Asia bound and aiming high
CHAMPION Mossman golfer Gennai Goodwin will play overseas for the first time later this month.
Goodwin is back in Brisbane from Tasmania where she competed in the Australian Women’s Interstate series where Queensland finished third in the tournament.
She is enjoying a quick break before she heads abroad at the end of the month for the Singapore Ladies Golf Amateur 24th Open Championship and the 30th Malaysian Ladies AM Open Championship in Kuala Lumpur to take on some of the world’s best amateurs.
Goodwin said she was really happy with how she played in Tasmania.
‘‘Overall it was a great tournament, our team played really well together,’’ she said.
‘‘It is unfortunate that we didn’t make it to the finals but it was good experience anyway.’’
Goodwin is studying sports science in Brisbane part-time and is looking forward to some family time on her university holidays.
‘‘I’m looking forward to coming back to Mossman to see my family, having the chance to catch up with everyone and just having a bit of a rest,’’ she said.
The upcoming tournaments in Asia will be the 18-year-old’s first time overseas.
‘‘I’m going for the experience, it’s going to be great,’’ she said.
‘‘That’s what I want to do eventually, travel the world and play golf.
‘‘Having the opportunity to travel to play in Malaysia and Singapore allows me to really test myself against international players, on different courses and in different conditions.
‘‘I have been receiving a lot of support from my instructor Grant Field and the golf academy and they are really helping me to develop as a player.’’
HEADING OVERSEAS: Gennai Goodwin will test herself in Asia later this month