Windred and Choi claim Bonville Champions Trophy honours

BLAKE Windred and Doey Choi have been crowned winners of 2014 Bonville Champions Trophy.

The pair survived a gruelling 72 holes at Bonville Golf Resort with heat, humidity and severe storms putting the 44 elite players through conditions they had never experienced before.

Bonville Champions Trophy winners Doey Choi and Blake Windred with the apoils of victory. Photo: Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation
Bonville Champions Trophy winners Doey Choi and Blake Windred with the apoils of victory. Photo: Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation

Heading into the final round with a two shot lead, Windred shot four front nine bogies to see that disappear as Jason Hong and Kevin Yuan joined him on top of the leaderboard.

Windred remained composed, closing with nine pars and a birdie on the difficult par four 13th to hold off the fast-finishing Mitchell Gannon by two shots and collect his first overall Jack Newton Junior Golf title.

In the girls division, Doey Choi capped an incredible season with a three shot victory over Celina Yuan.

Choi led by as many as five shots with only three holes to go before a Yuan birdie on the 16th.

It was a triple bogey on the short par three 17th for Choi after she twice found the water, cutting the lead back to one shot with one hole to play.

After both girls hit the ball greenside on the par five 18th for two, a superb bunker shot by Choi left a short birdie putt, meaning Yuan needed to be aggressive and at least make a birdie of her own.

She couldn't and Choi completed a fantastic up and down and claim the win.

Coffs Harbour Golf Club representative Amelia Mehmet-Grohn finished ninth in the girls division.

Amelia carded rounds of 76, 81, 83 and 86, to finish 14 over for the tournament.



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