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Jeffrey Guan and Ann Jang Claim NSW Junior Crowns

(2:00pm - Thursday 9th December 2021)



From Dave Tease - Golf NSW

Gun Guan Goes Back to Back

Jeffrey Guan has proven to be the man of the moment, claiming back-to-back NSW Junior titles at Lynwood Golf club after a two-hole playoff over Jye Halls.

It was a nail-biter in the end, with the pair unable to be split after the regulation 72 holes.

After beginning the day in reach of the leader, local hope Toby Farrar, It was Halls who made the first move, moving to the lead at the halfway mark following a blemish free front nine of 32.

When Halls dropped a shot on the par four 11th, and Farrar binned his birdie, suddenly the local hope was the back in the mix and the player they were all chasing.

Guan, however, was never far away, and the reigning Australian Junior Champion had his first sniff of the lead with birdie the 12th before moving to the outright lead with the first of three birdies in a row from the 14th.

Halls, now the chaser, responded with his first of three birdies in a row on the 15th to square the ledger.

The pair traded birdies on the 16th, and when Halls birdied the 17th, the NSW Junior state team mates were tied heading to the last. Sadly, neither could convert their chances on the last, and extra holes were needed.

With a sizeable gallery following, the pair both had looks at birdie on the first playoff hole. Guan first away could only watch while his attempt slid by. Halls, inside Guan had a little slider which required some precision. Sadly he couldn’t coax it into the hole and the pair were off to the 18th.

After both players getting their drives safely away on the last, Guan, playing first, left his approach short of the front trap. Halls taking a more aggressive approach, hung his approach to the right, leaving him facing a delicate chip.

Guan, first away, safely chipped to about 1 1/2 metres, while halls could only look on as his attempt pulled up about 3 metres short. When Hall missed his putt for birdie, Guan calmly slotted his birdie to retain his junior crown.

Ann Jang Claims Girls Crown

Ann Jang has held on to claim the Junior girls crown, carding a final round one under par 71.

The Toukley junior was never headed in the final round, and stamped her authority over the field in the final round with three birdies in her opening nine holes this morning.

Avondale’s Rachel Lee finished in second place two shots behind Jang, while The Lakes Rebecca Zhao finished in third at five over par.

Final Leaderboard - CLICK HERE



NSW Junior Set to go Down to the Wire

(7:00am - Thursday 9th December 2021)

The 2021 NSW Junior Championships is set to go down to the wire at Lynwood Country Club. Early morning rain looks set to clear into a warm sunny day to dry out a golf course that has played fantastically all week.

Leaderboard - Click Here



Round 3 Cut Short, But The Show Goes On

(6:30pm - Wednesday 8th December 2021)

Eight groups were left stranded when lightning forced an early end to the third round of the 2021 NSW Junior Championships at Lynwood Country Club. Play was initially suspended at 4:59pm, before being officially cancelled for the day at 5:45pm, as storms rolled across Western Sydney for the second straight day.

The eight remaining groups will resume play from their finishing positions at 7:00am Thursday morning, with the players who did finish their third rounds starting the final round as planned at 6:45am.

Round 4 Draw - CLICK HERE

When play was stopped, overnight leaders Ryan Cadle (Stonecutters Ridge) and Rebecca Zhao (The Lakes) were still in front, however the chasing pack was getting both bigger and closer.

Cadle leads local hope Toby Farrar (The Australian) and Jye Halls (NSW) by one, with defending champion Jeffrey Guan (The Australian) and pre-tournament favourite Ali Rachid (NSW) both lurking within three shots of the lead.

Zhao maintained her four shot lead throughout the day, coming back to the clubhouse when the siren sounded at one under par for the tournament. Jueun Jang (Toukley) has moved into outright second place at three over par, with a trio of players, Ella Scaysbrook (The Australian), Grace Lee (Concord) and Rachel Lee (Avondale) all one shott further back.

Leaderboard - CLICK HERE


It might be a wet final round, but it sure is going to be an exciting finish!



36 Hole Championships Decided as Round Three Gets Underway

(11:15am - Wednesday 8th December 2021)

The third round of the 2021 NSW Junior Championship is underway at Lynwood Country Club, under cool and overcast skies.

As the third round begins, four players can already celebrate a victory as the NSW Country Junior Championships and Junior Champion of Champions titles were decided over the first 36 holes.

Ryan Cadle (Stonecutters Ridge) and Grace Lee (Glenmore / Concord) were crowned NSW Junior Champion of Champions, after a fantastic start to the tournament. Cadle won the Boys Division with rounds of 69 - 66 to finish at nine under par, whilst Lee proved too strong in the Girls Division, winning with a score of 146 (+2). 

Round 3 Draw - Click Here

Leaderboard - Click Here



Cadle, Zhao take 36 Hole Lead at Lynwood

(7:45pm - Tuesday 7th December 2021)

Rebecca Zhao (The Lakes GC) has maintained her overnight lead and will head into round three of the NSW Girls Championship with a three shot buffer over Rachel Lee (Avondale GC), with Jueun Jang (Toukley GC) a further shot back.  Zhao fired a one over par 73 which included three birdies in a row to start the round and will look to extend her lead on Wednesday.

Surprise packet Ryan Cadle (Stonecutters Ridge GC) recorded the low round of the day to catapult into the lead at the half way mark of the NSW Boys Championships with a six under par 66 at Lynwood Country Club. Not to be out done for low round of the day, Angelo Bourandaris (Royal Canberra GC) also shot 66 to move into the top five.

Cadle leads Lynwood local Toby Farrar (The Australian GC) who is two shots back at seven under par with develop squad member Coby Carruthers (Concord GC) a further shot back. There are many quality golfers within striking distance including NSW State Team members Jye Halls (New South Wales GC), Ali Rachid (New South Wales GC) and Jeffrey Guan (The Australian) all under par.

Round 3 will begin tomorrow at 11:15am with lighting and rain staying away!

The Boys Cut fell at +14 and The Girls Cut fell +26.

Round 3 Draw - Click Here

Leaderboard - Click Here



NSW Junior Championships - Cut

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

The cut for the NSW Junior fell at +14 (Boys Division) and +26 (Girls Division).

The draw for round three can be found by clicking here.



Round Two Suspended at 2:32pm due to Lightning

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

Play was officially suspended at 2:32pm due to lightning. A further announcement will be made at 3:30pm.

The storm has cleared and players are allowed to return to the course at 4pm and get into position. Play will resume at 4:15pm.



Round Two Underway as the Rain Looms 

(6:45am - Tuesday 7th December 2021)

The second round of the NSW Junior Championship is underway at Lynwood Country Club. Max Fischer (Bonnie Doon), Toby Farrar (Lynwood) and Rebecca Zhao (The Lakes) hold the overnight lead at five under par as all players strive to make the 36-Hole cut.

The top 70 boys and top 30 girls at the end of play today will qualify for the final two rounds.

Leaderboard - CLICK HERE



Birdies Galore as Juniors Light up Lynwood

(5:00pm - Monday 6th December 2021)

Max Fischer (Bonnie Doon), Toby Farrar (The Australian) and Rebecca Zhao (The Lakes) have shot matching opening rounds of five under par 67 to share the lead at the NSW Junior Boys and Girls Championships at Lynwood Country Club.

On a perfect day for scoring, 67 was the number needed to lead the first major JNJG event back post Covid, with nearly 20 players in red figures on the opening day.

In the boys division, it was Fischer who out-shone some high-profile competitors with a bogey free 67 on Monday morning. It looked as if that number would hold up all day until 13 Year Old local boy Farrar, playing a home state championships, joined Fishcer on top with a 67.

The Girls also impressed on the difficult Lynwood layout, no more than 15 year old Zhao who also fired a 67. Zhao reeled off six birdies alongside just the lone bogey to take a two shot lead over Rachel Lee (Avondale).

Round two gets underway on Tuesday morning at 6:45am.

Round 1 Leaderboard - Click Here

Round 2 Draw - Click Here



NSW Junior Finally Gets Underway!

(6:45am - 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 Lynwood Country Club.

As well as Lynwood hosting the State Championships for the first time, JNJG would also like to welcome new major sponsor PING to the JNJG family, sponsoring both the NSW Junior Championships and JNJG State Age.

NSW Junior Leaderboard - CLICK HERE

NSW Junior Draws - CLICK HERE 



Draw Revealed for NSW Junior Championships

(3:30pm - Thursday 2nd December 2021)

The draw for the opening two rounds of the 2021 NSW Junior Championships has been revealed. Tee Times for the opening two rounds will be between 6:45am and 8:42am (morning field) and 11:18am and 1:15pm (afternoon field).

All players will be striving to make the 36 hole cut, with the Top 30 Girls and Top 70 Boys qualifying for the final two rounds on Wednesday and Thursday.

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. 

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 - Lynwood to Host NSW Junior Championships

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

For the second straight year, the NSW Junior Championships will take place in the month of December, after Covid-19 lockdowns forced the event to be postponed earlier in the year. Lynwood Country Club in Sydney's North-West will play host to the tournament, with almost 180 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.

The field is littered with NSW and A.C.T State Junior Team representatives, with defending champion Jeffrey Guan (The Australian) one of the favourites to take out the Boys title yet again. He'll face stiff opposition from NSW Boys team mates Jye Halls (NSW), Ali Rachid (NSW), Jake Riley (Pymble), Josh Todd (The Australian) and Daley Loumanis (St Michael's), A.C.T Boys Team members Nathan White (Yowani) and Angelo Bourandanis (Royal Canberra), as well as the next crop of youngsters coming through the JNJG Player Development Pathway.

Girls defending champion Sophie Yip (Concord) won't be lining up next week due to school commitments, but her NSW Girls team mates will be there flying the flag. The Australian GC trio of Charlotte Perkins, Brielle Mapanao and Ella Scaysbrook will play alongside Rachel Lee (Avondale) looking to keep the title within NSW, whilst A.C.T Girls Team Members Silka Solomon (Royal Canberra) and Matilda Sullings (Federal) will also take part. Central Coast guns Ann Jang (Toukley), Michelle Bang (Concord) and Michelle Moon (NSW) will also look to claim their first major JNJG title.

The draw for the opening two rounds will be released on Thursday.

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