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Sorrento crowns 2017 Champions

2017 Peninsula Junior Open Winners

After capturing victory in this event three years ago, Harrison Whykes has done it again – adding another Mornington Peninsula Junior Open title to his resume. The National member managed his way around the undulating layout for a round of one over-par 71 to finish even for the 36-holes. Whykes reached two under after 13 holes today but a few late bogeys saw him finish five shots ahead of Kristoff Soliven from Sandhurst.

In the girls section Kay Bannan held her nerve down the stretch to take home her second Stuart Appleby title for 2017 – the first coming at her home club Southern in January. Commonwealth’s Kai Shipp started today’s final round two shots back but when Bannan took bogeys early on the inward nine Shipp edged back with birdies at both 10 and 12 to be running neck and neck with the overnight frontrunner. With the pressure on Bannan held her never to par the final four holes to walk home victorious by four shots.

Young gun Abel Eduard fired a scintillating 36-hole tally of fiver under from his 8 handicap for the overall handicap title. The 13-year-old Kew member captured the honours with nett rounds of 71 and 65 to place a single shot clear of Waverley’s Daniel Nagayo. Eduard has found solid form this school holidays after also taking out the under 14 handicap division in the prestigious Victorian Boys Championship last week.

A big thanks to Sorrento and Portsea Golf Clubs for the fantastic hospitality.  

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