Date: January 21, 2011

Stowe and Lee complete Junior Open wins

Royal Adelaide&aposs Ben Stowe and Glenelg&aposs Jenny Lee have ended the summer state junior series as they began, with victories at the Golf SA Junior Open held at The Grange and Kooyonga Golf Clubs. Stowe completed his second victory of the junior summer shedule, following his impressive victory at the Golf SA Junior Open held at The Grange in December, which Lee confirmed her status as the state&aposs premier junior female player following her earlier wins at the Junior Open at The Grange, the Junior Masters at Royal Adelaide and last week&aposs Junior Girl&aposs Amateur title at The Vines. Five shots off the lead after the first 36-holes held at The Grange&aposs east course on Thursday, Stowe stormed back into contention with an excellent morning round four-under par 68 at Kooyonga and finished a fine day&aposs work with an even round 72 in the afternoon. Stowe&aposs four round total of 293 (79, 74, 68, 72) proved more than enough to take his second title of the summer, finishing seven shots ahead of last week&aposs SA Junior Amateur runner-up Jacin Cook (Tea Tree Gully – 72, 78, 77, 73, 300) with interstate visitor TIm Walker in third place (Red Cliffs, Victoria – 72, 78, 78, 75, 303). In the Girl&aposs division the &aposusual suspects&apos of Jenny Lee (Glenelg), Rachel Taylor (Mt Osmond) and Elysia Yap all had chances of securing the Open event, with Lee again doing enough to finally take the title. It was a close run affair however, with Lee&aposs four-round total of 319 (85, 78, 77, 79) only holding off Taylor by a single shot (78, 83, 83, 76 – 320). Yap finished third on 328 while Wirrabara&aposs Acacia Curtis and The Grange&aposs Kristelle Blum, both fresh from representing South Australia in the Cudmore Cheney Challenge in Mt Gambier earlier in the week, rounded out the top five positions. For all scores from the Golf SA Junior Open at The Grange and Kooyonga, click here for the tournament event page.