Josh Powell has won the Maryborough Golf Club Van Latham match-play trophy for a second consecutive year.
Josh Powell has won the Maryborough Golf Club Van Latham match-play trophy for a second consecutive year. VALERIE HORTON

Practice makes perfect

JOSH Powell is a big fan of the golfer called the “Wild Thing”, American John Daly.

Like Daly, Powell can hit the ball a long way.

But, getting the little white ball in the hole is what matters the most, something the 16-year-old St Mary’s College student has proved to be good at over the past couple of years.

Well, when it comes to winning the annual Van Latham match-play trophy at the Maryborough Golf Club it has been.

Powell, who started playing the game when he was eight, won the trophy for the second consecutive year after beating veteran James Taylor Snr in the final.

The youngster triumphed three and two.

Powell had already beaten three other players to reach the showdown with Taylor.

But what was the key to Powell’s successful defence of his title?

“I hit it solid in the final and my putting didn’t let me down,” Powell said.

“The win makes all the practice worth it for sure.”



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