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Hunter and Corcoran Take Out SSACT Golf Championships

The 2015 School Sport ACT Golf Championships were held at Magpies Belconnen Golf Club on Monday 16th March with 61 (51 boys & 10 girls) students participating. With a strong number of entries, and many students having played in previous years, the standard of golf was high. It was a nice warm day and all students enjoyed the opportunity to represent their school at golf.  

The boys’ overall gross event was won by Marist College’s Luke Corcoran who shot an even par 72. Luke finished the day one shot ahead of Sam Patricks (St Mary Mackillop), and two shots ahead of defending champion Jakub Gancarz (Daramalan College) and Zach Barton-Browne (Gungahlin College). The boy’s competition was much closer this year with many finishing within five shots of the winner.

The boys’ overall nett winner went to Ryan Cannon from Dickson College with a nett score of 66 on a count back from Sam Wicks (Burgmann) and Dominic Maiuto (Daramalan).

The girls’ gross event was won by Madeleine Hunter from Erindale College with a three over par 76. Madeleine finished the day tied with Amber Thornton (St Mary Mackillop), and just edged out Amber on the first playoff hole. This was Madeleine’s fourth victory at this event, an amazing achievement. Courtney Miller (St. Francis) won the nett competition with a score of 69.  We welcomed some new talent in the girls division with Destiny Zamora (St. Francis), Kaitlyn Bailey (St. Francis) and Meghan Farrell (Daramalan) playing in their first schools tournament.

The event was kindly supported by Jack Newton Junior Golf who donated many of the prizes, and entirely supported the U/15 division. Sue Harrison represented JNJG at the presentation.  A big thank you also goes out to the Magpies Belconnen Golf Club and Jonathan Hickman in the pro shop for their assistance and hospitality in hosting the event.

Golf coordinators Chris Jones and Kylie Smith jointly selected the squads based on prior events and results on the day.

The boys’ squad consists of 13 players;

- Josh Hunter (Erindale College)

- Josh Armstrong (Burgmann School)

- Sam Patricks (Mary Mackillop College)

- Jakub Gancarz (Daramalan College)

- Brett Levier (Calwell High School)

- Luke Corcoran (Marist College)

- Luka Brucic (John Paul)

- Jacob Davies (Burgmann School)

- Zach Barton-Browne (Gungahlin College)

- Aaron Maxwell (Canberra Grammar)

- Max Papandrea (Marist College)

- Adam Thorp (Radford College)

- Thomas O’Rourke (Daramalan)

The girls’ squad includes 8 players;

- Madeleine Hunter (Campbell High School)

- Chloe Thornton (Trinity)

- Courtney Miller (St Francis Xavier College)

- Mandy Ho (Girls Grammar)

- Isabelle Hawes (Telopea)

- Eleanor Bance (Burgmann School)

- Amber Thornton (Mary Mackillop College)

- Cassandra Linares (Girls Grammar)

Ongoing results will be monitored and a team of 6 boys and 6 girls will selected by June.

Chris Jones and Kylie Smith

SSACT Golf Coordinators/Managers


SSACT Golf Championships 2015 -  Results Summary

Boys Overall (Gross)

1st - Luke Corcoran (Marist College) - 72

Boys Overall (Nett)

1st - Ryan Cannon (Dickson College) - 66cb

U19 Boys (Gross)

1st - Sam Patricks (Mary Mackillop College) - 73

2nd - Jakub Gancarz (Daramalan College) - 74cb

3rd - Zach Barton-Browne (Gungahlin College) - 74

U19 Boys (Nett)

1st - Dominic Maiuto (Daramalan College) - 66

2nd - Riley Okines (Lake Ginninderra) - 68

3rd - Adam Hambly (Narrabundah College) - 69cb

U15 Boys (Gross)

1st - Adam Thorp (Radford College) - 77

2nd - Brett Levier (Calwell High School) - 78

3rd - Aaron Maxwell (Canberra Grammar) - 79

U15 Boys (Nett)

1st - Sam Wicks (Burgmann College) - 66

2nd - Riley Willcox (St Francis Xavier) - 70cb

3rd - Mitchell O’Brien (Marist College) - 70

Girls (Gross)

1st - Madeleine Hunter (Erindale College) - 76 (playoff)   

2nd - Amber Thornton (Mary Mackillop) - 76

3rd - Isabelle Hawes (Telopea) - 88

Girls (Nett)

1st - Courtney Miller (St Francis Xavier) - 69

2nd - Taylah Ellems (Merici College) - 75

3rd - Mandy Ho (Girls Grammar) - 76

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