FERNDALE golfer Cameron Jones has been selected in the Australian squad to play in the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship (ABIJC) in China.
The Royal Fremantle golfer made it into the Australian squad when he finished second in the national final of the ABIJC held at Heritage Golf Club in Victoria.
The 17-year-old, who started playing golf when he was eight, said he was excited to make the team.
‘It feels good to be recognised. It feels good that all the hard work is paying off,’ Jones said.
‘In China, I hope to make the cut and then get the win.’
The Year 11 St Norbert College student said he enjoyed the game because of the challenge.
‘You are going to play different every week and you just want to play your best,’ Jones said.
‘It’s like a drug, you keep coming back to it whether you play bad or good.’
Jones was ranked number one for his age in WA. He said he was best at driving and admired the game of professional golfer Rory McIlroy.
Training four days a week and playing on the weekend, Jones said it was difficult to find the balance between school, socialising and golf.
‘It’s very difficult to juggle homework and study,’ Jones said.
‘I wouldn’t say I’m the top of my class but I’m doing my best.
‘Jones hopes to turn professional by the end of next year.’
The China final of the ABIJC will be held from November 17-23.