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.