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Men's Interclub Finals Day at Waitikiri - Clean Sweep for Russley!

Posted by: on 6 December 2020

Woodward Cup Final

In the final between Russley and Christchurch it was Russley that were out of the blocks early building a nice lead through nine holes. Reid Hilton and Hiroki Miya were in superb form early with Hilton chipping in for eagle on the 4th hole, and was one inch from a hole-in-one on the 9th. Miya made birdie from the trees on the 5th hole. Both went to the turn 3up over Mike Toeke and Jordan Bakermans respectively. They were joined by Regan Kilpatrick, Michael McAuley and Hayato Miya who also had leads at half time. For Christchurch only young Mika MacDonald had a lead. To their credit Christchurch fought hard and fought back. John Rademakers snuffed out Owen Burgess on the last hole to win 1up, and Nick Franzmann took care of Taylor Hosking 2/1. However veteran Andrew Dufton hung in, winning the last two holes, and took a half with Mike MacDonald. The rest of the games continued to their conclusion from the nine hole scores. The match ended on the 17th when Miya beat Toeke, and by that time Bakermans had got back to square with Hilton and they agreed on a half - the final result 5-3.

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Russley were to good for Clearwater beating them 6-2. Russley were dominant at the bottom of the order with Simon Murphy, Denis Kelliher, and Andy Richardson all getting runs on the board early each winning 4/3, Hamish Kerr and Connell Kilpatrick both won 3/2, and with halves to Yuki Miya against Geoff Clarke, and Jake Roberts against Leon Yee, Russley had their six games. Only Martin Taylor had a win for Clearwater narrowly beating Paul Fitzsimmons 1up.

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Again Russley were too strong beating Christchurch 6-2. In many respects the young guns outgunned the veterans. Pint sized young superstar Cooper Moore beat Karl Kitchingham 3/1, Sam Harris beat Gary Gillard 5/3, and Phong Nguyen beat Brad Clark. Other wins went to Nick Roberts, Hugo Daly and Peter Jones. For Christchurch Charles Whitwham and Tim Seeto won.

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The Morning - Semi Finals

A fine but cool day dawned at Waitikiri Golf Club for the 2020 Men's Interclub Finals Day.

In the Woodward Cup both matches were tight for a long time. Russley came through in the end to beat Avondale 6-2. Wins to Hiroki Miya, Reid Hilton, and Hayato Miya at the top of the order combined with wins to Owen Burgess, Andrew Dufton and Regan Kilpatrick at the bottom of the order for Russley. Nathan Andrews and Richard Sinclair won for Avondale. They battled hard with three other matches going to at least the 17th hole.

The other semi-final went to a play-off with Mike Toeke nailing an 8 foot birdie putt for Christchurch, while Kazuma Kobori's 6 foot birdie putt lipped out. Earlier it looked like Pegasus were going to win, especially when Shaun Allan salvaged a half against Mike Toeke after being 3 down with 5 holes to play. They had a further opportunity with Phil Stephens and Nathan Gilbert in good position playing the last but both were unable to capitalise sending the match to a play-off. For Christchurch Jordan Bakermans and Jason Sincock had comprehensive wins, along with John Rademakers. For Pegasus Kazuma Kobori, Zach May, and Brandon Parker won. Mike Toeke halved with Shaun Allan, and Nick Franzman halved with Nathan Gilbert.

In the Blank Cup semi-finals Clearwater beat Coringa 4.5-3.5 with Harris Kim, Ryan Adams, Nathan Kendall, and John Parlane winning for Clearwater, and Martin Taylor halved with Lin Wang. Steven Yang, Jake Hoskings, and Kieran Foote won for Coringa.

In the other semi-final Russley beat Christchurch 5-3. Jake Roberts, Connell Kilpatrick, Yuki Miya, and Paul Fitzsimmons all won for Russley, with Andy Richardson halving with Ian MacDonald, and Denis Kelliher halving with Findlay Jones. For Christchurch Mike MacDonald and John Sanders won.

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