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Porter and Buchanan Score Big Wins at Cypress 

(7:00pm - Friday 4th October 2019)

Cassie Porter (Queensland) and Jack Buchanan (South Australia) have claimed the 2019 Jack Newton International Junior Classic in dominant fashion at Cypress Lakes Resort. The overnight leaders were tested throughout the final round but handled the pressure of the difficult back nine the best to secure a start in the upcoming Men's (2019) and Women's (2020) NSW Open.

It was a well deserved win for Porter, her first JNJG major, after a number of near misses in some of the biggest JNJG events over the last three years. After a superb course record on Tuesday in the Opening Round, Porter was always in control, cruising to a 12 shot victory with her fourth straight round of par or better. If the chasing pack thought they had any chance, those dreams were quickly extinguished on Friday when the 17 year old birdied three of her opening six holes in difficult windy conditions.

From that point on it was only a matter of "by how many" and although the final margin was 12, Runner Up Miku Ueta (Japan) applied the pressure many times throughout the closing 36 holes. Ueta made the turn at one under par in the final round, before the long week in Australia finally caught up with the youngster who dropped shots on the back nine to slip all the way back to one over par. Ueta won't fly back to Japan tomorrow empty handed however, winning the Girls 15 Years Division by 13 shots.

Hannah Reeves (Queensland) and June Song (Avondale GC - NSW) rounded out the top four, with Queenslander Lion Higo finishing alone in 5th place and also winning the Girls 16 Years Division.

Final Girls Scores - Click Here

Whilst Porter was cruising to the title in the Girls Event, Jack Buchanan was fighting off a host of challengers in the Boys Division.

Just like it had been all week, the front nine was where a score needed to be made at Cypress Lakes and the leaders were doing just that, with birdies rolling in from everywhere. Just when it appeared that Buchanan was doing enough, matching playing partners with birdie after birdie, the chasing pack was given a life line in a chaotic four hole stretch.

On the short par four 8th, Buchanan first found the sand, then the water, on his way to a double bogey six. This came one hole after his closest challenger, Harrison Crowe (St Michael's), drove the 7th green and made an unlikely eagle putt, meaning the lead was all of a sudden just three. A birdie on the 9th was followed up by another double bogey on the 10th, and when the South Australian found more trouble on 11, the tournament race was back on.

However, Buchanan wasn't the only player to struggle through the difficult 10-11-12-13 stretch, with everyone around him also dropping shots. Birdies on the 14th and 17th secured the victory, with the final margin four shots over the ever impressive Jeffrey Guan (The Australian). Despite being just 15 years of age and playing against the big boys, Guan was far from over-awed by the situation and finished in outright second after an even par 72 to win the 15 Years Division by four shots from Ali Rachid (NSW GC). 

Adam Brady (Western Australia) was one of the few players under par in the final round, finishing in a share of third with Crowe at minus three. Quinn Croker (Queensland) and Keiron Van Wyk (South Africa) rounded out the top five one shot further back, with nine players finishing the event in red figures. One of those players posting red numbers was 16 Year Old Harrison Glenday (The Lakes), storming to a seven shot win in that Age Division.

Final Boys Scores - Click Here



Cassie Cruising as the Boys Chase Jack

(3:00pm - Friday 4th October 2019)

Cassie Porter has one hand on the 2019 Jack Newton International Junior Classic trophy after a fantastic start to the final round. The impressive Queenslander has picked up birdies on the 2nd, 3rd and 6th holes to extend her lead to six shots over Miku Ueta (Japan).

Jack Buchanan has a host of players chasing him in the Boys Division, but the 17 Year Old South Aussie is standing firm, three under par for the final round and maintaining a four shot lead.

Follow all the action as the leaders make the turn onto the back nine.

Live Scores - Click Here



International Title on the Line at Cypress

(8:00am - Friday 4th October 2019)

The final round of the 2019 Jack Newton International Junior Classic is underway in warm conditions again at Cypress Lakes. After three perfect days in ideal scoring conditions, strong winds are predicted for Friday just as the leaders are set to get underway.

Cassie Porter (Queensland) and the leading Girls group will get underway at 12:55pm, with Jack Buchanan (South Australia) and the leading Boys Division starting at 1:05pm.

Live Hole-by-Hole Scoring will again take place for all players, so you can watch the tournament unfold as it happens below!!

Boys Leaderboard - Click Here

Girls Leaderboard - Click Here


Porter and Buchanan Close in on Title

(7:00pm - Thursday 3rd October 2019)

Overnight leaders Cassie Porter (Queensland) and Jack Buchanan (South Australia) have maintained their lead at the top of the 2019 Jack Newton International Junior Classic leaderboard with one round to play.

17 Year Old Buchanan was flawless early, quickly extending his one shot lead with four birdies on the front nine. Sitting alone at 10 under par the chasing pack needed to get moving and plenty did on the front side with birdies being rolled in all over the place. But like always, the back nine at Cypress Lakes bites back and everyone dropped shots late without exception.

In the end, Buchanan had to settle for a two under par 70 which was good enough to open up a four shot lead with one round to play. The chasing pack contains plenty of players however, with Buchanan joined in the final group by a trio of players all at four under par. Harrison Crowe (St Michael's), Frank Pavek (Czech Republic) and Jeffrey Guan (The Australian) are locked together just four shots back, with another eight players in red numbers all capable of claiming the trophy if the South Australian comes back to the field.

In the Girls Division, Porter maintained a six shot advantage, holding off a spirited charge by Japanese youngster Miku Ueta. On the difficult start to the back nine which has caught players out all week, Ueta made her move with birdies on 11, 12 and 14. With Porter dropping a shot herself on the 13th, all of a sudden the lead had been cut to three. Like good players do, Porter halted the momentum with a birdie of her own on 15, and a two shot swing over the final three holes saw the lead extend back to six.

June Song (Avondale) and Hannah Reeves (Queensland) played their way into the final group with one under par 71s, two shots clear of pre-tournament favourite Hyejun Park (Queensland) who has a mountain of work to do after recording a third round 74. 

The presentation for both Junior and Sub Junior Divisions will be held on Friday Evening in the Lagoon Pool Marquee at Cypress Lakes Resort at 6:30pm. 

Round 3 Scores - Click Here

Round 4 Draw - Click Here



Weather Heats up for Moving Day!

(6:00am - Thursday 3rd October 2019)

More brilliant sunshine at Cypress Lakes this morning for the third round of the Jack Newton International Junior Classic. The temps are expected to reach 30* as players jostle for position on the leaderboard heading into the final round.

Live Scores - Click Here


Buchanan's Birdie Blitz

(2:00pm - Wednesday 2nd October 2019)

South Australian Jack Buchanan has rocketed to the top of the Boys Leaderboard during the second round of the 2019 Jack Newton International Junior Classic at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club. Cassie Porter continues to lead the Girls Division and extended her lead to six after a steady display on day two.

After being left frustrated during an even par 72 in the opening round, the 17 Year Old made amends on Wednesday with an incredible finish. Starting on the 10th, Buchanan began slowly with a bogey on 11 before making the turn at minus one after birdies on 14 & 18. The birdie on 18 seemed to kickstart the South Australian number one who followed that up with an eagle three on the short first hole. Another bogey at the third didn't slow him down at all, making another four birdies in his last five holes, including three in a row to finish. Buchanan eventually signed for a six under par 66, moving him into the outright lead on the congested leaderboard.

Jeffrey Guan (The Australian) was another big mover on Wednesday morning, briefly standing at to the top of the leaderboard himself after a four under par 68. Guan had four birdies in a row midway through his round, recovering from a couple of uncharacteristic short putt misses to finish the second round in solo second. Stephen Liu (New Zealand) and Frank Pavek (Czech Republic) are a shot further back at four under, with Harrison Crowe (St Michael's) Kieron Van Wyk (South Africa) and Lachlan Jones (Concord) finishing the day at minus three. 

The Boys Leaderboard remains quite congested, with 18 players at even par or better with 36 holes to play.

In the Girls Division, Queenslander Cassie Porter couldn't quite back up the blistering 64 she record on day one, but a two under par 70 was enough to extend the 17 year olds lead to six shots. Japanese visitor Miku Ueta impressed again early on Wednesday, finishing the day at even par to maintain second spot on the leaderboard at four under par. On a difficult day for the girls, Annika Rathbone (The Australian) flew the flag for the JNJG locals with a one under par 71 to move into outright third place.Pre tournament favourite Hyejun Park (Queensland) sits alone in fourth place, 10 shots behind rival and friend Porter in the lead.


For the second straight day a Hole-In-One was recorded, with Cypress Lakes Pro Shop employee Zac Mitchell using local knowledge to help ace the short 11th hole.


Round 2 Scores - Click Here

Round 3 Draw - Click Here

At the end of the second round, the top 72 Boys and Top 32 Girls will be given afternoon tee times on day three (11:05am - 1:05pm), with the remainder of the Boys and Girls field to be drawn in the morning (6:15am - 8:15am).



Course Record for Porter at Cypress Lakes

(7:00pm - Tuesday 1st October 2019)

Queenslander Cassie Porter is making a habit of this. Course Records that is. The 17 Year Old has claimed another course record, this time firing an eight under par 64 in the opening round of the 2019 Jack Newton International Junior Classic at Cypress Lakes. The talented Sunshine Coast junior stormed to a four shot lead in the final JNJG Major of the year with a bogey free opening round.

Porter recorded six birdies and an eagle on the uphill 14th hole to shoot clear, with Japanese youngster Miku Ueta moving into second late on day one. Ueta started her round with a double bogey on the 10th before turning it on, making seven birdies in a 15 hole stretch to briefly get within three of Porter. The 15 Year Old finished with a 68, whilst fellow Queenslander Hannah Reeves and Brie Mapanao (The Australian) also impressed to finish the opening day under par.

The Boys leaderboard is much more congested, with Jordan Jung (Western Australia), Jack Holland (Victoria) and Stephen Liu (New Zealand) leading the way at three under par. In perfect scoring conditions, no player jumped out of the pack with Adam Brady (Western Australia) and Harrison Crowe (St Michaels) only a shot further back at minus two, whilst a further eight players finished the opening day at one under par.

In total, 45 players are within six shots of the lead in what is shaping up to be the tightest Jack Newton International on record.

The shot of the day belonged to International Visitor Frank Pavek (Czech Republic) who scored the first ace of the tournament with his hole-in-one on the difficult par three 5th hole on his way to an even par 72.


Round 1 Scores - Click Here

Round 2 Draw - Click Here



Play Underway in Opening Round

(6:30am - Tuesday 1st October 2019)

In beautiful bright sunshine, the 2019 Jack Newton International Junior Classic is underway!

Live Scores - Click Here



Long Drive Champions Crowned at Jack Newton International

(6:00pm - Monday 30th September 2019)

On a cold and cloudy day, the 2019 Jack Newton International got underway with the annual Callaway Epic Long Drive Competition. More than half of the 375 Juniors competing in the tournament took part, with Juniors hitting the ball as hard as they could in the blustery conditions.

Interstate players took the titles, with Lachlan Chamberlain (A.C.T) winning the boys and Piper Stubbs (Victoria) and Quedesha Golledge (Kew CC - NSW) sharing the spoils in the girls.

Overall Winners - Lachlan Chamberlain (268m) & Piper Stubbs / Quedesha Golledge (206m)

17 Years - Lachlan Chamberlain (268m) & Yeah Jin-Lee (190m)
16 Years - Jaeseung Na (242m) & Piper Stubbs (206m)
15 Years - Aldrich Potgieter (243m) & Quedesha Golledge (206m)
14 Years - Jye Halls (240m) & Sophia Perkins (161m)
13 Years - Kai Komulainen / Harry Atkinson (215m) & Molly McLean (193m)
12 Years - Max Fischer (202m) & Ann Jang (180m)
11 Years - Toby Farrar (188m) & Lara Thomsen (149m)
10 Years - Will Tonga (185m) & Stella Kaloudis (135m)

Big thanks to Callaway for once again sponsoring the "Epic" Long Drive Competition and congratulations to all the winners!!


Jack Newton International Tournament Preview

(2:00pm - Friday 27th September 2019)

A huge field of more than 375 junior golfers will head to the NSW Hunter Valley for the 2019 Jack Newton International Junior Classic, beginning on Tuesday 1st October at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club and Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. The tournament will once again play host to golfers from all over Australia and all around the world, maintaining its place on golfing calendars as the biggest junior golf tournament in the country. 

A capacity field of 208 players will compete at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club in the 15-17 Years Division, with the tournament growing in quality year after year. All 208 players registered for the event this year are on single figure handicaps, with 2-time NSW Junior Champion Hyejun Park (Queensland) the low marker in the field at +5.

In a new addition to the tournament at Cypress Lakes, hole-by-hole drone flyovers give players, parents and spectators and unseen view of the magnificent layout, which can be viewed on the JNJG Youtube Channel below! 

Just minutes down the road, almost 170 players in the 14 Years and Under Sub-Junior Division will play the testing Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Resort layout for the very first time. After a successful relationship with Jack Newton Junior Golf and host of the Jack Newton Celebrity Classic for a number of years, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley will be involved in hosting the Sub-Junior tournament, welcoming kids and parents to the fantastic family friendly resort.

The International, brainchild of Australian golfing stalwart and JNJG founder Jack Newton, was first held in 1986 and provides a competitive environment for the most promising talent from right around the globe. 

Teams will once again be flying in from far and wide with players from Canada, Hawaii, Japan, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Samoa, South Africa and South Korea looking to take the trophy back home with them. Every state and territory in Australia is also represented, with players making the trip from all corners of the country to compete in the 72-hole 4-day tournament.

In total, 40 Internationals and 102 Interstate competitors will join the 230+ local NSW and A.C.T juniors in the field, with more Girls taking part than ever before. 60 Girls will tee off at Cypress Lakes in the 15-17 Years Division, whilst a massive 50 Girls will compete at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, significantly up on junior girl numbers from previous years. 

The tournament is a permanent fixture on the junior golfing calendar, holding both Australia Junior Order of Merit and World Amateur Golf Ranking Status, and is proudly supported by major sponsor, Callaway Golf South Pacific.

“The Jack Newton International Junior Classic is an important stepping stone for many of Australia’s young golfers,” said tournament host and founder, Jack Newton.  “This event has been pivotal in founding the careers of Australia’s well-known international golfing stars providing them with a platform to make a successful transition into the senior ranks,” finished Newton.

Aaron Baddeley won the Jack Newton International in 1998, just two months prior to securing his first Australian Open victory as an amateur. Baddeley is a winner on the PGA tour and an enthusiastic supporter of junior golf around the world. Other international professionals that claimed the Jack Newton International Junior Classic in their junior days are current PGA / European Tour Players Steven Bowditch, Andrew Dodt, Brett Drewitt, and Ryan Ruffels (2-time Sub Junior Champion). 

Current LPGA Tour stars Minjee Lee, Su-Hyun Oh and Thidipa Suwannapura were all recent champions in the event whilst Ladies European Tour Champions Nikki Garrett and Rebecca Artis and multiple Japanese Tour winners Brendan Jones and Nikki Campbell also tasted success at the Jack Newton International Junior Classic.

The tournament begins on Monday 1st October with the annual long drive competition and tournament registration throughout the afternoon before all players are welcomed at the official Opening Ceremony which begins at 5:30pm at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club. 

Round 1 DrawClick Here (From 1:00pm Monday)

LeaderboardClick Here

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