Haz­ards live up to their name

Taranaki Daily News - - Community Sport - GOLF: NICK NORTHAM

The teams to play in this week­end’s Pen­nant Fi­nals Day at Strat­ford have been de­cided fol­low­ing the Hand­i­cap Pen­nant quar­ter­fi­nals at Waitara Golf Club. In­gle­wood 2 booked their place in the semi-fi­nals with a crush­ing 8-1 win against Eltham. They will face fel­low club side In­gle­wood 1 who had a great tus­sle with Te Ngutu 2. The teams fin­ished locked at 41⁄2 41⁄2, be­fore In­gle­wood no 1 Trevor Terry over­came Te Ngutu’s no 1 Karl Stratton on the 1st play-off.

The other semi-fi­nal is be­tween Pun­garehu, who de­feated Kaitake1 6-3, and Manuko­rihi 2, who also needed a play-off to ac­count for Westown 1. Manuko­rihi’s no1, Kevin Mancer, won the first ex­tra hole against Westown’s no1 Craig Ra­m­age.

In the first play-off, un­be­known to ei­ther side un­til the hole had been com­pleted, Trevor Terry ground his club on a grass cross­ing of the haz­ard.

As per the rules of golf the penalty for ground­ing your club in a haz­ard is loss of hole in match play. How­ever as the hole had been com­pleted and the re­sult con­firmed be­fore the sta­tus of the cross­ing was known, the penalty could not be ap­plied. In the other play-off, Westown’s Craig Ra­m­age had mis­tak­enly thought his op­po­nent re­ceived a stroke on the first hole and picked his marker up on the green as he be­lieved the match was over. In fact he had a three-foot putt to halve the hole and take the match to the next hole.

In the se­nior pen­nant semi­fi­nals, Fitzroy play Te Ngutu and New Ply­mouth White take on In­gle­wood.

Mean­while, ten ju­nior golfers make up a Taranaki de­vel­op­ment team that has headed to Mar­ton this week to com­pete in a lower North Is­land quad­ran­gu­lar tour­na­ment.

The Taranaki team are com­pet­ing against sides from Welling­ton, Hawkes Bay and hosts Manawatu¯ Wan­ganui and will play at the Ran­gi­tikei golf course.

Ju­nior de­vel­op­ment team: Matthew Allen, Blake Symes, Louis Bal­dock, Josh El­der, Cullen Mackay, Ash­ton White­man, Dillin Plim­mer, Jakob Erb, Cor­ban Drav­itzki & Kingston Tay­lor-Voyle

In ad­di­tion to the de­vel­op­ment side play­ing in the quad­ran­gu­lar, a team of un­der-19 golfers will rep­re­sent Taranaki: Josh Mor­ris (Te Ngutu), Jor­dan An­der­son (Strat­ford), Max Shearer (New Ply­mouth) and Rob­son Tar­rant (New Ply­mouth) will com­pete for the Shand Salver against the same sides, af­ter the com­pe­ti­tion was moved from be­ing played in Oc­to­ber last year.

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