Golf NSW has recognised the sport’s brightest up-and-coming talent, with 20 juniors receiving representative selection honours.
The announcement of the NSW and ACT Boys and Girls teams was to occur after this week’s State Junior Championships at Byron Bay and Ocean Shores; however, with the current COVID outbreak causing the cancellation of the tournament, this was no longer possible.
The NSW Junior representatives for 2021 are:
Jeffrey Guan – The Australian
Jye Halls – NSW GC/ Mollymook
Ali Rachid – NSW GC
Jake Riley – Pymble/Toronto
Joshua Todd – The Australian
Daley Loumanis – St. Michael’s
Brielle Mapanao – The Australian
Sophie Yip – Concord
Ella Scaysbrook – The Australian/ Newcastle/ Port Macquarie
Michelle Di Natale – NSW GC
Rachel Lee – Avondale
Charlotte Perkins -The Australian
THE ACT Junior representatives for 2021 are:
Silka Solomon – Royal Canberra
Matilda Sullings – Federal
Amber Tilley – Belconnen Magpies
Claire Brooker – Gold Creek
Rowan Harrison – Murrumbidgee
Angelo Bourandanis – Royal Canberra
Hunter Caldwell – Cooma
Nathan White – Yowani
Golf NSW’s High-Performance Manager Khan Pullen said all of the individuals selected had shown their readiness to compete at a higher level despite the difficulties COVID had presented over the past year.
“Being selected to represent your state is an important milestone in the career of any athlete.
“The players selected have recorded some great results, especially with the difficulties of closed borders and travel restrictions due to the pandemic.
“For some, this is the beginning of their journey into elite golf. For others, it’s recognition of their extraordinary recent performances,” Mr Pullen said.