Matheson victory par for the course

BATHURST’S Scott Matheson has added this year’s Wentworth Junior Classic to his Duntryleague junior title.

Played over 18 holes yesterday in Orange, Matheson shot an even par 70 to claim this year’s junior classic mantle.

Wentworth Golf Club professional Todd Brakenridge said this year’s event was up on that of 2012, with numbers and the standard increasing for the traditionally strong junior tournament.

“A lot of players broke their handicaps. Scotty Matheson shooting even par is a great score when you consider over par won the open last week,” Brakenridge said.

“There’s a lot of talent there and there’s a number of players who’ll still be eligible for juniors next year as well.”

Players from as far as the Central Coast and Newcastle made the trip to Wentworth for the competition.

A host of Sydney golfers also carded impressive rounds.

But it was the classic’s central west contingent that shone.

On top of Matheson’s efforts, Forbes young-gun Lee Grierson took home the schoolboy champion title after edging Duntryleague’s James Conran in a play-off.

Level with rounds of 74, Grierson and Conran took to the 10th to determine a champion and the Forbes star parred to clinch the crown.

Of the ladies, Anna McHugh was the best, hitting 79 off the stick in her round of 18 holes.

McHugh also claimed the Western District Golf Association’s girls champion of the year yesterday afternoon.

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