Top junior golfers hit Horsham fairways

EIGHTEEN of Victoria and South Australia's best junior golfers took to Horsham's fairways and greens over the past two days for the Cudmore Cheney Challenge and Boys' Border Challenge.

It was South Australia who tasted success, taking out both events after 54 holes of golf, in still conditions on Monday and windy conditions yesterday.

Both state teams comprised six girls, six metropolitan boys and six country boys, with Wimmera golfers Ben Campbell and Jordan Briggs representing Victoria in the narrow 19-17 boys' team loss.

Victorian team manager Tamara Hyett said it was a great experience for the up-and-coming golfers.

"It's good to get that interstate exposure against a competitive team, from a development point of view you can't have enough of that," she said. "This year there was some great scoring, a couple of players under-par."

Hyett, who works at Golf Victoria in adult development and high performance, said the Horsham Golf Club's course had provided great practice and competition.

"It's a great course, but it's a lot different it takes a bit to get your bearings," she said.

"It created a bit of interest I don't think the Horsham ladies had seen this many young girls on the course."

She said Briggs and Campbell had both secured wins yesterday, doing their junior state team chances no harm.

"Jordan and Ben both had a win, and Ben beat South Australia's form player."

"They're both definitely on the radar for the junior state team."

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