Mandurah golfer turns attention to world stage

Kathryn Norris.
Kathryn Norris.

KATHRYN Norris is going places in the world of golf.

The Mandurah local and WA’s number one ranked amateur female is no stranger to success, having last year won the Jack Newton International Junior Classic, the South Australian Junior Masters and the Drummond Golf 54-hole Classic.

So far in 2019 the 18-year-old has added runner up in the WA Amateur and the Tasmanian Open competitions to her growing list of accolades, elevating her to 4th on the Australian Amateur Rankings.

This month Norris will be hoping to add another title to her collection when she heads to England to compete in the European Women’s Amateur Championship.

She said she couldn’t wait to take on some of the best amateur golfers in the world.

Kathryn Norris.

“I have really focused on playing as much golf as I can in Australia and develop my game,” she said.

“It will be exciting to compete in a European field.”

Coach Braden Becker, who trains Norris at the Mandurah Country Club, said the sky was the limit for the young golfer.

“She is a very hard worker and has the right balance in her life,” he said.

“Kathryn will need to focus on not getting physically drained whilst competing overseas.

“With so many new challenges, climates and courses it is vital to take good care of yourself and she will need all her strength to get the length she needs on course.”

The European Women’s Amateur Championship is on from July 24 to 27.