The Manawatu Wanganui mens Masters team will take on Taranaki on Sunday in Wanganui. This event is designed to give the Masters players some matchplay practise leading into the Freyberg Masters to be held in November, this year at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands. The timing of this year match is also ideal in determining team selection, as the end of year team will not be selected until after the Challenge Cup to be played at Marton Golf Club on 21st September.
The Manawatu Wanganui team for Sunday is: Stu Smith, Marty Field, Tony Chettleburgh, Mike Arnott, Justin Newland, Rick Harding, Ross Geary & Stu Gillespie.
The format of the event is 2 rounds of individual matchplay - singles and reverse singles. Last year Taranaki won at Hawera, but Manawatu Wanganui got revenge by defeating Taranaki at the Freyberg Masters.