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Woodward and Pollock Cups - Round 3

Posted by: on 26 August 2019

Russley's Regan Kilpatrick blasts out of the bunker on the 18th at Coringa on his way to a half with Christchurch's Richard Reed.

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Woodward Cup

With a warm nor-west breeze blowing it was ideal playing conditions at Coringa Golf Club for the third round of the Woodward Cup yesterday. The course was presented in excellent condition with greens running at a slick 11.5 and playing the black tees presenting a stern challenge to our top players.

The feature match was Christchurch versus Russley and it was a tight affair all the way with three of the matches going to the last hole. Eventually Christchurch prevailed 4.5-3.5 with wins to Nic Kay, Jordan Bakermans, Mike Toeke, Jason Sincock and a half to Richard Reed. 3.5 of Christchurch's points went to their top four players with Sincock beating Jake Roberts 3/1 at No.7. For Russley Mike McAuley, Owen Burgess, and Andrew Dufton showed their experience with wins along with the half for Regan Kilpatrick.

Hosts Coringa were unable to match Harewood and went down 5-3. Bigs wins to Matt McLean, Scott Manyweathers, and Daniel Lundt for Harewood were complemented by close wins to Josh Smith and Sam Watkinson. For Coringa James Howard , John Gaw and Mike Toal were victors.

Pegasus and Templeton drew 4-4. For Pegasus Shaun Allan, Peter Brinsdon, Zach May, and Mike Taylor had wins, while for for Templeton Sam Purdon had a great tussle with Andrew Green at No.1 before winning 1up. Small consolation for Andrew was a hole-in-one on the 13th. Jordan Latter, Rhys Wilson, and Greg Hey also had wins for Templeton.

Bottle Lake beat Weedons 4.5-3.5. For Bottle Lake the top three of Cameron Grant, Kris O'Neill, and Kieran Sharvin won, along with Jason Campbell and Aaron Neill had a half with Bryden Grant. For Weedons Alex Van Shaardenbrug, James Metzger, and Ben Burgess had wins.

Waitikiri accounted for Hororata 6.5-1.5 although seven of the matches went down to the last two holes. The top five of Jordan Pruden, Aaron Forsyth, Brett Turner, Chris Bond, and Antony Dale all had narrow victories along with Geoff Ruddick at No.8, and a half to Simon Marshall. Steve Bell had the sole win for Hororata, and Al Sime the half.

The next round is at Weedons on 8 September with interesting clashes between Pegasus and Russley, and Templeton and Waitikiri.

Click here to view the Round 3 results.

Pollock Cup

In similar conditions at Weedons Golf Club, there were some interesting results for round three of the Pollock Cup.

Both Christchurch and Russley had big wins 5-1. Christchurch beat Waitikiri with Catherine Bell beating Naomi Wallace 4/3, and Olive Tapu beating Danielle Price 2/1 at the top-of-the-order. Melissa Newburn, Nicola Webb, and Mel Brew also had good wins for Christchurch, while Fiona Wallace got the sole win for Waitikri beating her lower handicapped opponent.

Waimairi Beach were unable to field a full team and had to default the bottom two matches. Maddie May had a close match against Angela Gerkin before prevailing 2up, while Hillary O'Connor and Jasmine Clancy had big wins. Kate Turner got the win for Waimairi Beach beating Anika Park 3/1.

Pegasus were too strong for Harewood 4-2. Amy Weng beat Catherine Knight 5/4 at No.1, while Yoyo Fu, Nicky Muir, and Bobbi Oliver also had wins. For Harewood Anne Dick and Lynn Brand were victors.

Click here to view the Round 3 results.

The next round is at Waitikiri on 8 September as players take a week's break for the Town v Country annual fixture.      

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