Favourites in charge

The favourites started positively at the South Island age group championships at the Otago Golf Club yesterday.

Reigning New Zealand strokeplay champion Robby Turnbull leads by two shots in the under-19 boys division, North Island strokeplay champion Emma Zheng shares the under-19 girls lead with Chloe Lam, in-form Otago junior Ricky Kang leads the under-16 boys section by three, and Japanese golfer Lannie Inoue takes an early three-shot lead in the under-16 girls division.