Where the sea meets the tee
Peter Lee Successfully Defends Harcourts Waitangi Pro-Am Title 2015
Peter Lee after winning the Harcourts Waitangi Pro-Am in 2014, in a play off, and finishing second in this years Whangarei Pro-Am the day before, looked like the likely front runner for this year’s Harcourts Waitangi Pro-Am, on Thursday the 2nd April, and that’s just how it turned out. On a stunning Bay of Islands day, the scenery was no distraction, as Lee birdied the 1st, and 3rd holes on the front nine, and then came home in 32, birdying the 10th, 12th, 13th, and 18th, for a 6 under 66, successfully defending his win of last year on the picturesque Waitangi Golf Course.
Runners up were Pieter Zwart, and Dongwoo Kang, on 67, followed by Josh Carmichael, and Brad Shilton on 68, followed by last year’s runner up Ryan Fox on 69, also on 69, were Sam An, Kelvin Jones, Woonchul Na, and Fraser Wilkin.
What a day they had, with all shooting under 70, and winning with a team score of 135. They were followed by Team Carpet Court, made up of Kelvin Jones, Professional, Shane Murray, Alistair Hargrove, Graham Wright, and then Team Admiralsview Lodge, and That Coffee Bloke, made up of Sam An, Professional, Craig Boles, Mark Yarrall, and Grant Hastings.
The event went exceptionally well, there was a full field, everyone was complimentary, the course was in fantastic order, a tribute to the work done by Greenkeeper Alan Smithyman and his band of helpers.
A big thank you to all the Sponsors Harcourts, Carpet Court Kerikeri, Far North Holdings, Duke of Marlborough Hotel, 35 Degrees South, Radio Live, Bettershedz, Caltex Waitangi, Frucor, Placemakers Kerikeri, Kaths Catering, Fullers Great Sights, Scenic Hotel, Blue Pacific Apartments, Kerikeri Colour Centre, Taylormade, Alex Bonnington, Northland Forestry Nursery, Admiralsview Lodge, That Coffee Bloke, Mitre 10 Mega Whangarei, Rockgas, Coastal Plumbers, and Copthorne BOI.
Full results from the Harcourt Waitangi Pro-Am can be found on the NZPGA website.
It was a great field of 38 Professionals, from as far away as Queenstown, plus 30 amateur teams, which were made up of three amateurs, and one professional, playing in a best 3 of 4 stableford format.
The teams event was taken out by Kaths Boys, No1, which was made up of three of the best amateurs in Northland, being Kadin Neho, Northlands number one, and New Zealand Amateur Champion last year, playing off plus 1, Julian Fowler off 1, and Christian Nitsche, also playing off 1, with their Professional being Ryan Fox.
The winners and the teams….