“We are delighted to host this prestigious event again and build on the success from 2017. This will be a first for me to be involved in such a historical tournament and being able to stamp my mark on the event.
The Manawatu Golf Club was founded in 1895 at Hokowhitu, which continues to be its current location. Previous PGA winners on the course have been Arthur Ham (1922), Fred Rutter (1930), Andy Shaw (1946) Kel Nagle (1957) and Jarryd Felton (2017).
The 2018 LawnMaster Horizon Golf NZPGA Championship winner will join a long list of famous names on the McDougall Cup, first played for in 1920 when it was won by Joe Kirkwood. The current holder is Jarryd Felton of Australia who won in a three man play off over Josh Younger and local Ben Campbell. The leading New Zealand player will receive the Sir Bob Charles Trophy, which was initiated in 2015 and won by Josh Geary. Ben Campbell won this title in 2017.
Ben Campbell and Jarryd Felton.