The final stage of Australasian PGA qualifying school got underway yesterday in Melbourne, and our local players all had solid starts to the event. Tyler Hodge was the best of the Kiwi's with a 3 under par to be tied 13th, while Josh Munn shot 1 under and Lachie McDonald even par. Former Wanganui player Nick Gillespie is also back ... Continue Reading
Manawatu's Josh Munn finished tied for 19th in the China PGA global qualifying tournament to earn himself conditional status for this years China PGA Tour. Munn narrowly missed full status which went to the top 15 finishes, however he should still get into enough events to make turning professional worthwhile. If Munn does well on this tour it can see ... Continue Reading
Manawatu's Greg Shaw has had a very good consistent tournament at the North Island U19's in Hamilton this week to finish in 10th place overall. Shaw had rounds of 76, 74 and 74 to finish 8 over par. He was placed 6th in the U17 section.
The winner was Te Puke's Harry Hillier at 2 under par, finishing one shot ahead ... Continue Reading
Lachie McDonald produced a great comeback round yesterday at the Australian Amateur in Melbourne to finish tied 24 and progress through to the Matchplay stages.
After a 5 over par 77 on Tuesday at the Kingswood Course, Lachie stormed back with a 5 under par 67, at the Metropolitan Golf Club to sit at level par. That round included 8 birdies, an ... Continue Reading
The 2016 tournament season starts this week for a number of local players on both the international and national stage.
Manawatu's Josh Munn will be in action starting today at the China PGA Tour Global Qualifying tournament, in Kunming, Yunnan Province. This tour is popular amongst international players, because the top players at years end qualify directly into the Web.com tour ... Continue Reading
Thirty two Manawatu Wanganui Juniors travelled to Masterton yesterday to compete in the annual Masterton Junior Open golf tournament. Manawatu Wanganui Golf arranged a Bus from Palmerston North to transport players to the event. Players from Wanganui, Levin, Taihape, Foxton, Feilding, Manawatu & Palmerston North were represented.
Conditions were sunny & hot like it is most years for this event.
The event ... Continue Reading
Great to see Tyler Hodge and Lachie McDonald make it through the first stage of Australasian PGA Qualifying last week. They both played at the NZ qualifying venue in Hamilton. 16 hopefuls entered that event with 4 places on the line to go through to the final stage to be played in Melbourne in January. Hodge played very well for ... Continue Reading
Manawatu Wanganui golfers Tyler Hodge and Lachie McDonald have both made good starts in their bid to qualify for the Australasian PGA Tour. They are both competing at the 1st stage of qualifying at Hamilton Golf Club this week, alongside 14 other hopefuls. There are 4 spots available at this event to progress through to the final stage in Melbourne ... Continue Reading
The Manawatu Wanganui womens team finished a very creditable 6th place (from 14 teams) at the National Interprovincial Champs played in Ashburton last week.
With Brydie Hodge and Amber-Rose Thompson-Newth heading overseas this year and Emma Clayton not currently available, the team was very much in rebuild phase this year. However as the year progressed, positive signs emerged with Maraea Durie returning ... Continue Reading
The Manawatu Wanganui Womens team after getting off to such a positive start with 3 straight wins, unfortunately could not produce the magic against the highly ranked North Harbour and Bay of Plenty teams yesterday. They went down to Harbour 5 - 0, and lost to BOP 4 - 1.
The young team however should still hold their heads high, and ... Continue Reading