Juniors tee off in perfect conditions
PERFECT weather conditions in Tieri provided a great season ender for Central Highlands junior golfers competing in the final open of the year.
Regional Central Highlands co-ordinator Brad Stallard said the weather conditions helped finish the district's junior season on a high note.
"The final was the accumulation of eight opens in towns where we operate juniors," Stallard said.
"We had a representative from every town attend... we were averaging about 80 participants at each open and for the final we had 68.
"The majority of participants are younger, which is really good for the future.
"We have a lot of juniors progressing and starting to come through."
Stallard said the competition among the juniors was close as they improved throughout the season.
"The results from the open determined who made the overall player of the year for the divisions," he said.
For some of the juniors, the season doesn't end yet as they now prepare to compete at the Greg Norman Junior Classics on the Gold Coast later this year.
"All but one of the 18 hole boys and girls who are eligible will compete at the classic," Stallard said.
"This district is the only one that will be able to say that."
He said Raymond Foster from Dysart and Tori Edmistone from Emerald have been appointed as the team captains for the classic and were chosen because they had competed there before.
Stallard said, because of their knowledge of the course, they could assist younger players competing there for the first time against competitors from around the country and also from overseas.
"They are there to help coach the youngsters... give a lay of the land and how things operate," he said.