Top field on show at Greg Norman Junior Masters
Another strong line-up is in place for the 23rd Greg Norman Junior Masters golf tournament which tees off this weekend at the Gold Coast’s Palmer Colonial course.
The prestigious, 72-hole invitation-only tournament has featured some of golf’s big names as they worked their way to the top and CEO of the Greg Norman Junior Golf Foundation, Rae Clarke, believes more stars could be unearthed from this year’s talented field.
2013 Masters champion Adam Scott won the Junior Masters in 1997 (Credit: Anthony Powter)
“Everyone is looking out for the next Adam Scott or Karrie Webb and it is in tournaments like the Greg Norman Junior Masters where he or she could well be found.”
“Adam was with us as a youngster and won the Junior Masters in 1997. He actually held a record for fourteen years when he scored eighteen under par for the championship. That stood until 2010 when Cameron Smith beat it by four shots,” Mrs Clarke said.
“Once again we have a top field of 224 local, interstate and international male and female players ranging from eight to seventeen-years-old.”
“In the boys players such as Shae Wools-Cobb, Blake Proverbs, Myoung Kim and Jack Sullivan will be ones to watch, while in the girls the likes of Amy Walsh, Samantha Foley, Dee Dee Russell, Jessica Lasky and Shelly Shin will be tough to beat,” she added.
For the second time in its 23-year history the international tournament will be played across multiple venues.
Palmer Colonial and Palmer Gold Coast will host the opening rounds with the final round, presentations and closing ceremony to be held at Palmer Coolum Resort on the Sunshine Coast.
Palmer Golf Australia Managing Director, Angie Ison, said after the success of last year’s event she is looking forward to once again showcasing the tournament across three of Palmer Golf’s spectacular courses.
“The feedback we had from spectators and members about last year’s event was fantastic and we’re confident this year will be even better.”
“The courses are in pristine condition and we are all very excited about hosting the Greg Norman Junior Masters because of what it represents for junior golf.”
“To be enthusiastically promoting the junior game and having all these gifted young players come to our courses is just wonderful and we can’t wait for it to begin,” Mrs Ison declared.