Park, who just a few weeks ago became the Australian Junior Champion, defeated Queensland’s Cassie Porter by a massive eight shots while Lamb was almost as impressive with his comprehensive five shot win over Queensland’s Blaike Perkins.
Lamb, who is a member of the Vintage, Blanxton and Concord Golf Clubs, was never really extended in his comfortable victory and Park confirmed her standing as one of the most exciting prospects in world junior golf with yet another stress-free win in a significant junior event.
“I didn’t really worry about the big lead and just tried to hit fairways and greens and make my putts,” said Park, a Year 9 student who’s a member at RACV Royal Pines and will go on to New South Wales next week to defend that state’s junior crown.
“It was really wet and I had to drop a lot and so the course played much longer … (but) with a big lead, I knew I needed to have par or one over and I had one over.”
Hye Park with her national junior trophy earlier this year
Park’s national title win in April booked a spot to play alongside her heroes on the LPGA Tour in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Royal Adelaide next February.
Last year, 17 year old Lamb won the Federal Amateur event in Canberra after a playoff against Charlie Dann and won the Maple Leaf Junior event in Canada.
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