Jack Newton Junior kicks off at Cypress Lakes

27th Sep 2022

The annual Jack Newton International Junior Classic has begun at Cypress Lakes resort in the Hunter Valley and an exciting group of WA athletes have made the journey over.

The long-held event has eight GolfWA athletes competing over four days to try and bring a win back to the west.

The strong Australian field also has an international flavour to it this week with representation from Hawaii, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore and South Africa.

The boy’s team is comprised of Braedon Law, Lachlan Hall, George Barclay and Kloden Brown who is competing in the Sub-Junior competition.

George Barclay comes into the week after a strong run of finishes in both Junior and Open age group competitions. Barclay won the Nedlands junior at the start of the year and added to his silverware taking out the division one pennants title with Joondalup.

The girl’s team is also very strong with Erina Tan, Valerie Khuu, Jorja Hinson-Tolchard and Isabella Leniartek in the Sub-Junior.

Both Erina Tan and Valerie Khuu have won the two flagship GolfWA events this year. Tan took out the Drummond Golf Junior Amateur while Khuu took out the Cobra Puma championship earlier in the year over Amanda Gan in a dramatic finish at Kwinana Golf Club

Other WA athletes who have made the journey over for the competition include Mt. Lawleys Ken Gao and Joseph Buttress fresh of his win last week at the Victorian Junior Amateur.

Goodluck to all over the four days and the progress can be tracked through the Jack Newton Facebook page or through the website.