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2016 Mollymook Junior Open

The Mollymook Junior open was held at the Mollymook Golf Club on 10th July on a very wet and soggy golf course. The great news on the day was the fact that there were blue skies above so the juniors only had to contend with a wet course under their feet.  Most of the competitors had just returned from the shortened State Championship that was also affected by the rain, so they were up for the challenge.

The 38 starters arrived filled with nerves as well as excitement. The juniors were greeted on the first tee by the club Captain Michael McCormack and President of the Mollymook Veterans Lauri Hays who handed each player a golf ball, explained the changes in playing conditions and wished the players good luck for the day before sending them on their way. 

The first couple of groups out were showing just how hard the Mollymook layout could be, especially when the course is wet and there was not much run. There were some very high scores early on in the day but the players were able to steady the ship as they warmed into their rounds.  In the later groups the length of the tee shots were proving to be a big advantage.

The players were given lunch and a drink on the turn to keep them going. There were mixed emotions at the half way mark with some happy players and some unhappy faces depending on how their day was looking.

At the end of the event some fantastic scores were returned. The best score on the day went to Hannah Park from the NSW Golf Club with a fantastic round of 74. The best score from the boys division went to Luke Taylor from the Gerringong Golf Course with 77. It was great to see Luke bounce back after a slightly disappointing State Championship to get the win and gain some confidence for the rest of the year.

Some other results on the day were:

Boys 15 and over:

Scratch Winner – Cooper Jennings with 80

Scratch Runner Up – Jake Reay from Gerringong Golf club – 81 on a CB

Nett Winner – Riley Wilcox from Belconnen Golf Club 74

Boys Under 15’s

Scratch Winner – James Dickenson from Club Catalina 84

Scratch Runner up – Jye Halls from Mollymook Golf Club 90

Nett Winner – Jayden Granger 73

Nett Runner up – Eddie ward 74

Girls Division

Nett Winner  – Sarah Johnston from Kiama 79

Cadets 9 hole event

Winner Ben Steel Kiama Golf Club 46

Nearest to the pins


5th Will Daibarra, 12th Conner Payer, 17th Luke Taylor


5th Sarah Johnston, 17th Kelsey Bennett 

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