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Hattrick For Gapsted Wines

Team Gapsted Wines completed a hattrick of victories after taking out the 2014 South Pacific Corporate Teams Golf Championship at Denarau over the weekend. In the tournament’s 21-year history only
18 Nov 2014 14:34
Hattrick For Gapsted Wines

Team Gapsted Wines completed a hattrick of victories after taking out the 2014 South Pacific Corporate Teams Golf Championship at Denarau over the weekend.

In the tournament’s 21-year history only Sheraton Hotels had previously managed to win three-in- a -row.

Now Gapsted, the small gold medal winning boutique winery in Myrtleford Victoria, has added its name to the competition record books having also taken out the 2012 and 2013 titles.

The Gapsted Wines team were again represented by Arthur Peters, Sireli Peters, and Alfred Bowerman, all members of the Mallacoota Golf Club in Victoria, along with Raphael Tuilawa Underwood of the Arundel Hills club on QLD’s Gold Coast.

Gapsted held a narrow two shot margin from Nadina Restaurant after the first round, however the players responded capably to their re-assessed handicaps and went on to register a fairly comfortable 15 point victory.

Runners-up were the team from Starwood who had a strong final day which relegated the Nadina Restaurant team into third place on a countback.

Denarau Golf and Racquet Club manager, David Roche said he was honoured to have U.S.A ambassador to Fiji Frankie Reed attending to present each winning team member with a return ticket from major sponsor Fiji Airways to Australia or New Zealand, free entry into next year’s event.

Team captain, Arthur Peters, said, “To win such a hotly contested event just once is in itself great.

“To do so three times is “for us a miracle” he added.

The Gapsted Wines team will return to Fiji next year to try and defend their title and become the first team in the events 22 years to win four in a row perhaps.

Roche has promised a bigger and better event in 2015 and thanked major sponsors, Fiji Airways, ANZ Bank, William & Gosling, Sheraton and Westin Resorts who have all been behind the event for the 21 years along with support sponsors Cardos Bar & Grill, South Sea Cruises, Lawhill Wines and Denarau Water Sports.

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 


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