The Otago v Aorangi fixture for Masters and Juniors was held on 28 March at Waimate golf club. The fixture saw 10 Masters and 4 Juniors from each side do battle for their province and play for 2 Cups, Taj Cup donated by Golf Otago Chief Executive Mahal Pearce for the Masters, and a reestablished Piper Cup for the Juniors. The format for the day was Foursomes in the morning and Singles matches in the afternoon.
Waimate turned on a stunning day for the players with warm weather and no wind, perfect conditions for golf! It was a hot start by the Aorangi Masters taking the morning foursomes matches 4-1 and taking a 3pt advantage into the afternoon singles matches. The Juniors shared honors in the foursomes with a win a piece.
The afternoon singles matches was a different story with the Otago masters coming home strong winning 6.5 games out of a possible 10. Wins to Andrew Hobbs, Chris Snow, Tony Giles, John McIntee, Paul Hubbard, Matt Lee and a half to Moxy Smith ensuring they halved the honors overall with Aorangi 7.5pts each. The Juniors were just as close with Otago coming out on top wining 2.5 to 1.5 in the singles, wins to Riki Bush, Lachlan Coutts and a half to Hamish Coutts getting the job done 3.5 to 2.5 overall to win the Piper Cup for Otago.