The 2023 NZ Women’s Masters event took place over the weekend at the Otaki Golf Club in the Kapiti Coast. Originally scheduled for Napier prior to the devastating cyclone, the event was hastily rescheduled for Otaki who graciously accepted hosting responsibilities.
The Canterbury team featured many normal faces with the addition of Kim Moggach to this year’s team, the only change from the previous year. The ladies started positively on day 1 recording a team total of 93 points in the teams stableford competition where the teams best 3 of 4 scores are counted. Naomi Wallace, Kim Moggach and Sally Rossiter with the counting scores of 30, 32 and 31 respectively to leave the team sitting in a tie for 2nd overnight.
Day 2 featured two rounds of play, the latter of which played in deteriorating conditions with rain and wind a factor. The team were able to post a similar score of 91 in the morning to keep them in the running at that stage but unfortunately were not able to repeat the feat in the afternoon recording 79 team points.
On Sunday the ladies played their final round where they were able to bounce back with a team 91, Naomi Wallace recording a team high score of 35 which was a weekend best with Kim Moggach recording a 30, her third 30+ score of the weekend. Unfortunately however, the Saturday afternoon round proved costly leading to an eventual 7th place finish, with just 7 points separating Bay of Plenty in 4th (361) and Canterbury in 7th (354.) Northland were the eventual champions finishing with a team total of 380 to win by 7 points.
See the final results – HERE.