The Jack Newton Junior Golf Bonville Champion's Trophy being played at Bonville Golf Resort this week features some of the most exciting young talent from NSW.
The Jack Newton Junior Golf Bonville Champion's Trophy being played at Bonville Golf Resort this week features some of the most exciting young talent from NSW. Trevor Veale

Bonville Champion’s Trophy returns for future stars

BONVILLE Golf Resort has been chosen to host the Jack Newton Junior Golf Bonville Champion's Trophy for the third consecutive year.

The tournament starts today and continues until Friday.

"We are pleased to welcome 51 leading junior golfers from around NSW," Bonville general manager Brad Daymond said.

"For players to qualify for this end-of-year event, they must first win a JNJG event anywhere in the state during the calendar year.

"The event will see junior girls and boys, all aged between 12 and 17 years, playing 72 holes of championship golf to determine the overall NSW champions for 2015.

"Even in the event's infancy, it has reached the status of the best junior golf tournament in the state.

"Throughout the year, these juniors work very hard to win their events to ensure they are then invited to participate in this highly coveted Bonville event."

Previous winners of the Champion's Trophy have already moved on with their careers and Daymond said he was looking forward to seeing them on the PGA Tour in the not too distant future.

"Inaugural champion Shelly Shin is currently ranked the top female amateur in Australia and top 20 in the world," he said.

"Shin has put together a string of impressive results during the past 15 months, most notably winning the Australian Amateur Cham- pionship at The Australian earlier this year."

The 2013 boys' winner Zac Stolz secured a position at the University of Tennessee inits Chattanooga Mocs men's golf program.

The same year, Zac played in the Australian Open with his father, Andre Stolz, after winning a qualifying spot.

All accommodation and meals are taken care of by Bonville Golf Resort at no cost to JNJG or the junior golfers and their families.

This year, Coffs Coast golfers have a unique opportunity to share a round with the kids on the opening day.

For $149, each person will be teamed up with one of the juniors in a 2BBB event.

"The field is limited to 102 players, that's 51 juniors and 51 sponsors," Daymond said.

"Each group will be made up of two juniors and two sponsors. Following the golf we'll have a presentation barbecue on the Terrace Lawn.

"Funds from the day will go straight back into the event to enable us to continue to grow the Bonville Champion's Trophy event and support junior golf for years to come."

To secure your place, call 6553 4002 or email gm@bonvillegolf.com.au



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