Fewkes holds on to claim #AusJnr Boys title

13th Apr 2018

West Aussie Connor Fewkes has clinched the 2018 Australian Boys’ Amateur title after a two shot victory at Gosnells Golf Club on Friday.

In a breakthrough victory for the Kalgoorlie left-hander, scores of 72 and 67 were enough to claim the title ahead of a trio of Sandgropers in Jordan Jung, Jose De Sousa and Cooper Geddes.

Fewkes was able to hold his nerve throughout the final round, with De Sousa leading by a shot with three holes remaining.

The Gosnells local found the trees on 16 to make bogey, while Fewkes was clean on approach to record birdie.

The WA skipper safely recorded two more birdies to finish with 67, two ahead of Jung.

Fewkes started the final round behind both Geddes and De Sousa, however with two birdies on the front nine and a further two on the back, the Championship was his.

The win means Fewkes is guaranteed entry into the Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in November 2018.

Queensland’s Louis Dobbelaar was consistent throughout the week to finish at two-under-par.

Connor McKinney finished in sixth position meaning that five of the top six placings were owned by Western Australians.

The win sees both WA captains claim titles with Maddison Hinson-Tolchard securing the title.