Lachie McDonald made birdie on the first playoff hole to claim the North Island Amateur at Waitangi Golf Club. With rounds of 67, 66 & 69 and 74 McDonald finished at 12 under and tied with Pupuke's Chang Gi Lee. Having recently gone down to a birdie from Regan Cording in a playoff at the Wanganui Open, it was great to see Lachie got the job done in this highly ranked national title event, with a birdie of his own.
McDonald has recently travelled to Spain and spent 5 days with NZ Golfer Michael Campbell as part of a scholarship. This time with Cambo has obviously been a positive experience given his current form.
This is great news for the Manawatu Wanganui rep team heading toward this years Interprovincial, with McDonald likely to play a key role in that team.