Defending Pollock Cup golfing champions Waimairi Beach have received a boost ahead of Sunday's opening two rounds at Ellesmere.
As well as having Canterbury representatives Sylvie Williams and Georgia Wayman on their books, they've attracted young Kaiapoi star Amelia Garvey to their team as an official import.
At just 12 years old, Garvey is the youngest golfer in this year's competition and is likely to both play well and pick up valuable experience ahead of her first New Zealand junior teams interprovincial after recently being named in the Canterbury under-19 side for the October tournament.
Waimairi Beach will play Harewood and Templeton on Sunday.
Templeton, the 2007 winners, have missed the last few competitions, but have two experienced players in their ranks in former Canterbury rep Nicole Woodgate and former Otago player Shani Arona.
Harewood will once again be led by Aorangi-South Canterbury's No 1 Catherine Knight and have the experienced Anne Dick, from the Canterbury Masters team, in their setup.
Christchurch, last year's narrowly beaten finalists, have had two major losses from last year's team.
Jess Guenzerodt has shifted from Christchurch to Russley and Rachel Thow has retired.
They will now be led by Aorangi-South Canterbury import Catherine Bell.
Guenzerodt will play alongside Canterbury team-mate Elisha Crosbie, and Coringa's Zhantel Weekes has also joined a Russley side expected to be very competitive.
Coringa's success will be based around former Waimairi Beach player Kim Moggach and Melissa Newburn, while sisters Louise and Fiona Gebbie make them a team to watch.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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