Belinda does North­land proud

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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.

LEADER­BOARD

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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