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Pacific Mini Games 2009 - Golf
Golf reporter Gray Clapham stumbles his way round our international course.
It’s every golfer’s dream to be able to play a round at Augusta the day after the conclusion of the US Open.
Gold at the golf club
They celebrated at the Rarotonga Golf Club last night. It was a historic occasion after Cook Islands made a clean sweep of all four gold medals in the
Pacific Mini Games golf tournament.
Cooks make mini games history on gold rush Friday
It was a day to remember for Cook Islands golf as our games team won gold in all four events, men's and women's teams and singles.
Lining up for gold
Cook Islands is leading both the men’s and the women’s teams competitions as the Pacific Mini Games golf tournament heads into the final round today.
Golfers do well on tight course
The Rarotonga Golf Club’s nine hole course can be confusing on a quiet day. But when 58 golfers all tee-off at once from every tee all at the same time, there is the potential for chaos.
Final Round Draw
Team Cook Islands lead after round 3
After some spectacular golf, Team Cook Islands men pulled out all the stops with Kirk Tuaiti scoring a 5 under par 65, and Sonny Karati scoring a 4 under 66 to tentatively lead the mens team event. Hot on their heels are Team Samoa, just 8 strokes behind.
Team Cook Islands ladies have a firm lead of 19 strokes over their sisters from Tahiti.
Top seeds will be playing tomorrow afternoon
Rounds 2 & 3 completed
Day 3 of competition started bright and early for all players and caddies. After yesterdays cancellation of play, everyone was eager to get under way.
36 holes in approx 10 hours. It was going to be a gruelling day
After much deliberation, play for day two has been abandoned. Games organised have deemed the course too dangerous due to the continuous lightning and thunder.
2nd day of competition is to resume at 7.30am tomorrow for all with a shot-gun start. Another shot-gun start for all at 12.30pm will count as round 3.
All teams are urged to be well rested for tomorrows 36 holes..weather permitting!
Day Two - Play Suspended
Due to heavy rain and thunder, play for the 2nd day of competition was suspended as of 9.20am.
Golf officials will have a decision on todays play once the situation has been determined
Wet outside - warm inisde
Teams who were scheduled to play golf from 8am this morning, were warm and dry in the clubhouse waiting for a break in the weather.
Sub par golf on first day
An almost immaculate four-under morning round of 66 saw Fiji’s Vikrant Chandra command the top of the leaderboard after yesterday first round of the men’s division of the PMG golf tournament.
It’s every golfer’s worst nightmare. And Tahiti’s Pihavi Esau is still waking up from it.
Day One of Competiton
Niue, Cook Islands, Fiji & New Caledonia led the way for the Pacific Mini Games 2009. Play progressed slow and steady as players found their feet in ideal conditions on a course that has not played this well for a while. Top scores for the day, 4 under par, 66 by Vikrant Chandra from Fiji and 1 under par, 69 by Charlotte Navarro from New Caledonia. Hot on her heels is Elmay Viking (CI) with a 70.
Registration and Training Day
PMG Golf Athletes Training Day
11 Countries For Golf
In what is arguably the most difficult sport to win a medal, Golf will have countries vying to take medals in either the individual or the team event for men or women in 2009.
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