MOSSMAN teenager Gennai Goodwin is the toast of the golfing community after winning the Australian Girls championship with her Queensland teammates last week.
The talented 16-year-old collected the Burtta Cheney Cup alongside teammates Emily McLennan, Christina Me, Jainee Dougan, Zoe Field and Lauren Mason, with the Queensland team finishing the championships undefeated at the Pacific Dunes club near Newcastle, New South Wales.
Each state was represented by six players with five players contesting singles match play each round in a round robin format.
The players were able to have a practice round on Sunday before playing two matchplay events of 36 holes per day over three days.
Queensland won ahead of Western Australia and Victoria.
“On our first day we played New South Wales and shared the match I was playing,” Gennai said.
“New South Wales were a very strong team and were playing on their home ground so they knew the course well and won the competition last year.
“In the afternoon I played against Victoria and wont the match one-up. Victoria finished third with Australian Girls Amateur champion Montana Strauss.
“The second day I sat out and caddied for Jainee Dougan who won both matches on the day.
“We were so happy to win the competition - it is something I will treasure forever.”
Champion effort: Gennai Goodwin (third from left) celebrates the Australian title with teammates