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.

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