JUNIOR GOLF: Girls hit it well

YOUNG GUNS: Maddison McKee plays the 4th hole at Coraki. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED
YOUNG GUNS: Maddison McKee plays the 4th hole at Coraki. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

THREE Grafton juniors travelled to Coraki for the Northern Rivers District Junior Classic on Sunday.

The tournament was played in good conditions and the course in great condition.

Maddison McKee was excited to play in her first junior tournament and she competed in the 9-hole event.

Both she and Hollie Fuller competed in this section and played from the ladies tees.

For her first tournament, Maddison struck the ball very well and as the round went on she got better and better, hitting most shots in the air.

Her highlight was a bogey four on the 6th hole, much to her dad's delight. Madison recorded a 71 gross and played one-under her handicap.

Hollie Fuller struck the ball very well on the long layout and her highlight was bogeying the 8th hole - an index one par four on the ladies scorecard. She recorded a 55 gross and won the girls gross 9-hole section by three shots. She also played one-under her handicap of 21.

Nick Fuller competed in the 18-hole section and recorded an 85 gross for a 74 net to be only two-over his handicap. But for a triple bogey on a par five, his round would have been sub-handicap. Nick said he was happy with his ball striking.

The next tournament on the Juniors golf tour is the Yamba Classic on Sunday, March 1, followed closely by the Iluka Junior Open the following week, so a very hectic few weeks of golf coming up.

Also, the Grafton Juniors hold their weekly competition on Monday afternoons after school.

Just turn up and be put into a group.

This is a new change from the Sunday morning junior comp.

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