JNJG International Junior Classic
For the second straight year, a record field headed to the NSW Hunter Valley for the Jack Newton International Junior Classic, beginning on Tuesday 2nd October at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club and Cessnock Golf Club.
Almost 400 players travelled from around the world to take part in the event, with some of New South Wales’ finest tested by the World’s best.
More than 210 players competed at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club in the 15-17 Years Division, whilst a capacity field of 180 players took part at Cessnock in the 14 Years and Under Sub-Junior Division. 56 of those players at Cessnock competed in the brand new 11 Years and Under Division, a division created at the tournament for the very first time due to the ever-increasing popularity of kids in those younger age divisions.
The International, brainchild of Australian golfing stalwart and JNJG founder Jack Newton, was first held in 1986 and provides a competitive environment for the most promising talent from right around the globe. Teams once again flew in from far and wide with players from Canada, Hawaii, Japan, New Caledonia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea looking to take the trophy back home with them. Every state and territory in Australia was also represented, with players making the trip from all corners of the country to compete in the 72-hole 4-day tournament.
The tournament is a permanent fixture on the junior golfing calendar, holding both Australia Junior Order of Merit and World Amateur Golf Ranking Status, and is proudly supported by major sponsor, Callaway Golf South Pacific. “The Jack Newton International Junior Classic is an important stepping stone for many of Australia’s young golfers,” said tournament host and founder, Jack Newton. “This event has been pivotal in founding the careers of Australia’s well-known international golfing stars providing them with a platform to make a successful transition into the senior ranks,” finished Newton.
Four of our local junior girls qualified to participate in this prestigious event – Ella Scaysbrook & Madelaine Laws-Farrell from Port Macquarie, and Pyper Hollis & Quedesha Golledge from Kew.
All girls played well in their respective age groups, with Ella the most successful of the four girls placing 2nd in the Girls 12 Years.
The girls results were as follows:
Ella Scaysbrook – Girls 12 Years
Rounds of: 87/90/82/88 – Total: 347
Placed: 2nd in Gross, 4th in Nett & Tied 16th Overall
Quedesha Golledge – Girls 14 Years
Rounds of: 87/91/84/94 – Total: 356
Placed: 9th in Gross & Nett, Placed 20th Overall
Madeline Laws-Farrell – Girls 15 Years
Rounds of: 92/99/100/87/94 – Total: 380
Placed: 30th in Gross, 13th in Nett & 57th Overall
Pyper Hollis – Girls 16 Years
Rounds: 84/82/78/88 – Total: 332
Placed: Placed: 21st in Gross, 9th in Nett & 41st Overall
WGCNC Junior Co-ordinator
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