Win a ‘big deal’ for Cassidy

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Toko­roa’s Chantelle Cassidy claimed her first na­tional ti­tle by win­ning the women’s sec­tion of the New Zealand Stroke­play tour­na­ment at Para­pa­raumu Beach yes­ter­day.

The 20-year-old shot a fi­nal even par round of 74 to tri­umph by three shots from North Har­bour’s Lita Guo.

‘‘It just feels really good to win a tour­na­ment,’’ Cassidy said.

‘‘It means a huge amount to get over the line. I have been to a lot of tour­na­ments around New Zealand and to win the New Zealand Stroke­play is really spe­cial for me. It hasn’t really hit me that I have won. I am sure it will in a few days. This is a big deal.’’

Hamil­ton’s Fai Tongdeth­sri fin­ished fifth, Lochiel’s Han­nah Seifert sev­enth and Cam­bridge’s Sarah Bradley eighth.

Te Awa­mutu’s Comp­ton Pikari and Hamil­ton’s Luke Toomey tied for sev­enth in the men’s event with Hamil­ton’s Tom Brock­elsby tied 11th.

Mean­while, Hamil­ton’s Mathew Perry won his sec­ond pro-am event in a month in Aus­tralia on Satur­day. He shot a siz­zling seven-un­der-par 65 to win the one-round $10,000 Mid­lands Golf Club Pro-Am in Bal­larat.

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