A great weekend for Canterbury Golf saw both our women’s team take out their SIIP tournament in style at Timaru Golf course with the men’s team also impressive in taking out their respective competition at Ashburton Golf Course.
The ladies, looking to defend the title did so in style winning 3 from 3 games dropping just 6.5 points in total throughout the weekend. Stand-out performances from the middle of the playing order saw Catherine Bell, Olive Tapu, and Rachel Eder all secure 3 wins from 3. Solid unbeaten performances from no1 Maddie May and no7 Melissa Newburn also contributed towards a convincing team performance. A mention too is worthy for Melissa and Jasmine Clancy who were both giving up shots each round to their opposition in keeping with the tournament conditions of play.
Meanwhile, in Ashburton our men’s team were looking to regain the SIIP title since last winning it back in 2018. Coming out the blocks hot Canterbury won all their first-round matches to set a good foundation for the rest of the tournament. That form continued into round 2 where they recorded another 6 wins to leave themselves in pole position going into day 2 with 2 team wins on the board. The Sunday bought very windy conditions adding another element to contend with which resulted in a tough round 3 with close results against Southland 2-2 and Aorangi 3-1. The men finished strong however to record 7 victories in round 4 to complete the clean sweep with the team collecting 26.5 points from 32 overall. Zach May, Reid Hilton, and Dominic Brettkelly all recorded perfect 4 from 4 records with Matt McLean also going through undefeated with 3 wins and a half.
Full results can be viewed below: