Parker and Garvey dominate golf awards

HAUL: Amelia Garvey holding the women's golfer of the year and Liz Douglas trophys

New Zealand junior representatives Tom Parker and Amelia Garvey were the major winners at the Canterbury Golf annual awards evening at Russley.

Parker, 17, is one of the country’s top golfing prospects and recently finished third at the Australian Boys’ Amateur Championship in April. He is currently in Japan representing New Zealand at the Junior Golf World Cup. He took home three awards on Friday night, including men’s golfer of the year.

Garvey, 16, was also recognised three times on the night after a strong 12 months which included winning the New Zealand stroke play title in Hastings in March. She also represented New Zealand at the Queen Sirikit Cup in China last month.

A life membership was awarded to Rangiora’s Sue McFarlane for her huge contribution over the last 30 years.

Award winners

Service awards: Amelia Garvey (Kaiapoi), Hillary O’Connor (Pegasus), Craig Vining (Russley) Gary McAuley (Russley), Bruce Hutchison (Rangiora). Ambassador of the year: Tom Parker (Christchurch). Best stroke average – Liz Douglas Trophy: Amelia Garvey (68.30). Best stroke average – Vardon Trophy: Tom Parker (69.83). Promising junior girl: Maddie May (Russley). Promising junior boy: Zach May (Russley). Women’s golfer: Amelia Garvey. Men’s golfer: Tom Parker. Women’s junior golfer: Juliana Hung (Russley). Men’s junior golfer: Hiroki Miya (Russley). Administrator of the year: Marie Michael (Greendale). Volunteer of the year: Denis Cotton (Rawhiti).