Teenager Jordan Jung produced a memorable week of golf to win the Jack Newton International Sub Junior Classic tournament at Cessnock Golf Club in Sydney.
The 14-year-old Melville Glades member shot a stunning seven-under to win by five strokes and continue a recent Western Australian tradition at the four-round event.
Jung to became the third West Aussie in the past four years to win the Boys’ Sub Junior Category after Hayden Hopewell and Cooper Geddes.
Jung was the only player in the field of 372 players, across both courses, to shoot all four rounds under par and almost signed off his win in fine style with a near hole-in-one at the 18th.
He displayed his resilience in the second round, when he began, bogey-birdie-quad, before recovering to shoot five-under for the remaining five holes.
Jung was a part of a 17-strong WA contingent that headed to Sydney for the tournament, which is regarded as one of the premier junior events on the Australian golf calendar.
Georgia Garner-Dart finished sixth in the Girls’ Sub Junior category as the field was blitzed by New South Wales’ Sophie Yip, who won by a stunning 19 strokes.
Garner-Dart was a part of the Lake Karrinyup team that reached the Division One final of this year’s Women’s Pennants while she teamed with Jen Herbst to win the Women’s Foursomes Championship of WA title in August.
Josh Greer, who teamed with Connor McKinney to win the Men’s Foursomes title, was the best-placed in the Boys Championship in sixth place after back-to-back rounds of 70 elevated him up the leaderboard.
Jose De Sousa was a stroke further back in a tie for seventh with McKinney also at the top end of the leaderboard in a tie for 11th place.
Kathryn Norris was the best-placed West Aussie in the Girls Championship, in a tie for 11th position, after a one-under final round 71.
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