Cambridge golfer makes top ranks in Aus

Jordan Woodall competing in the Avondale Amateur tournament.

One of Cambridge’s top golfers has made his mark on the international stage with top results at prestigious golfing tournaments in Australia.

Jordan Woodall flew to Perth last month to compete in the Australian Amateur Championships at the Lake Karrinyup Golf Club over the weekend of January 20.

The young golfer qualified in the top 64 and played his way through the preliminary rounds, quarter-finals and semi-finals, where unfortunately he was beaten 2-1 by Japanese player and eventual winner of the competition, Keita Nakajima.

It was a fantastic achievement for the former Cambridge High School student. One local golfing expert said he did not know of any other New Zealand golfer to make the quarter finals of the Australian Amateur Champs.

With the competition wrapped up, Woodall flew to Sydney to compete in the Avondale Amateur tournament over January 23-26. Up against world-ranking players, Woodall qualified out of around 120 players to make the top 60. He finished with a tie for 16th position, with rounds of 74, 74, 71 and 70.

Jordan soon returned to New Zealand to take part in lasts week’s first stage of qualifying in the NZ Open at Titirangi Golf Club.

His journey can be followed at www.facebook.com/woodallgolf/.

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