Lennox Head’s Eleka Moore has her bags packed and her game in tip-top shape in readiness for the Future Champions Golf World Series International Golf Championship which is being contested in California early next month.
The 18-year-old ladies champion at Ballina and Byron Bay Golf Clubs is part of the Hills International School and Golf Academy squad that is jetting out to the United States later this week to take part in the elite competition.
Over 600 golfers from 32 countries are expected to compete in the Championship which is being held at the Sycuan Resort in San Diego, from July 4th to 8th.
Before this Moore expects to play in the San Diego city junior at Balboa Park and Torrey Pines on June 28th-30th and the FCCA World Series cup at Pala Messa resort on the 1st & 2nd July.
Moore is excited by the opportunity and is looking forward to the challenge of competing against some of the most talented junior golfers in the world.
"This is a great opportunity to test my golf against an elite international field," she said.
“The chance to play on some of the top courses in the US is something I have dreamed of. The courses over there can be quite different, so I’m really looking forward to the challenge this presents.”
"It's going to be fun to travel overseas, play, and be tested in the sport I love so much."
Moore has been a part of the local and state scene and has competed in a number of Jack Newton Junior Golf tournaments. She was the runner-up overall in the girls division of the 2015 Northern Rivers Junior Masters held at Ballina Golf Club.
Golf NSW and the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation supplied Eleka with some gear to wear while she represents the school and her state.
"To be able to represent Golf NSW, the Jack Newton Foundation and the Hills Golf Academy overseas is something I’m very proud of,” she said.
Moore sees the event as the ideal way to sign off on her junior career before she graduates to the adult ranks.
"I’m still part of the junior ranks in America. It's going to be really nice to close off my time in junior golf in this way. I am looking forward to being very competitive,” she smiled.