The 2016 Steve Conran Junior Classic mightn’t have the sort of quantity propping up the field Duntryleague professional John Furze would have liked, but it certainly has the quality.
This year’s Dubbo Open champion Jones Comerford and 2015 Duntryleague Open winner James Conran will lead this year’s classic on Sunday.
The duo will play alongside scratch marker and Duntry junior James Walford in the main group, with the likely winner of this year’s event coming out of that grouping.
Furze says a clash with a junior tournament in Dubbo has meant the number of players in this year’s field is significantly reduced.
But what that’s done is pave the way for a host of non-handicappers to embark on their first tournament, and that experience, Furze says, will prove invaluable.
We want these kids out on the course in game-like situations, and for them to realise 'hey, this is what's it's like'.
“We want these kids out on the course in game-like situations, and for them to realise 'hey, this is what's it's like’,” Furze said.
The tournament will have its main division chasing the classic title, while under 18s, under 15s and the non-handicappers will also have a prize race.
Tee-off is 8am Sunday.