Coffs Harbour golfer Amelia Mehmet-Grohn has a bright future in front of her on the greens and fairways. Photos: Leigh Jensen / The Coffs Coast Advocate
Coffs Harbour golfer Amelia Mehmet-Grohn has a bright future in front of her on the greens and fairways. Photos: Leigh Jensen / The Coffs Coast Advocate Leigh Jensen

Jack Newton junior foundation brings the best to Bonville

RISING star Amelia Mehmet-Grohn gets an opportunity this week to shine before home town supporters at Bonville Golf Resort.

Amelia, 17, ranks near the top of 44 leading NSW contenders chasing success in the Jack Newton Junior Golf Bonville Champions Trophy.

She finished sixth in the 2013 trophy and emerges this year as a far more accomplished and confident golfer.

To qualify for Bonville, players must first win a JNJG event anywhere in the state during this calendar year.

Already in 2014, Amelia has won the NSW Country junior championship, is the 17-years state age champion and to top off her preparation, took out the historic Ladies Classic title against all comers on her home course at Coffs Harbour during North Coast Amateur Open week.

Tomorrow, 15 girls and 29 boys aged 12-17 years will begin their Bonville battle over the 72 holes of the championship.

The golfers will play 54 holes over the first two days before a cut is made for the final day's play over 18 holes on Friday.

During the tournament the youngsters will be treated as if they were playing in a major open event with accommodation, meals and coaches helping them perform at their best.

But it's never forgotten they are still just kids and pizza, pasta, movies and popcorn are some of the small touches added by Bonville staff.

The 2013 champions, Zac Stolz and Shelly Shin, have gone on to do great things since winning their titles.

Zac is now on a golfing and college scholarship in the USA while Shelly, ranked No 3 female amateur in Australia, is away on Australian representative duties.



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