Thu, Sep 21, 2023 4:30 PM

Golfing success for Marlborough players


Peter Jones

The Marlborough [Eastern] women’s golf team claimed the prestigious Westrupp Cup in Nelson last weekend.

The vastly-experienced Eastern combination dominated the 54-hole event, staged at the Nelson Golf Club, finishing 11 points clear of Central.

Westrupp Cup points: 1 Eastern 32 points; 2 Central 21; 3 Northern 13; 4 Western 6.

Marlborough’s Westrupp Cup women’s team comprised Emily Stenhouse, Tracy Bary, Amber Boyce, Andrea Thomas, Sue Murray and Rete Kydd. Non travelling reserve was Jo Rainbird.

Meanwhile, Marlborough senior and intermediate men’s teams contested the annual Tasman quadrangular in Nelson at the weekend.

The players completed 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. A special highlight came late on Saturday when Rarangi’s Ryan MacDonald aced the par three third hole, emulating the feat of his clubmate and playing partner Paul Silke who had landed a hole-in-one at the same hole during the first round. Both players used a five iron.

The Marlborough men's senior team.

The Marlborough senior team won their section, but when their result was combined with the intermediate side, who finished second, they ended up second overall by half a point to Nelson seniors and intermediates. The Tasman masters and juniors, containing three Marlborough-based players, were third with West Coast/Buller seniors and intermediates fourth.



Marlborough 6 Buller Westland 2; Marlborough 4 Tasman Juniors 4; Marlborough 3 Nelson 5. Buller Westland 2 Nelson 6; Buller Westland 4 Tasman Junior 4; Nelson 4 Tasman Junior 4.


Marlborough 5 Buller Westland 1; Marlborough 4 Tasman Masters 2; Marlborough 3 Nelson 3; Buller Westland 2 Nelson 4; Buller Westland 1 Tasman Masters 5; Nelson 3.5 Tasman Masters 2.5.

Overall men's district on game points: 1 Nelson Seniors and Intermediates 25.5; 2 Marlborough Seniors and Intermediates 25; 3 Tasman Masters and Juniors 21.5; 4 West Coast/Buller Seniors and Intermediates 12.

The Marlborough senior, intermediate men and Tasman junior teams.

Senior: Richard Barnes, Tom Hindmarsh, Blair Bavin, Mark Le Compte, Ryan MacDonald and Paul Silke.

Intermediate: Jerome January, Ben Roughan, Greg Thomas, Jack Evans, Lance Nuttall, Brian Yarrall, Dave Watson, Eddie Davis.

Tasman juniors (Marlborough region players): Josh Abrahams, Amelia Storey and Max Short.

Marlborough players Blair Bavin and Mark Le Compte have been named in a six-person Tasman masters side to take on their peers at the South Island Men’s Masters at Ashburton Golf Club in October.

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