The 2019 Golf Warehouse Canterbury Matchplay is being held at Russley Golf Club over Labour Weekend starting with qualifying on Saturday, then matchplay on Sunday and Monday.
Defending Champion Scott Manyweathers (Harewood) will be looking to repeat when he defends his title in the Men's Open section. However he will face stern competition from a number of other players in good form including former Canterbury Strokeplay champion Owen Burgess, Canterbury Rep Sam Purdon, and the likes of Josh Smith, Ryan Bellamy, and Zach May. All will be looking to gain a top qualifying spot to plot an easier path through to the Finals on Monday. The open mens section will qualify into two divisions of 16 players.
The Women's section of eight players is led by Canterbury Reps Maddie May and Hillary O'Connor. Unfortunately defending champion Catherine Bell is unable to play. Amy Weng, Jasmine Clancy and Yoyo Fu will be the main challenges to the leading pair.
The Men's Masters Championship sees a strong field of sixteen with qualifying to decide the seeding for the matchplay draw. 2018 champion Blair Dibley has moved to the North Island, so the field will be headed by Canterbury Masters reps Andrew Dufton, Jonathan Stieller, Anton Fouchee and Brett Turner.
The Women's Masters division was cancelled due to lack of entries.
The U19 Men's division started last year was a success and has returned to accommodate our up-and-coming young players. The field has attracted eight players mostly in their early teens. The lowest handicappers in the field are Seb May and Yuki Miya, with Cooper Moore and Edward Dickinson the likely challengers.
Play starts with qualifying on Saturday at 8am, and matchplay starting from 8.00am on Sunday. Semi-finals and finals are on Monday.
Click here to view the draw.
Results will also be posted on the Canterbury Golf website and updates on our Facebook page throughout the weekend.