Aussie & Kiwi winners at the 2018 AKARUA Millbrook Masters

Enjoy photos of our winners from the 2018 Akarua Millbrook Masters

FINAL SCOREBOARD

Individual scores click here

Team scores click here

 

PRESS RELEASE

9th November 2018

The finale of the 2018 Akarua Millbrook Masters was hosted at the Millbrook Resort with a gala dinner and entertainment by the Hamiltones. Winners were awarded prizes across stableford and teams competitions.

The Millbrook Masters was reduced to 3 rounds after challenging weather conditions closed Jacks Point for Round 4.

The ladies division was taken out by Margie Dash (The Hills) on 308 points. Margie is a regular visitor to the Millbrook Masters and had 3 consistent rounds of 33,37 and 38 to win by 1 point over newcomer Christine Fleury from Waitemata. Third place was Su Hyun Park (Royal Auckland) om 101 points c/b from Janet Myers (Cambridge) also on 101 points. Fifth was Michelle Park (Waitemata) on 97 points.

The men's division featured a runaway win by Queenslander Rocco Festa (Virginia) on 123 points. A further 10 points back in runner-up position was Michael Beale (Clarks Beach) on 113 points. In third was Dave Ingle (Waihi) on 110 points from Douglas Hor (Monash) on 106 points and in fifth Kelvin Bentley (Links Hope Island) also on 106 points c/b.

New in 2018 was a teams competition which was a lot of fun. In first place was the 'Smelly Roos' on 335 points, clear winners over Team Mojo on 309 points and a mixed Aussie/Kiwi Team on 308 points.

Winner of the Putting Competition sponsored by TaylorMade was Jeff Moulsdale with 14 putts over 2 rounds of the Par 3's at Millbrook. Jeff was the victor after a 4-way tie created a fun putting time trial shootout.

Our selected charity for the tournament is the NZ Motor Neurone Disease Association and the NZ Brain Research Centre at Auckland University lead by Sir Richard Faull. Funds raised from the tournament was $2,580 which 100% will be donated to this very worthy cause to find a cure for MND. Winner of the charity lucky prize draw to Fiji was Barbara Ell from The Australian GC. Barbara, in fact, also made a significant personal contribution to the fundraising activity. Thank you to 'The Dame'.

The Millbrook Masters is a successful long-standing tournament, now in its 16th year. The 6-night programme at the Millbrook Resort includes 2 rounds at Millbrook and 2 rounds at Jacks Point along with food and wine matching function sponsored by Akarua Wines.

We thank our generous sponsors - Akarua Wines, Bosch, TaylorMade Golf and Millbrook Resort.

Dates and the programme for next year in 2019 will be announced in the next month.

Happy golfing and we hope to see players join us again for the 2019 Millbrook Masters.

 

Kim Buckley

Tournament Director