Ballarat District Golf Incorporated

2019 03 junior pennant winner

The BDGI 2019 Junior Pennant season was played over a five-week period, with the final minor round matches and the final played on Sunday 3rd March at the Buninyong Golf Club.

Played under handicap match play conditions, Junior Pennant is designed to grow junior participation across the district and provide players with a pathway to the opportunities available at regional and state level.

At the conclusion of the minor round Buninyong and Bacchus Marsh West qualified to meet in the final, a great result for two clubs who have put a focus on developing their junior programs.

Buninyong entered the final as warm favourites, having defeated Bacchus Marsh West 4.5 to .5 earlier in the day, but Bacchus Marsh West bounced back strongly and capped off an excellent season by defeating Buninyong 3.5 to 1.5, to win the Junior Pennant title. Congratulations to Jarryd Martin, Jack Darling, Taruni Prasad, Harry Cowan and Jack Cowan on the high quality of the golf they played in the final and for their consistency over the course of the season.

The highlight of the final was an enthralling contest between two of the district’s brightest young stars in Jarryd Martin (Bacchus Marsh West) and Joel Smith (Buninyong). Although the overall result was decided before they hit their tee shots on the 18th hole, the match finished all square with both players shooting 75 off the stick. Jarryd and Joel will feature in our Boys Team that will play in the Golf Australia – Victorian Junior Country Regions event in May.

Congratulations also go to Stanley Miller (Midlands) and Anna Inglis (Buninyong) on winning the inaugural Junior Pennant Player of the Season awards. Stanley went through the minor round undefeated and Anna recorded four excellent victories.

Many thanks to:

  • The clubs who fielded a team
  • The managers for organising their teams
  • Ron Adams for starting the field each week and collating the scores
  • Tony Collier (Golf Australia) and Andrew Cartledge (Ballarat Junior Golf Academy) for assisting with competition coordination
  • Beaufort Golf Club, Ballarat Golf Club, Midlands Golf Club, Maryborough Golf Club and Buninyong Golf Club for hosting the matches

Andrew Milligan
Junior Coordinator

Round Results

Pennant Ladder