Matias Sanchez (Sandhurst) and Ahlia-Ann Krishnamurthi (Riversdale) have claimed the respective boys and girls Signature Tournament titles for 2014. The St. John course at The Heritage was presented in immaculate condition and players were fortunate enough to have the weather match – an ideal sunny and calm 27 degrees.
Cameron John (Waverley) came in early with a stellar four under-par 68 and looked destine to take home the cup. However, Sanchez signed for a tournament record low 67 to narrowly edge out the early clubhouse leader
Krishnamurthi finished two shots clear of her nearest competitor, Sheradyn Johnson, to have her name etched alongside the likes of Su-Hyun Oh.
It was a tight affair in the overall nett section with Ashni Solanki taking the honours on a count back over Antony Majstorovic – both tied on 69 apiece.
Congratulations to all the age division winners; Louis Dobbelaar (U14B), Sheradyn Johnson (U14G), Cameron John (U16B), Abigail Chong (U21G).
A full field of competitors took to Oakleigh for the second time this year in the Rookie Series. Ashni Solanki and Aashish Sudarsanan continued their dominance by taking home the U11 Girls and U15 Boys sections respectively.
6 year old Harrison Gomez was unfazed by the hot weather when he fired an unbelievable nett score of 17 while Sean Shan also chimed into the winners circle with 19 nett.
The last of the Rookie qualifying events will be at Rosanna on Monday 12th January where many will be keen to grab last minute OOM points!
Aashish Sudarsanan fired the low round of the day with 35 to take out the U15 Boys title at the Dunes – Cups on Saturday 18 October. Aashish has now won back-to-back in the Rookie Series with the first coming a few weeks ago at Sanctuary Lakes.
Ashni Solanki snatched back the OOM lead in the U11 Girls with yet another victory – her 4th for the year!
The Peninsula Junior Open finished in sensational fashion this morning at Portsea Golf Club. The skies were clear with not a breath of wind to mention – perfect scoring conditions. Harrison Whykes overcame a four shot deficit last night to fire a stellar round of four under 67 to take out the boy’s title.
A playoff between Bianca Ling and Soo-Bin Park was needed to decide the girls section after they tied on 147. The pair teed of the first playoff hole with some 50 parents and players watching intensely. After a solid drive, Ling struck her wedge perfectly to only a few feet for a tap in birdie and to claim the title.
Jade Brooks carded nett rounds of 70 and 64 for top honours in the overall handicap division.
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.