Harrison Crowe has added another title to a rapidly growing resume after taking out the Boys Strokeplay at the Australian All-Schools Golf Championships at Bonville Golf Resort.
A member of the NSW Men’s State team, 16-year old Crowe had to survive a sudden-death playoff against Western Australian Jordan Jung when the pair finished tied at one under par 143 after the marathon 36-hole day.
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“I played pretty solid all day,” Crowe smiled. “I made a couple of mistakes here and there, but kept grinding it out.”
Crowe, who is in year ten at St Mary’s Cathedral College, started the tournament with a quiet one-over par 73. His game was near it’s best in the afternoon round, however, carding a tidy one under par 71. it ncluded an impressive eagle three on the 18th, and proved enough to catch Jung over the closing stages.
“I knew what the situation was; we played the strokeplay together,” he added.
The playoff, thankfully for Crowe’s stomach, was a short one.
“I wasn’t too eager to go out for more holes, but I made a 6-metre slider on the first playoff hole.
“I blew a big sigh of relief because it meant I could get inside for some food,” he laughed.
Federal Golf Club’s Lachlan Chamberlain, representing the ACT, finished in a tie for 4th at three-over for the two rounds, while Corey Lamb finished in 6th place at four over.
Of the other NSW competitors in the field, Wil Diabarra finished at +11, Jackson Hall at +14, Isaac Outridge +16, and Jonathan Boediman finished at +16.
In the girl’s division, Annika Boyd from the Central Coast was the best of the NSW competitors, finishing in third place with a 36 hole score of 157. Kara Williams finished in a tie for 5th place with a score of 160.
Other results included Brielle Mapano T9, Angelina Gong 12th, Makensie Toole 14th, and Eleanor Murray T23rd.
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