Date: February 19, 2014
Author: NZ Golf

Kiwi seniors defend Sanctuary Cove title

The New Zealand Seniors golf team has completed a memorable comeback to defend its Sanctuary Cove Trophy at the Muriwai Golf Club today. The Kiwis, who yesterday got off to a forgettable start in the two-day match play contest against Australia going down 4.5 1.5 in the morning Foursomes, rallied in the Fourball to trail by one point heading into the 12 Individual matches. From there they never looked back and secured their third Sanctuary Cove Trophy in as many years. They won nine of the 12 individual matches to complete a 14.5 9.5 win over their rivals and match the same score that they won by in 2013 in Queensland. The Kiwis lost the foursomes, and then won the fourball and the individual contests to continue their dominance in the Trans-Tasman event. They looked to be in trouble early in the Individual matches in the overcast conditions with Aussies Stefan Albinski and Richard Greville recording wins in two out of the first three matches on course. But the Kiwis took little notice and came storming home, winning eight of the last nine matches to complete a satisfying win. The victory extends New Zealand s lead in Sanctuary Cove Trophy with five wins to Australia&aposs three titles over the past eight years. Sanctuary Cove Trophy Results Muriwai Golf Club, Auckland Final Result: New Zealand 14.5 9.5 Australia