Hawke's Bay have edge on PBEC

HAWKE'S Bay proved too good for neighbours Poverty Bay-East Coast in the opening round of the men's national interprovincial golf tournament in Northland this morning.

PBEC fell 4-1 to their neighbourhood rivals on the Mangawhai course north of Auckland.

PBEC No.2 William Brown saved the whitewash with a 2 and 1 win over Adam Winter.

No.5 Andrew Higham led early in his match against Russell Mitchell but ended up losing 2 and 1.

No.1 Tini Hawea was beaten 6 and 5 by Ben Swinburne, No.2 Nathaniel Cassidy lost 5 and 4 to Mako Thompson and No.3 Kurtis Cortesi went down 3 and 2 to Tyson Tawera, who earlier this year won the King of the Coast men's open at the Tolaga Bay course.

PBEC, seeded 13th out of the 15 provinces, face Southland in round 2.

HAWKE'S Bay proved too good for neighbours Poverty Bay-East Coast in the opening round of the men's national interprovincial golf tournament in Northland this morning.

PBEC fell 4-1 to their neighbourhood rivals on the Mangawhai course north of Auckland.

PBEC No.2 William Brown saved the whitewash with a 2 and 1 win over Adam Winter.

No.5 Andrew Higham led early in his match against Russell Mitchell but ended up losing 2 and 1.

No.1 Tini Hawea was beaten 6 and 5 by Ben Swinburne, No.2 Nathaniel Cassidy lost 5 and 4 to Mako Thompson and No.3 Kurtis Cortesi went down 3 and 2 to Tyson Tawera, who earlier this year won the King of the Coast men's open at the Tolaga Bay course.

PBEC, seeded 13th out of the 15 provinces, face Southland in round 2.

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