Wellington Girls Interprovincial National Champions

2017 Girls Interprovincial National Champions. 

With wins over Auckland, BOP, Hawkes Bay and Northland, and a draw against Canterbury, Wellington qualified top for the championship final against North Harbour. With Harbour holding a slight edge late in the match, Cheycoda Cocks (Mahunga) made a nice 15ft putt on 18 at Arikikapkapa for birdie 3 and a 1up win, to draw level with Harbour and force a sudden death playoff. Darae Chung (Shandon) went back up the hill to the 18th tee. With both players on the green in regulation, Darae made a good 8 ft par save and the playoff went to the 1st tee. After a booming drive and a nice 7iron to 10ft, a nasty sliding putt went in the heart for a birdie 3 and the title. Wonderful contributions all week from Dakota Asi (Judgeford) 5 straight wins in pool play, Cheycoda, Michelle Huang (BFHGC) a crucial 1up win early on to get a 3 all draw against Canterbury, Captain Shontalia William (BFHGC) leadership and win in the final with an ankle injury, Erika Cui (BFHGC) winning crucial games at No.2 and No.1 Darae, one loss all week and the playoff heroics. Special thanks to WGI Board member Roselee Thurston driving up from Masterton for the final two days, and the countless messages from the capital. Perfect, an overused description, but very apt for these 6 fine young players.