Dylan Perry, a Year 11 student at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen competed in the Aaron Badley International Golf Tournament held at the Heritage Country Club in Melbourne over the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October. He said it was the toughest and best course he has ever played.
Dylan achieved excellent scores of 70 and 71, 3 under par for the two days. He won his age group (17 years) and came second overall from a field of 150 competitors which qualified him to be selected in the Australian team to represent in China at the Lion Lake Country Club, in Quingyan Guangdong, China from 25 November to 2 December 2012. Dylan is now the Australian Under- 17 Champion. This is an amazing achievement for a young man who has been playing golf for only five years.
Dylan is the only NSW student to progress to the next level of this competition. He is one of four boys and two girls from Australia who will compete in the international competition. When asked how he felt he said: “I am looking forward to going to China and am very excited to head over there to experience a different culture and different golf course. It will be my first time overseas and I am a bit nervous but there is a team manager going over who knows what’s going on over the week.”
Congratulations Dylan on your great achievement at the Aaron Badley International Golf Tournament and becoming the Australian Under -17 Champion. We wish you every success in China and look forward to hearing of your results and experience in the international competition.
Article by Joyce Smith.