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The Otago Pennant Finals were played out in wet conditions at Queenstown and Arrowtown Golf Courses Sunday.

At Queenstown it was very tight with all 3 grades decided by count back.

Port Chalmers come out victors against Waikouaiti in the Presidents Grade after Ports number 6 Phillip Rohtmets come back from 4 down late to get a half and tie it all up, in the end thanks to the big winning margin from Brina Roper Port were winners for 2020

Otago Senior Rep Jacob Bellamy had 2 solid wins at number one for the Port team and now looks forward to this weekends South Island Interprovincial at St Clair.

The Senior B final between Taieri and Balclutha, saw the South Otago Club take it out on count back also, thanks to good wins from Kelvin Stratford and Mark Shepherd the Balclutha lads got up by one.

The Junior B men found the Queenstown layout and wind of the lake a challenge in the afternoon with Tapanui coming away with the Trophy and pennant flag on count back from the Gladfield Team.

At Arrowtown the Senior A title saw the Queenstown team come out strong in the morning and could not be stopped. With former NZ Junior and Otago Senior Player Bruce Grant making a return to this level. Southland rep Simon Boland and Otago Juniors Liam Judkins and Nico Cheifetz in there team it made for some great games.

Some notable match up and wins to Grant over Island Parks Bungard, Boland over Wray, Judkins over Snow.

The Intermediate final was one way traffic for the Allan Grange Club winning all 4 games against Island Park with big wins to Smales and McCall.

It wasn’t the only title Allan Grange took home with a hard fought match against Wanaka winning 2 1/2 to 1 1/2 Taking the Junior A Flag and trophy back to Allan Grange.

Great to see our smaller country clubs doing so well.





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