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Ballina golfer is Maclean Junior Open winner

With a record number of 57 starters for the Maclean Junior Open, players from Yamba, Kyogle, Grafton, Ballina, Lismore, Coraki, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Murwillumbah, Coolangatta Tweed, Casino, Ocean Shores and Maclean enjoyed perfect weather and a course in great condition. The 2016 Open Boys Champion is Jay Mackenzie from the Ballina Golf Club with a gross score of 4 under par, 68. One shot shy of the course record. Runner up was Alex Hunt from the Murwillumbah Golf Club. The Girls Open winner was Courtney Fuller from the Grafton Golf Club with a winning score of 78 gross. Boys best nett Jackson Daley with a 65 nett. Girls best nett Emily Martin with a 78 nett. The nine hole results saw Ethan Walker shoot a 47, runner up was Cameron Harlen-Robertson with a 48 gross. The best nett score for the boys was Daniel McKenzie with 28. The girls best gross was Elly Peterson with a 54 (and two NTP’s). The girls best nett was Franceska Payne with a 31. The 5 hole event was contested by nineteen golfers who all received a participation medal and golf ball. Thanks to our long term Junior Open sponsors D W Brown Accountancy Maclean and P&J Financial Planning Yamba. A big thank you to all of the volunteers on the day. Phil McGuire