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Crowe and Yip Produce Masterclass at Macarthur

(Monday 11th June, 2018)

Harrison Crowe (St Michaels) and Sophie Yip (Concord) have claimed the 2018 Macarthur Junior Masters with dominant performances at Campbelltown GC and Camden GC respectively.

Holding a four shot overnight lead after a superb opening round 65, Crowe was steady throughout the front nine and despite making the turn at one over par, found himself three strokes in front. But with Adam Thorp (Federal) and Tom Heaton (The Australian) making a charge behind him, the NSW State Team Member had to find another gear.....and he did.

A hole-out eagle on the par four 10th kick started the round before back to back birdies on the 13th and 14th closed the door on his opposition. A couple of late bogies saw the 16 year old finish at six under par, two shots clear of the fast finishing Thorp who finished his JNJG career in style (Adam turns 18 next month) with five birdies over the final six holes to nearly steal the title.

The Australian GC pair of Tom Heaton and Ethan Chambers finished third and fourth after rounds of 69 and 68, with 11 Year Old Harry Atkinson (Kurri Kurri) remarkably finishing in outright fifth only two shots further back. Atkinson, who already plays up an age division made just one bogey in his one under par 70 at Camden GC on Monday to rocket up the leaderboard, leaving many of his older rivals in his wake. Atkinson won the 12-13 Years Division by five shots, an age division he actually doesn't enter until next month.

Josh Robards (Newcastle) claimed yet another JNJG Junior Masters Age Division title with a come from behind win in the Boys 14-15 Years with rounds of 73-73 good enough to record another overall top 10 finish. There was drama in the other Boys Age Division, with Toby Farrar (Lynwood) needing a par on the first playoff hole to defeat Jamie Smith (Manly) in the Boys 11 Years and Under.  

Boys Leaderboard - Click Here

In the Girls Division, 13 year old superstar Sophie Yip came from behind to beat all of her older rivals with a superb final round at Camden GC. After opening with a four over par 75 on the more difficult Campbelltown layout on Sunday, Yip produced one of her finest JNJG rounds to go bogey free on day two, a three under par 71 sending her clear at the top to finish with a three shot victory.

June Song (Avondale) picked up two birdies in her final five holes to sneak into second place at four over par, two shots clear of the ever-improving Angelina Gong (Concord) and Yerin Kim (Concord). Another Concord junior filled out the final spot in the top five, with 13 year old Claire Shin sharing that position with Kara Williams (Avondale).

Brielle Mapanao (Castle Hill) recorded another top 10 finish as well as claiming the Girls 14-15 Years Division whilst Nara Shin (Ryde Parramatta) picked up another victory in the Girls 11 Years and Under Division with a dominant nine shot win.

Girls Leaderboard - Click Here


A JNJG Junior Masters Tournament record of 221 players took part over the long weekend, with both Campbelltown GC and Camden GC being amazing host clubs yet again.

The JNJG Calendar heads North next, with the Greg Chalmers Junior Masters (Shelly Beach) and NSW Junior Championships (Charlestown & Belmont) only four weeks away, whilst the July School Holidays also sees the brand new JNJG 12 Years and Under State Age Championships (Penrith & Dunheved) taking place.

Entries for all three events are filling up quickly, and players are encouraged to register ASAP to avoid missing out!! 


Crowe Soars at Camden

(Sunday 10th June, 2018)

After a week of horrible weather, the rain cleared and it was NSW State Team Member Harrison Crowe (St Michaels) who shot clear at the Macarthur Junior Masters.

Starting on the 10th, Crowe flew out of the blocks with three birdies in his opening four holes and made the turn at five under par, before cruising home with two birdies and two bogies on the fron to finish with a 66 and a four shot lead. The 16 Year Old recorded seven birdies in total on the testing layout and will take a huge lead into Monday's Final Round. Joining Crowe in the final group is fellow NSW Junior team member Tom Heaton (The Australian), 16 Year Old Cameron Rios-Ceballos (Stonecutters Ridge), and 14/15 Years eader Jack McDonald (Links Shell Cove), who shot matching one under par 70s at Camden Golf Club. 

With the two oldest age divisions competing at Camden GC, 11 Year Old Harry Atkinson impressed at Campbelltown, moving into the Top 10 Overall with a two over par 72. Playing up an age division due to his low handicap, the Hunter Valley youngster took the lead over some of his older competitors, with Jeffrey Guan impressive as always only a shot further back. Toby Farrar (Lynwood) also impressed, his round of 76 clearly the best score from the 11 Years and Under Division competing off the Yellow Tee Markers.

Crowe may have one hand on the trophy in the Boys, but with 18 holes to go we don't even know which course the Girls Winner will be playing on Monday. June Song (Avondale) was the best of the Girls at Camden, taking the outright lead with a birdie on the 9th (her final hole) to sign for a 77 (+3). One shot back and joining Song in the final group on Monday is defending champion Monica Johnson (The Australian), recent Illawarra and North Coast Junior Masters Champion Yerin Kim (Concord), 16 Year Old Avondale junior Kara Williams and 13 Year Old Sophie Yip (Concord) who played at Campbelltown Golf Club on the Opening Day.

With all players set to swap courses on day two, it promises to be an exciting final round in Sydney's South West.   

Round 1 Scores - Click Here

Round 2 Draw (Campbelltown GC - 2A) - Click Here

Round 2 Draw (Camden GC - 2B) - Click Here



Record Numbers set for Macarthur Showdown

(Monday 4th June, 2018)

Jack Newton Junior Golf history will be broken this June long weekend with the biggest Junior Masters field EVER to tee it up in the 2018 Macarthur Junior Masters.

More than 225 players will head to South-West Sydney for the event, with Campbelltown GC and Camden GC once again joint-hosting the tournament. The juniors will compete in a brand new format this year, with all players regardless of age playing 18 holes at both tournament venues.

Players in the 11 Years & Under and 12 & 13 Years Divisions will play 18 Holes at Campbelltown GC on Sunday in the opening round before switching over and playing 18 Holes at Camden GC on Monday for day two. 

The older divisions (14 & 15 Years, 16 & 17 Years) will play the courses the other way round, with 18 Holes at Camden GC on the opening day and finishing the tournament with 18 Holes at Campbelltown GC on Monday morning.

Monica Johnson (The Australian) will look to become the first back to back Champion in the Girls Division since Shelly Shin in 2012 / 2013, looking for another win after a dramatic playoff victory over Kelsey Bennett (St Michael's) last year. The Boys Division will see a new name on the trophy, with Josh Gadd (Concord) turning 18 and going on to earn a spot in the Mens NSW State team since his victory in the 2017 Macarthur Junior Masters. With fellow state team members Blake Windred and Josh Armstrong also on the Macarthur JM winners list recently, the Boys Division always throws up a deserving champion and 2018 will be no different.

Play gets underway at 7:30am at Campbelltown GC on Sunday morning, with a slightly later hit off at Camden with play commencing just after 10:15am.

Round 1 Draw - Campbelltown GC (11 Years & Under and 12/13 Years) - Click Here

Round 1 Draw - Camden GC (14/15 Years and 16/17 Years) - Click Here

Leaderboard - Click Here

(For reference, rounds at Campbelltown will appear as 1A and 2A. Rounds at Camden will appear as 1B and 2B)

Players will swap courses for the second round, with the draw to be re-done and seeded on Sunday evening after the opening round.

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