2015 ANITA BOON PRO-AM AT NORTH SHORE GOLF CLUB

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2015 Anita Boon Pro-Am

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Type of Event:  Mixed Pro-Am (men and women amateurs team up with Professional  women golfers) each day

Dates:   Thursday 12th and/ or Friday 13th November 2015

Corporate Sponsors: KFC and Coca-Cola

 

Location: North Shore Golf Club,Auckland
Contact:  If you would like to sponsor, play in or otherwise be involved  in  the event email the team at nzpwg.events@gmail.com

2015 TOURNAMENT PRO WINNER ALPG STAR, STACEY KEATING FROM AUSTRALIA COLLECTS HER 5TH ALPG TITLE

FRIDAY’S WINNING AMATEUR TEAM:
 KATELYN MUST (PROFESSIONAL), KATE MCCLEERY, MARTIN AND DAWN RILEY.

ALPG star Stacey Keating braved cold and windy conditions to collect her 5th ALPG title today in Auckland, winning the Anita Boon ALPG pro-am at the North Shore GC. Keating started the day two shots behind overnight leader and local favourite Cathryn Bristow, but soon closed the gap with 4 birdies in her first eleven holes. Keating hung on in the tough conditions making pars at each of her closing seven holes, signing for a flawless round of 68 which was good enough for a 3 shot victory over Bristow.

For Keating the 2012 French and Spanish Open Champion, the 2015 season has been a frustrating one for the usually consistent performer, "this year my form has been patchy at best,the good has been very good but the bad has been awful! I made some serious changes to my game early this year, and they have taken some time to bed in which I expected. The positive thing has been that the good stuff has been good enough to keep me believing that I was on the right path. I am not the most patient person in the world and this has been a big test for me this year.To end the season win a win is a great feeling and it is really satisfying after all the hard work we have put in"

Keating also was quick to thank the sponsors KFC New Zealand and Coca-Cola Amatil for their ongoing commitment to the tournament, and also paid thanks to her caddy for the second round, Next Generation Club attendee "Ella". Keating and a number of fellow professionals attended a Next Generation Club mentoring session with eleven potential stars of the future prior to their second round, after which they offered the girls the opportunity to caddy for them in round 2.

 

Bristow, while disappointed not to win will take a lot away from her 2nd place finish.. She has also endured a frustrating season, forced to sit out much of the 2015 ALPG tour with a chronic neck injury, The injury required rest and some serious rehabilitation, and after a period away from the game a welcome return to form in the second half of the season has ensured that she has secured her playing rights on the Ladies European Tour for 2016. A fit Bristow has the talent to contend anywhere she plays and there is no doubt that she will be already planning for her next event which will be the Dubai Ladies Masters in December.

LPGA star Sarah Kemp shot a disappointing 4 over par 76 to finish at +4 and in a share of 3rd place alongside defending champion Cherie Alison and Sydney's Adriana Brent.

Friday the 13th proved to be lucky for one player, Victorian professional Sienna Lambert holed out her opening shot of the day on the par 3 16th hole for a hole-in-one!

The Anita Boon pro-am is held annually in honour of former New Zealand player Anita Boon, a passionate proponent of women’s golf who passed away from ovarian cancer. With the assistance of loyal sponsors KFC and Coca-Cola, the tournament continues to raise funds for the NZ Gynaecological Cancer Foundation, which was Boon’s chosen charity.

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DAY ONE HIGHLIGHTS

DAY TWO HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1 of the 2015 Pro-Am

NEW ZEALAND PROFESSIONAL, CATHRYN BRISTOW

NZ PRO GOLFER, CATHRYN BRISTOW WITH
BOB IRVINE, CARL EDKINS, RICHARD DAVIES.

New Zealand professional Cathryn Bristow stole the show at the Anita Boon Pro-am at the North Shore GC in Auckland today, shooting a 3 under par 69 in the tricky afternoon breeze to take a 2 shot lead over Victorian star Stacey Keating.  The Kiwi number 2 ranked player behind world number 1 Lydia Ko  got off to a fast start with 5 birdies on the front nine, and despite dropping shots on the back 9 was satisfied with her round.

Bristow said “Today was a good day all round. Good group of guys, everything went well. The 7 birdies really helped, I was hitting the ball straight and hitting the irons well. It helps to be home, I feel relaxed. The past few months I have been feeling much more positive about my game”

Bristow has had a challenging year, starting off 2015 having to sit out the majority of the ALPG tour season due to a chronic neck injury, and she has worked incredibly hard to get back to fitness with lots of rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning.

Bristow’s best finish of the season came in the Scottish Open in August in a quality field where she finished in 17th place, and she has followed that up with top 30 finishes at most recent two tournaments, the Hero Women’s Indian Open and the Sanya Ladies Open last week in China.

Lurking in second place, just 2 shots behind Bristow is ALPG star Stacey Keating, the winner of both the 2012 French and Spanish Opens. Keating’s 2015 form has been a little patchy, but she is a class act who can never be underestimated and will be looking for a strong finish here to boost her confidence heading to the Final Stage of LPGA qualifying school in December.

A further shot back is the highest ranked player in the field, New South Welshwomen Sarah Kemp, who  is coming off a top 10 finish in the Hero Women’s Indian Open and will no doubt be pushing Bristow and Keating in a bid for her tenth ALPG victory tomorrow.

One of the other stars of the day was twenty-three year old New Zealand Amateur star Munchin Keh. Keh chose not to compete in the amateur teams event but to test herself against the professionals, confirming her class shooting a 7 under par 65 playing from similar tees to the professionals.

Thirty-six professionals will be fighting it out in tomorrow’s 2nd round for their share of the NZD$40,000 prize purse on offer.

The Anita Boon pro-am is held annually in honour of former New Zealand player Anita Boon, a passionate proponent of women’s golf who passed away from ovarian cancer. With the assistance of loyal sponsors KFC and Coca-Cola, the tournament continues to raise funds for the NZ Gynaecological Cancer Foundation, which was Boon’s chosen charity.

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