Lefties National Tournament: The results are in
Lefties from all over New Zealand, and 8 from Australia gathered for the 32nd National Tournament in New Zealand. The weather played its part, and the course was in great order, and those who attended enjoyed the great cameradie each day in the 19th.
Local players from Otago starred with Ben Patston winning the Open gross, with a 4 round total of 287, his best round, a great 69 on the final day, Runner up wasanother Otago man Mike Wray with 293, third was Martyn Price from Canterbury with 302.
Net winners in the top grade were Geoff Shaw (Southland) 280, runner up Allistar Mc Hutchon (Central Otago) 285 and c/b to third Alan Smith 285 (Otago)
Senior gross Winner was Dave Fraser from the Alexandra Club, who played superbly all week scoring 304, runner up from Rangitikei was evergreen Geoff Ingram 329, and the Net winner was Roger Maxwell Urenui Club 286, runner up was Wayne Pollock Alexandra 291 and Leigh Greening from Victoria Australia third on 292.
Ladies gross winnerwas Audrey Messenger (Te Marua0 and Net winner Harriet Byelich (Taumarunui)
Winners net for groups
Open 2 Ist Gavin King (Canterbury) 284 runner up Neville Chatterton (Canterbury) 295 third Brian Gibson (Southland) 296
Open 3 Ist John Solly (Motueka) 278, runner up Robin Kent 286 (Hauraki) third Jack Boettcher (Eketahuna) 287
Seniors 2 Ist Kerry Smith (Nelson) runner up Bob Kenna (Otago) 290 third Peter Molloy (Canterbury) 294
Seniors 3 Ist Tom York (Reporoa) 291 runner up Bill Werry (Wellington) 296 and third Richard Davison (Rangiora) 299.