Both Anthony Morabito and Antony Majstorovic are tied for the lead in boys section of the Peninsula Junior Open with opening rounds of two over-par 72. Bianca Ling heads up the girls section after signing for 73 against a par of 71.
Fresh of her victory last week in the Girls Championship of Victoria, Soo Bin Park is 3 back along with the defending champion in Kallista Do.
Some players seemed unphased by the gusty conditions with many breaking their handicaps. The best in was Heritage’s Marc Massarotti with a stellar 65 nett.
FINAL U16 VIC JUNIOR CLASSIC - Sept 26, 2014
After another successful year, the U16 Vic Junior Classic events wrapped up for the 2014 season. Bodie Gardner and Lauren Goddard were the overall champions with scores of 52 and 58 respectively. This is not Bodie’s first time on the podium; his first win came last year during the April school holidays.
Congratulations to all those that competed during the year and we hope to see you back in 2015!
A strong contingent of Rookies took to Sanctuary Lakes on Thursday 25 September in very chilly weather. Aashish Sudarsanan came in with the low round of 39 while Kiandra Hughes and Lennox Popplestone also had fantastic rounds! Next on the Rookie Series calendar is The Dunes – Cups on October 18th.
VICTORIA SELECTS 2014 SRIXON INTERNATIONAL TEAM - Sept 3, 2014
The players to represent Victoria at the 2014 JNJG Srixon International later this month in NSW have been announced. Matias Sanchez (Sandhurst), Konrad Ciupek (Victoria), Andre Lautee (Rosanna), Kono Matsumoto (Victoria) and Alex Hilliard (Sandhurst) will compete in the 72-hole tournament at Maitland Golf Club.
A vintage final round performance at the Barclays last week has seen Stuart Appleby cement starts at the next two tournaments of the FedExCup Playoff’s. Stuart finished tied for second at 12 under-par along with fellow Australian Jason Day and American Cameron Tringale. Appleby soared up the rankings to now sit 19th on the table.
Listen to Stuart talk about his recent form and upcoming playoff events.
REGIONAL SERIES WRAPS UP - August 24, 2014
The final event of the 2014 Regional Series was played at Sandhurst on Sunday, August 24. A jammed packed field of players enjoyed relatively calm conditions, with light showers making a brief appearance later in the day.
Wodonga member, Liam Gransden returned a stellar two under-par 70 to claim victory over Harrison Whykes by a single shot. Other notables included Tristan Britt with a level par 72 along with Kyal Baart, Josh Hetherington, Andre Lautee and Matias Sanchez – all tied on 73 apiece.
The series winners were announced and for the first time joint winners have been awarded to Andre Lautee and Konrad Ciupek in the overall section of the Regional Series. With Ciupek away representing School Sport Victoria in Queensland, Lautee managed to catch the series frontrunner with his 1550 points today to tie the Victoria member on 5000 points.
Meanwhile Division A went to Antony Majstorovic, Division B to Kyleand Brooks, and Division C to Montana Lewis.
SAJG wishes to thank all players, parents and the host clubs that supported the 2014 series.
After two years in the events dept at Golf Victoria, Doug O'Keeffe has moved into a new role as Junior Events Coordinator. Doug's primary focus will be the delivery of the junior events pathway highlighted by the SAJG program.
Doug is a passionate golfer and a former SAJG player in his junior days. A member at Long Island CC, Doug has a love of the game as witnessed by a recent trip to the home of golf, St Andrews.
The 2014 Peninsula Junior Open is the next SAJG tournament on the calendar, to be played on October 2 and 3. The first round will be held at Sorrento GC with the final round being played at Portsea GC.
Defending champs are Ted Donoghue and Kallista Do, who will look to repeat their great form of last year.
Both courses are rated amongst Victoria's best and are always a great test of golf. Entries are now open!