The 2017 New Zealand Secondary Schools Champions Christchurch Boys High School have started their 2018 campaign well by taking out the Canterbury Secondary Schools Title after narrowly missing last year on a countback.
The team was led by Josh Roche who won the best individual trophy with an even par round of 72 on his home course. Roche's teammates Tiaki Ogilvie, Kansuke Shin and Edward Dickinson won the title from the Christ's College team of Zach May, Nik Bull, Tim Seeto and Thomas McLean by 13 shots.
A change to the NZ Secondary Schools event will now see the top two teams from the Canterbury qualifying event, Christchurch Boys High School and Christ's College, automatically qualify for the national event being played at the Palmerston North Golf Club on 3 September. Canterbury could also qualify a third team with the third placed team, St Andrew's College, set to play off against the top placed Aorangi Team for the regional entry.
Click here for the Canterbury Secondary School results.