NORTH ISLAND FINAL
GLADING WINS FROM HORNE
(Special to the "Evening Post.")
PALMEkSTON N./This Day. The North Island amateur golf championship was won by R. H. Glading (Hamilton), last year's runner-up. On that occasion he was beaten by D. Graham, of Wellington, but on this occasion he was opposed in the final by W. G. Home (Hutt), Graham having been eliminated by Home in the semifinals. Glading never looked like being beaten, though Home was able to reduce the margin between them at times to 1 up. Glading finished 3 and 2.
Glading finished the morning 18 holes 1 up but there was a stage when he was 3 up. He went out in 37 to Home's 39. Each took 38 on the return journey. Both missed short putts at the short fourth and Home should have won the sixth, where he missed a three-footer. Both were bunkered at the eighth but Glading got out better. Home sank one from the edge of the tenth green but Glading increased his margin at the twelfth and thirteenth. At the fifteenth' Glading overshot the green and then failed with his putting. Home sank a 60-footer from a couple of yards off the green at the seventeenth. ■
The afternoon round saw the first four holes halved. Home lost. the fifth when he putted a couple of inches short. Glading improved his lead at the eighth, where both were bunkered.. Home overran the pin with chip and putt. At the tenth Glading fell down with his putting but retrieved his lead of 3 up at the eleventh, where Home got into the rough and took 2, to get out. Home, however, snapped up the twelfth and thirteenth, where putting again let Glading down. The fourteenth was halved, a putt just two inches short by Home gave Glading the fifteenth, and the next went to the Hamilton man the same way, leaving him the winner, 3 and 2.
The cards read:—
Morning Round.—Glading: Out, 444455533—37; in, 443445545—38. Home: Out, 454445544—39; in, 344644535—38.
Afternoon Round.—Glading: Out, 445455543—38; in, 5445444. Home: Out, 445365553—40; in, 4534455.
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NORTH ISLAND FINAL, Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 72, 26 March 1940
NORTH ISLAND FINAL Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 72, 26 March 1940
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