Southland retain Shield after comfortable win

JERRIE VALLI
Last updated 05:00 04/12/2013

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Southland Golf Club will hold onto the Laing Shield for the rest of the year after comfortably seeing off Otautau's challenge on Saturday.

Southland (Oreti Sands) beat Otautau 5 1/2 to 1/2 to lock away the prestigious shield until January, when it will face a challenge from Hedgehope.

The results were (Southland names first): Peter Morsink defeated Sam McCracken 2up, Paul Pou square Thomas Racz, Peter Fewster defeated Jim Ferris 6/5, Alan Dennis defeated Robbie Blair 6/5, Graeme Sherlock defeated Mark Joyce 2/1 and Ian Ellis defeated Mike Broomhall 4/3.

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Don't forget to get your tickets for Golf Southland's awards breakfast. The annual event is a great chance to celebrate another excellent year of golf in the south, and this year the function will be held on Tuesday, December 17. Get your tickets from Golf Southland - either give the office a call or email golfsouthland@woosh.co.nz.

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A good round of golf could be the ideal start to 2014, so why not tee off the new year by entering Waikaia Golf Club's New Year's Day tournament?

The tournament is open to men and women, and has start times of either 8.30am or 12.30pm.

Waikaia is also holding its popular Switzers tournament - the club's big tournament of the year - on Sunday, January 12. It, too, is open to both men and women, and has start times of 8.30am or noon. The prizes on offer include a $150 bag of coins to the men's first nett, and a $75 bag of coins for the men's top stableford. The women's top nett scorer will earn $60, and the top female stableford $50.

All queries can be directed to the club.

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