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Maclean Junior Golf Classic

ABOVE: Maclean Junior Golf Open winners Maddy Trew and Jay Mackenzie. Pic: Contributed.
ABOVE: Maclean Junior Golf Open winners Maddy Trew and Jay Mackenzie. Pic: Contributed.

 

The day was fine but cold and the number of participants from courses in the surrounding region was good. Players from the host club Maclean, Ballina, Murwillumbah, Coolangatta -Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Casino, Ocean Shores, Kyogle, Grafton as well as neighbouring clubs at Iluka and Yamba made for an exciting days golf.
Jay Mackenzie (Ballina) won the Junior Boys Open Division with a great score of 1 under par, 71. Jay was the leading junior boy participant from the Northern Rivers in the recent NSW Junior State Championships and has carried his form over to the NRDGA OOM events. On a tough day in the cold conditions, the only other player to break 80 was McKenzie Wright (Yamba) who played to his handicap with a good score of 76. The Junior Boys nett competition was won by Reilly Wunderlich (Yamba) with a score of 70. Jack Soley (Murwillumbah) also had a good score of nett 74.
The Junior Girls Open Division was won by Maddy Trew (Murwillumbah) with a great score of 74. Maddy also performed well at the State Championships in the Illawarra and her golf continues to improve. The Junior Girls nett competition was won by Eleka Moore (Ballina).
The Cadet (9 hole) competition continues to attract a good field of “the next good thing” golfers. At Maclean, Connor Whitelock (Byron Bay) had a great score of 46 shots off a handicap of 12. Other good scores were recorded by Jayme Walters (Kyogle) and Charlie Dean (Ocean Shores). The Cadet Boys nett competition was won by Daniel Mackenzie (Ballina) with a fantastic score of nett 27. The next best nett scores were recorded by Kane Whitelock (Byron Bay) and Braden Howlett (Kyogle).
The Cadet Girls competition was won by the consistent Hollie Fuller (Grafton) with a great score of 50 shots. The nett winner on 27 was Jenna Carter (Yamba).
The Maclean Golf Club would like to thank the sponsors for the day – P&J Financial Planning and DW Brown Accounting for their continued support of this junior event.
Paul King

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