Asia bound and aim­ing high

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS - Jessie Tol­son

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

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