Date: October 01, 2015
Author: Golf Victoria

Peninsula crowns new champions

Round 2 – Peninsula Crowns New Champions 

The 2015 Peninsula Junior Open moved to Sorrento Golf club this morning for the second and final round. The sun was shining brightly as the 86 contestants navigated their way around the perfectly manicured fairways.

Taking a substantial seven shot buffer into today, Toby Walker held his nerve to prevail as the boys Champion with a round of six over-par 76 for a tournament tally of 143. However, today was no walk in the park as Cranbourne’s Jack Rasmussen applied the pressure to the eventual winner all day – slowly closing the gap. 

Heading down the final hole Walker found himself with a one stroke advantage over Rasmussen but a brilliant approach shot from Rasmussen left him with an uphill 10 foot birdie putt to tie as Walker was scrambling to make par. Rasmussen’s putt narrowly lipped out for a birdie three leaving Walker with an 8 foot putt for outright victory. With his maiden SAJG title within his sights, the 15 year old stood over the most important shot for the past two days and confidently rolled home the win.       

After sleeping with the lead overnight, Kallista Do 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 74 at Portsea yesterday afternoon set the foundation for her success with a 36-hole tally of 146 or three over-par. The Huntingdale member finished a very comfortable eight shots ahead of Yarra Yarra’s Shanaiah Fernando and a further nine strokes in front of little sister Joelynn.

Meanwhile a personal best score of 61 nett from Corey Wakeman today was more than good enough to walk away with the top honours in the overall handicap section. His scintillating round this morning saw him overtake the overnight frontrunners to finish the tournament seven better than his handicap.

A big congratulations to all of the age division winners.


Round 1 – Toby Walks in the Birdies 

Players teed off this afternoon at Portsea Golf Club for the first round of the 2015 Peninsula Junior Open. The field was greeted by a mostly sunny day with only the slightest breeze to mention, however the undulating tee tree lined layout captured more than prisoner by the days end. 

Toby Walker will take a significant seven shot advantage into tomorrow’s final round at Sorrento Golf Club following his round of four under-par. Heading out in the first group on the back nine, the scratch marker had a turbulent round with massive eight birdies for the day on his way to a round of 67. Unfortunately for Walker his bag of birdies was marred by two bogeys and a double bogey, but nevertheless he is well positioned come tomorrow morning.  

In the girls section, Kallista Do is poised at the top of the leaderboard after signing for a round of two over-par 74. Do is in fine form after a strong finish in the Victorian Girls Championship and finds herself with a four stroke lead over Shanaiah Fernando who closed with 78.  

Walkers round of 67 nett also sees him in the lead for the overall handicap title. However both Matthew Griggs and Jeneath Wong will be keen to make up some ground when they start tomorrow a mere two shots back. 

Tomorrow’s second and final round will commence at 8:30am at Sorrento Golf Club.