The 2020 Drummond Golf 54-Hole Junior Classic commenced yesterday with a warm welcome offered to all players by our host, Harvey Golf Club. Peter Shine, Vice Captain and a wonderful group of volunteers from the club community were “delighted to host all the juniors and their families to enjoy the club today.”

Mount Lawley’s Jordan Jung set the pace in the first round by equalling Kim Felton and Jason Scrivener’s course record of 67. Jung started with two birdies and an eagle, and sails into Round 2 with a five-stroke lead. Jung is on form, having taken home the Cobra Puma junior title last week in a playoff against Joondalup’s Tom Addy. Addy sits in second place after a confident round which included an eagle on the challenging 16th hole. A drive into the rough was recovered with a magic shot onto the green, sinking the ten-foot putt for eagle.

Royal Fremantle Abbie Teasdale was strong all day, shooting a 73 to give herself a four-stroke lead over Mount Lawley’s Ruby Fry and Royal Perth’s Yeah-Jin Lee. Teasdale is performing strongly since the resumption of tournament golf, having joined Jung in winning the Cobra Puma title earlier in the school holidays. 

Round 2 tomorrow will be hosted by Collie Golf Club. Conditions are set to be challenging with wind and rain forecast, coupled with some low temperatures for an early start. 

The Smarter than Smoking Junior tour welcomed our Tiger Tees and nine-hole Stableford players to join in the fun today at Harvey. Gosnells’ Junior Jireh Gilbert carded a confident 21 points in the nine-hole Stableford competition, making it very much a family affair with his brother on the bag, and elder siblings competing in the 54-hole event. 

Spectators are welcome to enjoy the golf and club bar and restaurant at Collie Golf Club on Thursday, followed by the final round at Sanctuary Golf Resort on Friday.

Current leaderboards for the Drummond Golf 54 hole classic can be found here.