The first double-header round was completed at Christchurch Golf Club yesterday in hot and blustery nor-west conditions.
There was a minor upset when seventh placed Pegasus comprehensively beat frontrunners Christchurch 5.5-2.5. Wins to Peter Brinsdon, James Cadenhead, Andrew Green, Zach May, Rodney Van Steenis, and a half to Mike Taylor sealed the victory. Christchurch may have been missing a couple of players, but a rejig of the order did not seem to work for them and their only wins went to Nic Kay playing No. 4, and Richard Reed playing No. 6, with James Simpson getting the half at No. 8.
Sixth placed Templeton halved with second placed Harewood. Most of the matches were one-sided except for the No.1 match between Scott Manyweathers and Sam Purdon which ended in a 2/1 victory to Scott. Harewood's other wins went to Matt McLean at No. 4, Rhian Hamilton, and halves to Daniel Lundt and Josh Smith. For Templeton Jordon Latter, Tim Leonard, and Ryan Bellamy won with halves to Todd Gantley and Rhys Wilson.
Bottle Lake had a good win over Hororata 6-2. Cameron Grant, Kris O'Neill, Kieran Sharvin, Lachie Mackay, Aaron Neill, and Jason Campbell all had wins for Bottle Lake, with Owen Miller and Mark Weatherley getting the wins for Hororata.
Russley made short work of Coringa 7-1. All their players won comfortably except for Andrew Dufton who had a close tussle with Steven Yang at No.8 before prevailing 1up. John Rademakers was the sole winner for Coringa beating Jake Roberts 4/2.
Waitikiri beat Weedons 5-3. Jordan Pruden, Brett Turner, Craig Prebble, Woo Bong Kim, and Geoff Rudduck had wins for Waitikiri, while Jonathan Stieller, Ben Burgess, and James Metzger won for Weedons.
Pegasus got two wins for the day when they beat Weedons 5-3 in the afternoon. Their wins came in the middle-of-the-order to Andrew Green, Shaun Allan, Zach May, Peter Lund, and Mike Taylor. For Weedons Austin Hamilton had a good win over Peter Brinsdon 2/1, to go with wins to Jonathan Stieller, and Ben Burgess.
Russley also got their second win beating Waitikiri 5.5-2.5. The No.1's Reid Hilton and Jordan Pruden halved, with Taylor Hosking, Regan Kilpatrick, Hamish Kerr, Owen Burgess, and Andrew Dufton getting the wins for Russley. For Waitikiri Craig Prebble, and Simon Marshall won.
Harewood overcame Hororata 4.5-3.5 with the bottom four matches going to the last two holes. Harewood lost three of those matches but the damage was done at the top-of-the-order with Harewood winning matches to Scott Manyweathers, Matt McLean, Josh Smith, and Rhian Hamilton, and Ryan Barham getting the crucial half at No.8 against Roy Stieller. Owen Miller, Michael Bailey, and Mark Weatherley won the close matches for Hororata.
Templeton got a much needed win beating Coringa 5.5-2.5. Sam Purdon, Jordon Latter, Tom Wilson, Ryan Bellamy, and Greg Hey all won for Templeton while Rhys Wilson halved with John Rademakers. James Howard and Liam Beirne got the wins for Coringa.
Christchurch bounced back with a 7-1 win over Bottle Lake. Jordan Bakermans beat Cameron Grant 4/3 at the top-of-the-order with the other wins coming from Nic Kay, Mike Toeke, Richard Reed, Jason Sincock, Finlay Jones, and Nick Franzmann. Aaron Neill was the sole victor for Bottle Lake.
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The competition takes a week's break for the Charles Tour Pegasus Open with the final two rounds being played at Pegasus on 13 October.
Pollock Cup Round 6 was played at Pegasus yesterday in warm norwest conditions and the course in excellent order.
Competition leaders Russley again showed their class defeating Harewood 5-1. Russley's wins came from Hillary O'Connor, Jasmine Clancy, Estelle Lin, Alisia Ren and Maddie May at No.1 playing exceptional golf and reportedly finishing her match at 6 under par, including an eagle at the par 5 ninth, for a 5/4 win against Harewood's Catherine Knight, who also had a sub-par score. Rachel Eder had the sole win for Harewood.
The Waimairi vs Waitikiri match which was a cliffhanger until the final hole, the par 3 No.2 hole, when Naomi Wallace sunk a sizeable putt from the front of the green for a birdie to snatch a 1 up win on opponent Lynda Brown and tie the matches 3 all. Close matches were the order of the day with two matches going to the 17th and two to the 18th. The draw means Waimairi Beach are now on the table with their first point. Other matches saw Kate Turner, Lyn Robertson and Fetoni Humm have wins for Waimairi Beach and Kim Moggach and Chris Marple for Waitikiri.
Christchurch joined Russley at the top of the table defeating Weedons 4-2. Wins to Catherine Bell, Melissa Newburn, Nicola Webb and Robyn Gillespie saw Christchurch through to maintain their unbeaten record, while Deanna Matthews and Di Kay won their matches for Weedons.
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The competition also takes a week's break for the Charles Tour Pegasus Open, with the final round being played at Harewood on 13 October.