Two junior championship wins and runner-up in a play-off prove Gracemere youngster Sam Broom is in good touch.
Two junior championship wins and runner-up in a play-off prove Gracemere youngster Sam Broom is in good touch. Contributed

Broom's focused on bright future

SAM Broom is a young golfer with a big reputation who, the way he is progressing, will be hard on the heels of some of the big names Central Queensland golf has produced.

Young Broom capped off a successful 2010 by winning the CQ Men's Open championship and has opened his 2011 junior golf championship account with successive victories recently.

Broom, who plays off a handicap of 3, convincingly won Wowan Junior Open with an even par round of 70 and backed up the following day with a two-under-par 70 in the Baralaba Junior Open on a course still recovering from the January flood.

Rising Yeppoon star Kiera King was the girl's champion at Wowan with a score of 82 but at Baralaba the winner was Hannah Edmistone of Calliope, also with a score of 82.

Yeppoon's rapidly improving teenager Caine Hendy, rated highly in B grade boys both days, scoring two 80s which gave him gross runner-up at Wowan and gross winner at Baralaba.

Ben Swaffield was the 13 hole gross champion both days, surviving a playoff on the second day in which he hit a wayward tee shot but recovered with a classy shot through the trees.

The CQ Junior Golf Championship continues on May 21 with the Mt Morgan Junior Open, followed by the Gracemere Junior Open the following day. Both events are also CQ Junior Golfer of the Year point score events.



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