Twenty-five players move through to final qualifying

Twenty-five golfers from nearly 150 entrants will move through to the final qualifying for the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open.

The four regional qualifiers were played at Otago Golf Club, Christchurch Golf Club, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club and Titirangi Golf Club.

St Clair professional Patrick Moore who qualified for final qualifying after finishing in a share of second place in the regional qualifier at Otago Golf Club.


The 25 successful players will now play at either Paraparaumu Beach or Cromwell golf clubs on Monday 26 February. They will join the exempt amateurs and professionals who miss out on direct entry, with the six leading scorers on a pro rata basis, to move through to the final field for the $1.2 million ISPS Handa New Zealand Open.

The 10 top amateurs on the New Zealand Golf Order of Merit at the end of 2017 and the leading 50 players from the New Zealand PGA Order of Merit are automatically exempt through to final qualifying.

Qualifiers from regional tournaments were (P – Professional):

Christchurch Golf Club:

73 Dominic Brettkelly (Hororata)

75 Jordan Purdon (Templeton)

76 Joshua Roche (Christchurch)

77 Tom Wilson (Templeton), Peter Brinsdon (Pegasus)

78 Thomas Hardy (P, in a playoff)

Otago Golf Club:

68 Fraser MacLachlan (Millbrook)

70 Brandon Hodgson (Balmacewan), Patrick Moore (P)

71 Blake Mason (Wanaka)

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club:

70 Cameron Elers (Paraparaumu Beach)

71 Jayden Ford (Judgegord)

72 Liam Finlayson (Feilding), George Barralet (Muriwai)

Titirangi Golf Club:

65 Kevin Koong (Muriwai)

67 Tommy Liu (Royal Auckland)

68 Kit Bittle (Wainui)

70 Jae Wan Kim (Muriwai), Daniel Ruttley (Howick), Taylor Gill (Bay of Islands)

71 Johnny Tynan (Titirangi), Jang Hyun Lee (Maungakiekie), Jake Lee (Muriwai), Byun Joo Park (Pupuke)

72 Jordan Woodall (Cambridge) in a playoff.


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