Momoka Kobori and Amelia Garvey have capped off a great week in Australia where they competed in the Australian Girls Amateur at the Devonport Golf Club in Tasmania. The pair also formed part of the New Zealand team along with Alanna Campbell (Bay of Plenty) and Ela Grimwood (North Harbour) to compete against the Australian team in the Junior Tasman Cup. This cup is played for over the opening 36 holes with the best three scores counting from the team. While the New Zealand team shot some low numbers they were outclasses by Australia by 17 shots, with three of the team members finishing in the top four of the tournament.
Momoka Kobori featured at the top of the leaderboard through most of the early rounds opening with her best competitive round of seven under, mixing eight birdies with one bogey. Finishing just one shot behind the winner Karis Davidson (Australia) it was a very successful week for the young seventeen year old from Rangiora after firing rounds of 67, 70, 70 and 68 to finish the tournament at 21 under par. "I really enjoyed the course, it was lots of fun with the NZ team and I'm happy with the way I played" said Momoka. "I've just got back from Australia and now I'm preparing for my next tournament which starts today. I'm representing Rangiora High School at the World School Championship". When asked about her goals for the tournament, Momoka commented that "I'll be looking to beat a few of the top boys". After scores like she shot last week I'm sure we will see her name near the top of the leaderboard.
Amelia Garvey also had a strong showing following on from recent tournaments finishing tied for 16th at three under par after rounds of 70, 75, 74, 74. It's been a busy start to the year with these girls both having already competed in Australia earlier this year.