Really exciting week knowing I’m playing Number Two for the HB Men’s Shand Cup squad being played at Masterton GC. It was a big step up with added pressure, but exciting all the same. I had 3 tough matches, first up was Manuwatu/Whanganui. I was behind for most of the match but executed well and took my chances in the last 4 holes to come away with a 2 up win and 5 under the card.
Taranaki was next, I got beaten 4/3 by a guy who had 18 putts in his 15 holes. I fought hard getting a couple back but he was too good on the day. I was 2 under par.
Wellington was next, was a real tough match against the favourite team. I started slow and was down early but stayed patient and came back from 2 down with four to go. On the last hole I hit 2 great shots to have a tap in eagle and win 2 up. I didn’t have my best stuff this weekend but took a lot of confidence from my battles. Two wins from three matches and I beat some of NZ top provincial men with my B game, gives me confidence for sure.