Date: April 14, 2014
Author: Golf NSW High Performance Team

Blog: NSW Team – Australian Junior Championships

Good luck to the NSW Junior State Teams competing in the Australian Junior Championships from 9th – 11th April. The Australian Girls' Amateur Championship takes place at Croydon Golf Club (Yering Meadows), VIC. The Australian Boys' Amateur Championship takes place at Heritage Golf & Country Club, VIC. #GoNSW


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NSW TEAM UPDATE – 11/04/14


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Well done to all the NSW players who competed in the 2014 Australian Junior Championships. Congratulations to Ryan Ruffles and Kono Matsumoto who took out their respective titles.

Blake Windred led the NSW charge finishing second, three shots behind Ryan Ruffles from Victoria on 280 (70-69 -73-68). Another top ten finisher, Harrison Endycott finished T9 on 291 (75 -72-72-72).

Both Jess Lasky and Celina Yuan were best of the NSW girls. Jess finished fifth on 307 (80-78-74-75). Celina finished T9 on 312 (76-77-77-82).

The teams are now preparing for the Interstate Teams Matches which will be played from 13th April…more

Congratulations too to Cathleen Santoso, Shelly Shin and Hannah Green in their 4th place finish at the Queen Sirikit Cup, Malaysia…more.



by Vicki Stride, NSW Girls' Team Manager


In the Final Day's Play at the Australian Girls' Amateur Championship, all of the NSW girls made the cut and played the final 36 holes in cold and rainy conditions.

Jess Lasky came fifth in the Australian Girls Amateur Championships with 80, 78, 74, 75 for a total of 307, +15; Celina Yuan came ninth with 76, 77, 77, 82 for a total of 312, +20; Doey Choi came twelfth 76, 77, 82, 78 for a total of 313, +21.

Queensland dominated the final results with seven players finishing in the top ten.

All girls are now looking forward to the Interstate matches.



by Darryl Watts, NSW Boys' Team Manager


It was a late start due to rollover of players who did not finish on the first day. The weather improved a little, however it was still very wet.

The boys all performed well. The best score was Blake Windred again, who had three under and is currently club house leader together with Victoria's Ryan Ruffels.

The rest as follows:

Daniel Kolar – 70
Grant Booth – 71
Daniel Gale – 71
Harrison Endycott – 72
Kevin Yuan – 72
Joseph Trinder – 72
Isaac Noh – 72
Jason Hong -74
Jay MacKenzie – 75

It is the first time in a while we have all ten make the cut, which is encouraging.

We look forward to better weather tomorrow and some good golf.



by Vicki Stride, NSW Girls State Team Manager


The first day of the tournament we experienced light showers all day. The conditions were not great but the girls did well to prepare for the upcoming rainy week and didn't let the poor weather affect their performance.

Celina and Doey shot excellent rounds of three over and are both tying third in the tournament. The popular score was seven over amongst the girls.

Stefanie Hall said, "Before I got to Melbourne I knew the weather would be cold and wet so I prepared myself with wet weather gear, and thankfully the rain did not stop me from performing my best. Besides the golf, the best part of today would have to be roasting marshmallows for the first time."

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As an extra activity we roasted marshmallows over an open fire. Chloe was the expert and helped the girls roast their marshmallows to perfection.



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The morning field have finished and we have an equal leader in Blake Windred -2, the next best being Isaac Noh -1. The rest as follows:


Jason Hong 1 over
Kevin Yuan 2 over
Daniel Kolar 3 over
Harrison Endycott 3 over
Daniel Gale 4 over
Jay McKenzie 4 over
Grant Booth 6 over
Joseph Trinder 9 over

Weather conditions have been terrible – cold with steady rain all morning. It looks as though it will get worse this afternoon, with poorer conditions expected tomorrow.

It would appear the leading scores will be hard to beat.

Keep you posted tomorrow.
Darrell Watts, NSW State Boys' Team Manager



by Vicki Stride, NSW Girls State Team Manager


The team played their official practice round early from 8 am and escaped the cold winds and rain in the afternoon. This practice round allowed us to apply our game plans developed yesterday. We also had time to try a range of shots from a variety of positions to build our confidence.

Amy Chu (pictured) said, "I hit my approach shot shockingly and it ended up plugged in a bunker near the lip. The ball was barely visible! Dennise came to give me some tips and it worked out very nicely."

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The team will be playing their first round of the tournament starting from 8:06am on Wednesday, 9th April.



by Vicki Stride, NSW Girls State Team Manager


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The first practice round at Yering Meadows today allowed us to gain a good feel for the course and start working on our game plans.

Jess Lasky says "the course has a lot of water and we need to play very strategically. The par 5's are of a reachable distance for me and will be risk and reward on the day. I can't wait to start the event!"

We will be up early tomorrow for our official practice round where we will complete our course guides and finalise our game plans.



by Vicki Stride, NSW Girls State Team Manager
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We arrived safely in Melbourne after a short flight to perfect weather at Healesville, where we will be playing at Croydon Golf Club, Yering Meadows. The team checked out the course, collected their course guides and score cards in preparation for the tournament.

The accommodation is a historic guesthouse with lots of antique furniture. The girls are relaxing, playing board games and watching TV.

We will play a practice round tomorrow mid morning so will have lots of time to go through our course notes and prepare for the upcoming week.


NSW Boys Practice Round


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