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Ballarat District Golf Incorporated

2020 01 junior classic

The 2020 Ballarat Junior Classic was played at the Midlands Golf Club on Friday 24th January, with 43 golfers from Ballarat District Golf affiliated clubs and clubs across Victoria competing in perfect conditions. The tournament was originally scheduled to be played on Monday 20th January, but was postponed due to the extreme weather conditions.

The tournament was a counting event towards the Victorian Junior Averages (Geoff Ogilvy and Future Champions Trophies).

Ben Bowers from Curlewis Golf Club shot 8-over to win both the Under 18 Boys and Under 15 Boys titles, with Paddy Murphy from Ballarat Golf Club runner up in the Under 18 Boys and Manish Puvanendran from Ballarat Golf Club runner up in the Under 15 Boys.

Rose Britt from Midlands Golf Club shot 11-over to claim the Under 18 Girls title by one shot over Millie Cassidy from Maryborough Golf Club. With her 12-over score, Millie won the Under 15 Girls title by one shot over Alicia Todd from Buninyong Golf Club. All three players are members of the Ballarat District Golf – Girls Development Squad and are fantastic role models for our other squad members.

Congratulations to all our trophy winners.

Boys Events

  • Under 18 Champion: Ben Bowers (Curlewis GC)
  • Under 18 Runner Up: Paddy Murphy (Ballarat GC)
  • Under 18 Nett Winner: Bailey Borgmeyer (Grampians GC)
  • Under 18 Nett Runner Up: James Yorke (Ballarat GC)
  • Under 15 Champion: Ben Bowers (Curlewis GC)
  • Under 15 Runner Up: Manish Puvanendran (Ballarat GC)
  • Under 15 Nett Winner: Elijah McLeod (Warrnambool GC)
  • Under 15 Nett Runner Up: Jackson Connor (Mount Xavier GC)
  • Under 14 9-Hole Winner: Cooper Muir
  • Under 14 9-Hole Runner Up: Fraser Pollock
  • Under 14 9-Hole Third Place: Lockie McLennan

Girls Events

  • Under 18 Champion: Rose Britt (Midlands GC)
  • Under 18 Runner Up: Mille Cassidy (Maryborough GC)
  • Under 18 Nett Winner: Amelia Strait (Midlands GC)
  • Under 18 Nett Runner Up: Taruni Prasad (Bacchus Marsh West GC)
  • Under 15 Champion: Millie Cassidy (Maryborough GC)
  • Under 15 Runner Up: Alicia Todd (Buninyong GC)
  • Under 14 9-Hole Winner: Isabelle Strawhorn
  • Under 14 9-Hole Runner Up: Gemma Gale
  • Under 14 9-Hole Third Place: Madison Todd

Nearest the pins:

  • 3rd hole: Sydney Viktorie Bayerle (Ballarat GC)
  • 11th hole: Rose Britt (Midlands GC)
  • 16th hole: Millie Cassidy (Maryborough GC)

Many thanks to:

  • Midlands Golf Club and Michael Cooke in the pro shop for hosting the tournament
  • Victorian Golf Foundation and Golf Australia
  • The Tournament Committee consisting of Ron Adams (Secretary – Ballarat District Golf), Andrew Cartledge (Ballarat Junior Golf Academy) and Tony Collier (Regional Development Officer – Golf Australia)

Andrew Milligan
Junior Coordinator