YOU have to feel for Dysart junior Corey McKewin who came within one point of taking out his division's Central Highlands Player of the Year award.
The youngster was pipped at the post in the Boys' 18-hole event by Emerald rival Tim Mullins at the championship's final round in Moranbah at the weekend.
"It was a bit of a shock. I thought Corey was going to win it," Emerald junior golf co-ordinator Tim Mullins said of James' achievement.
"They were actually both tied on the same number of points so they did a count-back and James ended up winning it by one point."
Tim said he knew the scoring was going to come fairly close, but wasn't expecting the winner to be decided by a solitary point.
There was some consolation in it for Corey, as he won the championship's 18-hole Gross Player of the Year award.
The Moranbah Closed Championships featured as the culmination of a number of rounds played throughout the region, with invitation open to Highlands players only.
The juniors will now take a few weeks' well earned rest on school holidays as they await confirmation of the final selections for the Greg Norman Junior Masters Series held in Coolangatta in December.
"We've got two who have qualified already in Tory Edmistone and Scott Sparks," Tim said.
"But we're still waiting on an invitation on a few more who we think have a pretty good chance."
More results on the CH Series will be published at a later date.
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