CASCIO CLAIMS AUS JNR CROWN

Sam Cascio has claimed the Australian Junior Championship with a commanding four shot win at Gosnells Golf Club in Perth.

The 16 year old from Corrimal, just north of Wollongong, was tied for the lead entering the final round, but run away with the revered championship with a final round 64.

Cascio had to set the tone early and he did just that; producing the equal low round of the week to claim the title by four shots – a six-under 64 ensuring The Australian Golf Club representative’s name would be engraved alongside the likes of major winners Ripper GC’s Cameron Smith, Adam Scott, Jason Day, and recent two time winner and fellow NSW Blue Jeffrey Guan on the trophy.

Cascio’s NSW Junior State team mate Kayan Mududan finished in second place.

A few groups ahead of Cascio, Mudadana also fired a final round six-under 64 to set the clubhouse lead at 5-under.

Cascio, however, delivered when he needed to most.

“I’m still shaking, I’m just so glad all the hard work paid off,” said Cascio.

“I woke up at like six this morning, I felt like I had to vomit. I was pretty nervous.

“I just putted really good. I was just trying to stay calm and play like I always do, but yeah everything came together.”

The win means Cascio will get to tee it up alongside some of the greats of Australian golf with a spot in the Australian Open at the end of the year now assured.

In the Girls, 2023 NSW Amateur Champion, Queenslander Shyla Singh prevailed by three shots, with Sophie Eppelstun finishing strongly with a final round 69 to tie for 6th.


Girls scores.
Boys scores.

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