Match play results at North Otago last weekend have had a significant impact on the naming of the 10 golfers to compete against Southland on the Taieri Lakes course next weekend.
Callum Judkins (Wakatipu Junior) came from behind to beat Jonny Mackay (Lower Waitaki) in the final to win the inaugural North Otago matchplay title yesterday afternoon.
On the eve of the selection of the first Otago men's team this season, Otago's top golfers will face new pressures with the change of format of the North Otago tournament this weekend.
Otago has received a severe blow with the news of unavailability of Fraser MacLachlan for this year's teams.
A strong afternoon performance gave Graeme Barbara a win in the men’s tournament played over 36 holes in fine conditions in Wanaka on Saturday.
Matthew McLean (Harewood) finished strongly to win the Queenstown Open tournament, which was played over 72 holes on the Kelvin Heights course in Queenstown during the weekend.
Brandon Hodgson (Otago) shot rounds of 71 and 67 to take the honours in the Chisholm Links Open 36-hole tournament in fine conditions yesterday.
The senior Otago men's trials will tee off with a 36-hole tournament to be played on at Chisholm Links on Sunday.
After winning the Otago Champion of Champions tournament at Alexandra on Sunday, the Otago Golf Club is on target to achieve the treble in 2018.
With eight wins and a half, Duncan Croudis (Otago) headed the list of winners in the men's Metropolitan pennant series which concluded with his team winning the final on Saturday.
Having led the men’s Metropolitan pennant series from the outset, the Otago Club team finished in style beating St Clair Blue 5-1 in the 2018 final at Balmacewen on Saturday.
A strong finish by the top players helped St Clair Blue beat Taieri Lakes 5-1 in the semifinal of the men’s Metropolitan senior A pennant series at St Clair on Saturday.
St Clair Blue will host the Taieri Lakes team in the semifinal of the men’s Metropolitan Senior A pennant series after beating Otago by a 4-2 margin at St Clair on Saturday.
Although there is one round robin match to play, Otago, Taieri Lakes and St Clair Blue are guaranteed places in the playoffs of the Metropolitan men’s Senior A pennant series.
Otago Boys' High School qualified for the national intercollegiate final in Palmerston North in October after beating Southland Boys' High School by 32 shots at Balmacewen yesterday.
St Clair Blue is set to make the semifinal playoff after beating the Chisholm Links team 3 to 2 at St Clair on Saturday.
Taieri celebrated its first year back in the metropolitan men’s senior A pennant series by going back to the top of the points table.
Otago has taken the outright lead in the metropolitan men’s senior A pennant series after beating Chisholm 4.5-1.5 on the Chisholm Links course 5 on Saturday.
The Otago men’s under-19 and under-16 golf teams each finished second in the South Island age-group teams championship which concluded with the final round on the Templeton course in Christchurch yesterday.
Otago has taken control of the under-16 section after the second round of the South Island age-group team championships on the Templeton course in Christchurch.