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Murray and Hammett Crowned Champions

(7:30pm - Friday 4th October 2019)

Ella Murray (Dubbo) and Justin Hammett (Queensland) have won the 2019 Jack Newton International Sub-Junior Classic with sensational performances at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

For Murray in particular, the International will be a tournament she remembers forever, taking the lead on Thursday with her first ever under par round before backing it up with a five under par 66 on Friday to blow the field away to win by 10 shots.

Full story to come.......

Final Scores - Click Here


Final Round Underway at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

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

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

Boys Leaderboard - Click Here

Girls Leaderboard - Click Here



Murray’s Moving Day

(5.00pm - Thursday 3rd October)

Ella Murray (Dubbo) has made the most of the traditional round 3 moving day, shooting a superb 4 under par 67 to move into the lead heading into the final day at Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley. Murray was bogey free until her 13th hole on Thursdays 3rd round, and 2 late birdies securing her a one shot lead over 36 hole leader Sarah Hammett (Queensland). Ella Scaysbrook (Port Maquarie) is one shot further back to round out a tightly contested final group.

It was business as usual for Millie Komulainen (Long Reef) in the Girls Under 10s Division, and 3rd round 85 means she moves into the final round with division all but wrapped up. 11 Year old Godi Kim (Queensland) shot an incredible +1 par 72 to open up a 12 shot final round lead over Lara Thomsen (Wollongong) in the 11 Years Division.

We have a new leader in the Boys Division as Justin Hammett (Queensland) closed out a 1 under par 70 with birdie on 18. This means that Josiah Gilbert (Western Australia) will be the one doing the chasing after having lead since the completition of round 1. Kai Komulainen (Long Reef) shot a 1 under par round to move himself into the final group on Friday.

In the Boys Under 10s Division, Adam Ding (Bexley) will be trying to holf off Queenslander Will Tonga over the final 18 holes, after Tonga chipped away at his overnight 3 shot lead, and is now 2 behind heading into Friday. Toby Farrar (Lynwood) added to his growing career highlights list with a 3 under par 68, and after trailing by 5 shots after 36, is now 11 shots in front of his rivals in the Boys 11 Years Division.


Round 3 Results – Click Here

Round 4 Draw -  Click Here 


Weather Heats up for Moving Day!

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

More brilliant sunshine at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley 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



Jye Joins Josiah in the Lead

(7:00pm - Wednesday 2nd October 2019)

Jye Halls has taken a share of the lead at the halfway mark of the 2019 Jack Newton Sub-Junior International at Crowne Plaza. Halls (NSW GC) will be looking to make it two wins in two weeks when he takes to the course Thursday afternoon. Josiah Gilbert (Western Australia) began his 2nd round with double bogey, but fired back in the final holes with a birdie, eagle finish to retain a share of his overnight lead, both boys at 6 under par.  The biggest mover of the day was Justin Hammett (Queensland) who lit it up with a 5 under 66. Justin only slipped up once, with a bogey on the par 5 16th, but a bogey free back nine will mean he takes plenty of momentum into his 3rd round.

In the 11 Years Division, Leno Li (Roseville) solidified his 1st round lead with a 5 over 76, sitting at +7 for the tournament.

Adam Ding (Bexley GC) will lead the 10 Years division after shooting 76 today to be +9 for the tournament.

Sarah Hammett (Queensland) has maintained her overnight lead, with +1, 72 during round two. Michelle Di Natale (NSW GC) was able to fire her first even par round and shoot the low round of the day with 71.

Godi Kim (Queensland) still leads the Girls 11 years division, however Lara Thomsen will like her chances, after she managed to peg back 3 shots with her 6-over 77.

Milli Komulainen’s back to back scores of 81 will secure her a 13-shot lead after 36 holes in the Girls 10 years division.


Round 2 Scores - Click Here

Round 3 Draw - Click Here



Gilbert Gets Going at Crowne Plaza

(6.30pm - Tuesday 1st October 2019)

Josiah Gilbert of Western Australian has opened the 2019 Jack Newton Sub-Junior International with an impressive 6 under par. In a round that included 8 birdies, Gilbert's only blemish was a double bogey on the 13th hole. Hot on his heels is last weeks U/16 Victorian Boys Champion Jye Halls, with two 2 under par nines, and a -4 total of 67. The only other under par are local boys Jake Riley (Toronto) and Brij Ingrey (The Australian) who both carded solid 2 under par 69s.

Queensland has the early bragging rights in the Girls Division, with 4 featuring in the top 7 after round 1. The best of them is Sarah Hammett at even par. After a bogey free front nine, Hammett see sawed through out her final holes, with 3 birdies, 2 bogeys and a double bogey. It is Ella Scaysbrook flying the NSW flag after round 1 and sits 1 shot back at +1. Scaysbrook is a member of the local Hunter Academy of Sport, and is no stranger to the golf courses here in the Hunter Valley.


Round 1 Results - 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 Sub 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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