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Central Otago win for Hewitt
LIAM Hewitt has won the Central Otago Championships, played at Queenstown Golf Club at the weekend. Liam carded back to back 71s to finish one ahead of the field.

In the Otago Age Group championships, Kevin Bang continued his recent form to win the under-13 age group, Jake Slater was runner-up in the under-13s and George Prendergast was runner-up in the under-19 category.

MLT Handicap Pennants
THE second round of the MLT Handicap Pennants was played on Sunday.

Division one teams played at Tokanui and the home team was the winner on the day, giving it an overall lead in division one over Tuatapere and Hedgehope 1. The top individuals were Brian Maniapoto (Mataura, 67), and Peter Keast (Tokanui, 72).

In division two, played at Waikaka, Gore took round honours and now leads division two over Waikaka and Nightcaps. The top individuals of the round were all Gore club members Scott Hellier 66, Craig Marshall, 69 and Thomas Nichol, 69.

Drummond hosted teams from division three and won the round. Lumsden leads division three overall over Hedgehope 2 and Drummond. The top individuals of the round were Drummond’s Bill Jefferies (64), Mataura’s Bert McNoe (66) and Hedgehope’s Gabriel Green (66).

MLT Vice Presidents Pennants
THE latest round of the MLT Vice Presidents Pennants was also played at the weekend, with Gore Golf Club the host.

Winton drew with Mataura 3-all, Greenacres beat Gore 3.5-2.5 and Queens Park X beat Queens Park Y 4-2. Invercargill had the bye.

Individual results can be viewed at www.golfsouthland.co.nz.

Laing Shield
IT was a 5-1 win for Nightcaps in its latest Laing Shield challenge, this time beating Bluff.

Individual results were: Brett Dobbie beat David Craw 7/6, Stu Dobbie beat Marvin Ihaia 4/3, Ross Mangels beat Eric Williams 7/6, Murray Proctor beat Mike Horler 3/2, Keith Clark lost to Robert Hitchcock 1down and Kevin Harvey beat Ted Aerepo 2/1.

Nightcaps’ next challenge will be from Winton.

Northern Southland Pennants
THE first round of the Northern Southland Pennants was played this month, with eight clubs competing. Four team members play a stableford with three scores counting.

Te Anau won the first round with 97 points, Waikaka was second with 95 and Kingston was third with 93. The competition is played over four rounds, with the second round set for Waikaia late in April.

The eight teams also compete for the George Rogers Trophy in an interclub competition.

Waikaia held the trophy after beating previous holders, Kingston, and successfully defended their first challenge from Dipton to win 3.5-1.5.

The next challenge is from Lumsden on April 17.

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