Golf | Age-old battle to be fought

TEAM NORTH: Lily Caelli is part of the team to take on the south at Kingston Beach Golf Club at the end of April.
TEAM NORTH: Lily Caelli is part of the team to take on the south at Kingston Beach Golf Club at the end of April.

The North has named a strong team to defend the Karen Henry Shield when the North versus South on April 28 at Kingston Beach Golf Club.

Drawn from players in the North and North West the team includes Lily Caelli, Deidre Panton and Tammy Hall (Prospect Vale), Zahara Lemon (Launceston), Rosemary Paton and Sarah Johnstone (Ulverstone), Sharon Crowden (Port Sorell), Lu Proud (Devonport), Jackie Poke (Smithton) and team captain and manager Amanda Smith (Riverside).

Tasmanian juniors played well in the Australian championships on the Gosnells course in Perth with Prospect Vale’s Ryan Thomas finishing tied for 29th place after rounds of 74, 76, 73, 71.

Next was fellow clubmate Jack Blair finishing 53rd and Tim Smith, of Tasmania, had ended up 58th place. Missing the cut were James Fiddian, Dylan Backhouse, Ronan Filgate, Jack Lakin and Oscar Burrell.

Meanwhile, the girls played at Royal Perth and Mackenzie Wilson had 84, 77, 82, 86 and Hallie Maeburn had 85 and was disqualified in round 2.

In the teams' matches on Monday the Tasmania boys lost their opening match against NSW 4-1.

In round 2, they defeated South Australia 3-2 courtesy of wins from Filgate, Smith and Thomas.

In the girls’ team matches, Mackenzie Wilson won 2-1 and Hallie Maeburn halved on behalf of the combined ACT-NT-TAS team that defeated Queensland four-and-a-half to half.

Both girls lost their matches in the clashes with Victoria and Western Australia.

Launceston and Riverside share the lead in men’s Northern pennant and will meet at Kings Meadows on Sunday in a vital clash.

Last week Launceston won at home over Mowbray 5-2 and Riverside had a 6-1 win over Prospect Vale.

In Northern Ladies pennant, Prospect Vale is undefeated having accounted for Riverside 4-1, Launceston and Mowbray played out a halved result.

In division 2, Prospect Vale leads and had the bye last week while Mowbray defeated Riverside 4-1 and Launceston four-and-a-half, defeated Greens Beach half.

Tam O’Shanter shares the division 3 lead with Exeter and in division 4 Bridport Combined has a narrow lead over Prospect Vale and Riverside.

Scamander heads the East Coast men’s pennant after four rounds, following a 5-2 win over Bicheno.