The Adidas Junior 6s Tour visits another historic Australian golf venue, as some of the best junior golfers in the country head to Metropolitan Golf Club in Victoria on Monday.
COURSE: Widely considered to be one of the best conditioned courses in the world, Metropolitan Golf Club has previously hosted a WGC event, the World Cup of Golf, seven men’s Australian Opens, five Australian PGA Championships and the Women’s Australian Open.
Featuring bunkers cut right to the edge of greens, Metro will test the group of future stars of Australian golf this week. The green speeds generally very quick and the sand forming a major part of the required strategy to be successful here.
FORMAT: The competitors will play 18 holes of stroke play, with points on the year-long race awarded to a number of players, and the top boys and girls finishers to go head-to-head in a six-hole match for the title and additional points.
PLAYERS TO WATCH …
Another Junior 6s Tour event and another time Jeffrey Guan makes this list. And for good reason.
The New South Welshman has won the opening two events of the 2021 schedule at Royal Sydney and Yarra Yarra and shows no signs of slowing down.
A recent winner of the Australian Junior, Guan’s game is gaining plenty of attention, while his ability to not only consistently play well but also collect trophies is extremely impressive.
Among the boys players trying to deny Guan a hat-trick will be Jacob Taberner, runner-up to Guan at Yarra Yarra in April.
A member of Peninsula Kingswood in Victoria, Taberner will find the conditions and setup of Metropolitan very familiar, and it should suit his game. And recent form has been good, his even par round at a difficult Yarra Yarra last month displaying plenty of talent.
RIGHT: Guan, pictured with Tour founder Ewan Porter, won his second consecutive title at Yarra Yarra last month. PHOTO: Supplied.
With current points leader Brie Mapanao skipping this event, second place Molly Mclean will be hoping to take advantage and close the already small gap on the season long race.
McLean managed a round of two-over 74 at the most recent Junior 6s Tour event and will be hoping to go even better on Monday and perhaps claim her first title of the year.
McLean was runner-up at the Junior Players Series – Victoria held earlier this year at Rosebud and has plenty of game that has been honed at The National in Victoria.