Coast juniors golfing masters
THREE Fraser Coast junior golfers have finished the year with some pretty impressive on course performances.
The Maryborough Golf Club duo of Kate Law and Brayden Best together with Hervey Bay Golf Club member Connor Reeves all gave it their best shot during the prestigious Greg Norman Junior Masters at the Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club.
All three teed off in the 13 years and under division and all finished inside the top 15 of the annual invitation only tournament.
Law, who like Reeves, was a member of the Queensland team that won the under 12 team title in the Australian School Sport National Golf Championships in Melbourne last month, finished seventh overall in the girls division.
She carded rounds of 91, 84, 87 and 86 in a division contested by 28 players.
Law said she was pleased with her result.
“It was a lot better than last year when I missed the cut after three rounds,” Law, who now plays off a handicap of 11 after starting the year on 17, said.
“I think I was really nervous 12 months ago but I learned a lot from that experience and I was able to put it to good use this time around.”
While she was happy to finish seventh, Law said she might have finished higher up the leader board had she not had a shocker on the first hole in the opening round.
“I had a seven on a par three – that wasn’t a good way to start,” she said.
“Saying that, I hit it good after I got that disappointment out of the system.”
Best also survived the cut and finished 12th in the boys division after he carded rounds of 80, 78, 82 and 89.
Reeves missed the cut but still managed to finish 14th after his rounds of 76, 79 and 89.
Thirty-one boys were in the division.
More than 200 golfers representing seven countries, all states of Australia and eighteen District Queensland Golf Associations were in action during the Masters this year.