Liam Finlayson continued his very good form to win the Powerturf Manawatu Open held at Manawatu Golf Club on Sunday 27 October. Palmerston North's Zhuoyi Hu took out the women's division with a superb 5 under par 36 hole total.
In fine, but breezy conditions a field of close to 70 players competed in this years event. The men's results were very close between the top 7 players with just 3 shots separating them over 36 holes. Great to see some close competition and so many players challenging for the win. Kunaal Singh from Whitford Park in Auckland was second 1 shot back from Liam Finlayson who had rounds of 72 and 74.
In the girls division it was very much a 2 player competition for the win in the end, with Tara Raj, shooting a 4 under par second round to challenge the eventual winner Zhouyi Hu, who had rounds of 71 & 72 to finish 3 shots ahead on 5 under.