21 Jan 2013
The Australian team finished second in the teams event.
Bankstown teenager Kevin Yuan clinched the gold medal with a three stroke win at the Australian Youth Olympics Festival golf tournament at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club near Penrith.
Yuan finished the tournament with rounds of 69-68-64-69 to be at 18-under par for the tournament.
“It has been a great experience being part of the Australian team. I’m very excited to have won a gold medal and hope that it isn’t my last,” Yuan said.
Great Britain’s Ashton Turner finished in the silver medal place after a final round 5-under par 67.
New Zealand’s Compton Pikari finished in bronze position at 13-under par, two strokes ahead of Great Britain’s Bradley Neil in fourth.
Australian Brett Coletta finished in a tie for sixth while Australian team member David Micheluzzi finished in a tie for 13th place.
In the women’s championship, Great Britain’s Georgia Hall sealed the gold medal with a 1-under par 71 to finish at 6-under, two strokes clear of Australian Celina Yuan at 4-under par, who won silver.
“It’s one of my best achievements and I’ve had a great experience,” Hall said.
“It’s lovely to be with a team and couldn’t be happier with two gold medals. Over the week I played really well.”
Hall and her Great Britain team mates won the Teams Event to land a second gold medal.
Hall’s Great Britain team mate Chloe Williams also earned a place on the dais, winning bronze.
Amy Walsh was the next best Australian finished in a tie for 13th.