Duff leads Kiwi’s to Asia-Pacific Seniors titles
Stuart Duff has led the New Zealand side to a famous victory at the Asia-Pacific Seniors at Sungai Long Golf and Country Club in Malaysia, whilst winning the individual honours for himself.
The Kiwi team of Stuart Duff (Hastings), Peter Brinsdon (Pegasus), Brent Paterson (Royal Auckland Grange), Tony Chettleburgh (Feilding), Craig Newman (Nelson), and John Batley (Titirangi) have won the teams event at the Asia-Pacific Seniors by nine shots over our Tasman neighbours Australia.
The Kiwi’s finished eight-over par for the championship, which saw a 12-shot turnaround with our closest rivals as we began the day three shots behind.
This led to a huge final day push for the New Zealanders in Malaysia. Stuart Duff wrapped up the individual trophy for himself after rounds of 73, 71, and 72 to finish at even-par for the tournament, one shot clear of first round leader and team mate Peter Brinsdon, who had rounds of 70, 77, and 70 to help get the Kiwi’s over the line.
Tony Chettleburgh also rounded out the top 10.
The win breaks the two-year bridesmaid record for the team and keeps the individual honours in New Zealand for another year. It’s been in Brent Paterson’s grasp for the last two years.
New Zealand had team rounds of 294, 290, and 288 in hot and sticky conditions. The best four of six individual scores counted toward the team total every day.
Full individual scores can be found HERE
Full team scores can be found HERE
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