Date: April 11, 2016


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Southern golf had a successful weekend winning the men’s Thyne Trophy and the women’s North versus South Plate at the Pittwater and Llanherne Golf Clubs.

The Metro men’s team of Nathan Gatehouse, Matthew Glover, Andrew Phillips, David Pretyman, Paul Read, Mark Schulze and Elijah Stanley proved too strong finishing undefeated for the tournament.

Metro overwhelmed Southern Country four and a half matches to two and a half in Saturday’s round and followed up with a five to two win over Golf North West on Sunday morning.

The strong Metropolitan outfit manufactured a narrow four matches to three victory over reigning champions Northern Golf on Sunday afternoon.

Nathan Gatehouse defeated Greg Longmore 2&1, Mark Schulze beat James Pyke 2&1, Paul Read routed Jack Tregaskisjago 6&5 and Matthew Glover overcame Cameron Bell 2&1.

Northern Golf victories were through Mitch Van Noord defeating Andrew Phillips 6&5, Josh Molendyk beating David Pretyman 3&2 and Brett Churchill overcoming Elijah Stanley 2&1.

Northern Golf finished second with Southern Country third and Golf North West fourth in the final standings.

Northern Golf’s Brett Churchill, and Metropolitan’s Nathan Gatehouse and Paul Read remained undefeated for the tournament.

In the women’s North versus South Plate, the Southern ladies completely outclassed their Northern counterparts.

Leading four matches to one after the first day of foursomes at Llanherne Golf Club, the Southern team dominated Sunday’s matches.

Southern wins went to Georgia Milbourne, Jane Hyland, Pamela Chen, Brooke Oakley, Anne Medlycott, Karen Bannister, Hallie Meaburn, Leslie Bick and Sue Richardson.

The North’s sole singles win went to Sarah Johnstone defeating Zahara Lemon 1up in a replay of last year’s number one match.

Final Standings (Thyne Trophy): Southern Metropolitan Golf Association 3-13.5, Northern Golf, 2-14.5, Southern Country Golf Association 1-8, Golf North West 0-6.

Final Standings (North vs South Plate): South 13, North 2.