54 Hole Tournament
It's all Green with a touch of Luck in the South West
Mount Lawley's Hannah Green and Cottesloe's Curtis Luck have taken the Drummond Golf 54 Hole Junior Championship held at the Harvey Golf Club, Bunbury Golf Club, and Sanctuary Golf Resort last week.
WA State Women's Team member, Green clinched the title by a resounding seven shots holding off current Australian number four, Hayley Bettencourt from Mandurah.
Green, held a one stroke lead going into Friday's final round at the Sanctuary Golf Resort and a close battle loomed.
Green however stamped her authority early, going two under-par on outward nine holes stretching her lead over Bettencourt to seven shots.
With the title all but sown up, Green continued her impressive play adding two birdies on the back nine with only a bogie on the 17th hole ruining a blemish free round.
The 54 Hole title caps an impressive year for Green, who was a part of the victorious WA State Women's Team which defended their Australian Interstate Teams Championship title in Adelaide in May.
The boy's title on the other hand was not a straight forward affair with no less than eight players in contention going in to Friday's final round.
Hartfield's Ben Ferguson looked to have the title won holding a one shot lead with only the final hole to play.
After safely finding the green in regulation, Ferguson knew two putts would be enough to clinch his first junior open title.
Ferguson's nerves however unfortunately got the better of him, four-putting the last hole to miss out on victory and a spot in the play-off.
Earlier, Cottesloe's Luck came storming into contention birdying the 18th hole to finish with a brilliant two-under par 70 and secure the club house lead.
Not to be out-done, Mandurah's Ben Sheehan finished with a one-under par, 71 to join Luck in the clubhouse with a share of the lead.
After news of Ferguson's capitulation spread through the club house, it was confirmed a play-off would be needed to decide who would join the illustrious winners list that includes current Australian Open champion, Greg Chalmers.
After both Luck and Sheehan's tee shots found the fairway, Sheehan placed his second shot safely to the side of the green. What unfolded next was something that had to be seen to be believed.
With 107 metres left to the green, Luck holed his approach shot for an eagle-two and clinched the title, much to the amazement of the big gallery watching.
The win continued Luck's dominance in open junior events after he successfully defended his Srixon Junior Championship last week. Luck will be looking to improve on his current 8th Australian junior ranking and secure a spot in the National Junior Squad before the end of the year.
This year the Drummond Golf 54 Hole Tournament will be played at the Harvey, Bunbury and Sanctuary Golf Club's between the 18th and 20th of July. This prestigious event attracts junior players from around the state vying to join former champions including current US PGA Tour professionals Greg Chalmers and Michael Sim and current European Tour Players Brett Rumford and Kristie Smith.