Round 2 – Overnight leaders prevail on the Peninsula
The 2016 Stuart Appleby Peninsula Junior Open moved to Sorrento Golf club this morning for the second and final round. Unexpectedly, the storms crippling much of South Australia that were due to hit the Peninsula this morning were nowhere to be seen. Instead, a mild and overcast day slowly developed into a sunny afternoon – ideal for low scoring.
Taking a substantial five shot buffer into today after a scintillating 68 yesterday, Jack Deftereos-Brennan held his nerve to prevail as the boys Champion with a round of three over-par 73 for a tournament tally of level par. The Woodlands member finished a very comfortable seven shots ahead of Settlers Run’s Harrison Whykes who fired a stellar round of one under par this morning.
After also sleeping with the lead overnight, Alice Fan was seemingly unphased by the tricky Sorrento layout as she managed her way to a round of one over-par 72 to capture victory. Her first round of one under 71 at Portsea yesterday afternoon set the foundation for her success with a 36-hole tally of 143 or level par. Both Zara Woodbridge and Shanaiah Fernando had solid rounds of 72 today to be positioned in joint second place.
Meanwhile Lachlan Robinson kept the momentum going from yesterday’s nett score of 66 to back it up again today with yet another amazing round of 66 for the overall handicap title. Jennifer Quinlan was nipping at his heels all day to fall only one stroke short but she walked away with the handicap honours in the U16 girls section.
Congratulations to all of the age division winners and big thanks to both Portsea and Sorrento Golf Clubs for hosting the event.
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Round 1 – Deftereos-Brennan and Fan lead on the Peninsula
Players teed off this afternoon at Portsea Golf Club in chase for the 2016 Stuart Appleby Peninsula Junior Open titles. The bumper field was greeted by a mostly sunny day early on with a light breeze, however the clouds rolled in late in the day and the temperature dropped significantly.
Jack Deftereos-Brennan will take a comfortable five shot advantage in the boys section heading into tomorrow’s final round following a scintillating 68. The Woodlands member managed his way around the tee-tree lined fairways with nines of 35 and 33 for his three under par tally. Aaron Treacey from Phillip Island sits in outright second following a round of 73 while Antony Majstorovic and Daisuke Nakajima are placed seven shots in arrears of the frontrunner.
Alice Fan has a grip in the girls section as she cruised to a round of 71, or one-under par. The Riversdale member will sleep with a six stroke buffer over Western Australian Yeah-Jin Lee when she tees it up tomorrow morning. Both Shanaiah Fernando and Zara Woodbridge are a further shot back after the pair signed for rounds of 78 this afternoon.
In the overall nett title, Jennifer Quinlan is currently leading the charge after the Mornington member effortlessly recorded an impressive round six shots better than her handicap. It’s currently a tie for second place with Lachlan Robinson and Aaron Treacey shooting rounds of 66 to break their handicaps by five shots.
Tomorrow’s second and final round will commence at 8:30am at Sorrento Golf Club. With torrential rain and even possible thunderstorms predicted all of the titles are still anyone’s game.