Belmont GC and Charlestown GC hosted the 2019 NSW Junior Championships and JNJG State Age Titles last week with the four round tournament starting on Tuesday 9th July.

Almost 250 of the best players from around the country took part in second JNJG Major of the Year, with the winning boy and girl earning an exemption into the NSW Open, part of the Australian PGA Tour Summer of Golf later in the year.

One of the highest ranking junior events in the country, the NSW Junior Championships once again saw a strong field taking part with players from all over Australia flying in to compete. 67 Interstate and Overseas competitors, by far the biggest number in NSW Junior Championship history, took part in the event this year whilst the NSW & A.C.T juniors also competed for the JNJG State Age Championships, NSW Club Junior Champion of Champions, NSW Country Junior Championships and the Inter-District Teams Championships.

The Inter-District Championships was played over the first 36 holes of the NSW Junior Championships. District teams were made up of four players, with a minimum of one junior girl in each team.

The team score was calculated from the best three of four scratch scores in each round.

Three of our local girls were in the Lower North Coast & Mid North Coast Teams. The Team Event Results were:

1. Ev. Newcastle – K Toole (+12), H Cleare (+2), H Ellison (Ev), J Robards (-2)
2. +4. Hunter River – J Vesper (+14), H Atkinson (+9), J Fuller (Ev), C Lamb (-5)
3. +14. Illawarra – S Bosevski (+12), A Brown (+10), E Harvey (+4), B Wills (Ev)
4. +15. Central Coast – A Boyd (+6), S Binder (+8), D Pedzikiewicz (+6), K Phillips (+3)
5. +18. A.C.T Monaro – I Hawes (+6), L Chamberlain (+6), A Maxwell (+9), M Nguyen (+6)
6. +18. Northern Rivers – H Fuller (+13), H Remfrey (+2), I Outridge (+3)
7. +22. Far South Coast – J Halls (-3), B Halls (+11), H Peterson (+14)
8. +26. Lower North Coast – Q Golledge (+12), E Scaysbrook (+13), W Knight (+14), F Murray (Ev)
9. +32. Central West – B Davis (+13), C Jackson (+5), C McMillan (+14)
10. +39. Mid North Coast – M Butterfield (+19), B Flanagan (+13), H McMillan (+7)

The Girls Results for the overall event were as follows:

Ella Scaysbrook (Port Macquarie) – Rounds of: 82,77,83,81 for Total: 323.

Tied 39 Overall, 8th NSW Girls Country Junior, Tied 2nd Girls 13 Years Gross & 3rd in Nett

Quedesha Golledge (Kew) – Rounds of: 85,89,91,92 for Total: 357

Placed 44th Overall, Tied 12th NSW Girls Country Junior, Placed 8th Girls 15 Years Gross & 5th in Nett

Maddison Butterfield (Kempsey) – Rounds of: 92,92,101,92 for Total: 377

Placed 51st Overall, 14th NSW Girls Country Junior, 5th Girls 16 Years Gross & Nett

Well Done Girls.