Over the weekend the Auckland teams (Senior, U19 and U16) played the Garrard Shield and Ralph Cup at the Centennial Course in Taupo.  Matthew Cormack and James Eng were in the Senior team, while Daniel Freeman, Tony Jung and Steven Oh played for the Juniors.
Seniors vs Bay of Plenty - Matthew (half) and James (1up); vs Waikato - Matthew (3/2 win) and James (1up); vs Northland - Matthew (4/3 win) and James (1down loss).  Overall the Seniors were tied with Northland and lost on a countback on individual matches.
Juniors vs Bay of Plenty - Daniel (2/1 win), Tony (half) and Steven (6/5 win); vs Waikato - Daniel (4/3 win), Tony (2/1 win) and Steven (3/2 win).  vs Northland - Daniel (7/5 win), Tony (5/4 win) and Steven (5/4 win).  Great effort by the Juniors halving only one match to retain the Ralph Cup after winning it in Waipu last year.
As a result of his performances this year for Auckland - Matthew Cormack has been selected in the team to play in the Inter Provincial tournament at Hastings.  Matthew is unbeaten playing for Auckland in 2019 and will captain the team at Bridge Pa, where AJ is under strict instructions to ensure that Auckland win!