Hervey Bay Golf Club officials Peter Cherrett (from left), Geoff Skerritt, Ruth Bartolozzi and Brian Carrigan with Connor Reeves.
Hervey Bay Golf Club officials Peter Cherrett (from left), Geoff Skerritt, Ruth Bartolozzi and Brian Carrigan with Connor Reeves. Alistair Brightman

Coast duo are as good as gold

HERVEY Bay’s Connor Reeves and Maryborough’s Kate Law now have something in common other than they are really good at golf.

They are both now the proud owners of gold medals after they helped Queensland be crowned the under 12 team champions in the Australian School Sport National Golf Championships in Victoria.

The pair showed no signs of being nervous on their state debuts as Queensland won the overall and the girl’s titles at Rosebud Golf and Country Club in Melbourne on Thursday.

Reeves, a member of the Hervey Bay Golf Club, played a major role in the overall win.

A fan of world No.1 Tiger Woods, Reeves won the boys title by two shots after carding rounds of 76 and 79 on the par 71 layout.

The impressive performance means Reeves, who plays off a handicap of nine, now has a national title to add to the state one he won earlier this year.

He’s also the Queensland School Sport champion in his age group.

Not surprisingly, Reeves said he was stoked to have won gold.

“It feels real great,” Reeves, who also played soccer for Queensland this year, said.

“I hit it good in both rounds so that was really pleasing.”

But Reeves won’t be able to show off his gold medal to his friends back on the Fraser Coast just yet – he’s off to Toowoomba to play cricket for Wide Bay in the Queensland Championships
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With being good at cricket, soccer and golf, does Reeves have a favourite out of them?

“I love cricket and soccer but not as much as I do golf – that’s the sport I want to give my best shot.”

While Reeves was heading to Toowoomba yesterday, Law was beginning the trip back to the Heritage City feeling pretty upbeat about her own contribution to the overall success of the team and that of the girl’s team.

She finished fourth in the girls competition after rounds of 81 and 90.

The 12-year-old member of the Maryborough Golf Club said she was excited to have won the gold medal.

“I still cannot believe it,” she said.

“It caps off what has been an unbelievable experience.

“Playing for your state and seeing Tiger Woods – it doesn’t get any better than that.”


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