Harrison Crowe is a name to watch during the Australian Boys Championship of 1945
Harrison Crowe has big plans for this week's Australian Boys Championship – and even bigger plans for 2019.
With a goal of shaving 600 points from his current world ranking of 1147 at the end of the year, the 17-year-old is in the 72-hole championship with his eyes firmly on the grand prize.
"I feel that my game is where it should be right now," said the NSW team member.
"Competitively, I am concerned about that and I just have to put the numbers on the board. I am very enthusiastic about what these coming weeks and the year have in store for me.
"My goal is to be in the top 400-500 of the world by the end of the year. That will kick me off in a few events, such as the Australian Master of Amateurs."
Crowe arrived on the Gold Coast on Monday with the NSW Junior Interstate team for a practice round today.
"Queensland courses are always fun to play and Southport will certainly be a challenge," he said.
"A lot of water and strategic play is needed. It will be a test and the course will separate the better golfers throughout the week."
The most important rivals of Crowe are Louis Dobbelaar and Kazuma Kobori, both with impressive resumes.
Kobori, a member of the Rangiora Golf Club in New Zealand, recently won the NZ PGA against a first-class professional field, while Dobbelaar has been a prominent member of the high-performance program and state team of Queensland for many years
"At some point you look at other players, but you do your best to block it," Crowe said about his opponents.
"This week I am trying to concentrate on myself. I do my best to play my own game, chat with my player partners and have fun."
A member of the St. Michael & # 39; s in Sydney, Crowe just have to look at his club for inspiration.
"There are a number of high-quality players who come from St Michael & # 39; s (Travis Smyth, Steph Kyriacou, Kelsey Bennett and John Lyras to name but a few) and it is a fairly high bar to set and overcome; but it is a good challenge. "
Playing starts at 7:00 AM (AEST) on Wednesday with live scoring available here.