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Strong Aussie teams in Hong Kong

Jye Pickin, Josh Greer, Maddison Hinson-Tolchard and Cassie Porter
Jye Pickin, Josh Greer, Maddison Hinson-Tolchard and Cassie Porter are ready to rumble at Clearwater in Hong Kong.

Australia will be represented by two strong teams at the Asia Pacific Junior Championship starting today at Clearwater Golf Club.

Following the successful 2017 foray of Grace Kim and Jed Morgan, who brought home silver from nearby Hong Kong Golf Club, two in-form combinations will attempt to go one better against the region's brightest young talent.

The all West Australian combination of Maddison Hinson-Tolchard and Josh Greer will be joined by Queenslander Cassie Porter and New South Welshman Jye Pickin, with both teams under the eyes of South Australia coach Adrian Wickstein and manager Alicia Smith.

All four youngsters have savoured impressive victories in the past year.

Hinson-Tolchard won the Australian Junior Championship in Perth, then backed up and helped lead her state to the Junior Interstate Series title.

Greer, who made a bold run at the Australian Amateur, was also the WA Junior champion amid a crop of incredibly talented West Aussies.

Porter, based on the Sunshine Coast, won the 2017 Katherine Kirk Classic and made her professional tournament debut at the Vic Open in February.

Pickin, of Newcastle, won this year's NSW Junior and was recently second in the Northern Territory Amateur among a string of great results.

All players in Hong Kong this week must be 17 or under, with teams of two to play one fourball round, one foursomes round and one round of individual strokeplay to total 72 holes per team.

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Posted by Robyn Jackson at
30/08/2018 07:48 AM
Go team Australia. Good to see our district represented Cassie

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