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Womens 18 Hole Pennants

Topic: Womens Golf - Midweek ladies
 

18 Hole Midweek Women’s Pennants Pound 3

 

Both 18 Hole teams played on Thursday 10 March – in beautiful conditions on a fine sunny day.

Section A – Remuera played against Titirangi at Royal Auckland. As usual the fairways at Royal Auckland were in great shape and the greens were very fast. Our pairings were the  second group to start so play did not get under way until 9.50am. We started slowly but gained some momentum as the day progressed and good wins were secured by Tina Lucas, Amanda Hanna and Cadia Van Sambeek who always had their noses just in front. Cadia secured her win with a fine shot from the rough on the 17th over a tree to set up a birdie opportunity however she secured the par to win the hole. Elaine Lau had a great second 9 and halved her match with a valuable 9 points – an unfortunate OB on the right going down the 18th stole her chance for another point. Unfortunately it was not enough to win the day and we went down to Titirangi 58 – 50. We are still to win a round so it is a bit uphill from here however a long way to go in the competition yet. Steaming ahead are Titirangi and The Grange although their Bye does not reflect this.

 

Section B – Remuera  vs Whitford Park @ Whitford Park – always a hard ask. The kooch fairways were not in quite such good shape as Royal Auckland but the greens were like lightening. First pairings off the first tee @ 9.00am we were away with  a heavy dew still on the fairways. A fine display of golf unfolded from the Remuera ladies who triumphed over their rivals 57 ½ - 50 ½. Stars for Remuera were Karen Troon – never in doubt as she stormed ahead to a 5 – 1 lead after 6 holes. Takayo Yanagasawa got away to a fine start winning the first 3 holes and kept ahead to win her match. Another star was Villia Cheng who put in a solid performance with Cilla Tsui her caddy assisting her along the way. Great effort girls. This give us 2 wins from 3 – the results in this section are very close so far with 5 clubs being within 4 points of each other. So it is anyone’s guess who will prevail with 4 rounds to go!