JONES Comerford and Sophie Yip’s consistent performances took them to Peter O'Malley Junior Masters glory over the weekend at the Bathurst Golf Club.
Comerford (Bonnie Doon GC) shot rounds of 73 and 72 to see him finish six strokes clear of his nearest rival while Yip (Concord GC) was the only girl to shoot both rounds under 80 on her way to victory (77, 76).
“I started with a double bogey on the first hole, a really soft one. I tried to play standard, steady golf from there. It wasn’t crash hot on day one. I shot pretty poorly but made some good putts,” Dubbo native Comerford said.
“In round two I got off to another bad start but made some putts coming in. It was good having being able to playing those last six, seven holes pretty comfortably.”
Long Reef Golf Club’s Tom Gill was the overnight leader for the boys competition after shooting 70 – the only round under par during the tournament – but his following round of 82 saw him finish equal third.
Luka Brucic (77, 74) was second.
There was success for home city golfer Cooper Starkey, who claimed the boys stableford title with a comfortable eight point margin.
Casey Thompson (20th overall) fared best of the Bathurst contingent in nett score, finishing second in the girls 14 and 15 years.
Bathurst’s Cameron Jackson achieved the same result in the boys 13 years and under category as he wound up in a three-way tie for the runner-up spot.
Ben Mackey (84, 78) was the best overall finisher of the Bathurst boys (35th).