Inia Logan has been rewarded for his performance in North Otago over the weekend with the top ranking in the Otago side to take on Southland this weekend.
Logan won the North Otago matchplay over the weekend, triumphing in the second hole of a playoff against Jonny MacKay who was stray in the fairway.
MacKay has found himself in blue and gold colours after a quick switch of allegiance from Timaru yesterday.
He was brought up in North Otago and has been in Timaru recently but is now a member of the Cromwell Golf Club.
The side will be captained by the experienced Brandon Hodgson and there is an element of youth in the ranks.
Taieri Lakes youngster Hayden Robertson will make his debut for Otago. The 17-year-old has been impressive of
Left-hander Ben Patston also makes the squad. Duncan Croudis was not available for this weekend.
The match will be played at the Otatara Golf Club in Invercargill. Foursomes will be played on Saturday followed by singles and reverse singles on Sunday.
Otago has not lost to Southland in this contest since 1990.
- Country was a convincing winner in the women’s teams tournament against Town played at Cromwell on Sunday.
The Country team won 10-2. It started well in the morning, winning all the foursomes to go into lunch 4-0 ahead.
In the afternoon singles, Susan Greig (St Clair) and Eleanor Newton (Chisholm) were the only two Town
players to win as the Country team won six of the eight singles games.
Country No 2 Sumin Kang beat Libby Harper 5 and 4, Country No 3 Liz McRae beat Tracey Storer 5 and 4 while Country No 8 Becs Calder beat Sarah Rose 6 and 5.
to play Southland
- Inia Logan (Cromwell), Brandon Hodgson (Otago, captain), Jack Turner (Arrowtown), Jonny Mackay (Cromwell), Ben Patston (Otago), Blake Mason (Wanaka), Phil Bungard (Island Park), Hayden Robertson (Taieri Lakes), Ryan Rosevear (Taieri Lakes), Parker Aluesi (St Clair).