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Canterbury Match Up Against China Junior Team

Posted by: on 25 November 2019

Canterbury TeamCanterbury's top junior players had the opportunity to test themselves against the China Junior Team that made the trip to Christchurch to compete at the the second New Zealand-China Junior Golf Competition played at the Pegasus Golf & Sports Club.

The Canterbury team are pictured from left Amy Weng, Yoyo Fu, Deanna Matthews, Jasmine Clancy, Maddie May, Estelle Lin, Cooper Moore, Yuki Miya, Hayato Miya, Seb May, Lachie Mackay, Zach May and Jayden Moore (Manager).

Following the first event, which was held in China in March 2019, Pegasus Golf Club was scheduled to host the return fixture which allowed a team of six girls and six boys ranging in age from 11-17 to compete in this top international event. One of the objectives for the event was to help establish communication channels between the two countries for golf as well as initiating future training and coaching programmes at Pegasus Golf & Sports Club. 

The event was played over two rounds with players teaming up for the 4BBB in round one followed by the singles matches in round two. China won overall, with many of matches being decided in the closing holes.

"We are grateful that the Canterbury girls and boys team had the opportunity to compete in this event at Pegasus" said Canterbury Golf Development Manager Rachel Thow. "It's important our players are able to develop their skills and experience by playing these types of events against top quality players".

The event was made possible through the event sponsors Crimson, Sports & Education Corporation the China Hangzhou Sports Bureau.

Click here to view photos from the event on our Facebook page.


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