The Manawatu Wanganui team of Tara Raj, Bradley McSherry & Anthony Ilton-Maher have today won the U17 Eagles Nationals team event played at Hawkes Bay Golf Club in Hastings. The event was played over 54 holes and features players from districts from all over NZ.
The event was even sweeter for young Wanganui player Tara Raj, as she comfortably took out the individual girls title, with another excellent performance. This championship has some very well known names on the trophy, so is a great event to win.
Foxton's, Anthony Ilton-Maher, was the event net winner playing off a 4 handicap. Palmerston North's, Bradley McSherry, finished just 2 shots adrift of Ilton-Maher on net, as his course handicap was 3. McSherry, however pipped Ilton-Maher in the gross rankings by 1 shot over all.
A fantastic result for 3 very talented young golfers. Congratulations team!!
Manawatu Wanganui player scores:
Tara Raj 74, 70, 73 - Total 217
Bradley McSherry 76, 72, 76 - Total 224
Anthony Ilton-Maher 78, 74, 73 - Total 225
Photo below: Tara Raj, winner of the 2017 girls title