The Fenix Canterbury U19 Team have showed great composure to clinch the Boys Interprovincial title in Cambridge. The team had unfinished business after finishing runners up in 2015 and prepared well for the week with a strong line up. This year saw a change in team composition with four under 19 players and two under 16 players forming a team along with a travelling reserve changing from eight man teams in previous years. The change was made to accommodate two extra provinces into the event which now sees 12 teams competing in the Boys Interprovincial run by Waikato Golf.
The Canterbury team of Tom Parker (captain), Dominic Brettkelly, Ben Baker, Kazuma Kobori, Hayato Miya, Zach May and Tiaki Ogilvie (reserve) played consistent golf through out the week to come away with a superb unbeaten record on their way to winning the title after a closely fought battle against North Harbour in the final. Canterbury faced Bay of Plenty in round, who they were beaten by in 2016 and were determined to start the week well, Canterbury won this match and then went onto beat Taranaki in the afternoon.
Canterbury had a tough match against defending champions and host district Waikato but were up for the challenge after being unable to play them in 2016 due to the round being abandoned due to weather condition. Canterbury again produced a dominant performance to win the match 5-1.
Team Managers Craig Vining and Percy Reihana worked well with the team throughout the week and were excited about the win. "I knew the team had the ability and form to win this event, having come so close in previous years, it's great to see all the hard work paying off to achieve this major win" said Craig Vining.
Canterbury beat Bay of Plenty 4.5-1.5
Canterbury beat Taranaki 5-1
Canterbury beat Waikato 5-1
Canterbury beat Eastland 4-2
Canterbury beat Northland 5.5-0.5
Canterbury beat North Harbour 3.5-2.5