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Rep golfers chase SI titles

Rarangi’s Aroha Minhinnick will play No 1 for the Tasman women’s team. Photo: Peter Jones.

Tasman’s golfing elite are in for a busy time over the next few months.

The Tasman men play their South Island Interprovincial tournament at the St Clair Golf Course in Dunedin on October 17-18.

They warmed up for this event by playing North Otago in Oamaru on October 3-4, winning the event by .5 of a point from Canterbury.

The team in playing order was: Tyrone Nelson, Corey Taylor, Craig Newman (captain) all from Nelson GC, Blair Bavin (Rarangi) and James Campion from Nelson GC.

The Tasman men’s SIIP team (in playing order) is: Kam Clarke (Nelson), Blair Bavin, Brook Hale (captain) both from Rarangi, Matt Grimes (Nelson, Nick Franzman (Greymouth), Mark Le Compte (Marlborough) and Josh Simpson (Nelson).

The Tasman women’s South Island Interprovincial team, who are defending champions, travel to Ashburton for their tournament, also on the weekend of October 17-18.

The team, in playing order, is: Aroha Minhinnick (Rarangi), Emily Stenhouse (Rarangi), Tracy Bary (Rarangi), Lee Willetts (Nelson), Natalee Reed (Greenacres), Susan Rooney (Nelson), Annie Tiller (Nelson), Sophie Van Velthoven (Marlborough).

Meanwhile, the Tasman Freyberg Masters team to compete at the 2020 Freyberg Masters Nationals being played at St Andrews Golf Club in Hamilton from the November 2-6 has been named. It comprises, in playing order: David Riordan, Tryonne Nelson, Craig Newman (captain), Corey Taylor (all from Nelson), Blair Bavin (Rarangi), Glen Drummond (Nelson).

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