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Local Star Carroll Claims Wagga Wagga JM

(Sunday 25th February, 2018)

He is the current Club Champion, and 15 year old local Bart Carroll is now the Wagga Wagga Junior Masters Champion after a dramatic final round at the Wagga Wagga Country Club.

Carroll fired a final round of 70, one over par on the shortened layout, to win by one shot from the gallant Brock Speechley (Cronulla). Carroll's win came on the back of some superb iron play, making three birdies on the difficult par 3's in the final round, including a clutch birdie on the 18th to set up the win. Speechley had an up and down front nine, making four bogies in an eight hole stretch from the second. The Cronulla youngster never gave up, and rallied with nine straight pars before falling agonisingly one shot short.

Defending Champion Adam Thorp (Federal) fired the low round of the tournament on Sunday, a two under par 67 to bounce back from a disasterous opening round to finish in third place, whilst also taking out the Boys 16 Years and Over Division. Carroll and Speechley went 1-2 in the 14/15 Years Division, whilst Randwick's Josh Todd proved too good for the 12/13 Years Division defeating Jye Halls (Mollymook) by three shots. Max Fischer (Moore Park) was a standout in the 11 Years and Under, shooting incredible scores of 74-76 to win by 12 shots.

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Whilst the Boys Division was coming down to the wire, Shannon Lee (Ryde Parramatta) responded from a horror start to cruise to the title in the Girls Division.

After sharing the overnight lead, Lee started with a double bogey and a bogey to drop out of the lead, trailing Cassidy Graham (Links Shell Cove) and Amber Thornton (Queanbeyan). But from that moment on, Lee was too good and went on to win by five shots. Graham finished second in her best JNJG performance, whilst Thornton finished in third place a further two shots further back.

Taylah Ellems (The Lakes) defeated Jasmine Driscoll (NSW GC) by one shot to win the Girls 14/15 Years Division, with Ella Murray (Dubbo) defeating Charlotte Perkins (Cronulla) and local girl Josie Currie (Wagga Wagga) by three shots in the 12/13 Years. But the highlight of the tournament came from the new 11 Years and Under Division, with a playoff needed to separate Ruby Kavanagh (Manly) and Mirabelle Naaman (Liverpool). After finishing locked together on a total of 177, Kavanagh claimed victory on the first playoff hole after hitting the pin and just about holing her third shot from 70m to set up a tap in par.

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Storms Play Havoc at Wagga Wagga Junior Masters

(Saturday 24th February, 2018)

A more than 60 minute rain delay has marred the opening round of the Wagga Wagga Junior Masters. Just after 5:00pm, with just under half the field still on course, heavy rain and a severe thunderstorm rolled through causing players and spectators to rush back to the clubhouse.

Play resumed just before 6:30pm, with all players getting back on the course and finishing their opening round before darkness fell.

13 Year Old Josh Todd (Randwick) handled the conditions the best, taking a surprise lead in the Boys Division with a fantastic one over par 70 on the shortened layout. The Girls Division can't be split, with Cassidy Graham (Links Shell Cove), Shannon Lee (Ryde Parramatta), and Amber Thornton (Queanbeyan) heading into the final round in a three-way tie for the lead after opening with five over par 74s.

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Full Field at Wagga Wagga for Opening Masters Event of 2018

(Tuesday 20th February, 2018)

A capacity field of 128 junior golfers from right across NSW will converge on the Riverina this weekend for the opening JNJG Junior Masters Event of 2018.  The two day event will take place under hot and sunny skies on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February at the beautiful Wagga Wagga Country Club.

Proudly supported by long time Tournament Sponsors Kilbrogan Trading and JNJG Major Sponsor Srixon, the Wagga Wagga event is the first of nine JNJG Junior Masters Series Events for 2018 and the capacity field will showcase some of the most talented junior golfers from across the state.

Whilst players will be travelling from all over NSW to play, a lot of attention will be on Wagga Wagga local star Bart Carroll this weekend. The 15 Year Old scratch marker had a breakout season in 2017, with his strong performances earning him selection as one of the four development players who will travel with the NSW State Team to the Australian Junior Interstate Series in April. Last year, as a 14 year old, Carroll shot rounds of 77-73 to finish in second place, just a single shot behind champion Adam Thorp (Federal GC). Thorp will be back to defend his title, looking to become the first player to do so in the eight year history of the event. 

More than 30 girls will also take to the links this weekend, ensuring a strong and competitive Girls Division as well. With defending champion Chloe Thornton turning 18 and moving out of the Junior Ranks, the door has been left ajar for a new name to go on the Wagga Wagga Junior Masters trophy. Shannon Lee (Ryde Parramatta) won her first Junior Masters title with a dominant victory at the Brett Ogle Junior Masters in the final Junior Masters event of 2017 and will be looking to make it two wins in a row, whilst the A.C.T will have strong representation with Isabelle Hawes (Royal Canberra), Amber Thornton (Queanbeyan), and Taylah Ellems (The Lakes) all set to challenge.

The impressive 128 strong field is highlighted by an incredible 70 players aged 13 Years or Under, proving that kids are getting better and better at a younger and younger age and a fantastic sign of things to come for the remainder of 2018.

Play gets underway on Saturday from 11.20am, with a shot gun start on Sunday at 7.30am getting the second round started.

Round 1 Draw - Click Here

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