Three holes in one within three days

Ryan Bellamy, of Port Chalmers, pops up a bunker shot to ‘‘gimme’’ distance on the 4th green...
Ryan Bellamy, of Port Chalmers, pops up a bunker shot to ‘‘gimme’’ distance on the 4th green during the Otago Matchplay Championships held at Balmacewen on Monday. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN
Two holes in one in two days is a good feat. But three in three days is even better.

The first two were made during the Otago Matchplay Championships at the weekend, and were followed up by another ace shot by a club member on Tuesday.

Otago Golf Club director of golf Shelley Duncan said it was a stand-out moment.

"We had three holes in one in three days which I don’t know if that’s happened before."

The holes in one were achieved by Matt Tautiri (hole 12) and Leith Campion (hole 15) during the championships, and by Judy Marsh (hole 15) on Tuesday.

The championships were held from Saturday to Monday, and included 48 men and four women from Otago and Southland.

Division one was won by Matt Tautiri, of Invercargill. Duncan Croudis won division 2 and Joseph Hancock won division 3. Kathryn Baker won the senior women’s competition.

It was a late finish to the tournament on Monday night, as rain delayed the start time by an hour and a-half and extra holes had to be played in some matches.

Duncan was impressed by the way the players handled the bad weather.

Add a Comment

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter