Belinda does Northland proud
Fourteen-year-old Northland Golf Club Junior member Belinda May recently competed in the 2015 US Kids
Teen World Golf tournament, held in North Carolina on the testing Mid Pine course, one of the well-known
Pinehurst courses. May, a Kamo High School pupil, is currently a member of the Northland
Junior representative team. May won an Auckland tournament, playing eight rounds on eight different
courses, which resulted in the invitation to go to the US. Her score of 250 over the three rounds gave
her a final placing of T23rd. ark Brown has no regrets about relocating from Wellington to Tauranga. Not only does he enjoy the superior climate, he’s now won the Carrus Tauranga Open three times.
Not that the Tauranga weather was anything to boast about on the final day with the players having to contend with wind and torrential showers, the last of which forced a delay while the leading players were on the 17th green.
Play resumed after water was swept off the last two greens and Brown maintained his cool to edge out Jim Cusdin and Manawatu teenager Joshua Munn, with Nick Gillespie a further stroke back.
The Charles Tour success will give Brown the confidence boost he needs as he heads to the UK for the Dunhill Links tournament, after which he will play tournaments in Australia, Fiji and Asia before tackling the final stage of the European Qualifying School.
Omanu’s Alanna Campbell won the Women’s Carrus Open.
MEN 1 Mark Brown T2 Jim Cusdin T2 Joshua Munn 4 Nick Gillespie T5 Ryan Chisnall T5 Nick Coxon WOMEN 1 Alanna Campbell T2 Grace Senior T2 Rose Zheng T2 Momoka Kobori 5 Chantelle Cassidy -14 -13 -13 -12 -11 -11
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