The John McGlashan College Golf team have continued their promising form from last year into 2018.
A team of Callum White, Robbie Perry, Hamish Brown and Baxter Meder played two rounds against St Andrew’s College in the annual golf interschool. In the first round we played a two-man Ambrose format, Baxter and Robbie played two tough opponents and played a very smart game to score a good half in their match. Callum and Hamish were two down through six holes and then went on to birdie 7 of the next nine holes to win the match five and four.
Moving into Monday one point ahead the team was feeling confident. Baxter our year eight superstar was finished by the 14th hole as he won in convincing style, finishing with a par on the hardest hole, against a Year 13 STAC student who he was also giving 8 shots to.
Robbie and Hamish fought hard to stay in their match play matches, they also were having to give 9 shots to their respective opposition, it was a tough battle for them, and they ended up losing on the 16 hole to their opponents.
So it all came down to the last match. Callum was one down with three holes to go and knew he had to give a shot coming up the last. He drove number 16 and made birdie to get back to square, he then followed up with another birdie on 17 to go 1 up but having to give a shot down the last, and his opponent was on the green for 2 the hole was conceded, and the golf interschool was halved overall.
Thanks to Mr Andrew Hore for taking the golf team and for his support on the course.
Some other results in golf: The top seven JMC golfers went to the Otago Secondary school golf tournament held in Roxburgh and came away with some good results fronting up as defending champs it was a big day. Our A team finished in 3rd place overall. Callum had a 73, Robbie had a 76, Baxter had an 82 which left him in sixth place for nett competition and three under his handicap. Jack Murray had an 86 which was great scoring as there were 20 km winds throughout the day on this rocky and tricky course.
Our B team played outstanding, and all played under their handicaps, William McLauchlan shot 82 and came third in the nett competition and played 8 under his handicap. Jaquan Mapusua fired a 96 which happened to be his first tournament score, Adam Woodhouse was close behind with a 97, also his first tournament score.
Thanks to Rick Meder for taking us on this trip and for mentoring the players at the tournament.