A great day was held at the Templeton Golf Club for the Junior Interclub Semi-finals and Finals. The top four teams from the round robin competition fought hard in the semi final for a place in the final. Top seed in section one Waimari Beach played Russley Blue, but Russley Blue proved too strong with the experienced side winning 4-0 to book the first place in the final. In section two Lincoln showed why they were top seed topping Russley Gold in a closely fought battle, with Lincoln going through to the final 3-1.
The final match between Lincoln and Russley Blue proved very close. Russley's Amy Weng had a good win 5/3 over Taylor Holland leaving the three remaining matches to battle it out over the closing holes. All the matches when to the 17th hole where the new team to the competition Lincoln held it's nerve to win all three matches 2/1.
The winning Lincoln team are pictured from left Cameron Harker, Jack Knewstubb, Mitch Holland, Taylor Holland and Robson Harker.
The trophy for the most individual wins during the round robin competition was won jointly by Jack Knewstubb (Lincoln) and Grace Petelo (Waimairi Beach). Jack is pictured with the trophy.
Junior Committee member Craig Vining said "it's pleasing to see two new clubs, Lincoln and Everglades, in the competition in 2016, we are working hard to encourage clubs to setup junior programmes to be able to then have teams compete in this fun interclub competition. It's been a real success story for Lincoln Golf Club and a credit to their Junior Convenor Mike Bond who has worked to support and develop the children's golf skills to be able to enter a team in the competition this year".