14 Jan 2021 | Amateur golf |

Nakatani, Song lead Tasmanian Junior Masters

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Nakatani, Song lead Tasmanian Junior Masters
Hiruhi Nakatani leads the girls' division of the Tasmanian Junior Masters

Queensland’s Haruhi Nakatani from the Surfers Paradise Golf Club has taken the lead following the first two rounds of the 2021 Tasmanian Junior Masters at Royal Hobart Golf Club. The 14-year-old plus four handicapper carded opening rounds of 66 and 71 to finish the day at nine-under-par 137. Nakatani leads local member and newly crowned girls’ Tasmanian amateur champion, Hallie Meaburn, by three strokes. Meaburn returned scores of 72 and 68 to hold steady at six-under and six shot clear of third placed Sarah Hammett of Queensland on even-par. Victoria’s Alexandra Phanuruk and Tasmania Golf Club’s Mackenzie Wilson are placed fourth and fifth respectively on one and four-over-par. 2021 Tasmanian Junior Masters (Girls’ Division) – Top Five Pos Vs Par Total Name Club State 1st Rnd 2nd Rnd 1 -9 137 Haruhi Nakatani Surfers Paradise Golf Club QLD 66 71 2 -6 140 Hallie Meaburn Royal Hobart Golf Club TAS 72 68 3 EV 146 Sarah Hammett Emerald Lakes Golf Club QLD 72 74 4 +1 147 Alexandra Phanuruk The Metropolitan Golf Club VIC 79 68 5 +4 150 Mackenzie Wilson Tasmania Golf Club TAS 73 77 Victoria’s Michael Song from the Box Hill Golf Club leads the field at six-under-par 138 in the corresponding boy’s championship. The 16-year-old carded 68 and 70 to lead Queensland’s Kai Komulainen by two strokes heading into the final rounds tomorrow. Komulainen, the newly crowned boy’s amateur champion, returned scores of 70 and 70 for his four-under-par total of 140. Victoria’s Abel Eduard and Queensland’s Harry Takis are tied for third at even par and are followed closely by Queensland’s Manato Nakatani in fifth on one-over. Tasmania Golf Club’s Lachlan White is the leading Tasmanian in the boys’ division on three-over-par after returning 71 and 76. 2021 Tasmanian Junior Masters (Boys’ Division) – Top Five Pos Vs Par Total Name Club State 1st Rnd 2nd Rnd 1 -6 138 Michael Song Box Hill Golf Club VIC 68 70 2 -4 140 Kai Komulainen Emerald Lakes Golf Club QLD 70 70 T3 EV 144 Abel Eduard Kew Golf Club VIC 70 74 T3 EV 144 Harry Takis Nudgee Golf Club QLD 75 69 5 +1 145 Manato Nakatani Surfers Paradise Golf Club QLD 73 72 The full results can also be viewed at the dedicated website HERE The draw for tomorrow’s third and fourth rounds can be viewed HERE

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