Representing Golf Queensland at the Golf South Australia Junior Masters this week, Issy shot a PB for a major tournament of 3 under par. Played at Royal Adelaide, the 72-hole event was cut short to 54-holes due to bad weather but that didn’t stop Issy. In training, we focused on under 100M and putting, and as the score shows, it’s great to see Issy has delivered the goods. Up against top juniors from Australia and overseas, Issy finished T2 with 1st place to Becky Kay, one of Australia’s top junior golfers. And the icing on the cake was that Issy and her fellow Queensland team representative Cassie Porter won the girls team event!
This followed a T5 finish in the Golf SA Junior Amateur Championships played earlier in the week where Issy had to get used to the local conditions – especially the bent greens. Shooting a total of 4 over in the 54-hole tournament played at Kooyonga and The Grange, this event proved good practise for Issy.
It’s been a great couple of months for Issy with her T7 finish at the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championships in San Diego, USA in December. At her first international tournament Issy competed against some of the worlds top juniors and achieved well beyond her goals. Issy said she really enjoyed meeting and playing with golfers from other countries and spending time in the USA, especially San Diego. Well done Issy!
Next step is the Australian Amateur being played at Yarra Yarra and Peninsula Kingswood next week. It’s a pleasure to coach real talent and to see Issy bring her best golf to the top tournaments. Go Issy!