Manawatu Wanganui representatives Tara Raj, Anthony Ilton-Maher and Ryan Rooney have all had successful results at the North Island U19's in Hamilton.
Tara Raj has finished in 2nd place in the girls section, falling just 2 short of Auckland representative Angela Ju. Tara had rounds of 68, 72 & 67 for a 10 under par total. Tara's final round 5 under par was the lowest of the day, while the pressure was on for the title.
In the boys event, Foxton's, Anthony Ilton-Maher finished 3rd equal, 4 shots behind the winner, Sam Marsters, from Wellington. Anthony had been playing some good golf over the past couple of years and has just missed out on the Men's Interprovincial team both years. This result is a great start to 2020.
In the boys U16 event, Feilding's, Ryan Rooney, has taken out the title after firing a 4 under 68 today in the final round. That follows rounds of 76 and 71 in the first two rounds. Although playing off shorter tees than the U19 players, these are very good rounds and really shows the promise that Ryan has. Also a rugby representative, Ryan, has been mixing the two sports, so has yet to really start specialising in golf just yet. He is definitely a player to start watching in 2020 at district level in particular.
Other players that made the cut to finish mid field were Remy Early (U16 Boys), Ethan Ward (U19 boys), Lily Griffin & Sera Raj (girls). Cameron and Keiran Giddens both competed but missed the cut after round 2.