The Manawatu Wanganui Intercollegiate tournament was held yesterday at Marton Golf Club, With Palmerston North Boys High once again proving to be the strongest golfing school in the region. Led with a solid even par round by district rep Greg Shaw, the Palmerston North Boys High School number 1 team won convincingly, despite 1 player being DQ'd for handing in an incorrect scorecard. Three scores out of the 4 players count toward the team total. Shaw's round of 72 was the leading individual Boys score with no other player in the field able to break 80.
Wanganui Collegiate Golfer Tara Raj was the leading Girl with a round of 83 - a score that would have been very disappointing as it was a little below her usual standards. Palmerston North Girls High School player Lily Griffin had the best girls Net score of 76 off a 12 handicap.
The leading individual Boys net score was a tie between Feilding High School players Ethan Ward and Liam Magill, both with net 70's. As a result Feilding High School led the team net competition by a large margin, with their third counting score of Daniel Jackson being a net 72. Other players to stand out were Palmerston North Boys High player Ben Nixon shooting a net 72, and Kimbolton School player Remy Early also having a net score of 72.
The most disappointing part of the day was just how few golfers and schools entered into this years event with just 19 players. This is something that we are going to have to tackle to ensure the future of the competition.
Congratulations however to all players that did compete, and a huge thanks once again to Marton Golf Club for hosting the event. The course was presented immaculately as always, and is a perfect venue to hold the event.
Boys High Team: Left to right - Ethan Dodds, Kaleb Idemaru, Greg Shaw, Bradley McSherry