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Martell and Yoon Win Battle of Ballina

(2:00pm - Monday 15th April 2019)


South Korean Min A Yoon has claimed the 2019 Ballina Junior Masters with a dominant victory in the Girls Division. It was much closer in the Boys, with Will Martell (Queensland) coming from behind to record a one shot victory over local Harvey Remfrey.

Yoon was on another level to her playing partners in the Girls, firing her second straight three under par 69 to run away with the title. The impressive 16 Year Old backed up her top 10 finish at last weeks Australian Girls Amateur Championship with nine birdies over the 36 holes to claim her first Ballina Junior Masters, defeating Annika Boyd (Pymble) by nine shots.

A further seven shots back in third place was 12/13 Years Champion Haruhi Nakatani and Lower North Coast girl Pyper Hollis (Kew).There was local success in the 11 Years & Under Division, with Stella Payne (Ballina) claiming the Nett Title.

Whilst Yoon was cruising in the Girls Division, there was a log jam in the Boys with as many as 10 players in the hunt with nine holes to go. Martell handled the pressure best, picking up birdies on the 17th and 1st (having started on the second hole in the 7:30am shot-gun) to finish his round on a high to pick up the one shot victory.

Remfrey birdied his last hole to claim second place, whilst also winning the 16/17 Years Division. Jye Halls (Mollymook), Yevin Samararatne (Queensland) and Ethan Chambers (The Australian) finished in a share of third two shots further back at one over par. Tyler Glavoich and Danny Mackenzie also picked up home trophies for the Ballina club, having success in the 16/17 and 11 Years & Under Nett Divisions.

The shot of the tournament belonged to 14 Year Old Brij Ingrey (Newcastle), who recorded his first ever hole in one with an ace on the 17th Hole!! 

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Halls Edges in Front as Yoon Shoots Clear

(10:00am - Monday 15th April 2019)


14 Year Old Jye Halls (Mollymook) has picked up three front nine birdies and will take a one shot lead into the back nine of the Ballina Junior Masters. Halls is three under par for the tournament with an incredible 18 players within just five shots of the lead and right in contention with nine holes to play.

South Korean visitor Min A Yoon has wrapped up the Girls Division early in the second round, picking up another two shots on Monday morning to sit at five under par for the tournament. She leads Annika Boyd (Pymble) by nine shots with just nine holes to play.

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Ballina Junior Masters Coming Down to the Wire

(7:30am - Monday 15th April 2019)


After plenty of overnight rain, the weather God's are smiling on the Northern Rivers this morning! The final round of the Ballina Junior Masters is underway and with a bunched leaderboard after day one, it looks set to come down to the wire.

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Final Round Shoot-Out Set for Ballina

(5:15pm - Sunday 14th April 2019)


The Ballina Junior Masters is set for an exciting final round, with nine players seperated by just one shot in the Boys Division. The girls is a different story, with Min A Yoon (South Korea) blowing the field away after a three under par 69 on the opening day. 

Local Ballina boy Harvey Remfrey fired a two under par 70 to take a share of the lead, with Jye Halls (Mollymook), Jeff Pullen (St Michael's) and Queenslander Bhavneet Sohal joining Remfrey at two minus two. A further five players sit just one shot further back with Queensland trio James Sammut, Josh Liston and Will Martell joining Ethan Chambers (The Australian) and Arki Valdy (Bonnie Doon) at one under par.

All players MUST register at Ballina BEFORE 7:00am on Monday morning, with the shot-gun start to get underway at approximately 7:20am.

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Play Underway at Ballina

(7:30am - Sunday 14th April 2019)


The opening round of the Ballina Junior Masters is underway, with overnight rain clearing and the sun poking through in the Northern Rivers of NSW.

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Full House – Record Field Set for Ballina Junior Masters

(3:00pm - Wednesday 10th April 2019)

A capacity field of 128 junior golfers will travel to the Northern Rivers of NSW this weekend to compete in the 2019 Ballina Junior Masters. For the fifth time, the Ballina Golf Club will host the tournament with many of Australia’s top golfers competing in the tournament after also competing in the Australian Boys and Girls Championships, currently underway on the Gold Coast.

A new boy will have his name etched into Ballina Junior Masters history this weekend with defending champion Terry Yoon (Queensland) leaving the junior ranks. As always, the Queenslander contingent is strong at the Greg Norman Junior Masters Qualifier with Andrew Park, Kaito Chiu and Levi Edkins hoping to take the trophy back across the border. JNJG regulars Ethan Chambers (The Australian), Jye Halls (Mollymook) and Kai Komulainen have all made the trip north and they’ll battle it out against plenty of talented locals. Isaac Outridge (Coolangatta Tweed Heads) and Harvey Remfrey (Ballina) are the pick of the local talent, with more than 20% of the entire field coming from the Northern Rivers DGA.

In the Girls Division, defending champion Keely Purdey will look to become the first player in Ballina Junior Masters history to make it back to back titles. Purdey defeated Charlotte Perkins (The Australian) by three strokes in 2018, with both girls electing to return to a course they obviously loved last year. They’ll be up against Korean visitor Min A Yoon, fresh off the back of an impressive performance at the Australian Girls Championship. The 16 Year Old phenomenon is currently playing on a +5 handicap making her one of the best junior golfers anywhere in the world right now. Annika Boyd (Pymble) has already claimed a JNJG Junior Masters Title in 2019 and will be looking for her second, whilst Queensland pair Haruhi Nakatani and Zoe Maxwell will also be hard to beat.

Play gets underway with the first round starting on Sunday at 7:45am whilst the full field begins early on Monday morning with a 7:20am shot gun start.

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