Day two of the Drummond Golf Junior Amateur had plenty of action. The competitors were welcomed by a clear, warm Perth afternoon. The course once again was in superb condition and ready for battle between the states best.
Some very good rounds on both sides resulted in a tight finish for the tournament.
Mia Lawson and Josiah Edwards shared the rounds of the day both setting the pace with a three under par 69.
Mia Lawson couldn’t have started her day better. Starting on 10 she eagled her first hole, birdied 12 and got to three under through three.
Bogeys on the next three holes halted her charge. She turned at one under thanks to a birdie on 17. Another steady nine on the back had her finish at two under on the second nine and three under for the day.
Josiah Edwards started steadily on the front nine, one birdie and two bogeys had him at one over through nine.
He fired up on the back nine. Starting with a birdie on 10 he went on to birdie 2 more getting him to two under for the day. A monstrous three wood on the par five 18th left him little more than 150 into the last. This resulted in another birdie and a four under back nine.
The two days belonged to Erina Tan and Ollie Marsh. Both sat in second going into the day and both shot a two under 70.
Tan was two under after her first two holes. A bogey on 16 meant she made the turn at one under.
Another bogey on her 10th hole had her back at even. With both Jorja Hinson-Tolchard and Amanda Gan pushing up the leaderboard, Tan needed to make a move.
Tan finished strong, she was two under through her last six holes. She managed to hold off the Jorja Hinson-Tolchard and hang onto the State Junior Amateur title.
Ollie Marsh had a final round tussle with first round leader Ken Gao. They traded blows through the front nine and shared birdies on both the final two holes of the front nine. Marsh had a two-shot lead at the turn and never let up. He birdied 11 to extend his lead.
A quick fist pump after he holed a long par putt on the par three 13th showed what the round and tournament meant to him. He finished the back nine level par and two under for the day and the tournament. A massive win for an exciting young player.
Congratulations to both our Champions Erina Tan and Ollie Marsh. The two days was filled with plenty of exceptional golf. The course was in awesome condition and made for an awesome two days of golf.
State Champion: Ollie Marsh – Royal Fremantle: 72,70 = 142
Runner up: Josiah Edwards – Gosnells: 77, 69 = 146
Third: Ken Tianyi Gao – Mt Lawley: 69,77 = 146
State Champion: Erina Tan – Mt Lawley – 73,70 = 143
Runner up: Jorja Hinson-Tolchard – Gosnells – 75,70 = 145
Third: Amanda Gan – Mt Lawley – 73,73 = 146