Three of the Burnside High School team from 2015 repeated the winning performance again in 2016. The team of Amelia Garvey, Juliana Hung and brothers Hiroki Miya and Hayato Miya dominated the event with a strong performance at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Championship played at the McLeans Island Golf Club today. Hayato Miya was the new comer to the team at just 12 years of age (turning 13 tomorrow) playing off a six handicap. Amelia Garvey and Juliana Hung both played solid golf shooting 74 along with Hiroki Miya who had the third counting score of 76 to secure the win where the best three scores count. The girls also receive a stroke allowance for competing against the boys but the team would have still won without it.
Amelia Garvey won the individual trophy for the best gross shooting 74 off the stick (70 with course rating allowance), she won on a countback from teammate Juliana Hung. Fittingly she won the trophy donated by Tom Whitaker who has played a great role in assisting with Amelia's development through the Kaiapoi Golf Club Junior Programme.
Burnside High School will now progress through to the national Secondary Schools Championship being played at the Nelson Golf Club 29 August.
Congratulations to Lara Giddy (Papanui High School) who had her first hole in one on the 11th hole at McLeans Island.