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!
The 2014 Series is hotting up with just one round to be played at Sandhurst in late August. The Regional Series Cup has been scaled back to the "best 54" to reflect the drop to 7 events in line with the other divisions.
A number of players are in with a chance to take the overall gross honours and claim the cup. Div B sees Kyle Brooks with a good lead and Montana Lewis is well out in front in Div C.
The series winner will be invited to compete as a Victorian Representative at the 2014 Srixon International in New South Wales.
Konrad Ciupek showed his consistent form by taking out the 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Junior Open by 7 shots in cold conditions. Konrad returned rounds of 72 and 70 (both best rounds of the day) for a two under par total.
Emily Smith also had a strong victory, winning by 4 shots from Alex Hilliard.
Nett honours went to Jordan Mowat from Belvoir Park, returning a 36 hole total of 135, including a great second round nett 64.
For the first time the SAJG Rookie Series will be played on the famed Melbourne sandbelt at the magnificent Kingston Heath GC. The third event in the series will be played on the morning of Tuesday, July 8. It is a great chance to play the course both Tiger Woods and Adam Scott rank amongst the world's finest.
An updated calendar and entry form appear on the Rookie Series page and SAJG urges all aspiring young players to get their entries in early as places are limited.