Mataura has retained the Laing Shield after its second successful defence at the weekend. Greenacres headed to Mataura on Saturday to challenge, but their efforts were thwarted by a strong Mataura team which won 4 to 1 .
After plenty of rain recently, the teams had reasonable playing conditions and the course played well. Mataura supporters turned up in good numbers to support their team, and Mataura now looks ahead to its next challenge - against Tuatapere later this month.
Results: A dePass v D Mills - all square; W Ross v A Henry - Win 3/2; P Roberts v B Geary - Win 1 up; R Clark v D Fairweather - Win 6/4; K Moseby v G Millar - Loss 5/4; H dePass v B Harvey - Win 2 up.
A reminder to all golfers that the Eagles Golfing Society's Halberg Trust tournament is being played today at Queens Park and entries will be taken on the day.
The tournament is always popular and is open to men and women. Tee off times are from 12.30pm to 1.15pm and, with proceeds going towards the Halberg Activity and Sport Fund in Southland, organisers are urging people to come along with a team.
The SBS Bank Invercargill Golf Club's ladies finals were played on Saturday and, in an ironic turn of events, all finals finished with a score of 3 and 2. New ladies club captain Ngaire Anderson provided this report:
Angela Gerken won a hotly contested silver division, beating Robyn Pullar 3up with two holes to play.
Robyn was two up at lunch, but Angela fought back early in the game in the afternoon.
Angela won holes 3 and 4 to bring her even, then birdied number 9 to bring her 1up at the turn. Angela birdied number 12 and won hole 13 to give her 3up with five to play. Hole 14 was halved, as were 15 and 16, leaving Angela with the honours.
In the Bronze A division Heather Mitchell beat Pam Cracknell 3up with two to play. Heather was consistent throughout and was 1up after lunch, then pulled away to be 4up at the eighth. Pam fought on and pulled back the deficit and Heather was 2up at the 14th. Heather won the 15th to be 3up and the 16th was halved with Heather taking out the match.
Vivienne Ireland beat Shirley Bennett 3up with two to play in the Bronze C division.
The Bronze B division and silver plate are still to be played.
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