3 Dec 2008

Hobbs guides Otago to upset

6:46 am on 3 December 2008

Otago has upset Wellington on the opening day of the Men's Inter-provincial golf championships in Nelson and Waikato edged Auckland.

Dunedin greenkeeper Andrew Hobbs chalked up his 50th match by guiding Otago to a 3-2 victory over one of the favourites.

After beating Tasman Waikato defated Auckland 3-2 and is the onl;y team with two wins in theirn section

Auckland, Canterbury, Manawatu-Wanganui, Otago had a win and a loss while Wellington and Tasman had a loss and a bye.

Southland lead section one with two wins, with Northland on a win and a loss. Defending champions Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and North Harbour had one win with a bye today, while Aorangi South Canterbury and Taranaki were winless.

Section play continues until Friday with semifinals and final on Saturday.