Champs again – St Peters takes title 

And the winners were, from left, Ryan Courtney, Suwanna McPhee, Ing Iadpluem and George Hodgson 

St Peters has retained the Waikato Secondary Schools Golf Team Championship title

A dozen St Peter’s golfers competed in the annual intercollegiate teams championship at the Hamilton Golf Club.

The team format involved four players with the best three scores counting toward the final total.

After a shaky start and in cool conditions, the St Peters first team trailed the Hamilton Boys High School team, but as the round unfolded and with a couple of key things going their way, St Peter’s managed win by two shots.

The team finished with an eight over par team total built on the back of an outstanding low round of the day, a 3 under par 69, by School Captain Ing Iadpluem.

The St Peter’s 2nd team, Heart Iadpluem, Ben Ambler, Baxter Smith and Nick Greaney, finished third,  anchored by a  3 over par 75 from Heart. The 3rd team of Jack Saunders, Morgan Baker, Max White and Lucas Peng were also not far off the podium, due in no small part to a fantastic 4 over par 76 from Lucas.

It was the 12th provincial Championship title for St Peter’s since it introduced a golf coaching programmes and opened a golf centre in 2006.

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