The Men’s South Island Masters Interprovincial Tournament was played at the Lower Waitaki Golf Club on 7-8 October. This was a great opportunity for the Canterbury Selectors to monitor performances and the masters players to stake their claim for a position in the five man Canterbury Freyberg Masters Team to play at Whitford Park Golf Club in Auckland from 6-10 November.
The Canterbury team of Blair Dibley, Jason Sincock, James Robb, Jonathan Stieller, Aaron Forsyth and Richard Belcher competed in a matchplay format against representative teams from Otago, Southland and Aorangi over the two days finishing a very creditable second to Otago after a tight final deciding match saw Otago edge past Canterbury 3.5-2.5.
Blair Dibley and Aaron Forsyth were unbeaten over the tournament, both finishing with three wins.
1st - Otago with 12 game points and 3 team wins
2nd - Canterbury with 12 game points and 2 team wins
3rd - Southland with 7 game points and 1 team win
4th - Aorangi with 5 game points and no team win.