Several Canterbury players across the full range of Age Groups had maiden victories in their respective events over the last week.
Firstly, Canterbury representative Kazuma Kobori joined an illustrious group of a handful of amateurs to win on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour, claiming the Autex Muriwai Open. The 20-year-old Rangiora Golf Club member carded rounds of 66, 75, 69, and 68 to secure the victory by 4 strokes seeing off a competitive field. Read the full review here - https://www.golf.co.nz/news-detail?newsarticleid=25760&tags=Tournaments
Meanwhile, in Tasman Canterbury Masters stalwart Aaron Forsyth claimed the inaugural South Island Seniors Championship coming from behind on the final day. Trailing by 2 going into the final round Forsyth (Waitikiri) produced the goods to nail a 15-foot putt on the final hole to claim victory. Notable mentions are needed too for Joe Gantly (Templeton) who won the 60-65 category and Ian Donaldson (Waitikiri) who won the 70+ category. All divisional winners received free entry into the 2023 New Zealand Seniors to be held in Christchurch. Read the full review here - https://www.golf.co.nz/news-detail?newsarticleid=25763&tags=Tournaments
Finally, back in Christchurch, this week Russley Golf Club hosted the 2022 South Island Age Group Championships. The standout Canterbury performance for the week was produced by Alisia Ren who claimed victory in the Girls U16 division. Ren, 15, shot rounds of 79, 72, and 77 to win by a shot. Other notable performance of the week includes Cooper Moore and Phong Nguyen who finished 2nd and 5th respectively in the U16 Boys category and Yuki Miya and Sam Harris who finished 7th and 10th respectively in the Men’s U19 category. Read the full review here - https://www.golf.co.nz/news-detail?newsarticleid=25788&tags=Tournaments