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Corey Lamb and Annika Boyd Dominate at Bathurst

(Sunday 25th March, 2018)

Corey Lamb (Concord) and Annika Boyd (Pymble) have dominated the field at Bathurst to run away with commanding victories at the 2018 Peter O'Malley Junior Masters.

Starting the final round with a three shot lead, Lamb never looked troubled over the closing 18 holes, cruising to an impressive eight shot victory. In difficult windy conditions, the 16 year old from Branxton, who represents Concord GC in Sydney, picked up birdies on both Par 5's on the front nine to make the turn at two under par. Back to back birdies on the 11th and 12th extended the lead to almost double digits, and his incredible round ended with his only bogey of the day on the 18th. No other player broke par on Sunday, and no other play finished under par for the tournament, further demonstrating how dominate the NSW Junior State Team Member was.

In the 14-15 Years Division, Lachlan Chamberlain (Federal) impressed on his way to a two shot victory over Harry Cleare (Nelson Bay). The 15 Year Old fired rounds of 73-71 to finish third overall which could have been better if not for a four-putt double bogey on the final green. It mattered little, as six birdies over the previous 17 holes had given the A.C.T State Team representative enough breathing space to hang on for the win.

Kai Komulainen (Long Reef) grabbed his first JNJG victory since moving down from Queensland, firing rounds of 76-76 to win the Boys 12-13 Years Division by four shots. The eldest of three Komulainen's siblings who are all making a name for themselves in JNJG events was rock solid on Sunday, defeating Kade Webber (Stonecutters Ridge) who moved up the leaderboard with a 75 in the final round. The 12-13 Years Age Division is fast becoming one of the most competitive across all JNJG tournaments, with 48 players competing in the division at Bathurst.

Max Fischer (Moore Park) made it back to back victories in the opening two Junior Masters events in the newly formed 11 Years and Under Division, defeating Jamie Smith (Manly) by just two strokes. Smith and Jonathan Hong (Barnwell Park) finished in second and third place again, and with 33 Boys competing in the newly formed division, it looks like the future of junior golf is very bright!

The Girls Division was very similar to the Boys, with Annika Boyd running away with a comfortable victory. After taking a share of the lead into the final round, Boyd took control of the tournament with a steady front nine, capped off by a birdie on the par five 9th. That birdie extended her lead to six shots, and the 16 year old was never troubled as she cruised to a seven shot victory. After sharing the overnight lead, Isabelle Hawes (Royal Canberra) finished in outright second place, her best result in a JNJG tournament and confirming her place as the A.C.T's number one junior girl.

Angelina Gong (Concord) picked up her first JNJG Junior Masters title, winning the 14-15 Years Division by seven shots. She defeated Queensland visitor and North Coast Academy of Sport product Emily Martin, who impressed in her maiden JNJG event. The 12-13 Years title was taken out by another first time winner, with Selena Bosevski (Port Kembla) hanging on to win by two shots. The 13 year old was consistent as always, recording rounds of 83-83 to defeat Charlotte Perkins (Cronulla) and Ella Murray (Dubbo).

One of the most incredible performances of the weekend belonged to 10 Year Old Nara Shin (Ryde Parramatta), who beat many of her older rivals as she climbed the leaderboard to finish in a share of 4th place overall. Shin was dominant in the 11 Years and Under Division, defeating her rivals by 21 shots with rounds of 79-82, simply stunning for a 10 year old.

A couple of local Bathurst GC Juniors also stood out, with youngsters Harry Tanner and Jacob Lamb winning the 11 Years and Under + 12-13 Years Nett titles after amazing final rounds. Harry broke 100 for the first ever time, his round of 88 giving him a Nett 56 whilst Jacob had a Nett 58 to come from behind to win his Division by just one shot.   

Final Scores - Click Here


Ran in conjunction with the Peter O'Malley Junior Masters was the 2018 Academy Challenge. A record 10 academies were represented, meaning every single academy was represented at Bathurst which is a fantastic result. Congratulations to the Hunter Academy for winning the 2018 Academy Challenge.

Academy Challenge Results (Best 2 Scratch Scores + Best 1 Nett Score)

446 - Hunter 1 (J Vesper, J Fuller, J Robards, H Cleare)
447 - Hunter 2 (Q Golledge, H Atkinson, C Lamb, B Ingrey)
455 - South East 1 (S Solomon, R Willcox, J Nisbett, J Hynes)
456 - Illawarra (S Bosevski, W Daibarra, A Brown, W Blomley)
458 - Hunter 3 (E Scaysbrook, F Murray, J Crampton, B Hawes)
461 - South West Sydney (B Vella, R Vella, R Minns)
462 - Southern 1 (B Carroll, M Jenkins, W Burkinshaw, J Currie)
471 - South East 2 (F Sukhumparnich, M Nguyen, J Smith, R Harrison)
474 - North Coast (E Martin, M Laws-Farrell, C Sandiford)
476 - South East 3 (A Tilley, P Sukhumparnich, N White, H Whitelock)
479 - Central Coast (J Hawkshaw, R Millers, D Pedzikiewicz)
488 - Western Region 2 (C Thompson, J Davis, T Large)
489 - Hunter 4 (R McClung, B Best, W Knight)
492 - Western Sydney (L Keith, M Rebulado, K Webber)
498 - Northern Inland (T Cooper, B Milford, H Milford)
502 - South West Sydney 2 (H Darmody, A Derbas, W Buckley)
508 - Southern 2 (L Fellows, G Payne, R Watson, W Johnson)
DNF - Western Region 1 (E Murray, B Davis, C Jackson)



No Lamb Shanks at Bathurst - Corey Cruises on Opening Day

(Saturday 24th March, 2018)

NSW State Junior Team member Corey Lamb (Concord) has taken control of the Boys Division at the Peter O'Malley Junior Masters after an opening round 67 at the Bathurst Golf Club.

Lamb had six birdies on Saturday morning, including four on the front nine as he went out in just 33 shots. His round of four under saw him finish the opening round three shots clear at the top of the leaderboard at minus four. The highest ranked junior in the tournament, Adam Thorp (Federal), sits in second place after opening with a one under par 70. Thorp started brightly with a tap-in birdie on the first, before making one birdie and one bogey throughout the rest of the round to finish at minus one. Luke Taylor (Gerringong) sits in third position after an even par 71, whilst Brandon Vella (Camden) will be making his first appearance in the final group after impressing on a 5 handicap with a one over par 72.

The 14 & 15 Years Division is close, with Will Daibarra (Kiama) leading by one shot after a one over par 72. Harry Cleare (Nelson Bay), Lachlan Chamberlain (Federal) and Bart Carroll (Wagga Wagga) sit only a shot further back after matching 73's with a total of 9 players in the Age Division separated by only four shots.

The 12 & 13 Years and 11 Years and Under Divisions are currently on course, with live scores at the link below.

It's a tie at the top in the Girls Division, with Isabelle Hawes (Royal Canberra) and Annika Boyd (Pymble) locked together after firing impressive rounds of 74. Both girls were up and down on Saturday, combining for 11 birdies between themselves in their two over par rounds. Hawes had six birdies, eight bogies and incredibly only four pars in her round, whilst Boyd had five birdies on the testing Bathurst layout. Angelina Gong (Concord) sits in third place after an opening round 79, with that score good enough to take the lead in the 14 & 15 Years Division.

The 12 & 13 Years and 11 Years and Under Divisions are currently on course, with live scores at the link below.

Round 1 Results - Click Here

Round 2 Draw - Click Here 


Round One Underway at Bathurst

(Saturday 24th March, 2018)

What a beautiful morning at the Bathurst Golf Club for the opening round of the 2018 Peter O'Malley Junior Masters. Good luck to the 200+ Juniors competing in the event and huge thanks to Titleist Australia New Zealand for supporting our event like always.

Follow all the round one action here - LIVE SCORES


Huge Field to Contest Peter O’Malley Junior Masters at Bathurst

(Wednesday 21st March, 2018)

The biggest Junior Masters field in recent history will make Bathurst a popular place this weekend as a capacity field of more than 200 junior golfers from across the state take part in the 2018 Peter O’Malley Junior Masters at the Bathurst Golf Club. Tournament Host Peter O’Malley will also be in town over the weekend to watch the talented juniors play on the golf course he grew up learning himself and with a little bit of rain on the forecast for the upcoming week, the golf course promises to be presented in fantastic condition.

2017 Champions Jones Comerford (Bonnie Doon) and Sophie Yip (Concord) unfortunately won’t be back to defend their titles this year, meaning two new names will go on the trophy for the first time. Since claiming the event 12 months ago, Comerford has exited the junior ranks whilst Yip will be involved in a pre-event camp after recently being selected in both the NSW Junior Girls and NSW Women’s State Teams. 

Corey Lamb (Concord), Adam Thorp (Federal), Clayton Small (Long Reef) head into the tournament as favourites in the Boys Division after all performing well in the recent NSW and ACT Major Pennant Season, whilst young guns Lachlan Chamberlain (Pymble) and Josh Robards (Newcastle) will be up against recent Wagga Wagga Junior Masters Champion Bart Carroll in the 14/15 Years Division.

Shannon Lee (Ryde Parramatta) will be looking to make it back to back Junior Masters victories in the Girls Division after winning at Wagga Wagga, but will face stiff opposition from Annika Boyd (Pymble), Isabelle Hawes (Royal Canberra), Cassidy Graham (Links Shell Cove) and Amber Thornton (Queanbeyan).

A host of local juniors will be looking to use that local knowledge to their advantage, with the Bathurst charge set to be led by brothers Ben and Jake Davis, Cameron Jackson and Casey Thompson in the Girls. The 200 strong field has been boosted by the introduction of an 11 Years and Under Division as well as the 12-13 Years Division, with more than half of the field competing in these younger age groups. JNJG Rookies and Bathurst locals Mitchell and Jacob Lamb, Harry Tanner will join Bathurst regular Cooper Starkey in trying to take out the youngest age divisions.

Run in conjunction with the Peter O'Malley Junior Masters is the JNJG Regional Academy of Sport Academy Challenge. Academies from all over NSW have entered into the event, with their golf teams preparing for the Regional Academy Games that take place next month in the Hunter Valley. Many of the local stars from the Western Region Academy of Sport will be looking to put in good performances on their home course and keep the trophy out of the hands of the visiting academies.. 

Play gets underway at the Bathurst Golf Club at 7:15am on both Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March, with presentations to be held on Sunday afternoon at approximately 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

Round One Draw – Click Here

Tournament Leaderboards – Click Here

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