Local sports star: Wesley College golfer has hot run in US

Hunter Woodley-Page with some of the trophies he won in the United States.
Hunter Woodley-Page with some of the trophies he won in the United States.

HUNTER Woodley-Page braved the heat of Las Vegas and showed a steely resolve on the golf course to claim an impressive victory as part of a tour of the United States.

The Wesley College student (8) claimed victory in the World Stars of Junior Golf Tournament during July and also impressed in two other major competitions.

Hunter finished sixth in the world in his age division at the IMG Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego and at the FCG International Golf Championship at San Marcos.

The World Championships featured 1200 participants from 56 countries and has been won by high-profile golfers including Tigers Woods and Jason Day.

Hunter said he had a lot of fun competing in America and believed it was a good experience.

“It was tough mentally because I was playing in more than 100F (37C) and I would only sometimes play in temperatures that hot in Perth,” he said.

Hunter practises three times a week at courses around Perth, including Royal Perth Golf Club, with tutor Emma Liebenau.

Hunter’s father Andrew said throughout all of the tournaments his son showed great skill but also tremendous courage and determination.

“Hunter’s mental toughness was commented about by others on a number of occasions, he never quits and he doesn’t give up,” he said, adding he also acknowledged the good play of his opponents.