Computer glitch puts results off-course

16:00, Feb 19 2013

A computer glitch left a few golfers in the rough yesterday.

Results supplied to the Taranaki Daily News by the Westown Golf Club on Sunday night after the 72-hole Westown Classic strokeplay tournament were wide of the mark.

While the men's net scores were correct, the gross scores were not.

"It's just one of those things that happens, a computer glitch," club manager Graham Cooper said yesterday.

"I'm sorry it happened."

Kaitake's Darryl Baird won the event with a four-round total of 295 as reported yesterday, but the second placegetter, Sanjay Modgill, was overlooked.


The scratch handicapper from New Plymouth shot rounds of 72, 76, 75 and 73. His total of 296 gave him the under-21 title.

Inglewood brothers Tyla and Kerry Otene finished third on 297, along with Modgill's brother, Sachin, who shot rounds of 74, 76, 73 and 74.

Tumahu's Brook Gray was also missing in yesterday's report. The one handicapper had scores of 75, 74, 74 and 75 to finish sixth on 298.

Baird's son, Stuart, who initially was reported as finishing fourth, was seventh equal with New Plymouth's Kristian White, who shot rounds of 73, 75, 77 and 75.

Two others overlooked made up the top 10. Fitzroy's Brian Rowland (73, 77, 75, 77) and Tumahu's Joseph Doyle (80, 70, 74, 78) finished in a share of ninth on 302.

Taranaki Daily News