Finlayson & Raj win Challenge Cup

The Manawatu Wanganui 36 Hole Challenge Cup strokeplay event was held yesterday at Feilding Golf Club. A field of 66 players enjoyed fine overhead conditions and a very well presented golf course. Despite the conditions the course was not playing as easy as many might of expected, so led to some mixed results in both rounds.

The women's division was closely fought, with Wanganui's, Tara Raj, just heading off Palmerston North's Zhuoyi Hu by one shot. Raj had 2 rounds of 76, and Hu, a 78 followed by 75. In 3rd place was Manawatu's, Lily Griffin, with a 76 and 82.

The men's division was taken out by home member, Liam Finlayson, firing 71 & 70. That was 4 shots clear of Manawatu's Josh Sedgwick (70, 75). In third place was Palmerston North's Bradley McSherry with 74 & 73.

Finlayson and Raj, both won the same titles in 2018.

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