Our own golfing sensation Armani Marsters has a few more feathers to put in her ever-growing cap.
The twelve-year-old was recently crowned the Murray Bridge Golf Club Ladies Club Champion – one of the youngest champions in club history – and was also selected to represent the state at the upcoming Pacific School games.
Coached by her uncle, Marsters took out the first accolade on August 27, less than a year after picking up her clubs for the first time.
“It was an amazing experience,” Marsters said. “We played 36 holes with a 10 minute break in-between rounds and when it came down to the last few holes, nearly everyone was watching me and my opponent.”
The club championship was decided between the top two players with the highest two qualifying scores from three rounds over three weeks.
“My opponent was Sarah Christie, who’s another really young member of the club, so it’s great to see the youth playing well,” Marsters said.
Only a few days after completing the marathon club championship, Marsters competed in the SAPSASA competition on August 31 and September 1.
Marsters finished third overall and was one-of-four selected to represent South Australia in the December Pacific School Games.
“That was the goal, after the club championship,” she said.
She said she had only been able to succeed due to the all support she has received during her learning years.
“I’ve been so well supported by my family and everyone at the club. I wouldn’t have come this far without everyone,” Marsters said.
Armani said there is only thing she would change about golf in Murray Bridge.
“I would really like to see more people around my age of younger come out to play,” she said. “I know a lot of people play other sports, but golf if so much fun.”
“I think if we could get a few more young players out, it would be great for the club going forward.”