All 18 hole winners at the Junior Christmas Open (from left) Lily Saba, Emily Martin, Tiyara Samarartne, Amy O'Connor, Ben Stieler, Hans Yim, Michael Pattemore and Jackson Steinhardt.
All 18 hole winners at the Junior Christmas Open (from left) Lily Saba, Emily Martin, Tiyara Samarartne, Amy O'Connor, Ben Stieler, Hans Yim, Michael Pattemore and Jackson Steinhardt.

Promising juniors display skills before Christmas

FORTY-three juniors from across south east Queensland enjoyed a wonderful Queensland day on the golf course at Sandy Gallop's annual Junior Christmas Open.

Six juniors participated in Sunday's six hole event, seven in the nine hole competition and 30 in the 18 hole tournament.

In the 18 hole competition, nine junior girl golfers showcased their promise.

Amy O'Connor, after trying for many years, took her first Gross win in the competition. She's from Windaroo Lakes.

Emily Martin (Emerald Lakes) was the runner-up with a respectable score of 78.

Nett winner Tiyara Samarartne (Windaroo Lakes) had an awesome round to finish with 65 Nett.

Runner-up Lily Saba (Pacific) finished with 69 after transferring from the nine hole competition last year.

The boys 18 holes competition has always been strong and this year was no different.

Ben Stieler (Brookwater), in his last year as a junior, took home the Boys Gross win with a great score of 73.

Michael Pattemore (Sandy Gallop) was this year's runner-up with 75 ocb from William Letts.

The Nett winner from Hills was Hans Yim with a great score of 65 followed by Jackson Steinhardt (Mt Warren Park) with 67 ocb from Jackson Love.

After some tight scoring in the nine hole competition, Jacob McIntosh (McLeod) secured the win with 54, from Ipswich player Logan Norris (56).

In the six hole competition, Brookwater golfer Aahan Anand had an amazing score of 24.

Jasper Lole (Hatton Vale), who decided to play on the day, was runner-up with 38.

Sandy Gallop junior co-ordinator Sonia Condon thanked the parents, grandparents, family, friends and players for supporting the annual event.

She also appreciated the efforts of the committee, members, grounds staff and rules official Mark Stieler.

Condon wished the junior players turning 18 in the next 12 months well. They include Lauren Ziebarth, Ben Stieler, Tiger Boontang, Joshua Horswill and Michael Pattemore.



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