Coffs Harbour junior Jack Stocks lines up a putt on the 20th green of his home course during the Subaru All Age State Championship.
Coffs Harbour junior Jack Stocks lines up a putt on the 20th green of his home course during the Subaru All Age State Championship. LEIGH JENSEN

State's top junior golfers tee off

NEW South Wales' best golfing talent teed off in the chilly morning air yesterday for the first round of the Subaru All Age State Championship at Coffs Harbour Golf Course.

Run by Jack Newton Junior Golf, the competition is the second of the four junior majors contested each year.

This year's event is being played across Sawtell and Coffs Harbour clubs, with the boys' competition split in half and the players interchanging between both courses each day.

The three-day event wraps up tomorrow, with the championship round for the girls and boys to be played at Coffs Harbour, while a consolation plate competition will be run at Sawtell.

Tournament director James Newman was confident the event would be a close-fought affair.

"The first day of the tournament has been really good, with a solid group of players teeing off from around 7am," Newman said.

"The challenge of adapting to a different course every day will really push the competitors."

A strong Coffs Coast contingent will be out to take advantage of their local knowledge as they take on players from all around the state.

Today's action will feature the girls' competition at Coffs Harbour Golf Course, while the boys' competition will be split again between Coffs and Sawtell.

The first groups tee off at both courses from 7am.



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