College – Issue 40

“By the time I was 10 or 11 I knew I wanted to be a professional golfer as I just loved the game and there are so many different aspects of the sport.” Zach May


Hockey 2020 – Co-captain 1st XI, Cup for College’s Best Senior Player in 1st XI, 3rd place South Island secondary schools’ premiership hockey tournament, winners Canterbury secondary schools premier league competition. Cricket 2018 – College 1st XI cricket team, England and Singapore cricket tour. Golf 2020 – Winner NZ U19 Boys championships; Canterbury Men’s team – winners of New Zealand Men’s Interprovincial golf tournament; Canterbury Men’s team – South Island Interprovincial golf tournament; Canterbury Men’s junior golfer of the year; Canterbury Men’s Order of Merit, 2nd place; Canterbury Men’s U19 Order of Merit, 1st place; New Zealand Men’s Stroke Play, top 10 finish; New Zealand Men’s North Island U19 championships, 2nd place; Canterbury Men’s 4BBB championship, 1st place tied (with an individual score of 7 under par 65).

During his five years at College, Zach played golf, cricket and hockey to a representative level for Canterbury through various age group teams. He also represented College in the hockey and cricket 1st XI teams and was a member of the school golf team that competed in local and national secondary school competitions. He says particular highlights in 2020 were: • Winning the New Zealand Men’s Interprovincial with the Canterbury Men’s golf team in late November – for the first time in 20 years. • The College 1st XI hockey team winning the Canterbury secondary schools’ hockey championship – “It was a great way to finish five years of College 1st XI hockey, winning it three times as well as a Rankin Cup. College hockey is a great environment with awesome coaches, a well- run and managed progamme and has achieved success on the local and national stage.” • In December, winning the New Zealand U19 championship at Nga¯ ruawa¯ hia Golf Club by eight shots, finishing on 13 under for the tournament. 2021 was to have been spent in the United States on a golf scholarship, but Covid-19 has prevented that, and instead he will take a gap year. “I want to really focus on my golf and play a number of tournaments in New Zealand and, hopefully, Australia or Asia, if travel restrictions allow. Then, hopefully, I can go over to the US for College in 2022.”

College Issue 40 2021


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