By: Neal Maidment
A number of WA’s most promising junior golfers put in impressive performances in the Tasmanian Junior Masters event in Launceston.
Gosnells’ Josiah Edwards (pictured above) continued his hot streak by claiming a tie for 3rd at level par for the championship. Edwards – who recorded a sensational 18-stroke victory in the Tasmanian Junior Amateur earlier in the week – hit a final round of 65 (six-under) at Mowbray Golf Club to swarm up the leaderboard. He finished five strokes adrift of champion Rupert Toomey of Huntigdale GC, VIC.
This latest fine showing means that Edwards has finished in the top 10 in all four Golf Australia Junior Order of Merit events he has contested in SA and Tasmania in the past two weeks. He was not the only WA golfer to hit top gear at the Junior Masters event, however.
Thirteen-year-old Isabella Leniartek of Mount Lawley Golf Club played consistently good golf to claim outright 4th in the girls’ event at +3 for the championship, while clubmate Valerie Khuu finished 10th. The event winner was Victorian Jazy Roberts, who followed up her win at the Tasmanian Junior Amateur with a commanding 13-stroke victory.
Royal Perth’s Spencer Harrison was also in the field of the boys’ event. Helped by a solid second-round 72, 14-year-old Harrison finished in T22nd.