Golfer is hop­ing to be a hit

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

HE IS good at driv­ing the ball straight and that is what golfer Cameron Jones plans on do­ing when he com­petes in the WA Open on Thurs­day.

The 17-year-old is a mem­ber of Royal Fre­man­tle Golf Club and has been in­vited to the WA Open as a mem­ber of the WA Ju­nior state side.

The Year 11 stu­dent, who trains four days a week and plays twice on the week­end, said he was ex­cited to par­tic­i­pate in the Open.

“It feels re­ally good to be in­vited - all the hard work has paid off,” Jones said.

The St Nor­bert Col­lege stu­dent started play­ing golf when he was eight years old and im­me­di­ately fell in love with the game.

“It’s very chal­leng­ing and it al­ways brings you back, even when you play bad or you play good, it al­ways brings you back,” Jones said.

“Ad­mir­ing golfers Oliver Gough and Roy McAvoy, Jones hopes to go to Amer­ica when he fin­ishes Year 12 to play golf and study ei­ther eco­nomics or sports sci­ence.

In the mean­time, jug­gling school, study and golf is enough for the bud­ding sports­man.

“It’s re­ally hard. I wouldn’t start home­work un­til about 8pm so it’s re­ally hard to keep my av­er­age,” Jones said.

“But my tip for other golfers is just to per­se­vere even when times are tough.

“You al­ways have a bad stage but you al­ways get through it and play well, so keep per­se­ver­ing.”

The WA Open will run from Oc­to­ber 16-19 at Cottes­loe Golf Club.

Pic­ture: Marcelo Pala­cios

Cameron Jones (17) of Fern­dale.

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