Ella Scaysbrook might be a girl of few words, but she’s more than capable of letting her clubs do the talking when it comes to all things about golf.
The current NSW Junior Girls Champion, Scaysbrook, from Newcastle, will tee it up in tomorrow’s Women’s Australian Open for the first time after serving a sudden-death playoff that stretched for seven holes on Monday afternoon.
“It felt pretty cool,” she beamed. “I shot even par to get there, and then when that final put dropped, it felt pretty amazing.”
The Australian Golf Club, one of the two venues (alongside the Lakes), is Scaysbrook’s home club, and she said the vibe around the place was completely different from how it felt on a typical week.
“It’s playing a lot longer and looks a lot different with all the stands and everything, but it’s still the same course.”
Scaysbrook admitted she had no preconceived plans for the week other than “just have fun out there; whatever happens, happens.”
Fresh from finishing her HSC last month, the 17-year-old said her plans for the next 12 months focused solely on golf.
“School wasn’t really my thing, so I’ll work on my game, play some amateur events, and qualify for events like this.
“I have four weeks of tournaments in the New Year: the Master of the Amateur, the Aussie Am, Avondale, and the NSW Amateur.”
She’s looking forward to the NSW Amateur at Belmont, especially with a fair bit of hometown support.
“I’ll probably have a few family members out there being supporting fans, so I’m looking forward to it,”