The 2019 Manawatu Golf Club McDonalds Masters Tournament was played yesterday and attracted a field of over 70 players, including players from afar away as Taupo, Napier, and the Wellington Region.
This is without doubt the largest junior participation event held in the district in recent years, which is great to see.
The event format was held over 3 divisions, with 35 participants playing 18 holes, 18 participants playing 9 holes, and 17 participants completing 6 holes.
The prize table included merchandise that was gathered from this years Masters Tournament at Augusta, held just a few weeks ago. Manawatu Golf Club Professional Andre White was at this years event, and was able to bring back the merchandise especially for the event.
The event includes a McDonalds lunch provided by sponsors Justin and Kellie Leck, of McDonalds Manawatu.
Fantastic to see so many smiles on the faces of all the young golfers, which is a great sign for the future.
For the record the 18 gross winner was Foxton's Anthony Ilton-Maher with a very good 3 under par 69 off the Blue tees, followed by Manawatu Wanganui women's reps Tara Raj and Zhuoyi Hu with 2 under par 72's off the yellow tees.
Congratulations to all the players that competed, and to all of the organisers and volunteers at Manawatu Golf Club for putting on such a fantastic event.