The 2021 NZ Women's Masters was heavily affected with over 75mm of rain falling during the tournament. This forced the organisers to abandon play on Saturday as the course became unplayable and water-logged. This was only the second time in its 28-year history that play jeopardized the 72-hole format forcing the event to be reduced to only 36 holes.
The reduced format made it difficult to make up ground on the first-round leaders Bay of Plenty. The Bay held on, to notch up their sixth victory at the event. “Not the way we envisaged winning’ said Captain Keefe “but we’ll take it’. NZ Tasman team representative Diana Syer was the top-placed individual winning the Canterbury Shield.
Defending Champions Canterbury were sitting in 6th position after the first round and make a good move on Sunday to overtake both Auckland and North Harbour to move into 4th place overall. The team had the experience of Naomi Wallace and Jo Kent, who had been part of the winning team in 2019, and were joined this year by Rachel Eder and Sally Rossiter. Eder was the best placed on the Canterbury players with 59 points, the third-best individual tournament score.
The team are pictured Naomi Wallace, Sally Rossiter, Debbie Scott (Manager), Jo Kent, and Rachel Eder.
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