Round 3 of the Toro men's national interprovincial golf tourney

An agonizingly close round 3 game for PBEC.

An agonizingly close round 3 game for PBEC.

POVERTY Bay-East Coast came agonisingly close to a shock victory in round 3 of the Toro men's national interprovincial golf tournament in Invercargill this morning.

PBEC lost 3-2 to Bay of Plenty in a team match decided by the No.1 players. The teams were locked 2-all, thanks to wins to PBEC No.4 Andrew Higham - 2 and 1 over Jordan Golding - and No.3 Peter Kerekere - 4 and 3 against Sam Davis.

With No.2 William Brown going down 4 and 3 to Landyn Edwards and No.5 Eddie Brown jr falling 6 and 5 to Henry Spring, it was left to PBEC No.1 Nathaniel Cassidy and BoP's William Howard to decide the outcome.

Howard sneaked home 1-up to inflict a third consecutive defeat on the country's smallest golfing province. It was the first match of the tournament for Brown jr, who replaced player-manager Tony Akroyd.

PBEC faced Manawatu-Wanganui this afternoon.

Other third round winners were Hawke's Bay 3-2 over Wellington, Taranaki 3-2 over Tasman, Waikato 4-1 over Aorangi, North Harbour 3-2 over Man-Wang and Otago 3-2 over Auckland.

POVERTY Bay-East Coast came agonisingly close to a shock victory in round 3 of the Toro men's national interprovincial golf tournament in Invercargill this morning.

PBEC lost 3-2 to Bay of Plenty in a team match decided by the No.1 players. The teams were locked 2-all, thanks to wins to PBEC No.4 Andrew Higham - 2 and 1 over Jordan Golding - and No.3 Peter Kerekere - 4 and 3 against Sam Davis.

With No.2 William Brown going down 4 and 3 to Landyn Edwards and No.5 Eddie Brown jr falling 6 and 5 to Henry Spring, it was left to PBEC No.1 Nathaniel Cassidy and BoP's William Howard to decide the outcome.

Howard sneaked home 1-up to inflict a third consecutive defeat on the country's smallest golfing province. It was the first match of the tournament for Brown jr, who replaced player-manager Tony Akroyd.

PBEC faced Manawatu-Wanganui this afternoon.

Other third round winners were Hawke's Bay 3-2 over Wellington, Taranaki 3-2 over Tasman, Waikato 4-1 over Aorangi, North Harbour 3-2 over Man-Wang and Otago 3-2 over Auckland.

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