2017 NORTH HAR­BOUR MENS STROKE PLAY CHAM­PI­ONSHIP, LUKE BROWN DE­FENDS TI­TLE

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North­land rep­re­sen­ta­tive Luke Brown (Muri­wai/The Pines) has won the 2017 North Har­bour Stroke Play Cham­pi­onship at Omaha Beach Golf Club suc­cess­fully de­fend­ing the ti­tle he won last year, with yet again a fan­tas­tic last round to clinch the pres­ti­gious ti­tle.

After the cut was made after 36 holes Luke trailed the lead­ers by one shot head­ing into the 36 hole show­down on Sun­day 13th of August. Rounds of 66 and 65 saw him com­fort­ably fin­ish four shots ahead after 72 holes. Run­ner up was North Har­bour open grade and ju­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kevin Koong (Muri­wai/Hua­pai), one of the most tal­ented ju­niors in the coun­try.

Top am­a­teurs from all over the coun­try com­peted in the tour­na­ment and de­spite the aw­ful weather prior, Omaha was pre­sented in fan­tas­tic con­di­tion. The cut came at a two round to­tal of 156 after two rounds and 50 play­ers made the cut. The first two rounds were played in windy show­ery con­di­tions but the rain and wind largely stayed away on Sun­day which saw lower scores through­out the field.

Luke Brown.

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