ARMIDALE’S Ross Low Memorial Junior Championships not only saw a big increase in player numbers this year but the standard of golf on show was also impressive.
The tournament attracted 47 players from around the north of the state on Sunday and featured five different events.
The winner of the boys’ division one event, and therefore the Ross Low Memorial Junior Championship, was Moree’s Scott Kirkby with a one under score of 73.
The Longyard’s Nathan Mann was runner-up with a 78.
In the girls’ division, Sawtell visitor Courtney Robinson finished on top, with Gunnedah’s Montana Dries second.
There were also division two and nine and four-hole events for the younger players.
“It’s been going since 1993,” Armidale Junior Promotions Officer Rob Butler said.
“We increased our numbers significantly this year.
“We moved the date forward this year and it has been a big success.
“It’s good to see so many good, young golfers playing in this event.
“In the boys’ division one, the top 10 were all single markers, so that was a very competitive field.”
Players came from as far south as Tamworth and from Tenterfield in the north, while there were a few players from the north coast as well.
In addition to the prizes on offer, there were also Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation points up for grabs.
The tournament was well supported by local sponsors like Graham Betts Holden and the local branch of Elders Insurance, as well as the Armidale ladies and veterans golfers.