Date: June 14, 2019
Author: Dave Tease

Six Faces Join GolfNSW HP Squad

Six new faces will join the Golf NSW High-Performance Squad for the remainder of 2019.

Entering the Tier One Program are Kelsey Bennett, James Conran, and Christopher Fan, while Murwillumbah's Lucas Higgins comes in as a regionally based athlete.

Sophie Yip and Dubbo's Lachlan Jones will also join the squad as Tier Two development players.

Bennett, Conran, Higgins and Yip all played integral roles for NSW in the recent Australian Interstate Teams Championships, while Jones was a member of the NSW team which landed the Australian Boys Teams title on the Gold Coast in April.

Fan has performed well in nationally-ranked competitions over the last couple of seasons, including a win in the Port Phillip Amateur in December, as well as impressing for his home club, Avondale, in Metropolitan Major Pennant.

Golf NSW High-Performance Manager Khan Pullen was thrilled to announce the new members of the squad.

"All of the athletes have been performing well at the State, and National level, and I am looking forward to working with them and their support teams," Mr Pullen said.

With access to the resources available through the Golf NSW HP Program, I am confident they will continue to develop the skills required to take their game to the highest level."

The 2019 Golf NSW High-Performance Squads are:

Tier One:
Blake Windred
Nathan Barbieri
Josh Armstrong
Jordie Garner
Josh Gadd
James Conran
Chris Fan
Lucas Higgins
Doey Choi
Grace Kim
Steph Kyriacou
Kelsey Bennett
Jye Pickin

Tier Two:
Kara Williams
Monica Johnson
Belinda Ji
June Song
Sophie Yip
Harrison Crowe
Lachlan Jones