Karrie Webb (centre) poses with City of Townsville Junior Classic Championship winners Tara Jenkins (Ayr) and Levi Vincent (Paradise Palms).

AUSTRALIA’S greatest major winner and former world number one Karrie Webb made a surprise visit to Rowes Bay Golf Club in Townsville over Easter.

Webb, who has won seven majors, presented the prizes of the 36-hole City of Townsville Junior Classic Championship to winners Tara Jenkins (Ayr Golf Club) and Levi Vincent (Paradise Palms).

What a thrill for those youngsters.

The 36-hole championship was split between the two clubs – Townsville and Rowes Bay.

Tara and Levi also won the Townsville Junior Open as well as the Rowes Bay Junior Open.

Levi carded a 78 to lift the Rowes Bay Junior Open trophy. He finished one stroke clear of Rowes Bay Golf Club’s Sam Harrison.

Meanwhile, Tara shot a 76 to edge out Bowen Golf Club’s Rhiannon Nott.

Ryan McCarthy and Chloe Armstrong won the boys and girls nine-hole titles respectively.

About David Newbery

Chief writer David Newbery has been living, breathing and writing and editing golf for more than 30 years. His extensive knowledge of the game comes from covering golf around the world. Hired by Inside Golf in 2009, David previously worked as the editor of The Golfer for 25 years and before that worked for numerous daily newspapers in Australia and overseas. The Brisbane-based journalist describes his golf game as “a work in progress”, but has had the privilege of playing golf with some of the game’s best players including nine-time major winner Gary Player. David enjoys travelling, reading, music, photography and spending time with family and friends – on and off the golf course.


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