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Fewkes, Hinson-Tolchard win Australian Junior Titles
With the win Connor Fewkes earned a spot in November's <br>Australian Open field <br>(Golf Australia Photo)
With the win Connor Fewkes earned a spot in November's
Australian Open field
(Golf Australia Photo)

CANNING VALE, Australia (April 13, 2018) - West Aussie Connor Fewkes has clinched the 2018 Australian Boys’ Amateur title after a two shot victory at Gosnells Golf Club on Friday.

In a breakthrough victory for the Kalgoorlie left-hander, scores of 72 and 67 were enough to claim the title ahead of a trio of Sandgropers in Jordan Jung, Jose De Sousa and Cooper Geddes.

Fewkes was able to hold his nerve throughout the final round, with De Sousa leading by a shot with three holes remaining.

The Gosnells local found the trees on 16 to make bogey, while Fewkes was clean on approach to record birdie.

The WA skipper safely recorded two more birdies to finish with 67, two ahead of Jung.

Fewkes started the final round behind both Geddes and De Sousa, however with two birdies on the front nine and a further two on the back, the Championship was his.



The win means Fewkes is guaranteed entry into the Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in November 2018.

Queensland’s Louis Dobbelaar was consistent throughout the week to finish at two-under-par.

Connor McKinney finished in sixth position meaning that five of the top six placings were owned by Western Australians.

The win sees both WA captains claim titles with Maddison Hinson-Tolchard securing the title.

GIRLS' DIVISION

Maddison Hinson-Tolchard has officially arrived.

SOUTH PERTH, Australia - The West Aussie completed a memorable three-shot victory at the Australian Girls’ Amateur at Royal Perth Golf Club, shooting an incredible 14 under par for the tournament to streak away from Karrie Webb Scholarship holder Grace Kim on Friday.

Going into the final day, Hinson-Tolchard led by two shots, by the 10th hole she led by six. An astonishing run of six straight birdies saw the local fire towards her maiden GA Order of Merit victory in front of friends and family.

The WA captain closed her third round with three more birdies to finish with 67 and become the runaway leader with a seven-shot advantage.

From there, she couldn’t be caught. The WA teen was square through the first nine, before closing with a 74 and as a three-shot victor.

The comprehensive performance sees the 16-year-old granted entry into the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in February 2019 in Adelaide.

New South Wales star Kim was solid throughout the week with closing rounds of 71 not enough to catch the eventual winner.

The Avondale product made her compatriot work for victory, however, with five birdies on the back nine pushing Hinson-Tolchard all the way.

Impressive young Queenslander Cassie Porter finished third at five under, with Sydney's Steph Kyriacou (-4) and Melbourne's Alice Fan (-2) rounding out the top five places.

ABOUT THE Australian Boys Amateur

The Australian Boys' Amateur Championship is open to players aged under 18 years on the first day of play. It is contested over 72-holes stroke play (cut after 36-holes). The first Australian Boys’ Amateur Championship was played in 1982 over 54-holes stroke play for players under 21 years of age. Past winners include Adam Scott, Jason Day, Stuart Appleby, Ryan Ruffels and Robert Allenby.

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