JAKE Riley, Brij Ingrey and Harry Atkinson will be out to continue the domination by Hunter players at the Greg Chalmers Junior Masters when the Jack Newton Junior Golf calendar swings back into action at Shelley Beach this weekend.
Josh Robards (Newcastle) was the inaugural winner of the 36-hole championship in 2018 and was followed by Josh Fuller (Muswellbrook) last year.
Bowen Small (Maitland), Amy Squires (Nelson Bay) and Taj and Jasmine Vesper (Singleton) are also among the 100 juniors teeing up.
The junior masters is the first major JNJG event since the Wagga Wagga Junior Masters, which was won by Robards, in February due to COVID-19.
"Everyone is excited that we are back playing golf again," JNJG territory manager Mark Ingrey said. "We have been doing a lot activities with the juniors on line during the break.
"Once we announced the tournaments were to start in August we have been updating the parents with all our new steps and requirements for events. Hopefully when they show it is a pretty systematic, streamline process to get them out on the golf course. The players are not allowed to arrive at the course more than 30 minutes before their tee time. The players will be temperature tested and they won't exchange scorecards."
The Greg Chalmers Masters will be followed by the South Coast Masters at Catalina Country Club on August 29-30.
** The 18-hole play-off between Hamish Ellison and Justin Ely for the Waratah club championship will be held on Saturday.
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