Schoolboy leads Harewood Open

00:27, Oct 19 2012
Oscar Cadenhead landscape
EARLY LEADER: Oscar Cadenhead in action at the Harewood Open Charles Tour golf event today.

Christchurch schoolboy Oscar Cadenhead is the early leader at the Harewood Open Charles Tour golf event today.

The 17-year-old from Christchurch Boys' High School tied the course record at the Harewood's Woodlands course with a two-under 70 to be the early first round leader.

Cadenhead was in the first group off this morning and was on fire early.

Birdies on one and two were followed by three more as the Clearwater Golf Club member shot to five-under after seven holes.

He stayed five under at the turn, but the more difficult back nine proved far tougher on the schoolboy.

He made one further birdie, but dropped shots consistently to finish two-under.

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Needing just a five on the par-five 18th to break the modest course record held by another young Christchurch amateur, Owen Burgess, Cadenhead found trouble off the tee and was only able to make six to tie the mark.

With around half the 96-strong field through nine holes, only six other players were in red figures at the turn.

Rangiora's James Devlin was two under, but finished his round with an even par 72.

Greg Turner reached the 10th tee at one-under joined by Steven Han, Leighton James, Brendon Stuart and Andrew Green.

Laura Hoskin was the early women's leader, also at one under through nine.

The Press