Golfers flock to Queens Park for 101st Stead Cup

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Arrowtown resident Maria Arhanic looks over the Queens Park golf course during day one of the Stead Cup on Tuesday.

WOMEN golfers headed to Invercargill’s Queens Park on Tuesday for the first day of the 101st Stead Cup.

Held during three days, more than 50 players entered the women’s tournament in its various categories.

Stead Cup spokeswoman Liz Joyce said it was a good number.

“It’s an opportunity, especially for the lower handicaps.

“It’s an opportunity for people to come and enjoy the golf and fellowship.”

The cup was first won in 1919, and was last year won by Invercargill golfer Robin Boniface.

Players came from throughout New Zealand, some from as close as Cromwell and others from the North Island.

Ms Joyce said as many members had aged and found it harder to play the required number of rounds in the three days, they had introduced the American Foursomes.

As well as that, she said visiting players were impressed by the raffle and prizes.

The event was sponsored by ILT and Harcourts Real Estate.

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