Lim, Xu, May and Bai Lead the Way at New Zealand Age Group Championships

Under 19 Age Group Champion Zach May (Golf NZ)
Zach May (Golf NZ)

Four players emerged on top of their respective divisions at the New Zealand Age Group Championships held at Ngaruawahia Golf Club recently.

Zach May, Carmen Lim, Joshua Bai, and Fiona Xu all won their divisions in convincing fashion to be crowned age group champions.

In the New Zealand boys under 16 championship, Joshua Bai continued his outstanding form and fired a final round of 10-under 62 to get to 24-under for the tournament. He had 66 and 64 for the first two rounds

Bai relished the forward tees for the under 16 division driving a number of greens and being able to hit all the par 5’s in two. He won by 10 shots over Zack Swanwick and finished with an astonishing five birdies on the trot.

In the Under 16 Girl’s division, Fiona Xu came out on top to win by 11 shots at five-under the tournament.

Xu carded rounds of 71, 67, and 73 to win her second national title of the year. The North Harbour pair of Eunseo Choi and Amy Im finished in a tie for second.

Meanwhile, Zach May continues his impressive run of form carding a final round of six-under to win the Under 19 Boys division by eight shots.

May got to 13-under with rounds of 65, 72, and 66 to cap off what’s been a great last month for the Cantabrian.

Cosmo Graham finished in second place at five-under-par while Hayato Miya finished in third a further three shots back.

Finally, Carmen Lim has taken out the Under 19 Girls division by eight shots over fellow National Academy player Darae Chung.

Lim shot rounds of 73, 67, and 68 to finish at eight-under-par. Maddie May added another medal for the May household as she came third at one-over, one shot back of Chung.

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