Winton winner Daniel just gets better and better
Winton's Daniel Price was the top male golfer at the Southland secondary schools' championship.
The championship, at the Winton Golf Club last week, attracted 32 boys and five girls from five schools - Central Southland College, Wakatipu High School, Gore High School, Southland Boys' High School and James Hargest College.
Price, of Central Southland College, won the individual boys' gross on a countback after he and Sungwoo Han, of Wakatipu High School, tied with 76 strokes.
Golf Southland development officer Jenna Gainford said Price played the juniors' nine-hole series, held weekly at different Southland golf courses.
"He's getting better and better . . . it's exciting to see," Gainford said.
Price's father, Brendan, said his son had played golf for a long time.
"As soon as he could stand he was into it."
Wins in the Winton Golf Club's championship and stroke play helped Daniel Price become the club's 2013 Golfer of the Year. Club captain Allan Ward has watched Price develop as a golfer.
"We're very proud of him," Ward said.
Price, on a 10 handicap, will compete in the South Island under-19 championships in Cromwell on April 30 to May 2.
Results of the Southland secondary schools' golf championship at Winton last week:
1: Wakatipu High School A, 237; 2: Wakatipu High School B, 252; 3: Central Southland College, 263.
1: Gore High School, 205; 2: Central Southland College, 209; 3: Verdon College, 213.
Individual Boys' Net
1: Logan Anstiss (Wakatipu High School), 51; 2: Joshua Kalweit (Northern Southland College), 64; 3: Henry More (Verdon College), 64.
Individual Girls' Net
1: Hannah Arnold (Verdon College), 76; 2: Sara McDonald (Central Southland College), 79.
Individual Boys' Gross
1: Daniel Price (Central Southland College, won on countback), 76; 2: Sungwoo Han (Wakatipu High School), 76; 3: Calum Judkins (Wakatipu High School), 80.
Individual Girls' Gross
Hannah Arnold (Verdon College), 93; Sara McDonald (Central Southland College), 97.
1: Casey Taylor (Fiordland College), 109; 2: Tim Young (Southland Boys' High School), 110; 3: Michelle Lindsay (James Hargest College), 137.
The Southland Times