Hard & Fast: Kiwi Sports News Owl 11/04

Danny Lee Finishes 17th At Masters

Our second favourite kiwi golfer who's also our second favourite Korean-kiwi on the planet, couldn't quite kick on from his slick start at the Augusta National golf course. Lee finished 17th with rounds of 68, 74, 79 and 71 at a Masters tournament in which many good golfers were made to look silly. 17th at the Masters? Yeah I'd take that so shout out to Danny Lee.

Black Sticks Women Are Champs, Men Still Grindin'

The Black Sticks women were yesterday crown champions of the Hawkes Bay Cup, after an epic come back win over Australia in the semi-finals before beating Japan in the final. Australia were up 2-0 and the kiwis bounced back strongly with Charlotte Harrison and Olivia Merry scoring to tie the game while Pippa Hayward scored what would be the winner. 

The lads are still knee deep in the Azlan Shah Cup and have put two wins on the board after starting off with two draws. The Black Sticks men beat Pakistan 5-3 thanks to goals from Nic Woods (2), Stephen Jenness, Simon Child and Kane Russell before handling their business against Japan with a 4-1 win with goals coming via Nick Wilson, Nic Woods, Simon Child and Hugo Inglis. 

Next up is a big ol' game against Australia, which will be crucial moving forward in this tournament and of course with the big picture in mind.

All Blacks Sevens Lose Clutch

Both All Blacks Sevens teams lost in their respective finals with the men going down to Fiji 21-7 in Hong Kong while the women lost to Australia in Atlanta 24-19. We all know that there are bigger fish to fry than these World Series events so we can't get too down on these losses and there's a quick turn-around for the men as they move on to the Singapore event next weekend while the women are also in action next weekend at the Langford event in British Columbia, Canada.

Catching ferry back from training #hksevens

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