The Boy's Development Quadragular played at Marton Golf Club on 23 - 24 April 2013 was taken out this year by Taranaki. The competition however was very close, with both Wellington and Manawatu Wanganui having a chance of winning going into the final round. Wellington finished second, followed by Manawatu Wanganui in 3rd, and Wairarapa in 4th place.
The Manawatu Wanganui team was:
Jacob Hughes (Marton), Jayden Hunter, Liam Finlayson, Mees Van Wagtendonk (all Feilding), Kadin Cowley (Marton), Josh Logan, James Scott (both Palmerston North), Jamie Connell, Campbell McHugh (both Manawatu) and Euan Scott (Palmerston North).
For the local team both Liam Finlayson and Jacob Hughes (playing at number 1) were unbeaten with 3 wins.
Girls Lower North Island Matchplay
Alongside the boys event is the Lower North Island Girls Matchplay tournament, providing our up and coming girls to compete in a Matchplay format against players from the other three districts.
For Manawatu Wanganui Katherine Paskins did extremely well qualifying for the top group. Katherine had a great match against eventual winner Sarah Haskell from Wairarapa, making bidie on her final hole to be all square after 18 holes. The match had to go to playoff, with Sarah winning on the 22nd hole. Katherine went on to win her afternoon game to finish 3rd overall.
Kyra Garrett won her section, and the other 3 Manawatu Wanganui players, Dana Garett, Tara Raj and Mudra Lakhani all had at least one win. Tara Raj at just 10 years of age, won her first round match on the first sudden death playoff hole.