April 22, 2024

Scaysbrook and Egea the Ones to Beat at NSW Junior Championships

Taj Egea playing golf

A thrilling third round at the NSW Junior Championship saw the top of the boy’s leaderboard chopping and changing, but Wolston Park’s Taj Egea still sits in the lead heading into the final round.

“It was a bit of a fight back today but nice to claw my way back,” he said.

It was a shaky start to the day for the 17-year-old, opening his round with two bogeys and a double or over.

“I just hit a couple of loose shots and it added up pretty quickly, so I had to go into defense mode, but I got it back.”

He’s now sitting in prime position for tomorrow, the Queenslander focused on securing the win.

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Leaderboard NSW Junior Championship – Boys
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“It’s a great spot to be in so I’m ready to go. I’ll just try to hole putts, make as many birdies as possible,” he added.

“It would be great to win, a good step in my junior career and for college applications for the future. It would be nice to add this to the resume.”

Sancutuary Cove’s Dujuan Snyman jumped up a massive seven spots into second place, shooting a phenomenal bogey free round of four under par today.

Third place is currently shared by three boys. They are Bonnie Doon’s Samuel Cascio, Brisbane’s Chase Oberle and Avondale’s Riley Millers.

In the girl’s division, there’s almost no competition for The Australian’s Ella Scaybrooks, who is now sitting a substantial five shots ahead of everyone else.

Shooting two under par today, the 17-year-old is ecstatic with how she’s playing and is hopeful heading into tomorrow.

“I’m feeling really confident with my game. It’s a great feeling being in front,” she said.

“I try not to look at my scores but it’s hard not to when you’re live scoring. I like to know though; it doesn’t add any pressure.”

She said she won’t be changing her game tomorrow and will try to stick to her processes and stay positive to take home the win.

“Two wins in a row would be really good and with it being my last junior championship, it would be a good thing to do.

Sitting behind Scaysbrook in second place is Avondale’s Rachel Lee after shooting four under par during her third round. Tied for third is Bundaberg’s Kate McFarlane and Royal Queensland’s Grace Rho.

The fourth and final round of the NSW Junior Championship will be played at Ocean Shores Country Club tomorrow, with players set to tee off at 6:45am.

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