Bong and Rooke claim Greg Norman Junior Masters

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by Junior Golf Queensland

Defending champion Suenghui (Kerri) Bong (Hills International) and former champion Jordan Rooke (Wantima) have been crowned champions of the Greg Norman Junior Masters of 2018 after an action-packed final day on the Gold Coast.

A total of 200 players met four days on Palmer Colonial and Palmer Gold Coast, with 88 juniors who made the cut on Wednesday.

The 16-year-old Rooke fired rounds of 68-73-70 and ended with an even par 72 to win with three strokes by Kyle Gray of Emerald Lakes.

Rooke's last round included two birdies and three bogies the 12th, 17th and 18th hole. His victory became sweeter because this is his first victory in the championship. He can put the Greg Norman Junior Masters trophy at the front and center of his closet, next to Adam Scott, Cameron Smith and Steven Bowditch.

"It's unreal, I played so well this week," Rooke said.

With his victory Rooke receives automatic acceptance in Isusu Queensland 2019.

Defending champion Kerri Bong, student at the Hills Golf Academy, played a nail-biting fourth round. In the past two days she had to fight her way to the top spot. She maintained today's leadership of 17 & under division leader Cassie Porter and the same age-leader Jeneath Wong.

The 15-year-old registered rounds of 75-68-73 respectively shoot a final round of three under par (70).

"I am excited and happy to win again," said Bong.

The victory gives Bong an exemption to play in the ActewAGL Canberra Classic, March 2019.

Cassie Porter (Peregian Springs) claimed the 72 Hole Gross Runner for the girls and Kyle Gray (Emerald Lakes) took the 72 Hole Gross Runner for the boys to the background

Junior Golf Queensland thanks government officials, support teams for tournaments and sponsors, Palmer Golf Australia, Fayde Golf and Titleist for their support of the event.

Go to the Greg Norman Junior Masters website for leaderboards and the full list of winners.

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