Prossie ju­niors thrive on golf course

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GOLF

TEAMS from Rowes Bay (Townsville), Ayr and Mackay took on the best young golf­ing tal­ent in the re­gion at the week­end for the North Queens­land Ju­nior Pen­nants.

The two-day com­pe­ti­tion saw plenty of wind chal­lenge the young com­peti­tors, but over­all it proved an im­pres­sive round of play.

“They had to han­dle the blus­tery, dry con­di­tions and by lunchtime Sun­day all had had a great time. All games were played in great spirit,” co-or­di­na­tor for­mer Golf North Queens­land pres­i­dent Bob Platt said.

Rowes Bay won all three of its matches to pre­vail over­all.

Platty’s Proser­pine Pi­rates played well above all ex­pec­ta­tions to fin­ish sec­ond ahead of Mackay and Ayr, much to the de­light of Platt.

“The lo­cal kids played ex­cep­tion­ally well, well above stan­dard,” Platt said.

“We ex­pected them to come stone moth­er­less last but all five play­ers were great.”

Matt Bluck won all of his matches while Liam Pir­low played 18-holes for the first time and was com­mended for his ex­cel­lent con­duct.

FO­CUS: 17-year-old Matt Bluck at the Proser­pine Golf Course on Satur­day morn­ing.

GO­ING LONG: Ko­ralie Key takes a swing on Satur­day morn­ing at the Proser­pine Golf Course.

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