Scores Round 1 2022 NZ Womens Masters @ Alexandra GC
2022 NZ Womens Masters @ Alexandra GC
RESULTS Round 1 Friday 1st April 2022
DRAW for Friday 1st April Round 1 (Updated 31st March 2022)
PRESS RELEASE DAY ONE
2022 Womens Masters
Alexandra Golf Club, Friday 1 April
It's no April Fools – Waikato take the lead at the 27th NZ Women’s Masters at Alexandra with a commanding six point lead. Day one with a delayed start due to flight disruptions affecting some team arrivals, turned out to be a typical Central Otago stunner, that Waikato revelled in.
Scores of 35, 34 and 32 from Jill Morgan, Robyn Pellow and Sian Stevenson respectively totalled 101 gross stableford points, the non-counter today being ‘newbie’ Michelle Archer who had a credible 31 points. Waikato are chasing their 3rd win, the last time they lifted the Russell Grace Trophy was in Inglewood at the 2018 Masters.
Round of the day went to Kylie Jacoby, the Northland captain, 2 under the card with a 70 and a contribution to her beloved northern province of 38 gross stableford points. Jacoby had a wee glitch on the par 5-4th, with a bogey 6, but came home with birdies on the 8th, 9th and 11th. Jacoby has won the Canterbury Shield in 2017 for the Leading Individual.
Northland’s team total of 95 gross stableford points were collected by Jacoby along with Alayna Cox, 31 and Sian Jacobsen, 26 with the non-counter being Jenny Peters who carded the 2nd 26 points.
Home favourites Otago hold 3rd place going into the 2nd round with a team total of 91. The veteran captain for Otago, Liz McRae with over 100 ‘caps led the team with 31 points, same score as Susan Grieg a regular in the Otago team. Tracey Storer contributed 29 points, the non-counter Mary Hore.
Manawatu Wanganui have only won the annual women’s masters once, ironically at Alexandra in 1994. While that win was 28 years ago, it is etched in the minds of the current team led by past New Zealand representative Lisa Herbert. After today’s round, Manawatu Wanganui sit in 4th place with 87 points. Herbert contributed 34 points, Von Walker 31 points, and Rebecca Hopper 22. Non counter today for ‘Mang-Wang’ was Jill Hall.
In 5th equal-place sit Southland, Aorangi and Tasman with 85 points, one point ahead of Auckland and North Harbour who share 8th place. In 10th place is Hawkes Bay Poverty Bay on 83 points, followed by Canterbury with 82 points.
Surprising for some is the first day score of Bay of Plenty who with 79 points, are in a share of 12th place with Wellington. Bay of Plenty are the defending champions sporting two new players, Debbie Maindonald and Jill Agnew. Team regulars Heather Keefe and Diane Syer make up the four, Syer the current Senior Women’s Stroke Play and Match Play champion.
14th place with 78 points is Taranaki, top score from the ‘Naki’ team, Joanne MacDonald with 30 points.
History shows that much changes on the 2nd day of the championship when the 50 plus aged representatives battle it out over 36 holes, the first tee starting at 8.00am, Saturday 2 April. The final 18 holes due to tee off on Sunday, from 8.00am. Waikato will be looking to cement their lead and the 13 other districts hoping to hunt them down. Watch this space.
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