The Toro Men's Interprovincial got underway today at Clearwater in very challenging damp conditions. The Fenix Canterbury Men's Team were up against 2016 Champions Wellington in round one and knew they would need a top performance to challenge for the win. The match between the two teams certainly didn't disappoint.
Canterbury took an early advantage to have control with Matt McLean playing top golf in the number one position to beat World Amateur No.22 Daniel Hillier 5&4 while Hiroki Miya also held a solid lead to defeat NZ representative Kerry Mountcastle 2&1. Wellington started the fightback on the back 9 and forced the result to come down the final hole in two matches. Canterbury's Mike Toeke played regulation golf in the closing holes to come back from 1 down to square his match against Wellington's Elton Nicholson. Canterbury Captain Andrew Green also came down the 18th against Wellington's Jordy Loof. Loof needing to win the 18th hole just to halve the match with Canterbury, Jordy Loof finished things in style to drain a 12-foot putt resulting in a halved team result.
It was a great hit-out for the Canterbury Team to come up against the Wellington in round one with a well earned half for both teams.
Canterbury had their bye this afternoon and now refocus for their day two matches against Waikato and Poverty Bay teeing off at 8.05am and 1.25pm respectively.
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