For the first time in almost 20 years, the NSW Junior Championships and JNJG State Age Championships are being held in the Northern Rivers from Tuesday 5 July through to Friday 8July.
The tournaments will include some of the best young golfers in Australia and will be jointly hosted by the Byron Bay Golf Club and the Ocean Shores Country Club.
Covid forced the cancellation of the event in both 2020 and 2021.
More than 230 players have registered for the junior championship that holds both Golf Australia Order of Merit and World Amateur Golf Ranking status. The four-day 72-Hole Championship is also a qualifier for both the Men’s and Women’s NSW Open Golf Championship, opening the door for the champion boy and girl to dip their toes into life as a professional golfer.
With two-time defending Australian Boy’s Champion Jeffrey Guan competing in the USA, a first time boys’ winner will emerge from the pack looking to take home the trophy in 2022. The defending Girls’ Champion will be present, with Ann Jang (Toukley Gold Club) looking to go back-to-back after claiming the rescheduled 2021 NSW Junior Championship title at Lynwood Country Club last December.
Showing the strength of junior golf across the country right now, an incredible 83 players in the field will enter the tournament on handicaps of scratch or better.
All players will play at least one round at both host venues.
Players will also contest the JNJG State Age Championships, NSW Junior Champion of Champions, and NSW Country Junior Championships throughout the week.