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In 2017 Golf Victoria will be offering the 5 Stuart Appleby tournaments listed in the table below. All of these tournaments are open to players Under 21 years at the time of the first day of play and are generally multi round events. They are played in age divisions (U14, 16, 18 and 21) entries permitting. 

Players must be 10 years old to enter (in exceptional circumstances GV may choose to vary this condition).

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2016 

 
Date Tournament Venue Enter Info
Jan 7 - 8 Southern Junior Classic Southern Register Results
July 7 -8 Yarrawonga Junior Open Yarrawonga Mulwala Register Results
Sept 28-29 Peninsula Jnr Open (PM, AM) Portsea & Sorrento Register Results
Nov 20 Signature Tournament  (PM) Gardiners Run Register Results
Dec 15-18 Murray River Junior Mast. Tocumwal & Cobram Register Conditions
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2017 

Date Tournament Venue Enter Info
Jan 12-13 Southern Jnr Classic (AM, AM) Southern Register Conditions
July 13-14 Yarrawonga Junior Open Yarrawonga Mulwala Register Results
Sep 16-17 Leongatha Junior Open Leongatha Register Results
Oct 4-5 Peninsula Jnr Open (PM, AM) Portsea & Sorrento Register Results
Nov 19 Signature Tournament  (PM) Gardiners Run Register Results
Dec 14-17 Murray River Junior Mast. Cobram & Tocumwal Register Results
         

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2016 Southern Junior Classic

The final round to this year’s Southern Junior Classic was contested this morning in ideal golfing conditions. With a number of players within striking distance of the round one frontrunners the day was set to be an exciting finish.
 
In the boys section, Jack Rasmussen took a three shot advantage into today’s round as Jasper Stubbs and Kasey Cathcart looked to apply the pressure and reduce the overnight deficit. However Rasmussen was rock solid all day, signing for a level par 72 to capture victory in the first 2016 SAJG tournament at -3.
 
Although Jasper Stubbs had a late barrage of birdies for a two under-par round of 70, he would fall just two shots of the eventual winner but claim honours in the U14 boys section. Also notable was Harrison Whykes who shot two under today to be placed third.
 
After holding the round one lead by two shots, Shanaiah Fernando had a solid round of one under-par 73 to take outh the girls Southen Junior Classic title. Fernando has been in some stellar form of late after notching up a victory at the SAJG Signaure Tournament back in Novemeber last year.
 
Cobram Barooga’s Steffanie Vogel was Fernando nearest challenger following rounds of 78 and 74 for a tournament tally of 152.
 
There was some unbelievable scores in the overall handicap section but Sothern’s very own Lachlan Robinson claiming the top honours after handing in a round of 63 today to sit nicely beside his 64 and to beat his handicap by a massive 17 shots!

2016 Southern Rd 2

 

2016 Yarrawonga Junior Open

The second and final round to the 2016 Yarrawonga Mulwala Junior Open was cancelled this morning after heavy rain overnight. With greens under water a decision was made to shorten the event to 18-hole and award the prizes based on yesterday’s round on the Murray Course.  

13 year old Nathan Page has again continued to impress with his victory today. His scintillating round of three under par 69 yesterday notches up his second Stuart Appleby title for the winter school holidays.  Cobram-Barooga’s Steffanie Vogel walked away with the overall girl’s title after signing for a very solid round of level par 72, six shots ahead of her nearest competitor.    

Yarrawonga Mulwala’s Benjamin Casley took home the overall handicap honours after recording a nett score 63, 9 shots better than his 16 handicap. 
 
2016 Yarrawonga Rd 2
 
 
The 2015 Yarrawonga Mulwala Junior Open finished in style this morning as players took to the well-manicured Murray course. The Murray course meanders through the towering river gums and favours those that control the ball well from tee to green. Calm conditions again greeted players this morning with the sun making an appearance on more than one occasion throughout the day. 
 
With many of the field struggling today, Mikihisa Matsumoto fired a brilliant two under-par 70 to complement his opening round of two over-par for a 36-hole tally of 144 and the clubhouse lead with only two groups remaining. Trailing by a single shot with only one hole to play, overnight leader Antony Majstorovic wasn’t going to let his maiden title slip though his fingers. Majstorovic held his neve coming down the 18th hole to finish with a birdie and tied for the lead with Matsumoto. 
 
Both players, along with a 50 other onlookers gathered on the first hole of the Murray course for a sudden death playoff. Majstorovic was the first to play and nailed his drive right down the middle while Matsumoto flared his drive into the right trees. Looking stymied behind the trees, the Woodlands member struck a brilliant 8 iron over the canopies to 15 feet for an uphill birdie attempt. 
 
Majstorovic’s 80m approach from the fairway was too strong and was left with a 30 foot putt from a few metres off the green, downhill and right to left breaking. What happened next was nothing short of extraordinary, he tapped his putt only just hard enough to make the putting surface and then the slope took the ball on a long journey directly into the cup for what was the most unlikely birdie. Matsumoto had his putt to tie but it missed on the low side leaving Antony Majstorovic as the holder of the 2015 title. 
 
Heading into the final round tied with Melanie Foster, Kono Matsumoto broke away with the lead at the turn with a two shot buffer over the 18 year old. Kono proceeded to birdie the par 5 11th hole and then followed it up with seven straight pars to close with a level par 72 and capture victory by six strokes with a total of 146 or two over par.      
 
It was a tight affair in the overall nett section with three players tied on a tournament total of 138, six under their respective handicaps. Making the most of the calm conditions, it was Cobram Barooga’s Jordan Bovalina who took home the honours after returning rounds of 70 and 68 from his 13 handicap. 
 
Still on a high after scoring his first hole in one, Heritage’s Joshua Lee returned the best nett round for the tournament with a stellar 63 this morning – nine under his handicap!
 
Congratulations to all off the age division winners today!
 
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Junior Open caps off what’s been a fantastic school holiday period with many great scores and lots of new names on the podium.  
The 2015 Yarrawonga Mulwala Junior Open finished in style this morning as players took to the well-manicured Murray course. The Murray course meanders through the towering river gums and favours those that control the ball well from tee to green. Calm conditions again greeted players this morning with the sun making an appearance on more than one occasion throughout the day. 
 
With many of the field struggling today, Mikihisa Matsumoto fired a brilliant two under-par 70 to complement his opening round of two over-par for a 36-hole tally of 144 and the clubhouse lead with only two groups remaining. Trailing by a single shot with only one hole to play, overnight leader Antony Majstorovic wasn’t going to let his maiden title slip though his fingers. Majstorovic held his neve coming down the 18th hole to finish with a birdie and tied for the lead with Matsumoto. 
 
Both players, along with a 50 other onlookers gathered on the first hole of the Murray course for a sudden death playoff. Majstorovic was the first to play and nailed his drive right down the middle while Matsumoto flared his drive into the right trees. Looking stymied behind the trees, the Woodlands member struck a brilliant 8 iron over the canopies to 15 feet for an uphill birdie attempt. 
 
Majstorovic’s 80m approach from the fairway was too strong and was left with a 30 foot putt from a few metres off the green, downhill and right to left breaking. What happened next was nothing short of extraordinary, he tapped his putt only just hard enough to make the putting surface and then the slope took the ball on a long journey directly into the cup for what was the most unlikely birdie. Matsumoto had his putt to tie but it missed on the low side leaving Antony Majstorovic as the holder of the 2015 title. 
 
Heading into the final round tied with Melanie Foster, Kono Matsumoto broke away with the lead at the turn with a two shot buffer over the 18 year old. Kono proceeded to birdie the par 5 11th hole and then followed it up with seven straight pars to close with a level par 72 and capture victory by six strokes with a total of 146 or two over par.      
 
It was a tight affair in the overall nett section with three players tied on a tournament total of 138, six under their respective handicaps. Making the most of the calm conditions, it was Cobram Barooga’s Jordan Bovalina who took home the honours after returning rounds of 70 and 68 from his 13 handicap. 
 
Still on a high after scoring his first hole in one, Heritage’s Joshua Lee returned the best nett round for the tournament with a stellar 63 this morning – nine under his handicap!
 
Congratulations to all off the age division winners today!
 
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Junior Open caps off what’s been a fantastic school holiday period with many great scores and lots of new names on the podium.The 2015 Yarrawonga Mulwala Junior Open finished in style this morning as players took to the well-manicured Murray course. The Murray course meanders through the towering river gums and favours those that control the ball well from tee to green. Calm conditions again greeted players this morning with the sun making an appearance on more than one occasion throughout the dayWith many of the field struggling today, Mikihisa Matsumoto fired a brilliant two under-par 70 to complement his opening round of two over-par for a 36-hole tally of 144 and the clubhouse lead with only two groups remaining. Trailing by a single shot with only one hole to play, overnight leader Antony Majstorovic wasn’t going to let his maiden title slip though his fingers. Majstorovic held his neve coming down the 18th hole to finish with a birdie and tied for the lead with Matsumoto.Both players, along with a 50 other onlookers gathered on the first hole of the Murray course for a sudden death playoff. Majstorovic was the first to play and nailed his drive right down the middle while Matsumoto flared his drive into the right trees. Looking stymied behind the trees, the Woodlands member struck a brilliant 8 iron over the canopies to 15 feet for an uphill birdie attemp
 

2016 Peninsula Junior Open

The 2016 Stuart Appleby Peninsula Junior Open moved to Sorrento Golf club this morning for the second and final round. Unexpectedly, the storms crippling much of South Australia that were due to hit the Peninsula this morning were nowhere to be seen. Instead, a mild and overcast day slowly developed into a sunny afternoon – ideal for low scoring.
 
Taking a substantial five shot buffer into today after a scintillating 68 yesterday, Jack Deftereos-Brennan held his nerve to prevail as the boys Champion with a round of three over-par 73 for a tournament tally of level par. The Woodlands member finished a very comfortable seven shots ahead of Settlers Run’s Harrison Whykes who fired a stellar round of one under par this morning.
 
After also sleeping with the lead overnight, Alice Fan was seemingly unphased by the tricky Sorrento layout as she managed her way to a round of one over-par 72 to capture victory. Her first round of one under 71 at Portsea yesterday afternoon set the foundation for her success with a 36-hole tally of 143 or level par. Both Zara Woodbridge and Shanaiah Fernando had solid rounds of 72 today to be positioned in joint second place.
 
Meanwhile Lachlan Robinson kept the momentum going from yesterday’s nett score of 66 to back it up again today with yet another amazing round of 66 for the overall handicap title. Jennifer Quinlan was nipping at his heels all day to fall only one stroke short but she walked away with the handicap honours in the U16 girls section.
 
Congratulations to all of the age division winners and big thanks to both Portsea and Sorrento Golf Clubs for hosting the event.

2016 Peninsula Junior Open Rd 2

 

2016 Signature Tournament

Gardiners Run at Chirnside Park were hosts of the Stuart Appleby Signature Tournament for the second consecutive year. Players contended with a warmer than average day with the mercury reaching into the low 30’s. Although quite hot, conditions were relatively calm in the heart of the Yarra Valley, providing ideal conditions for low scoring. The event has a strong history of great champions, with the likes of USLPGA professional Su-Hyun Oh and 2016 Isuzu Queensland Open champion Brett Coletta as former winners.

Hill Top’s Joseph Thomas proved too strong in the boys section after firing a brilliant round of level par 72 to take home the silverware. However, the victory wasn’t a walk in the park when a playoff was required to separate the tie between he and local Gardiners Run member Jake Fullerton. Heading down the 18th hole on the first playoff hole, Thomas hit the challenging 380 metre par 4 in regulation and then effortlessly rolled in his birdie putt for the title.  

Kono Matsumoto played her way around the par 71 layout for a fantastic round of 71 today to take out the girls Signature Tournament title. The 17 year old had a relatively consistent day with nines of 37 and 34 for her one under par tally. Ashni Solanki was close behind and finished runner up after signing for a score of 73.

There we some fantastic scores in the overall nett section, but in the end Alessandra Nagayo took top honours. The 13-marker hailing from Waverley Golf Club effortlessly broke her handicap by a massive 9 shots for a round of 63 and the victory.

A big thanks must be extended to Gardiners Run’s and their staff for the excellent condition of the course and their hospitality.

2016 Signature Tournament

 

2015 Murray River Junior Masters

The third and final round to this year’s Murray River Junior Masters reconvened this morning at Tocumwal Golf Club in blistering heat coupled with an intense northerly wind. All eyes were on the overnight leaders as the tournament looked to crown the 2015 champions.
 
Heading into today’s round Alex Hilliard held a comfortable four shot buffer over her nearest rival. The victorious Victorian Girls State team member held her nerve in the challenging conditions to capture the title at an impressive 54-hole total of one under-par and seven strokes clear of Alizza Hetherington and the Steffanie Vogel. What made Hilliard‘s win even more impressive was the fact that she maintained her composure over the four days and never lost the lead despite the strong competition.
 
Today’s final nine holes certainly didn’t disappoint in the boys section with a nail biting finish unfolding in the final two hours of play. With a number of players looking to close in on Toby Walker’s overnight lead of just one shot it really was anyone’s title. However like Hilliard, Walker held his nerve to take home the silverware with a wire-to-wire victory following rounds of 71, 72 and 74 for a one over-par tally.
 
Andre Lautee quietly snuck up the leader board with a round of one under to be placed on a tournament total of two over-par to narrowly miss out on top honours. Meanwhile in the final group, both Cooper Gill and Jamie Scapin nipped away at the overnight leader’s heels all morning to only fall short by a single shot along with Lautee.
 
Rhys Rigoni ran away with the overall handicap title as the Jubilee member effortlessly signed for rounds of 71, 60 and 65 to beat his 21 handicap by an almost unprecedented 20 strokes.
 
Congratulations to all of the age division winners and a very big thankyou to both Cobram-Barooga and Tocumwal Golf Clubs for presenting the courses in fabulous condition.

2015 MRJM Rd 4

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