Canterbury enjoyed a close match against Aorangi in the annual fixture played at the Ashburton Golf Club. With the course in excellent conditions players enjoyed the challenge of both the course and opposition. The Canterbury Women had a tight tussle in the morning taking a narrow lead 4.5 to 3.5 games while in the afternoon they performed even better winning 7.5-0.5 games to retain the Templar Trophy 12-4. Olive Tapu, Jessica Crosbie and Melissa Newburn won both their matches with Kawhena Rangihaeata and Cheryl Kemp also unbeaten with a win and a half.
The Canterbury Men made a similar start holding a narrow 4.5-3.5 lead after the morning reverse singles. The afternoon singles saw the senior men extend their lead winning 6.5-1.5 games for an overall win of 11-5 games. Tom Parker, Dominic Brettkelly and Sam Purdon achieved the perfect two win record with Tom Wilson also unbeaten with a win and a half.
The Canterbury and Aorangi Masters team always have a close battle and this year was no different with the two teams drawing in the morning 3 all before Canterbury took a slender win in the afternoon with Richard Belcher getting the all important half to give Canterbury a 6.5-5.5 win with Jason Sincock and James Robb gaining two wins from both matches.
The Canterbury and Aorangi juniors were well matched. Canterbury led 3-1 after the morning's match and won by the same margin in the afternoon to win overall 6-2. Mitchell Berry playing in his first match for Canterbury and Kansuke Shin were unbeaten for the day.
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