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Big Wins at Penrith Golf Club

(6:30pm - Tuesday 7th December 2021)

There were some dominant wins in multiple age groups as the JNJG 12 Years and Under State Age Championship wrapped up at Penrith Golf Club.

Jonathan Hong (Macquarie Links GC) was successful in chasing down our overnight leader Charlie Peng (Avondale GC) to claim the Boys 12 Years Division by a stroke. It came down to the final hole with Jonathan paring the last to claim the title. Mimi Thomsen (Wollongong GC) has followed in her sisters footsteps to win the Girls 12 Years Division by nine shots with rounds of 82 and 89.  Her older sister Lara Thomsen was victorious in the same division at last years JNJG 12 Years & Under State Championships.

Blake Cranston (Toukley GC) had his best score to date in round two with a 74, two over par to secure the win in the Boys 11 Years Division. Camilla Kim (Lynwood GC) made sure that the title was hers with a very dominant showing racing away with a 22 shot lead to win the Girls 11 Years Division.

Jesse Linden (Newcastle GC) edged out fellow 10-Year-old Charlie Kerr (Wollongong GC) by one shot in what was a very tight contest between the two who both shot 84 today. Sophia Chao (Gold Creek GC) regained her overnight lead from Sophie Tong (Killara GC) towards the end of round two to win the Girls 10 Years Division by two shots. A special mention goes too Danielle Hui (Pennant Hills GC) who played outstanding and finished 24 shots better than her handicap.

Prize Winners - JNJG 12 Years & Under State Age Championships

Boys 12 Years Champion - Jonathan Hong (Macquarie Links)
Boys 12 Years Runner Up – Charlie Peng (Avondale)
Boys 12 Years Nett Champion – Brent Gadd (Penrith)
Boys 12 Years Nett Runner Up – Rory Page (Mosman)

Girls 12 Years Champion – Mimi Thomsen (Wollongong)
Girls 12 Years Runner Up – Maiv Dorman (Bathurst)
Girls 12 Years Nett Champion – Jessica Fog (Penrith)
Girls 12 Years Nett Runner Up – Ava Prince (Toukley)

Boys 11 Years Champion – Blake Cranston (Toukley)
Boys 11 Years Runner Up – Harrison Preece (The Vintage)
Boys 11 Years Nett Champion – William Eldridge (Avondale)
Boys 11 Years Nett Runner Up – Riley Lam (Pennant Hills)

Girls 11 Years Champion - Camilla Kim (Lynwood)
Girls 11 Years Runner Up – Leanne Wu (Pennant Hills)
Girls 11 Years Nett Champion – Sherry Zou (Bonnie Doon)

Boys 10 Years & Under Champion – Jesse Linden (Newcastle)
Boys 10 Years & Under Runner Up – Charlie Kerr (Wollongong)
Boys 10 Years & Under Nett Champion – Ricky Fang (Pennant Hills)
Boys 10 Years & Under Nett Runner Up – Josh Park (Ryde Parramatta)

Girls 10 Years & Under Champion – Sophia Chau (Gold Creek)
Girls 10 Years & Under Runner Up – Sophie Tong (Killara)
Girls 10 Years & Under Nett Champion – Danielle Hui (Pennant Hills)
Girls 10 Years & Under Nett Runner Up – Tirzah Cho (Barnwell Park)



Final Round Suspended at 2:27pm due to Lightning

(3:00pm - Tuesday 7th December 2021)

Play was officially suspended at 2:27pm due to lightning. A further announcement will be made at 3:30pm.

The storm has cleared and despite the course being extremely wet, play will resume at Penrith GC at 4pm.



JNJG Under 12 State Age Comes to Exciting End

(7:30am - Tuesday 7th December 2021)

The final round of the JNJG 12 Years and Under State Age Championships is set to come an exciting end today at Penrith at Golf Club. Three boys and three girls will be crowned JNJG State Age Champions with many divisions set to go right down to the wire!

Leaderboard - CLICK HERE



Junior Golf in Good Hands with Round 1 Complete at the JNJG 12 Years and Under State Age Championship

(6:30pm - Monday 6th December 2021)

On a perfect day for golf and despite the older juniors playing in the NSW Junior Championship at Lynwood CC, some of the most exciting golf came from the young guns in the JNJG Under 12 State Age Championships at Penrith GC.

Charlie Peng (Avondale GC) leads the Boys 12 Years Division at three over par (+3), with Harry Deitz (Northbridge GC) and Jonathan Hong (Macquarie Links GC) one shot behind at four over par (+4). Rory Page (Mosman GC) was the stand out in the Nett Division with a nett 69 (-3). This year it is another Thomsen leading the Girls 12 Years Division after Day 1 with Mimi Thomsen (Wollongong GC) building a commanding eight shot lead with a round of seven over par (+7).

In the tightest division, Harrison Preece (The Vintage GC) leads the Boys 11 Years at six over par (+6) with Riley Lam (Pennant Hills GC), Blake Cranston (Toukley GC) and Nathan Hong (Macquarie Links GC) hot on his heels just two shots back at eight over par (+8). Once again Camilla Kim (Lynwood CC) is leading the Girls 11 Years Division with a seven over par round (+7) which included two birdies.

It looks to be a two horse race in the Boys 10 Years and Under Division with Jesse Linden (Newcastle GC) and Charlie Kerr (Wollongong GC) separated by just one shot at 10 and 11 over par respectively. Josh Park (Ryde-Parramatta GC) is leading the way in the Nett division with a nett 66 (-6). Sophia Chau (Golf Creek GC) was very solid on day one, creating a five shot lead heading into day two.

Day 1 Leaderboard - Click Here

Round 2 Draw -  Click Here



JNJG Under 12s Underway at Penrith

(10:30am - Monday 6th December 2021)

It may be six months later than it was supposed to be thanks to Covid-19 enforced lockdowns, but the 2021 NSW Junior Championships is finally underway at Penrith Golf Club.

Leaderboard - CLICK HERE




Draw Revealed for JNJG Under 12 State Age

(4:30pm - Thursday 2nd December 2021)

The draw for the opening round of the 2021 JNJG 12 Years and Under State Age Championships has been revealed. Tee Times for the opening day will range from 10:40am to 1:40pm.

The draw for the final round on Tuesday will be seeded, with players teeing off between 8:30am and 11:30am.

Draw - Click Here

Leaderboards - Click Here



Please Note - The tournament will be run under the conditions of any NSW Public Health Order in place, with a particular focus on the restrictions around community sport as part of the roadmap to re-opening NSW.

This means, as per NSW Health Regulations, to participate in community sport (as a player, staff member, volunteer or spectator), anyone aged 16 Years and above MUST be double vaccinated. 

As this event is for Under 12s, all players are eligible to play regardless of vaccination status. However any parent / spectator attending the event MUST be double vaccinated.

You can read more about the rules for people who are fully vaccinated here -

You can read more about the rules for people who are not fully vaccinated here -



Tournament Preview - Penrith to Host Under 12 State Age

(1:30pm - Wednesday 1st December 2021)

For the second straight year, the JNJG 12 Years & Under State Age Championships will take place in the month of December, after Covid-19 lockdowns forced the event to be postponed earlier in the year. Penrith Golf Club in Sydney's West will play host to the tournament, with almost 80 of the best golfers from around the state taking part. Super popular golf brand PING will also join the JNJG family, sponsoring the Championships for the first time.

There's an even split across the three age divisions in a great sign of the future of junior golf, with 22 players in the 10 Years & Under Division, 22 players in the 11 Years Division and 34 players in the 12 Years Division, playing their final JNJG State Age before stepping up to the NSW Junior in 2022.

Play begins at 10:40am on Monday morning at Penrith Golf Club, with the second and final round getting underway at 8:30am on Tuesday morning.

The draw for the opening round will be released on Thursday.

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