Congratulations to Feilding's, Liam Finlayson and Manawatu's, Lily Griffin, for their win's in the 2019 Ricoh Wanganui Open. The event was played earlier in the year than normal and the club got their wish of ideal weather conditions, with a sunny and warm day with a relatively gentle wind for the 36 hole championship event.
Manawatu Wanganui Men's Toro representative, Liam Finlayson, had a solid 2 round total of 1 over par, shooting 73 and 68, to finish two shots clear of Masters representative, from Wanganui, Rick Harding (70 & 73). In third place was fellow Masters rep, also from Wanganui, Stu Gillespie (74 & 74).
In the women's division it was a very close finish for the championship with Manawatu's, Lily Griffin, holding off fellow Manawatu Wanganui rep, Brydie Hodge, from Levin, by a single shot. Griffin had rounds of 78 & 81, while Hodge had 79 & 81. Wanganui's Caroline Scott, a Manawatu Wanganui rep in next weeks women's masters interprovincial, finished not far behind in third with rounds of 77 and 86.
This years championship was a little special being held in the clubs 125th year. Congratulations to all players that competed.