It was an exciting week of golf following the progress of our top Canterbury juniors playing in the Australian Junior Amateur. Tom Parker, Dominic Brettkelly, Juliana Hung and Amelia Garvey were selected by NZ Golf to play the event, with Hiroki and Hayato Miya also making the trip to gain experience playing the top junior tournament in Australia.
Both Parker and Brettkelly elevated themselves up the leaderboard after morning rounds of 63 and 65 respectively on the final day of play. Parker led the tournament heading into the final round with Brettkelly just two shots back, unfortunately the final round didn't play out as planned with Parker four over for his round and Brettkelly two over for his round. The pair tied for third an incredible achievement at the Australian Boys Amateur. Hiroki Miya who finished on the cut line after two rounds played solid golf finishing with a one under par round of 68, while younger brother Hayato Miya shot 79, 76 to miss the cut but would have gained valuable experience.
Amelia Garvey and Juliana Hung competed at the Australian Girls Amateur and finished tied for 17th and 28th respectively.
Our thanks go to NZ Golf for providing this great opportunity for these players to experience competition at this level in Australia.