Penrith juniors seeded number one for playoffs

Penrith GC Encourage Shield squad and staff: L-R Michael Organ (Manager), Ryder Jerzyna, Kyle Armstrong, Jessica Fog, Talia Govender, Zavier Button, Josh Bourke, Brent Gadd, Blade Gadd (Manager).

PENRITH GC entered a team in the Golf NSW Encourage Shield competition this year, the first time in many years it had sufficient up and coming juniors to do so.

The Penrith squad showed great form from the outset, remaining undefeated through the preliminary rounds, conquering Lynwood CC, North Ryde GC and Pennant Hills GC.

“This has been challenging for the team, as it is the first time most of the players have played in a tournament this big,” said Tim Armstrong.

“The team had its ups and downs on the course but have managed to stay strong. This young team, with ages 12-16 years, and featuring both boys and girls, has developed a great bond, supporting each other, practising together and growing as young golfers.

“They are going into the semi-finals seeded 1st and play Cromer GC at Campbelltown GC at 12:30pm on Sunday 27th November.

“We’d like to thank our sponsors, Goliath Fire and Car Net Smithfield.”

Should Penrith win, they will advance to the grand final to play the winner of the Oatlands GC vs Moore Park GC semi-final – time and date to be announced.