Hunter’s hot run in US

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Street Watch -

Hunter Wood­ley-Page with some of the tro­phies he won in the United States. HUNTER Wood­ley-Page braved the heat of Las Ve­gas and showed a steely re­solve on the golf course to claim an im­pres­sive vic­tory as part of a tour of the United States.

The Wes­ley Col­lege stu­dent (8) claimed vic­tory in the World Stars of Ju­nior Golf Tour­na­ment dur­ing July and also im­pressed in two other ma­jor com­pe­ti­tions.

Hunter fin­ished sixth in the world in his age divi­sion at the IMG Ju­nior World Golf Cham­pi­onship in San Diego and at the FCG In­ter­na­tional Golf Cham­pi­onship at San Mar­cos.

The World Cham­pi­onships fea­tured 1200 par­tic­i­pants from 56 coun­tries and has been won by high-pro­file golfers in­clud­ing Tigers Woods and Ja­son Day.

Hunter said he had a lot of fun com­pet­ing in Amer­ica and be­lieved it was a good ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It was tough men­tally be­cause I was play­ing in more than 100F (37C) and I would only some­times play in tem­per­a­tures that hot in Perth,” he said.

Hunter prac­tises three times a week at cour­ses around Perth, in­clud­ing Royal Perth Golf Club, with tu­tor Emma Liebe­nau.

Hunter’s fa­ther An­drew said through­out all of the tour­na­ments his son showed great skill but also tremen­dous courage and de­ter­mi­na­tion.

“Hunter’s men­tal tough­ness was com­mented about by oth­ers on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions, he never quits and he doesn’t give up,” he said, adding he also ac­knowl­edged the good play of his op­po­nents.

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