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2016 SSACT 12 and Under Golf Championships 

After what must be weeks of miserable golfing weather in Canberra we had the perfect day for the Schools Sport ACT 12 & Under Golf Championship at Murrumbidgee Country Club (MCC) on Thursday 28 July 2016.

Conditions were not friendly, with a very heavy track and absolutely no run on the course for the competitors. The greens, however, were spectacular, providing a smooth and consistent surface all round.

MCC was very pleased to host six girls and 13 boys competing in the major event, and six sub-juniors in the sub-junior event.

Up and coming junior girl, Silka Solomon from Yowani Country Club performed outstandingly and took first place by 3 shots from Rodaylin Mina, Canberra Girls Grammar School. There were two newcomers, Kasha Solomon and Amber Tilley, to the championship ranks, having gained their handicaps in recent months. Congratulations girls.

Murrumbidgee junior, Rowan Harrison capitalised on his home course advantage and romped in an amazing 9 over par, 81 to take out his first schools golf championship. This was Rowan’s best ever score by 9 shots. As with the girls, there were two boys, Harry Whitelock and Nathan White, who moved up from the sub-juniors to the Championship event this year. Congratulations on getting your handicap boys.

The SSACT 12 & Under representative team will be selected and announced in September 2016. The team will travel to Murray Bridge in South Australia to compete in the National Event.

The overall results for the day were:

Boys Championship Gross Champion Rowan Harrison Marist 81

Runner Up Rory Di-Campli Marist 96

Nett Winner Nathan White Marybrynong 73

Runner Up Junho Yoon Lyneham 77

Girls Championship Gross Champion Silka Solomon Turner Primary 97

Runner Up Rodaylin Mina CGGS 100

Nett Winner Amber Tilley Kingsford-Smith 81

Runner Up Chanel Roso Holy Spirit 93

Sub-junior Event Winner Lillian Jeremiah Gold Creek 32

Runner Up Connor Doyle Kingsford-Smith 34

The assistance provided by the volunteers was greatly appreciated, as was the warm welcome provided by MCC. Thank you to Sue Terry, General Manager MCC, Joanne Mills, Pauline Jeffrey, Pam Saselja, Yvonne Heslop, Warren Gray, Brett Levier and David Howard.

Thank you to those schools who promoted the event and include golf in their school sports program. The students represented your school with excellent behaviour and respect for the golf course, fellow competitors, officials, parents and organisers. The ACT Schools represented in the event were:

Turner PS, Holy Spirit, Canberra Girls Grammar School, Kingsford Smith Marist, Marybrynong PS, Rosemary Chapman Primary School, St Monica’s, St Michael’s, Lyneham High School, Kaleen Primary School, Canberra High School, Gold Creek Primary School, Duffy Primary School.

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