The state titles were contested by 62 of Victoria’s elite junior golfers on the prestigious 18-hole championship course at ‘The Metropolitan Golf Club’ in Oakleigh South, on Friday the 21st of May. It was an early start, with competitors required to arrive before 6:30am to warm-up and prepare for the commencement of tournament play as the sun was just starting to rise through the mist and fog. Luckily the greenkeepers ensured the small bonfires at each tee were stoked with ample red wood logs to keep the players, officials and supporters warm.
Both Aaron and Jeneath were solid off the tee all day, striking the ball sweetly and guiding it straight and true a very long way down each of the challenging fairways. Their stroke play was sublime as they positioned the majority of their second and third shots onto the dance floor, steering clear of bunkers and water hazards, by shaping their ball to draw and fade when required with a subtle shift in their stance or adjustment to the angle of their club face. They were then able to sink a number of difficult putts on the pristine, but very trying greens which had the better of most players on the day! Jeneath’s emphatic victory was set-up by a string of pars, six birdies and an excellent eagle on the difficult Par 5 - 6th hole. Aaron also broke even on the majority of holes, with a birdie chipping in to help him cap off a fine round of golf.
The standard of play on the day was at an exceptional level, with representatives from ‘School Sport Victoria’ and ‘Golf Australia’ commenting on how impressed they were by the skills, temperament and etiquette displayed by both of our Glenny golfers. It was fantastic to see both Jeneath and Aaron representing themselves, their families and our College so very well at this elite sporting event, we are fortunate to learn and work alongside such talented, determined and humble students. Aaron and Jeneath have both been nominated for the ‘SSV’ Victorian ‘Senior Golf’ State Team, which will be selected and announced early next month. We wish them both all the best with this selection process.
We would also like to congratulate Jeneath on her recent victory in the Adidas Junior 6s ‘Metropolitan’ Tour event, which was held earlier in May. Jeneath once again swept the field in this event on the Adidas 6s Tour, which she is the inaugural female ambassador of. Kudos to you Jeneath, we hope your recent run of golf championship victories continues long into the future!
Our College community looks forward to following the future journeys of both Aaron and Jeneath, who both have the golfing world at their feet! #GreatGlennyGolfers!