Play-offs were required for both Pollock Cup semi-finals held yesterday at Harewood Golf Club in cool, blustery conditions
Clearwater played Waitikiri and Christchurch played Waimairi Beach. At the completion of the matches they were both even with three wins a piece. Therefore, a sudden death playoff was required. Clearwater and Waitikiri could not be separated over five extra play-off holes, (1 – 2 – 3 & 9… repeat!) with both Rachel Eder and Kim Moggach playing some excellent shots. Kim Moggach eventually won for Waitikiri on the 6th play off hole. Equally the other sudden death play-off between Christchurch & Waimairi Beach was a very high standard of golf with Nicky Webb (Christchurch) winning out over Angela Gerken on the 3rd play off hole.
In the match Christchurch v Waimairi Catherine Bell beat Angela Gerken 3/1, Nicola Webb beat Georgia Wayman 7/6 for Christchurch. For Waimairi Zaria Bourne beat Mel Brew 3/2, and Lyn Robertson beat Ina Lee-Hall 3/2. There were two halves - Olive Tapu v Deanna Matthews, and Jennifer Cho v Pam Chapman.
In the Clearwater v Waitikiri match for Waitikiri Kim Moggach beat Rachel Eder 2/1, Naomi Wallace beat Marg Coughlan 6/5, and Jenny Ahn beat Julie Battersby 4/3. For Clearwater Lexi Thompson-Hall beat Ginny Bolderston 2/1, Virginia Faas beat Chris Marple 5/3, and Lynda Vieceli beat Nicky Muir 1up.
Waitikiri wil play Christchurch in the Final at Russley Golf Club on 27 November.