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Selwyn Times: February 07, 2018

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12 Wednesday February 7 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Brettkelly a win away from NZ Open SPORTS HOPEFUL: Dominic Brettkelly is hoping to shoot a strong round in Cromwell to qualify for the New Zealand Open. • By Gordon Findlater HORORATA’S Dominic Brettkelly is one step away from a spot in the New Zealand Open after victory at a qualifying event in Christchurch last week. Brettkelly, 18, shot a one-overpar 73 in windy conditions at the Christchurch club, which proved to be the best score in the oneround tournament. The amateur now advances to the final stage of qualifying at the Cromwell club on February 27. The left-hander advanced to the same stage in 2017. However, he feels his game has progressed considerably over the past 12 months and is confident of being in the hunt for a spot at the New Zealand Open in Queenstown from March 1-4. “If you’re not under par, you don’t stand a chance. I’ve played the course a lot, so I feel pretty comfortable around there but it’s still a big step up,” said Brettkelly. “My ball-striking and iron play has improved a lot. I’m hitting more greens and my consistency has improved as well.” Another final qualifying round event takes place on the same day at Paraparaumu Beach. The six leading scorers on a pro-rata basis across both events will move through to the final field for the $1.2 million New Zealand Open. The big purse will once again attract a host of international golfers looking to qualify for the event. That will raise the standard required by the likes of Brettkelly, who is looking for one of the final spots in the field. “Last year I played with an Australian guy that had flown over just for the qualifying and he didn’t get in so he just went straight home.” Other qualifiers from the Christchurch tournament were Tom Wilson, Templeton, Tom Hardy, Russley, Jordan ‘If you’re not under par, you don’t stand a chance’ – Dominic Brettkelly Pruden, Bottle Lake, Joshua Roche, Christchurch, and Peter Brinsdon, Pegasus. The Christchurch qualifiers and 19 other first-round qualifiers from around the country will join exempt amateurs and professionals who miss out on direct entry at the final qualifying round. The 10 top amateurs on the order of merit at the end of 2017 and the leading 50 players from the New Zealand PGA order of merit automatically go through to final qualifying. Brettkelly has had a strong start to the year. In January, he won the Canterbury stroke-play title at Waitikiri. In August, Brettkelly will depart for the United States to begin life as a student athlete at division one college, Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green. Your local luxury Convenient Location Local Free Car Parking Luxury of Choice 9Round ANZ Portabank ASB ATM BNZ Coffee Culture Corianders Fascino Shoes Harcourt’s helloworld Highgate Hair Industria Noel Leeming Postie Ray White Robert Harris Rolleston Bakery Rolleston Central Health Rolleston Drycleaners Rolleston Florist and Gifts Rolleston Haircuts Snap Fitness Subway Unichem Viva La Moda The Warehouse Westpac 70-76 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston & 9 Masefield Drive (entry from Countdown and McCauley Street) parking close by rollestonsquare.co.nz | 03 347 9192 rollestonsq rollestonsq Proudly managed by Colliers Real Estate Management Limited rollestonsquare.co.nz Ph 03 347 9192 Proudly managed by Colliers Real Estate Management Limited

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday February 7 2018 13 Weedons near top of the table after nail-biter WEEDONS edged Darfield-South Malvern in a nail-biting final over, winning the match with four balls to spare in the country premier one-day competition. Played at Weedons Domain the home side batted first, notching up 211, with wicketkeeperbatsman Todd Inness compiling a dominant 71 off 80 balls. Michael Pauling set out to anchor the chase, with 26 off 62 balls, as others batted around him. Devon Nightingale had other ideas though, picking up four crucial wickets with a relentless barrage of accurate bowling. With seven runs needed to win, Weedons snared the last wicket, and the points, with just four balls left in the match. The win puts Weedons in second place, equal with Sefton on 39pts with six wins each from 11 played. The top four is starting to take shape after solid wins for Sefton and Cheviot on Saturday. A crucial win at the toss by home side Cheviot helped set up a commanding win over Oxford-Rangiora. After being sent in, the combined side struggled facing the young, disciplined bowling attack on a dampish wicket and were all out for 83, with just Dave Fulton showing any resistance, stranded on 34 not out. Oxford-Rangiora felt they had a chance of an upset when they had Cheviot 6/3 in reply. But Jack Harris came out and smashed 32 in quick time while George Waddy steadied the ship and guided the Magpies home with a 25 not out that earned him man of the match honours. Composed batting on a difficult wicket and slow outfield was key to Sefton taking points over rivals Southbrook. The experienced pair of Brent Fleming and Harley James built the innings before accelerating under the tricky conditions to a total of 170/5. The ‘Brook looked to be positive in reply but once their openers were chipped out, the innings declined rapidly to be 55 for 7, eventually staggering to be all out for 103. Tom Spall in just his second match, claimed the impressive figures of 3/15, while Barry Cross was also influential. The Leeston-Southbridge v Lincoln fixture was rained off without a ball being bowled. Scoreboard: Sefton 170/5 (B Fleming 59, H James 47, T Harrison 35) beat Southbrook 103 (T Spall 3/15, A Laffey 2/9, Cross 2/24). Weedons 211 (T Inness 71, P Rugg 34, D Nightingale 21; T Kars 4/47, C Warner 3/32) beat Darfield-South Malvern 204 (A Collins 40, M Pauling 26, S Carston 26, N Jenkins 22, D Nightingale 4/36, N Hayes 3/36, J Green 2/29). Oxford 83 (D Fulton 34no; S Burnett 2/12, J Hyde 2/12, H Sidey 2/18, O Redfern 2/22) lost to Cheviot 85/4 (J Harris 32, G Waddy 25no; M Power 2/28). BE A GOOD NEIGHBOUR Kim’s Fashion Quarterly from Kim Taylor —Viva La Moda Endless Summer Fair to say our summer has been amazing and looks set to continue for some time yet. it’s still well worth taking advantage of the sale bargains on offer to wear now or to put away for next summer. With record temperatures recorded it can be difficult to know what to wear. it is a great time to wear a skirt or dress which seem to be the garments of choice in hot climates. We have pictured a fab skirt which is casual enough to wear for everyday but can be dressed up for work or play. The denim colour coordinates with almost everything else in your wardrobe and the just below the knee length pleases many. This Blackstone skirt was $140 and is now $70. We have paired it up with a versatile Pretty Basics white top which is shorter at the front and has pretty tuck pleat detail on the longer back ($99). This ensemble looks great with Rollie rose gold flat shoes now on sale for $132. Another pretty and cool summer look is shown here with the mint floral pleat Random skirt. This is a strong look for this summer and the skirt looks equally good paired with sneakers for casual or worn with heels for a dressy look (was $165 now $82.50). The feminine and pretty navy top is a new arrival from Augustine ($139). The minx navy heels tone beautifully with the colours in the skirt and can take you anywhere, with a fab little silver heel for comfort (now $122). When the weather cools it pays to have a little jacket on hand. We have pictured the bright and stylish Zafina skyline jacket (was $169 now $84.50). This cropped style looks perfect over dresses and also with pants with a longer top underneath. We have pictured the jacket with Vassalli pull on jeans ($115) and a Charlo singlet ($119). The funky circle necklace also works well ($59) and we have finished off this outfit with the gorgeous and comfortable patent leather navy mollini flats (now $179.90). Another cool and floaty option for a hot day is the Libertine Wild Poppy dress in Navy spot. This style is ultra-flattering around the middle with its cleverly placed tuck detail (was $159.90 now $79.90). Libertine is famous for their unique prints and attention to detail. This powder blue printed dress with off white overlay is both comfortable and flattering and cool to wear. The daisy print is fresh and feminine (was $129.90 now a steal at $65). Wear with cute flats or dress up with heels and you are ready to head out the door. All of the styles shown here are in store right now at Viva La moda plus the new season’s stock is starting to trickle in as well, so come on in and get inspired. it’s a well known fact that dressing well and looking great makes you feel good too! Your fence, your style! QUALITY • STYLE • PRIVACY -Kim Taylor All of the fashion featured in the images is available from Viva La Moda Rolleston CALL US TODAY FOR A NO OBLIGATION QUOTE CHRISTCHURCH 55 Hands Road Ph: (03) 338 9063 www.stratco.co.nz Shop 12, Rolleston Square, Rolleston. Phone 347 1151