Callum Judkins (Wakatipu Junior) was the star player at the Otago age-group championships, scoring 69 and 70 on the Balclutha course yesterday.The 139 total gave Judkins the Ken Reddington Memorial trophy for the best player in the field as well as the under-19 cup for leading that section.
Joseph Hancock (Otago) was the runaway winner in the under-16 section with 70 and 72 for a 10-shot winning margin.
Callum’s brother Liam Judkins (Wakatipu Junior) was dominant in the under-14 field with rounds of 77 and 78.
The Balclutha course was in immaculate condition for the event and the putting surfaces were responsible for much of the low scoring.
One disappointing aspect was the lack of entries for this year’s event. Several top juniors were playing in the Akarana Open tournament and others struggled to overcome transport difficulties.