Golf Results 2017

NSW ALL SCHOOLS GOLF SELECTION TRIALS 2017

The NSW All Schools golf selection trials were held at Pacific Dunes and Newcastle Golf Clubs in the Hunter region of 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. Two outstanding golf courses provided a challenge for the state’s best junior players.

Day one at Pacific Dunes and players were treated to damp, narrow fairways, long rough and water hazards on every hole.  The course was set up to championship standard with the use of blue tees and difficult pin placements. The consistent rain prior to the event ensured very little run with the course playing to its full length. A number of talented players struggled to break 80, opening up opportunities for others to gain state selection.

In the boys division Harrison Crowe from St. Mary’s Cathedral School in Sydney showed his class to fire an outstanding 72.

The girls also found the going tough with the shorter hitters struggling with long irons into many of the par fours.

Day 2 scores improved as players became familiar with the course with a large number of players from both boy’s and girl’s divisions shooting closer to par as they adjusted to the pace of the greens and “layed up” on a number of tight holes.

The final day of the trials was held at the famous Newcastle Golf Club which has held a reputation for being one of the best courses in Australia for decades. Drizzle and cold temperatures put an onus on equipment management throughout the day. The greens were substantially quicker than Pacific Dunes with some players putting off the green on a number of holes.

At the end of the three days of competition the NSWAllschools Teams were announced. Results from the Allschools Championships at Taree and Tuncurry, the Allschools Matchplay as well as the three days of the trials were used to select the 2017 Allschools teams.

CIS players dominated the championships in 2017 with all 4 prizes for boys and girls being won by their players. CIS also won the Tony Stair Memorial Shield for the first time in their history.

As expected CIS players were prominent in the Allschools Teams this year. CCC player Monica Johnson(OLSH Kensington) forced her way into the team with a closing round of 76 which included an eagle 2 on her first hole. Annika Boyd(MacKillop College, Warnervale) was selected as first reserve for the team.

CCC boys performed well with Harrison Crowe named as captain of the team. He will be joined in the side by Oli Payne(MacKillop College, Port Macquarie) and Corey Lamb(St Joseph’s Lochinvar). Andy Li(Holy Cross, Ryde) was selected as first reserve for the boys.

These students will now participate in the Pacific Schools Games in Adelaide this December.

A big thank you to the Pacific Dunes Golf Club, staff Kurt Linde, Jamie Hook and Brayden Peterson(All ex NSWAllschools representatives), Newcastle Golf Club and pro Mark Gilson and its members for allowing the state’s best juniors access to their course during the week. Thanks also to Carnival Manager Nick Bower and Hunter CHS RSO Matthew Thomas. Hunter team manager Greg Gillard did an outstanding job prior to the event securing such fine golf courses.

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.

NSW ALL SCHOOLS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Tuncurry and Taree Golf Clubs

Day one of the NSW All Schools Strokeplay Championships was played on the demanding Tuncurry course nestled in behind the sand dunes of Tuncurry’s main beach. Unforgiving rough, tricky pin placements and tight driving holes made scoring difficult despite the benign conditions.

A number of the less experienced players struggled to play to their handicaps with no golfer breaking par on the day.

The second day at Taree was a much easier with perfect weather and an immaculately presented golf course.

GIRLS

After 36 holes best of the NSWCCC 15 and under girls were Charlotte Perkins(St. Patrick’s Sutherland) and surprise packet Brielle Mapanao(St Mark’s Stanhope Gardens) who shot and excellent score of 175 to win her division.

In the Open girls Monica Johnson from OLSH Kensington eclipsed Kelsey Bennet(St John the Evangelist Nowra) on a countback after both girls finished level on 157 to win the NSWCCC Championship.

Eight girls have been selected in the NSWCCC team for 2017 at the NSWAllschools trials. Monica, Kelsey and Brielle will be joined by Annika Boyd(MacKillop College Warnervale), Lily Pierce(De La Salle Cronulla), Pyper Hollis(St Clare’s Taree), Stephanie Kyriacou(OLSH)Kensington and Madison Woodley(Marist Sisters’ Woolwich).

BOYS

The boys also struggled around the tight Tuncurry layout with the best scores being one over 73’s posted by a number of players. On day 2 Taree proved to be a little easier with Harrison Crowe shooting a 4 under 67 with a number of other players also breaking par.

Best of the younger brigade for NSWCCC were Lachlan Charnock(AllSaint’s Maitland) who shot 161 for the 36 holes and Harrison Glenday(All Saint’s Liverpool) with 158.

The Open Boy’s division was won by Harrison Crowe(St Mary’s Cathedral School Sydney) with 75-67 followed by Corey Lamb(AllSaints Lochinvar) who shot 73-71. Harrison and Corey also took out the quinella in the Allschools Championhips finishing first and second respectively, placing them in strong positions for NSWAllschools selection.

Harrison and Corey will be joined at the Allschools trials by Oli Payne(MacKillop Port Macquarie), Sam Dunlop(De La Salle, Cronulla), Andy Li(Holy Cross Ryde) and Jack Harlen-Robertson(Trinity Lismore).

NSW ALL SCHOOLS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

NSWSCCC had two representatives in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions. With their high seeding, both Kelsey Bennett and Monica Johnson had byes in round one.

Round two match ups were Monica versus Claire Shin(CIS) and Kelsey versus Yuka Lin(CHS).

After a mammoth match that went to the 19th, Monica lost one down to Claire who twice had fortuitous bounces to leave the ball within inches of the hole at crucial stages of the match.

Kelsey prevailed 2 and 1 over a plucky Yuka Lin in a match Kelsey led all day. Kelsey’s semi final opponent was Allschool’s strokeplay champion June Song. The semi final was a close affair with both girls swapping birdies and holing crucial putts through the front nine. Allschools strokeplay champion June forged ahead late in the match to win 2 and 1. June went on to win the final against yr 7 student and star of the future, Sophie Yip.

In the boys Matchplay, both Harrison Crowe and Corey Lamb won their first round matches on the 18th winning one up. Harrison defeated Jock McPherson(North West) on the 18th with a steady par and Corey prevailed over Jefferson Fan  after being one down with two to play. Corey parred the tricky 17th hole to square the match then birdied the 18th after his opponent found trouble from the tee.

Quarter final matches saw Harrison take on Jack Glasson from Narabeen Sports High school. It was a very close match with a number of lead changes. After 18 tight holes Jack won 1 up.

Corey was paired against good friend Clayton Small from Maitland with Corey fighting back from 3 down to win 1 up on the 18th hole, setting up a semi final against tournament favourite Jordie Garner.  In the semi final Corey displayed his excellent short game skills and composure under pressure, withstanding a late charge from plus 5 marker Jordie Garner to win the match 2 and 1.

The boys final involved Chris Fan from Barker College and Corey Lamb. Chris had been cruising through the draw winning all his matches easily with sub par golf in every match. He jumped out to an early lead against Corey and appeared to again be looking at a quick victory. Corey closed the gap late in the match but clutch putting from Chris enabled him to clinch his first Allschools Matchplay title, prevailing 2 and 1 on the 17th after holing another 6 footer.

2017 Year 7/8/9 JNJG NSW All Schools at Forster GC. 

Boys Championship: Par 66

B Speechley (Sutherland Shire Christian School) 142. 

Hcp: H Currie (Mater Dei College Wagga Wagga 19) 123. 

Year 9: 

K Phillips (Gorokan HS) 148. 

Hcp: W Flannigan (Marist College North Sydney 15) 125. 

Year 8: 

J Dundas (West Wallsend HS) 148. 

Hcp: J Toyne (Gorokan HS 23) 124. 

Year 7: 

L Barr (Ulladulla HS) 151. 

Hcp: O Gilson (Callaghan College Waratah 22) 124. 

Girls Championship: Par 68:

A Wikana (Castle Hill HS) 159. 

Hcp: H Garrett (Oxford Falls Grammar 45) 123.

Year 9: 

M Butterfield (Melville HS) 195. 

Hcp: R Webb (Goulburn HS 28) 152. 

Year 8: 

J Driscoll (Blakehurst HS) 167. 

Hcp: J Vesper (Singleton HS 17) 133. 

Year 7: 

A Nguyen (Randwick Girls HS) 188. 

Hcp: M McKee (McCauley Catholic College Grafton 39) 124.

Full score list can be found on Jack Newton Junior Golf website.

Thanks must go to Mark Skein, All Schools Convener, Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation, Forster, Taree and Tuncurry Golf Clubs and their staff for their assistance in running the Championships for over 200 players. The courses were in excellent condition and were a testing challenge for the students. Thanks also to the members of the various clubs for making available the courses.

Particular thanks to NSWCCC officials Tim Kennedy, Mick Cannon and Mark Coster for their efforts in managing the over 70 CCC students who played this year. Congratulations also to the CCC players for not only their skill on the golf course, but also for the manner in which they conducted themselves over the 4 days of the Strokeplay and Matchplay Championships.

Please see attached results for the NSW Allschools Strokeplay and Matchplay Championships. Also a list of NSWCCC players invited to attend the NSW All Schools Trials.

Lionel Conroy

NSWCCC Convener/Manager

 

Team: Golf - Boys (2017)

CCC Team

Andy Li Holy Cross College (Ryde, Secondary School)
Corey Lamb St Joseph's College (Lochinvar, Secondary School)
Harrison Crowe St Mary's Cathedral College (Sydney, Secondary School)
Oli Payne MacKillop College (Port Macquarie, Secondary School)
Sam Dunlop De La Salle College (Cronulla, Secondary School)

Team: Golf - Girls (2017)

CCC Team

Annika Boyd MacKillop Catholic College (Warnervale, Secondary School)
Brielle Mapanao St Mark's Catholic College (Stanhope Gardens, Secondary School)
Lily Pierce De La Salle College (Cronulla, Secondary School)
Madison Woodley Marist Sisters' College (Woolwich, Secondary School)
Monica Johnson Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College (Kensington, Secondary School)
Pyper Hollis St Clare's High School (Taree, Secondary School)