The Canterbury U16 & U19 Boys Teams have successfully defended their respective interprovincial titles at the South Island U19 Championship played at the Cromwell Golf Club. The South Island interprovincial is played in conjunction with South Island U19 Championship with the best four scores from each team counting over the three rounds.
The Canterbury U16 Team which included, Kazuma Kobori, Tiaki Ogilvie, Zach May, Hayato Miya and Kansuke Shin showed what a talented side they are to win the title from Otago by 39 shots. The team started with a dominate first round with a combined team score of 295 and then went on to hold their lead after the next two rounds. The U19 title was a much closer contest with Otago taking an early two shot lead after the first round, the Canterbury team of Tom Parker, Dominic Brettkelly, Hiroki Miya, Ben Baker and Jack Ryder fought back in the second round to hold a narrow one shot advantage heading into the final round. Players encountered high winds in the final round making scoring difficult but the Canterbury team managing to complete the round ten shots ahead of Otago to ensure they also defended their title.
Congratulations to the following medal winners from the South Island U19's Championship
1st U19 Championship - Juliana Hung
2nd U19 Championship - Hillary O'Connor
2nd U15 Championship - Amy Weng
1st U17 Championship - Hiroki Miya
1st= U15 Championship - Hayato Miya
2nd U17 Championship - Kazuma Kobori
3rd U15 Championship - Tiaki Ogilvie
3rd U13 Championship - Tim Seeto