Eisenhower Bound Ford Dominates

Recently selected Eisenhower representative, Judgeford Golf Club's Jayden Ford, proved far too acomplished for a strong Men's field at the Wellington 72 Strokeplay held at an immaculately presented Otaki GC.

With rounds of 66, 68, 68 and 69, Jayden was consistent in winning by 12 shots from provincial team mate Jonno Cane and a fast finishing Manawatu senior represenative, Ryan Rooney who closed with a 66 to match Fords low round of the event. Rounding out the top 5 were Elton Nicholson followed by Dominic Hazeldine. 

In the Women's competition. Manawatu no.2 Casey Chettleburgh put together 4 good rounds of 76, 73, 75, 74 to head off Auckland rep player Chloe So and Shandon's Teisa-mania Vaka, with Sera Raj from Wanganaui and locals Fiona Mcrbide and Pip Smith rouning out the top spots.

Day 1, Saturday saw the field compete for the Gray Memorial Trophy, Ford and Cheetleburgh triumphing, and on day 2 Sunday club teams of 3 battled it out for the Leck Cup, Shandon and Boulcott's Farm tying for first with Otaki charging home courtesy of a 4th round 70 by Riley Moy, in 3rd spot. 

In the Harcourts Cup for provincial teams of 4, competed for across the 4 rounds with the best 3 scores in each round counting, Wellington Senior Men edged out Wellington Masters Men, from Manawatu/Wangnui Men in 3rd.