Golfer wins BOP event
Winning a Bay of Plenty tournament was all in a day’s work for young golfer Hanna Kilmister.
The Taupo-nui-a-Tia College golfer travelled to Ohope Golf Club with her five teammates on Monday for the Russ Arniel Memorial Trophy event.
The trophy event was a qualifier for the New Zealand secondary schools golf championships.
Players travelled from colleges in Tauranga, Rotorua and Whakatane.
Three golfers from Tauhara College also attended the event.
Hanna hit a net 59 – the best Stableford score out of the boys and the girls– and was named best female golfer.
The 14-year-old said she’d played golf since a young age.
‘‘My dad’s been teaching me since I was little,’’ she said.
‘‘The junior golf club play nine holes every weekend, which I found great to be part of.’’
Hanna said she practices at Tauhara Golf Club.
Her advice to other young players was to ‘‘concentrate and take your time’’.
Tauhara College’s Oliver Monkman scored second-equal in the boys competition, with a gross 74.
The Tauhara College team placed fourth, while the Taupo-nui-a-Tia College team placed seventh.
Hanna Kilmister, a 14-year-old Taupo-nuia-Tia College student, won the girls’ division at a recent Bay of Plenty golf tournament.