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Junior Novice Golf Champion for 2017, Jack Kennelly

Sport Otago Junior Golf Tournament

Peter Odgers —

The annual Sport Otago Junior Golf Tournament was held this week at the Chisholm Park Links golf course.

29 players from different schools around Otago took part and Otago Boys’ was represented by Parker Aluesi, Jack Kennelly and James Sutherland.

The main purpose of the tournament is to promote golf amongst junior students and for them to gain experience in playing in an organised competition. For Jack and James this certainly proved to be the case as they played some good golf but also struggled on the difficult Chisholm Park course. It was a valuable experience for both of them.

Parker was one of the favorites to win the tournament and had a very close contest against Hayden Robertson from Taieri College. After 17 holes they were leading the field and their scores were even. Parker’s putting let him down at this crucial time and Hayden ended up being the winner by one shot.