Cottesloe Hosting 2021 Cobra Puma Junior Championship
With: Phil Ryan
Cottesloe is hosting the 2021 Cobra Puma Junior Championship over 36 holes Monday 5-Tuesday 6 July.
The state’s leading junior boys and girls are in action chasing the important title that dates back to 1980.
Challenging conditions applied both days however the Boys Championship saw a clear winner and the Girls a tie that will be decided by a playoff on Thursday Morning 8.30am:
Boys: Joondalup’s Aldrich Potgieter a clear winner
Joondalup’s Aldrich Potgieter has been a clear winner of the boys with 2-over 146 (73, 73) that included a stunning six birdies each day. He won by six shots from Gosnells’ Josiah Gilbert 152 (74, 78), despite trailing by a shot with six holes to go as detailed in GolfWa report below.
Girls: Playoff to come…Jorja Hinson-Tolchard wins with a birdie
The girls championship saw a tie on 160 with Valerie Khuu Mt Lawley 160 (81, 79) and Gosnells’ Jorja Hinson-Tolchard 160 (77, 83).
A playoff is required and the horror weather late in the day decreed that Valerie and Jorja will return for a playoff on 8.30am Thursday.
Playoff: Gosnells’ Jorja Hinson-Tolchard wins over Valerie Khuu. The pair returning to a dry 8th hole 830am Thursday 8 July to commence the sudden-death playoff. Jorja Hinson-Tolchard held her nerve putting in for both birdie and the win and joined her older sister Maddy, champion 2014/15/16 on the Junior Championship winning list.
GolfWA Tournament page here
Round 2 Gallery:
Our thanks once again to Catherine Strickland of GolfWA for reports, Instagram feed and pictures following.
Round 1: Challenging masked up start sees good scoring
Round 1 Report from golfWA Catherine Strickland here
Masks and an up and at them attitude was required on a challenging wintry morning Monday 5 July for the opening 18 holes.
Scoring was strong in the conditions and Joondalup’s Aldrich Potgieter, who won the event in 2019, leads by a shot with 73 from Josiah Gilbert of Gosnells who was one of three players who shot a course record 66 at the recent Sanwell Cottesloe Open.
The leading boys group will be out from the 1st 12.03pm Tuesday:
Aldrich Potgieter 73 (JCC), Josiah Gilbert 74 (Gosnells), Tom Addy 76 (Joondalup) and Joe Buttress 77 (MLGC)
Cooper Stanley is our only Cottesloe junior playing and will be out 11.15am round 2.
As reported by Catherine Strickland from GolfWA, unfortunately due to a recent competition in Queensland, leading girls Sheridan Clancy, Celine Chen and Amie Phobubpa are quarantining at home and were unable to play.
Jorja Hinson-Tolchard leads with 77 from Mai Julius on 78.
The lead girls group will play from the 1st 12.11pm:
Jorja Hinson-Tolchard 77 (Gosnells), Mai Julius 78 (RPGC), Valerie Khuu 81(MLGC) and Amanda Gan 82(MLGC).
The GolfWA honour board since 1980 shows the past winners list has some big names who have gone on to professional careers. Tony Mills (1985/88), Rochelle Miles (2001/02) and Curtis Luck (2011/12) are past Cottesloe winners of the event.