Patrick McKendry is a rugby and boxing writer for the Herald.

Golf: Birdie blitz hands Lee victory

An eight-birdie blitz by North Harbour's Richard Lee in the final round of the DHL Global Forwarding & Recreational Services Pro-Am at Masterton set a new course record and catapulted him to victory.

His round consisted of nine threes and nine fours, his 63 going with the earlier Eketahuna round of 66 for a total of 129.

The first-day leader, Daniel Pearce of Ashburton, scored a four under 67 which alongside his earlier 64 left him on 131 and two shots behind Lee.

Kieran Muir of Omokoroa was three under on 68, with his first day 66 a total of 134, taking third place from Jared Pender (69 68).

Leading Scores: 129 Richard Lee (North Harbour) 66 63; 131 Daniel Pearce (Ashburton) 64 67; 134 Kieran Muir (Omokoroa) 68 66; 135 Jared Pender (Tauranga) 69 66; 136 Leighton James (Hastings) 69 67; 138 Dominic Barson (Kaitaki Golf Club) 67 71; Doug Holloway (Hawkes Bay) 68 70; 139 Fraser Wilkin (Royal Auckland) 71 68.


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