Alanna Campbell departs New Zealand on record-equalling note

 Alanna Campbell, winner of the Carrus Open at Tauranga, equalled the course record on the final day.

Alanna Campbell, winner of the Carrus Open at Tauranga, equalled the course record on the final day.

Alanna Campbell equalled the course record to complete a clinical come-from-behind victory at the Carrus Open hosted by the Tauranga Golf Club.
The Bay of Plenty amateur, in front of friends and family from all around the region, made eight birdies on her way to a round of six under par 66 to record her third win on the Charles Tour, sponsored by Jennian Homes.
Campbell said 66 was a score she had set her sights on.
“I feels great,’’ Campbell said.
“I set myself the goal of shooting six-under at the start of the day so I went and got that done which is nice.
“I think it will sink in eventually, but it all just kind of happened and it was my day today, I was due to drop a few putts.”
Campbell has been a great servant to the New Zealand golf circuit and was headed to a new adventure where she will take up a golfing scholarship at Iowa State College in the United States.
It was clear the Tauranga tournament meant a lot to her.
“It was awesome to have the family out here this week and the people from Omanu Golf Club, it’s turned out to be the perfect week.
“I’m gutted this will be my last event in some time because I have loved every one of them.”
Rounding out the top three at Tauranga was Auckland’s Brittney Dryland and Carmen Lim who couldn’t quite get things going on yet another day of perfect weather in the Tauranga.

Jennian Homes Charles Tour 2016-17 Champions

Taranaki Open – Tyla Kingi
Harewood Open – Rose Zheng
Akarana Open – Hanee Song
Muriwai Open – Chantelle Cassidy
Carrus Open – Alanna Campbell