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Morgan Goes Back to Back at NSW Junior

(Friday 7th July, 2017 - 6:30pm)

Jed Morgan has cruised to his second consecutive NSW Junior Title, running away to a 14 shot victory at Toukley Golf Club.

Morgan took a massive 11 shot lead into the final round and played steady golf throughout, making two birdies and two bogies on his way to an even par 72. The Queenslander moves to number 1 on the Golf Australia Junior Rankings, capping off an incredible 12 months for the 17 year old. Sharing a distant second were Chris Fan (Avondale), Adam Thorpe (Federal), Ethan Chambers (The Australian) and Zach Maxwell (Queensland), with the four boys finishing on a three over par total of 290.

There was an international flavour to the rest of the top 10 with Kazuma Kobori (New Zealand) finishing 6th at +4, Victorians Antony Majstorovic and Toby Walker tied 7th at +5, Tom Heaton (The Australian) in 9th after a round of the day 68 to finish at +7, and big Kiwi Shaun Campbell rounding out the top 10 at +8. 

With Morgan in a world of his own in the NSW Junior Boys Championships, the JNJG State Age Championships provided all the entertainment with nail-biting finishes and two playoffs across the six age divisions.

12 Year Old Jeffrey Guan (Bexley) finished an incredible 18th overall, winning the 12 Years and Under by 23 shots. Ali Rachid (Bardwell Valley) defeated Jacob Dundas (Toronto) on the first playoff hole to win the Boys 13 Years Divisions, whilst Lachlan Chamberlain (Federal) impressed in winning the Boys 14 Years by eight shots. Tom Heaton (The Australian) came from behind with a final round 68 to win the Boys 15 Years Division but Ethan Chambers (The Australian) and Adam Thorp (Federal) couldn't be split and were declared Joint Winners of the Boys 16 Years after darkness called a stop to their playoff after the 2nd extra hole. Chris Fan (Avondale) won the Boys 17 Years, after a 71 saw him defeat Josh Gadd (Concord) by six shots.

NSW Junior Boys - Final Results - Click Here


June Song Wins first Major JNJG Title

(Friday 7th July, 2017 - 6:30pm)

June Song (Avondale) has held off spirited fight backs from Cassie Porter (Queensland) and Grace Kim (Avondale) to win the NSW Junior Girls Title at Toukley. Song was brilliant all week, recording four straight under par rounds, to finish the tournament at -7 and win by three strokes. Song never surrended the lead on Friday, and wrapped up the tournament with an eagle on the par 5 12th hole. Porter was one of the finds of the tournament, with the 14 Year Old firing her second four under par round for the week, to share second. Porter had six birdies, whilst Australian Girls Amateur Champion Grace Kim had four of her own as the girls finished locked at -4.

The JNJG State Age Championships were also straightforward, with Claire Shin (Concord) winning the 12 Years and Under Division by a whopping 48 shots. Brielle Mapanao (Stonecutters Ridge) and Annika Rathbone (Bankstown) won the 13 Years and 14 Years Divisions, whilst Song was also crowned JNJG State Age Champion in the 15 Years Division. Kim picked up the 16 Years Title, whilst Concord Junior Doey Choi won the 17 Years Division in her final JNJG State Age event.

NSW Junior Girls - Final Results - Click Here


Morgan Putting on a Clinic with Song Hanging On

(Friday 7th July, 2017 - 3:00pm)

Jed Morgan has extended his lead to 13 shots and the NSW Junior Boys is done and dusted!

NSW Junior Boys Live Scores - Click Here

June Song is level par through 9 holes in the final round, with her lead reduced to three shots as Queenslander Cassie Porter is making a charge!

NSW Junior Girls Live Scores - Click Here


Morgan Closing in on Historic Double

(Thursday 6th July, 2017 - 5:00pm)

Queenslander Jed Morgan is closing in on back to back NSW Junior Boys Titles, taking a commanding lead at Toukley Golf Club. The 17 Year Old is the only player under par for the tournament, and leads by an incredible 11 shots with only 18 holes to play. It was smooth sailing once more for Morgan on moving day, as he only dropped one shot on his way to a five under par 67. New Zealander Kazuma Kobori sits in outright second at even par after a one over par 73, with Zach Maxwell (another Queenslander) in third after also shooting a 73. Toby Walker (Victoria), Jack Harlen-Robertson (Lismore) and Harrison Crowe (St Michael's) also impressed on moving day with rounds of 69, 70 and 70 respectively, but it wasn't enough to make a dent in the super-impressive Morgan's lead.

Jed's post round interview is now on the JNJG Facebook page (Click Here to see it - just scroll down the FB page).

Round four begins at 6:50am, with the leaders to tee off at midday.

NSW Junior Boys Round 3 Scores - Click Here

Round 4 Draw - Click Here


Song and Kim Clear Out

(Thursday 6th July, 2017 - 5:00pm)

Avondale pair June Song and Grace Kim have cleared out from the rest of the field at the NSW Junior Girls, impressing again in round three. 15 year old Song fired her third consecutive under par round to finish the third round at minus six. She takes a four shot lead into the final round of one of the JNJG Major's for the first time, but it's a big name right behind her. Australian Girls Amateur Champion Grace Kim matched Song with a one under par 73 to maintain second position, with surprise packet Cassie Porter (Queensland) third after an even par 72. Porter started with an incredible 16 straight pars, before finishing with a bogey on the tough 17th, but bounced back with a birdie on the final hole. Danni Vasquez (Bonnie Doon) had the round of the tournament, a five under par 69 which included eight birdies, whilst youngsters Claire Shin (Concord) and home town favourite Annika Boyd (Toukley) broke par for the first time in a JNJG Major. 

June's post round interview is now on the JNJG Facebook page (Click Here to see it - just scroll down the FB page)

The girls begin the fourth round at 10:00am, with the leaders to tee off just before midday.

NSW Junior Girls Round 3 Scores - Click Here

Round 4 Draw - Click Here


Plate Division Close at Shelly Beach

(Thursday 6th July, 2017 - 2:00pm)

Brandon Shong (Castle Hill) will take a one shot lead into the final round of the JNJG State Age Plate Division at Shelly Beach after an impressive round of 75 on Thursday. Shong put the disappointment of missing the cut behind him to bounce back with a solid third round, and leads Tim Ryan (Macquarie Links) heading into Friday. Ryan had the round of the day on Thursday, a three over par 74 which included a triple bogey on the par 3 sixth hole. 

Shong and Ryan lead the 17 years and 16 years divisions, with Reece Green (Toronto) leading the 15 years by three shots after a 76 in the third round. Daniel Eun (Castle Hill) fired a superb 75 to take a commanding lead in the 14 years with Hamish Ellison (Belmont) leading the 13 Years. The Boys 12 Years and Under could be the closest division of all, with James Li (Avondale) and Adam Derbas (Bankstown) separated by only one shot.

Plate Division Results - Click Here


Perfect Conditions for Moving Day

(Thursday 6th July, 2017 - 10:30am)

For the third straight day, clear and sunny skies have greeted players at the 2017 NSW Junior Championships. Overnight leaders Jed Morgan (Queensland) and June Song (Avondale) will take four shot leads into the third round, with the leading groups to tee off just before midday.

NSW Junior Boys Round 3 Live Scores - Click Here

NSW Junior Girls Round 3 Live Scores - Click Here

Round 3 Draw - Click Here


36 Hole Events Decided at NSW Junior

(Wednesday 5th July, 2017 - 6:30pm)

The NSW Junior Champion of Champions, NSW Country Junior Championships, and NSW Inter-District Teams Championships were all played over the opening 36 holes of the NSW Junior Championships.

Ethan Chambers (The Australian / Bonnie Doon) is the NSW Junior Boys Champion of Champions, holding on for a five shot victory. Chambers took total contral of the event after opening with a 67 and was never headed during the second round. June Song (Avondale / North Ryde) is the NSW Junior Girls Champion of Champions, winning by an incredible 12 shots! Click here for the Boys Results and Girls Results.

Adam Thorp (Federal) has come from behind to take out the Country Junior Boys Championships, winning a nail biting event by two strokes. The top seven players on the leaderboard were separated by only six shots, with the Canberra Junior taking the win. The Country Junior Girls Championship was impressively taken out by Far South Coast junior Kelsey Bennett (Mollymook / St Michael's). The 17 year old shot the round of the day in the second round, a four under par 70 at the difficult Toukley layout to defeat Amber Thornton (Queanbeyan / NSW GC) by three shots. Click here for the Boys Results and Girls Results.

The final 36 Hole Event run in conjunction with the NSW Junior Championships were the Inter-District Teams Championships, which have been taken out by the A.C.T Monaro Team of Chloe Thornton, Luka Brucic, Brett Levier and Adam Thorp. 11 country NSW districts were represented, but the A.C.T proved too strong, winning with an impressive score of +19. The best 3 scores were counted on each day, with the Canberra kids edging out the Illawarra and Northern Rivers.

Inter-District Team Results

+ 19 - ACT Monaro (Thornton, Brucic, Levier, Thorp)
+ 21 - Illawarra (Vasquez, Hall, Heaton, Taylor)
+ 25 - Northern Rivers (Harlen-Robertson, Hunt, Outridge)
+ 26 - Hunter River (Howells, Lamb, Small)
+ 36 - Far South Coast (Bennett, Cook, Dickinson, Halls)
+ 41 - Newcastle (Toole, Ferrier, Green, Robards)
+ 42 - Central Coast (Boyd, Mackey, Middleton, Kable)
+ 45 - Lower North Coast (Hollis, Brown, Murray, Payne)
+ 61 - Riverina/Murray (Currie, Carroll, Currie, Walker)
+ 66 - Central West (Thompson, Bourne, Jones, McCrossin)
+130 - Blue Mountains (Large, Mashal, Ritchie)


Defending Champ Takes Control at NSW Junior Boys

(Wednesday 5th July, 2017 - 5:30pm)

Queenslander Jed Morgan is on the way to defending his NSW Junior Championship title after a second consecutive under par round on the NSW Central Coast.

Morgan backed up his opening round 67 at Toukley with a two-under par 69 at Shelly Beach in perfect conditions once again. Morgan had six birdies on Wednesday, and would have been further in front if not for a double bogey on the par-four 16th hole. Morgan leads Shaun Campbell by four strokes, with the New Zealander in contention once again at a JNJG event after also shooting a 69 at Shelly Beach on the second day. The two guns will be joined in the final group on moving day by Kazuma Kobori (New Zealand) and overnight leader Ethan Chambers (The Australian), who share third place at -1.

The Cut for the NSW Junior Boys Championship fell at +14, with 61 players on a score of 157 or better.

NSW Junior Boys Round Two Scores - Click Here

NSW Junior Boys Round 3 Draw - Toukley - Click Here

NSW Junior Boys Plate Draw - Shelly Beach - Click Here


June Singing a Sweet Song at NSW Junior Girls

(Wednesday 5th July, 2017 - 5:00pm)

15 Year Old June Song (Avondale) has opened up a four shot lead at the NSW Junior Girls after a fantastic second round.

The second round could not have started worse for Song, hitting her tee shot out of bounds from the 10th tee. The Avondale junior took a double but quickly re-grouped, making three birdies on the bounce from the 11th hole. Song pickied up another two birdies on the 16th and 18th to make the turn at -5 for the tournament, on a day when many other challenges went backwards. Two more front nine birdies were cancelled out with two back nine bogies, and the clubhouse lead was set at -5.

Australian Amateur champion Grace Kim is the only other player under par, four shots back at minus one after a two over par 76. Kim also got off to a horrible start, with a double bogey at the second followed by a triple bogey at the third. Kim steadied, playing the next 15 holes bogey free and picked up three birdies in the process, to finish the day in solo second. Queenslanders Cassie Porter and Jade Longstaff will play alongside the NSW girls in the final group, a further shot back after rounds of 78 and 77 respectively.

NSW Junior Girls Round Two Scores - Click Here

NSW Junior Girls Round Three Draw - Click Here


NSW Junior Championships - The Cut

(Wednesday 5th July, 2017 - 2:00pm)

61 players finished the opening two rounds at 157 or better, meaning the cut for the NSW Junior Boys Championship came at +14.

NSW Junior Boys Championships

Cut - 157 (+14)


JNJG State Age Championships

Boys 12 Years and Under
Cut - 182 (+39)

Boys 13 Years
Cut - 176 (+33)

Boys 14 Years
Cut - 163 (+20)

Boys 15 Years
Cut - 160 (+17)

Boys 16 Years
Cut - 159 (+16)

Boys 17 Years
Cut - 157 +14

NSW Junior Boys Round Two Results - Click Here


Day Two Underway as the Cut Looms Large

(Wednesday 5th July, 2017 - 9:00am)

Play is underway at both Toukley GC and Shelly Beach GC for the second round of the 2017 NSW Junior Championships.

And for the 200+ players competing in NSW Junior Boys, the cut is the only thing on their mind. The top 60 players plus ties will make the cut and play the final two rounds at Toukley GC, with all those missing the cut playing the final two rounds in the plate division at Shelly Beach GC. There will be no cut in the girls division, with all girls competing at Toukley.

For the NSW players competing in the JNJG State Age Championships, the cut numbers are as follows.

Boys 12 Years and Under

- 34 Players
- 14 Players Make the Cut

Boys 13 Years

- 22 Players
- 9 Players Make the Cut

Boys 14 Years

- 29 Players
- 12 Players Make the Cut

Boys 15 Years

- 31 Players
- 13 Players Make the Cut

Boys 16 Years

- 33 Players
- 14 Players Make the Cut

Boys 17 Years

- 23 Players
- 10 Players Make the Cut

The boys are currently all on course, with the cut to be decided by 2:30pm.

NSW Junior Boys Live Scores - Click Here



14 Year Old Leads NSW Girls

(Tuesday 4th July, 2017 - 5:30pm)

Queensland youngster Cassie Porter has fired the round of the day at Shelly Beach GC to take a one shot lead after the opening round of the NSW Junior Girls Championships.

Starting on the 10th hole, the 14 year old flew out of the blocks with a birdie-birdie start and it didn't stop there. Porter reeled off an incredible seven birdies in total, including three over her final seven holes, to finish with a four under par 71 and snatch the lead from Australian Girls Amateur Champion Grace Kim (Avondale). Kim was steady all day, dropping just one shot in her round of 72 (-3), with fellow Avondale junior June Song and Queensland visitor Jade Longstaff only a shot further back after matching rounds of 73 (-2). Isabelle Taylor rounded out an impressive day for the Queenslanders who currently hold three of the top five positions, finishing the opening round at -1.

The Girls will play the remainder of the week at Toukley GC, with the second round getting underway just after 11:00pm on Wednesday.

Round 1 Girls Results - Click Here 


Chambers Leads NSW Boys After Opening Round 67 

(Tuesday 4th July, 2017 - 2:00pm)

Ethan Chambers (The Australian) has taken a one shot lead at the NSW Junior Boys Championships after firing a five under par 67 at Toukley Golf Club on day one.

The NSW youngster started with 10 straight pars on a beautiful winter morning, before catching fire over the closing holes to shoot to the top of the leaderboard. After starting on the 10th hole, Chambers picked up birdies on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th holes to go past a pair of Queenslanders who are once again in a good position to take the title back north. You can see the tournament leader's post round interview by clicking here.

Defending Champion Jed Morgan got his title defence off to a fantastic start, opening with a four under par 68. Morgan briefly got to five under par himself, before his only bogey of the day came at the par three 6th (his 15th). Zach Maxwell was another Queenslander on fire at Toukley, turning in four under par before finishing with an opening round 69. Czech Republic Visitor Frantisek Pavek was one of the surprise packets on day one, with the 15 year old also impressing with a two under par 70.

Sharing 5th place at even par after the opening round were Tom Heaton (The Australian), Lewis Hoath (Queensland), New Zealander pair Shaun Campbell and Kazuma Kobori, and ACT 14 Year Old Lachlan Chamberlain (Federal), who was the best of the 12/13/14 Year Olds who played the opening round at Shelly Beach.

Round 1 Boys Results - Click Here


Queenslanders on Top Early

(Tuesday 4th July, 2017 - 11:45am)

Queensland pair Zach Maxwell and Jed Morgan have flown out of the blocks at the NSW Junior Championship taking the early lead at Toukley Golf Club. Maxwell got hot in the middle of his opening nine, picking up four birdies in a five hole stretch starting at the third to go out in 32 and lead the tournament. Defending champion Morgan was also bogey free through his opening nine holes, picking up three birdies after starting on the 10th hole to make the turn at -3. On a perfect day for scoring, 12 players are currently under par including 14 year old Lachlan Chamberlain who leads the way at Shelly Beach Golf Club.

The Girls Divisions are just about to tee off in their opening round at Shelly Beach Golf Club.

NSW Boys Live Scores - Click Here


Play Underway at Toukley and Shelly Beach

(Tuesday 4th July, 2017 - 8:00am)

The 2017 NSW Junior Championships got underway on Tuesday morning in picture perfect conditions at both Toukley and Shelly Beach GC. It was a far cry from the disasterous weather that lashed the Central Coast in 2016 which saw the Championships reduced to 54 holes.

Live scoring is taking place at both venues, and you can view all the action as the scores roll in on the leaderboards below.

NSW Boys Scores - Click Here

NSW Girls Scores - Click Here

(You can also view all the JNJG State Age Championship Results at the links above)


Tournament Registration is now OPEN

(Monday 3rd July, 2017 - 3:00pm)

Come and see us at Shelly Beach Golf Club and register for the 2017 NSW Junior Championship and get all your Titleist goodies!! The draw for the opening two rounds is also on the JNJG website.

Round 1 Draw Shelly Beach (1A) - Click Here

Round 1 Draw Toukley (1B) - Click Here

Round 2 Draw Shelly Beach (2A) - Click Here

Round 2 Draw Toukley (2B) - Click Here

Tournament Leaderboards - Click Here


Tournament Preview - Defending Champions Aim to go Back to Back

(Friday 30th June, 2017)

As a huge field of more than 260 players converge for the 2017 NSW Junior Championships, two players in particular will arrive at Toukley GC and Shelly Beach GC with very fond memories of the NSW Central Coast. Queenslander Jed Morgan and Concord’s Belinda Ji will look to become the first players since Justine Lee in 2008-2009 to successfully defend the NSW Junior Championships title.

Morgan, who turns 18 later this year, used the 2016 NSW Junior title to launch himself as one of Australia’s best junior golfers and has had a quite incredible 12 months. After winning this event last year, Morgan earned selection in the Australian team at the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation Junior Championships in Taiwan last August. At that event, the Hattonvale junior managed to birdie five of his last six holes to storm to another victory and secure a start in a professional event on the Japanese Golf Tour. Morgan had more overseas success when we claimed the Boys Division at the Singapore Junior Golf Championship, whilst was also a winner of the Northern Territory Open at Alice Springs Golf Club. It’s been a big 12 months and he once again looks in top form after another fantastic performance at the Queensland Junior Boys Championships at Bargara just last week.

Whilst there’s no doubting the defending champion’s form, there will once again be plenty of challengers looking to win the NSW Junior Title for the first time. NSW state junior team members Josh Gadd (Concord), Jye Pickin (Avondale) and Harry Doig (NSW GC) will all be looking to win after a disappointing Interstate Series for the NSW Team, whilst there are plenty of other state junior team representatives competing in the event. Lachlan Chamberlain, Brett Levier (ACT), Tyler Duncan, Mitchell Varley, Zach Maxwell (Qld), Jasper Stubbs, Antony Majstorovic and Toby Walker (Vic) see the number of state junior team representatives from around Australia in double figures, whilst New Zealanders Shaun Campbell, Dom Brettkelly and Kazuma Kobori bring an international flavour to the tournament.

As Morgan gets ready to leave the junior ranks in the coming months, the story of last year’s NSW Junior Championship belonged to Girls Champion Belinda Ji who was just 14 years of age when she came from behind to win. And it’s also been a successful season for the Concord junior, with perhaps international glory just around the corner. Ji was part of the NSW Junior State Team that went through undefeated to win the Australian Girls Interstate Series before going within a whisker of doing the double when narrowly beaten in the Australian Women’s Interstate Series. The 15 Year old was also recently selected to represent Jack Newton Junior Golf in Canada as part of the Australian contingent heading over to compete in the Maple Leaf Junior Tour’s International Players Championship in August.

With Ji winning the event last year in a nail-biting finish, NSW Junior Girls team-mates Doey Choi (Concord), Grace Kim (Avondale) and Steph Kyriacou (St Michaels) will be looking to go one better than their team mate this year. For Kim and Kyriacou in particular, the NSW Junior Girls title will cap off an incredible 12 months for either girl who have announced themselves as future stars on the World Stage. Just like the boys event, there are plenty of Australia’s best scattered throughout the Girls Division, with Junior State Team Players coming from around the country. Isabelle Taylor, Cassie Porter, Sarah Wilson, Darcy Habgood (Qld), Linley Ooi (Vic), Jin Young-Yun (SA), Chloe Thornton (ACT), Amber Thornton (ACT), Jade Longstaff (N.T now Qld) are all competing in this year’s event, part of a 50+ strong Girls Division.

Players will play both host courses over the opening two days, with 18 holes played at both Toukley GC and Shelly Beach GC. On Wednesday evening at the completion of the second round a cut will be made. All players who make the cut will play the final two rounds at Toukley GC, whilst all players who miss the cut will play the final two rounds at Shelly Beach GC and contest the Plate Competition.

Round 1 Draw Shelly Beach (1A) - Click Here

Round 1 Draw Toukley (1B) - Click Here

Round 2 Draw Shelly Beach (2A) - Click Here

Round 2 Draw Toukley (2B) - Click Here

Tournament Leaderboards - Click Here


Tournament Information

(Thursday 29th June, 2017)

Tournament Registration

Tournament Registration is from 3:00pm - 6:00pm on Monday 4th July at Shelly Beach Golf Club, and YES it is compulsory.

The Draw

Exact starting times for the opening two rounds (including playing partners) will be revealed at 3:00pm on Monday 3rd July at the tournament registration. The draw will also go live on the JNJG website once tournament registration opens at 3:00pm. 

When the draw appears on the JNJG website, the rounds will be listed as 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B etc etc.

All rounds at Shelly Beach GC will be A.
All rounds at Toukley GC will be B. 

For more information about the draw, Click Here.

The Cut

All players who make the cut will play at Toukley GC on Thursday and Friday, whilst all players who miss the cut will play at Shelly Beach GC on Thursday and Friday.

Girls - There will be NO CUT for the NSW Junior Girls Championship.
Boys - The Cut for the NSW Junior Boys Championship will be the Top 60 players, plus ties, plus any player within 10 shots of the overall leader.

JNJG State Age Championships - The cut for boys competing in the JNJG State Age Championships will be the Top 40% of players in each age division, plus ties, plus anyone within 10 shots of the age division leader. The exact number of boys in each age division that will make the cut in the JNJG State Age Championships will be announced at tournament registration.

Yardage Books

To increase the Tournament Experience at JNJG events for all competitors, both Shelly Beach GC and Toukley GC have been professionally marked and mapped for the Tournament. Professional Yardage Books from ProSecrets will be available for all players FREE OF CHARGE, as the tournament entry fee included yardage books for both courses. Players can collect these at the tournament registration.

Practice Rounds

Practice Rounds are available at both tournament venues over the weekend and on the Monday prior to the tournament beginning. As you can imagine, with 260 players as well as members trying to use the host courses prior to them closing for the NSW Junior Championships, spaces and times are limited. To book a practice round, make sure you contact the pro shop of each golf club directly.

Warm Up Areas and Driving Ranges

Shelly Beach GC and Toukley GC both have good putting greens and short game facilities. Both golf courses also have warm up ranges and golf balls will be available to be purchased for players to use to warm up. Please note – Due to the length of these warm up areas, players are only allowed to use wedges and irons. The use of long irons, woods and drivers is not permitted.

As a result, JNJG have held discussions with two local driving ranges and discounts will be given at these driving ranges for all juniors competing in the NSW Junior Championships. Doyalson Springs Golf Range (closest to Toukley) and Bateau Bay Driving Range (closest to Shelly Beach) are the two venues and more information about both these ranges is included in the tournament booklet the players will get at tournament registration.

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