The Southland Women's golf team had a tough weekend battling both the weather and the competition in the South Island Interprovincial at Dunedin's St Clair Golf Club at the weekend.
The team left its best golf till last, beating Tasman 6 ½-1 ½ in the final round, but lost to Otago (5-3), Canterbury (7-1) and Aorangi (5 ½-2 ½).
The conditions - described as horrendous, with wind and rain hampering much of the play - did not help the Southlanders' cause, and the course was sodden, which doesn't give too many indications of how it will play when the National Women's Interprovincial is played there later this year.
Despite the conditions, Bronwyn O'Brien - on debut - still managed to impress with two wins on Sunday; an excellent performance.
The tournament was won by Canterbury, with Otago finishing runner-up.
With the matches split, the Southland team didn't drop a game on Sunday afternoon, so there are certainly promising signs.
The Southland team will head back to the same course on November 25 to defend the Salisbury Cup, played against Otago, just two weeks before the national interprovincial.
■ The Southland Men's Masters team to contest the national Freyburg Masters Tournament in Maraenui, Napier, in early November has been named.
Karl Mariu will spearhead the team, which also includes Glen Sutherland, Blair Sinclair, Gary Radka and Paul Adams. Craig O'Rorke is reserve and Bryan Dynes manager.
The team will be looking to put in a solid performance at the national tournament.
■ More than 220 golfers braved the elements and took to Queens Park at the weekend for its annual two-day Golf in the Park tournament.
A very strong Hedgehope contingent dominated the placings.
Three of the four members of the winning team hailed from the Hedgehope club - Robbie Lockett, Jeff Rule and Larry Wheal teamed up with Queens Park's Allan McIntosh to take the overall win and be named the best of the 56 teams competing.
The Queens Park team of Allan Blackley, Tom Prosch. Rodger Stewart and Nathan Miller was second, with the Hedgehope team of Allan Miller, Mark Frew, Ross Butcher and Sonny Diack third.
The weekend's tournament was the 14th Golf in the Park and is sponsored by the ILT Foundation and the Invercargill Licensing Trust.
■ The annual Eagles Society golf tournament raising funds for the Halberg Trust Activity Fund will be held on Friday, November 2, at Queens Park Golf Club, so mark it in your diary as one not to miss.
The tournament is for teams of four - men's, women's or mixed - and Olympic medallists Storm Uru and Nathan Cohen will be at the prizegiving.
You can enter on the day, or check out information at your local golf club.
You will be contributing to a great cause - it is just $15 to enter - and you will get a good day's golf in, so get your team sorted now!
The Eagles Golfing Society has been an active supporter of the Halberg Trust for 44 years and next year, when the Halberg Trust celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Eagles Society will have donated more than $4 million.
■ Also happening in early November is Wyndham Golf Club's Guy Fawkes' tournament, which will be played on Sunday, November 4.
It has a 12.30pm tee off, and is a two-person American Ambrose.
Entries close on October 31, so get them in now to email@example.com.
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