Hitting out: Gold Coast player India Matthews shows her style.
Hitting out: Gold Coast player India Matthews shows her style. Scott Powick

Juniors on path to career in golf

KARRIE Webb was a two-time winner, Katherine Hull, Leanne Bowditch and Amy Young each won one, too.

Adam Scott, Steven Bowditch and Michael Sim also lifted the coveted trophy.

The Greg Norman Junior Masters is not just one of Australia’s major under-age championships, but quite often a pathway to the professional ranks.

Now in it’s 19th year, the invitation-only tournament has again attracted the country’s finest junior talent to Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club.

They will tee off alongside a sprinkling of international players from 10 countries, including Korea, Indonesia, Tahiti and France.

Regardless of where they’ve come from, however, every boy in the field will be lining up to dethrone defending two-time champion Cameron Smith.

Smith notched his second successive 17-years-and-under boys’ crown with a course record-equalling nine-under 63 over the final round at last year’s event and again appears to have his eye in after opening his account yesterday with a seven under par 65 to be tied for the lead with Dylan Brown.

The four-day tournament runs until Thursday, teeing off at 6.37am (AEDT) daily.



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