Golf Results 2016
NSWCCC GOLF NORTHERN TRIALS
Tuncurry Golf Club was once again the venue for the 2016 Northern Golf Tials for students from Catholic and Independent schools. Tuncurry Golf Club is nestled in behind the sand dunes at Tuncurry and rated in the top 100 public access courses in Australia.
Open Boys Gross Winner on the day was 2015 NSW All Schools representative Jackson Jubelin, MacKillop College Port Macquarie with an outstanding round of 2 under par 70. Jackson won from Brandon Biddle with 76.
Under 15 boys winner was Corey Lamb who carded an impressive 76 to win by 5 shots from Port Macquarie’s Oli Payne on 81. Corey was runner up lat year so it was pleasing to see him go one better in 2016.
Recent rain insured the tight Tuncurry layout would play to its full length with thick rough and little run to help the shorter hitters. In the Open girl’s divisions Lily Baker from Port Macquarie won but was upstaged by the juniors
Annika Boyd, MacKillop College Warnervale emulated her feat from 2015 to take out the junior girls division with a 89 from Piper Hollis, St Clare’s Taree (94).
A huge thank you to the staff at Tuncurry, particularly Jo in the Pro shop and club captain Geoff Vial and wife Robyn. Adam in the Pro Shop was also very helpful to all the players. NSWCCC is very grateful to all those associated with the hosting of the tournament which reduces travel and associated costs for students in the north of the state. All the players look forward to the All Schools Championships and Jack Newton Shield events which will be hosted by Tuncurry Golf Club, Tallwoods Golf Club and Forster Golf Club in May.
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NSWCCC SOUTHERN GOLF TRIALS 2016
Monday the 14th March was the date for the NSWCCC Southern Golf Trials held at Macquarie Links Golf Club. Perfect weather conditions and an immaculately presented course greeted players in Sydney’s south west.
Boys were tested off the black makers as the challenging layout played to its full length. In the 15 and under boy’s division Harrison Crowe, St Mary’s Cathedral School Sydney won with a fine score of 76 from Bart Carroll, Kildare Catholic College Wagga Wagga with 83. Open Boy’s winner for 2016 was Jones Comerford, St John’s Dubbo who shot a very solid round of 72 from Harry Doig, Marist College Eastwood with 73. Harry and Jones will represent NSWCCC at the NSW All Schools Matchplay Championships at Tuncurry Golf Club in May.
The girls also played well with Monica Johnson, Our Lady of Sacred Heart College Kensington prevailing over Danielle Vasquez, St Joseph’s Catholic High School Albion Park in the 15 and under division. Monica shot even par 73 whist Dani recovered from a 5 over par front nine to blaze home in 3 under to shoot 75. Monica and Dani will also represent NSWCCC at the All School’s Matchplay Championships.
In the Open girls division, this year’s winner was 2015 All School’s representative Casey Cook, Lumen Christi College Pambula from Bella Woodley, Freeman Catholic College Bonnyrigg.
The next event for boys on handicaps of 6 or less and girls on 20 or below is the NSW All School’s Championships set down for Tallwoods/ Tuncurry Golf Courses during the first week in May. Four players from NSWCCC represented NSW All Schools in the 12 person team that won both the School Sport Australia boys and girls Matchplay titles in Canberra. With great depth in the younger brigade a high level of representation for NSWCCC players is expected to continue for the next few years. Thanks must go to CIS Convener Josh Davis, clubhouse and proshop staff of Macquarie Links Golf Club.
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NSW All Schools and NSWCCC Golf Championships 2016
Taree Golf Club was the venue for this year’s NSW All Schools NSWCIS and NSWCCC Championships. Held in balmy conditions with temperatures hovering around 27 degrees over the two days. The course was presented in immaculate condition after the event was moved from Tuncurry due to some unfortunate course vandalism prevented that club from presenting the course at its best.
Taree Golf Club personnel took up the challenge and did an outstanding job at all levels of organisation of the event.
First round scores indicated that the tight layout played tougher than the par 70 would suggest. First round leader was Brad Dougherty from Marist College Dundas with a very solid 69 in the boy’s division. Young gun Harrison Crowe, St Mary’s Cathedral School fired an even par 70 followed by Jackson Jubelin, MacKillop Port Macquarie with 71 and Tyson Holmes who shot 72.
The girls found the going a little tougher with very little run on the lush fairways. Stephanie Kyriacou, Our Lady of Sacred Heart College Kensington was the best of the CCC girls with a creditable round of 75, followed by Monica Johnson, Our Lady of Sacred Heart College Kensington and Kelsey Bennett, St John the Evangelist High School Nowra who both carded 79’s.
Day 2 weather conditions were a carbon copy of Day 1. Scoring however was vastly improved as players became familiar with the course. Harrison Crowe followed up his even par first round with a very solid 71 to claim his first NSWCCC title on a count back from Brad Dougherty. Harrison also claimed a bronze medal in the NSW All Schools Championships.
Stephanie Kyriacou recovered from a bogey – double bogey start to play the last 16 holes 3 under to card a par round of 72 to win the girl’s NSWCCC Championship by 10 shots from an improving Danielle Vasquez, St Joseph's Catholic High School, Albion Park. Stephanie and Danielle will be joined in the NSWCCC girl’s team by Monica Johnson and rising star Annika Boyd, MacKillop College Warnervale, younger sister to 2015 state All Schools captain Darcy Boyd. Piper Hollis, St Clare’s High Taree and Kelsey Bennett have received convener’s invites to the All Schools Team Trials.
The boy’s squad this year is Harrison Crowe, Brad Dougherty, Harry Doig, Marist College Eastwood and Jones Comerford, St John's College Dubbo. New recruit Tyson Holmes placed third in NSWCCC but will be playing tournaments in the USA during the All Schools trials. The NSWCCC side is expected to perform well at the All Schools trials in Tamworth during the last week of term 2.
NSW ALL SCHOOLS MATCHPLAY
The All Schools Matchplay Championships competitors teed off early Thursday morning. Jones Comerford overcame Ben Morgan from Camden Haven in an entertaining match that finished with both boys under par. Jones won 1 up. Harry Doig dismantled Clayton Small in a bogey free round prevailing 5 and 3. In the afternoon matches Jones played Sydney North’s Corey Rae. In a tight match that went to the 17th Corey’s superior putting proved the difference winning 2 and 1.
The other afternoon quarter final was a game between Orange’s James Conran and Harry Doig with both boys two under through 6 holes. In a high quality match worthy of a final James defeated Harry 3 and 2 finishing 5 under the card.
The Friday morning boy’s semi finals saw the shock defeat of James Conran to year 9 player Tom Heaton from Wollongong. The other semi went to extra holes with CIS player Will Bayliss triumphing over Corey Rae after 22 tension packed holes to qualify for the final.
Will Bayliss triumphed over a plucky Tom Heaton finally winning two up after chipping in on the 18th green.
CCC’s Dani Vasquez enjoyed a bye in round 1. Dani’s quarter final match saw her take on Maddie Trew from northern NSW. Dani defeated Maddie 5 and 3 to reach the semi-finals.
Monica Johnson played Yuka Lin from Sydney North in a match that began with both players finding trouble on the challenging par 3 first hole. In a tight match Monica eagled the par 5 18th hole to win 1 up setting up a quarter final match with the talented CIS player Grace Kim.
In the other afternoon game Grace Kim defeated Monica Johnson 5 and 3.
Friday morning and another sensational Taree morning with Dani Vasquez the sole CCC player surviving the 1st day’s matches. Dani played good friend Lucy Harris in the semi-final and skipped out to an early 3 hole lead with the girls swapping birdies on a number of the front nine holes. Standing on the 12th tee Dani was 4 up and well in command of the match. A quick 3 putt and then an errant drive on the short 13th hole and all of a sudden Lucy was only two down and well in the match. Lucy closed to within 1 hole after the 15th.
Dani showed great composure however birdieing the short par 5 18th hole with an outstanding chip to win the match 2 up. This set up a NSW All Schools Matchplay final against CIS student Grace Kim who plays off plus two. Early in the final Grace birdied the first three holes to gain the ascendancy but Dani replied with a birdie of her own to be 2 down after 9 holes. Grace steadied, and a couple of bogeys from Dani enabled Grace to claim the All Schools title 5 and 4
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2016 Jack Newton Junior Golf NSW All Schools Junior Championships/Jack Newton Shield
The opening day of the 2016 JNJG NSW All School Junior Golf Championships was played at Forster Golf Club in warm sunny conditions. A huge field of more than 110 players, almost double the size of last year’s event, played on a well presented golf course that proved difficult for the players. More than 40 players from NSW Catholic schools participated in the event.
Harvey Remfrey, Xavier College Ballina took a share of the lead after opening with a one over par 67 on the par 66 layout. Josh Bell, Marcellin College Randwick and Oli Payne, Mackillop College Port Macquarie opened with matching four over par 70s to be three shots behind the leaders going into the second round. Maddy Hagerty, St John Paul II College Schofields lead the Girl’s Division by one stroke after an opening round of 83.
The second and final round was played at Tallwoods on a shortened course due to the difficulty of the layout. Good scores were required with several players taking full advantage of the shortened course to move up the leaderboard while the pressure of a close competition saw other players come undone. Rhys Vella, Clancy Catholic College took home the overall Nett Prize in the Boy’s division with William Buckley, St Gregory's College runner-up. Maddy Hagerty, St John Paul II College Schofields finished runner-up in the Girl’s division. These players have been chosen to represent NSW at the inaugural Australian U/15 Schools Championships in December. A full leader board can be viewed at https://jnjg.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/jnjg16/event/jnjg168/contest/10/leaderboard.htm
The change from the Blue Mountains region to the mid-north coast proved to be a huge success with players, officials and spectators enjoying warm, sunny weather on both days. Thanks to both the Forster & Tallwoods Golf Clubs for allowing us to play on their well-presented courses and for the hospitality provided in their clubhouses.
NSW ALL SCHOOLS GOLF TRIALS 2016
The NSW All Schools golf selection trials were held at Tamworth Golf Club in Northwest NSW during the last week of term two. Boys and girls from all over the state teed off with coveted places in the NSW Allschools teams the reward for playing well.
Day one at Tamworth and players were treated to wet fairways, long rough and subzero temperatures which would remain the norm for every morning of the tournament. The course was set up to championship standard with the use of back tees and difficult pin placements. The consistent rain prior to the event ensured very little run with the course playing to its full length.
In the boys division a 4 way countback was needed to separate the players whish saw Harrison Crowe from St. Mary’s Cathedral School in Sydney declared the winner on 214. On the same score were James Conran, Orange, Jordie Garner, Central Coast and Jones Comerford, St John’s College Dubbo. Also playing well for NSWCCC were Harry Doig, Marist College Eastwood and Brad Doherty, St Patrick’s Marist College Dundas. All 4 NSWCCC boy’s players finished in the top 10.
The NSWCCC Girls also performed well with the 54 hole event being taken out by pocket rocket Steph Kyriacou, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Kensington with 226. Next best for CCC was Dani Vasquez, St Joseph’s Albion Park with 237, Monica Johnson, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Kensington 242, Annika Boyd, MacKillop Catholic College Warnervale, Kelsey Bennett, St John the Evangelist College Nowra 240 and Pyper Hollis, St Clare’s High School Taree) 278.
The combined efforts from both teams enabled NSWCCC to win the coveted Tony Stair Shield for the first time in 3 years defeating both NSWCHS and NSWCIS.
The trials are the final leg in the selection trial for the NSW All Schools Team which will compete in the School Sport Australia Championships in Adelaide during August.
Steph Kyriacou was selected as captain for the girl’s side. Joining her in the team will be Dani Vasquez and Monica Johnson. Kelsey Bennett was named as first reserve. An outstanding achievement to have 4 girls selected in this year’s team.
Not to be outdone Jones Comerford, Harrison Crowe and Harry Doig were selected in the boy’s team for this year. Brad Doherty narrowly missed selection.
A big thank you to the Tamworth Golf Club and its members for allowing the state’s best juniors access to their course during the week. Carnival Manager: Gary Armstrong and North West CHS RSO Richard Rowlings did an outstanding job in organising and running this year’s event.
The biggest congratulations must however go to the students who participated in the tournament. The NSWCCC students not only performed well but their behaviour and demeanour during the week was of the highest quality. Their parents, schools and NSWCCC should be immensely proud of this group of young men and women It was a pleasure to be associated with them and the families that were present.
All scores can be found on the NSWCHS facebook page.
Students selected in the NSW All Schools Team
Jones Comerford, St John's College Dubbo
Harrison Crowe, St Mary's Cathdral Sydney
Harry Doig, Marist College Eastwood
Monica Johnson, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Kensington
Stephanie Kyriacou, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Kensington
Danielle Vasquez, St Joseph's Catholic High School Albion Park
NSWCCC Golf Team Manager