HIGH hopes have been placed on Western Australia’s young golf talent ahead of April’s Australian Junior Interstate Series in Perth.
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard will lead WA’s girls side at Royal Perth Golf Club over three days starting April 15.
Back-to-back titles is the aim for the boys, with their squad to be skippered by Connor Fewkes at Hartfield Golf Club from April 16 to April 19.
GolfWA high performance coordinator Fritz Arnold said the current crop of junior talent was promising.
“The boys are reigning champions from the series in NSW last year and I am sure they have the capability and confidence to go back-to-back after breaking the 17-year drought,” he said.
“Both teams have only changed minimally since last year and are playing at home here in WA, so they have a great opportunity to build upon last year’s results.
“The girls will look to improve on last year and given the current form of the team and the home ground advantage of Royal Perth, they’re sure to do WA proud.”
All 15 members from both teams will also compete in the Australian Junior Amateur Championships, which take place at Gosnells Golf Club for the boys and Royal Perth Golf Club girls from April 11 to 13.
GolfWA’s squads for the Australian Junior Amateur Championships and Australian Junior Interstate Series.
Girls: Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, captain, (Gosnells), Kathryn Norris (Mandurah), Abbie Teasdale (Royal Fremantle), Eve Cohen (Mt Lawley), Kirsten Rudgeley (Wanneroo), Yeah-Jin Lee (Royal Perth). Development player: Brooke Price (The Vines). Coach: Kerrod Gray. Manager: Hayley Bettencourt.
Boys: Connor Fewkes, captain, (Goldfields), Josh Greer (Joondalup), Hayden Hopewell (Royal Fremantle), Adam Brady (The Vines), Josh Herrero (Mandurah), Cooper Geddes (Mandurah). Development players: Jordan Jung (Melville Glades), Zane Lewis (Royal Fremantle). Coach: Tony McSkimming. Managers: Fritz Arnold and Matt Nelson.