Queenslander Louis Dobbelaar, West Australian Min Woo Lee and Victorian Cameron John have been added as junior members.
They join Tier 1 member Cameron Davis, and Tier 2 members Brett Coletta and Zach Murray.
Aside from rewarding recent outstanding performances, Golf Australia high performance director Brad James said their selection would enable them to have access to more international tournaments, along with increased resources and expertise to help them take the next step.
“All the national coaches agree that Louis, Min Woo and Cam have not only started to put some great results on the board, but that they each have demonstrated great development processes and the drive to push harder again,” James said.
“By earning berths in the national squad, we reward them, but also encourage them to take advantage of all the teams and programs they now have at their disposal.”
James also announced a nine strong rookie squad, with several new additions, which will benefit from Golf Australia support on the world’s professional tours this year.
Of last year’s six, only Queenslander Cameron Smith is not back in the squad, having effectively “graduated” on to the US PGA Tour.
James said Smith’s progression was the perfect example of how the squad hopes to work.
“Cam has advanced into a great position on one of the world’s best tours – we are thrilled that we were able to help him along that path and we hope a couple more of this year’s crop make the same steps in 2016,” James said.
Minjee Lee and Su Oh retain their positions, as do Oliver Goss, Todd Sinnott and Australian PGA champion Nathan Holman.
Joining them are recently turned professionals Antonio Murdaca, Jarryd Felton, Ben Eccles and Ryan Ruffels.
“We are very excited by this group of athletes,” James said.
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