12 Jan 2021 | Amateur golf |
Meaburn, Komulainen take Tas juniors
by Martin Blake
Hallie Meaburn continued to mimic the feats of her famous grandmother in winning the Tasmanian Junior Amateur at Tasmania Golf Club today.
Meanwhile, Queenslander Kai Komulainen completed a set of wins in consecutive weeks, winning the boys’ title today after taking the South Australian Junior Masters title last week.
Seventeen-year-old Royal Hobart member Meaburn’s win is historically significant, since she is the granddaughter of Lindy Goggin, one of Tasmania's -- and Australia's -- greatest amateur golfers. Professional star Mathew Goggin is an uncle.
Lindy Goggin won 19 Tasmanian state titles (along with three Australian Amateurs and a host of other international and national championships) and has been a mentor for Meaburn, her partner in several Royal Hobart titles as well.
Meaburn, third in the Tasmanian Amateur late last year in Mowbray, carded 75-74-75-72 at Tasmania Golf Club today to seal her win by two shots, her 72 in the afternoon being the low round of the day in the girls' competition.
She beat Haruhi Nakatani of Queensland by two shots.
Komulainen, 15, from Emerald Lakes on the Gold Coast, franked his hot form from Adelaide last week by shooting 74-77-73-71 to win the boys' title by a shot from Queenslander Harry Takis.
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