Yun, Mealing on the national map

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Jin-Young Yun and Carter Mealing show off their SA Amateur Trophies.

Emerging Adelaide-young Jin-Young Yun has made the best out of her last chance to tie the South Australian Junior Amateur crown

Yun led a quinella for The Grange, as a result of which clubmate Amelia Whinney came in second place in the time-honored 54-hole event, this year shared by Kooyonga and her home club.

It was a first national ranking event victory for Yun, which turns 18 at the beginning of April and will soon face American collegiate golf in Fresno, California.

It was also a breakthrough in the national league in the boys' division with Carter Mealing, who continued the production line of success stories from Western Australia with a new tight victory

Mealing, member at Joondalup, made a bogey in the final hole of The Grange's eastern golf course for a total of four below par, but clung to victory by a shot from Mitch Crabbe from Geelong, member of the Commonwealth Golf Club in Melbourne


Mt Lawley's Jordan Jung was only a shot back in third place, with remarkable significance that four Western Australian boys were in the top eight. The best of the local finishers was Kyle Hayter, a member of Kooyonga, who was fourth on an even general level.

Another South Australian, William Arnold of Royal Adelaide, made a round in a round in the first seventh round in Kooyonga and remained largely in the race until a flat final of nine on The Grange meant that after a final day, he would have a share of 15 floated. .

Yun, who also won the simultaneous Kooyonga Summer Cup, set her victory with a three-on-par 71 in the second round at Kooyonga, giving her breathing room for a nervous finale.

After starting the final round on the 10th part on two in total, Yun took the double on the 13th in a first sign of tension.

But those nerves seemed to have disappeared when they birdied the first and third (her 10th and 12th hole) to restore her huge advantage after Whinney started with five bogeys in her first nine holes.

From nothing, however, Yun dropped six shots from the fifth through eighth to shoot a closing 78 in her home team and bring the field closer, although the danger was long gone.

Meal was started on the final round six shots drifted by Crabbe, whose six-under total by 36 holes was enough to win the simultaneous Kooyonga Summer Cup by two shots over Jung at four below.

But Mealing would not be put off. He dropped five birdies in the opening nine holes in The Grange on the last day to finish within a few of the lead and along Jung at the turn.

Crabbe, a member of the house in Barwon Valley, bogeyed the 11th, but still had control until a double on the 14th.

The Victorian birdied the 15th in response, but returned two more shots with a double on the long 16th to give up the lead for the first time.

Mealing birdied the 17th to give himself a slight buffer, but his closing bogey retired the title race, but Crabbe was unable to birdie the awkward par five and had to settle for second place.

The quality golf in Adelaide remains today and tomorrow with the 72-hole SA Junior Masters at Royal Adelaide.



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