.

A tremen­dous field of New Zealand’s top young golfers are all par­tic­i­pat­ing.

The three top com­bi­na­tions are all rep­re­sent­ing the Auck­land and North Har­bour Unions.

Spec­ta­tors will get to view out­stand­ing golf on all three days. 13


Chantelle Cas­sidy winner of the Ruth Mid­dle­ton Me­mo­rial Tour­na­ment in 2015, pic­tured with John Mid­dle­ton.

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