Rising through the ranks

Canning Vale golfer Jarryd Felton won a five-stroke victory at the Queensland men’s strokeplay last week.
Canning Vale golfer Jarryd Felton won a five-stroke victory at the Queensland men’s strokeplay last week.

The 18-year-old was the only player to finish below par at four-under, highlighted by a four-under 68 in the third round that included eight birdies.

Ranked 418 in the world at the end of July, Felton’s rank is now 85.

The Gosnells Golf Club member finished 30th last week against a professional field at the WA Open, and won twice in September at the Mandurah Amateur and City of Perth Championships.

Felton will remain in Queensland this week as his win qualifies him as the No. 1 seed in the Queensland Amateur matchplay.

A brief return to Perth will follow to prepare for two international events in Argentina, where Felton will represent Australia at the Argentine Amateur and the Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup.