Herbert wins amateur golf championship in New South Wales 

LUCAS Herbert has added another major junior golfing trophy to his burgeoning CV.

The 17-year-old from Ravenswood dominated this week’s Boy’s NSW Amateur Championship at Glenmore Heritage Valley Golf Club.

His four-round tally of 277 was seven shots clear of Roseville’s Cameron Davis and Bankstown’s Mitchell Venables.

After leading by three shots going into Thursday morning’s third round, Herbert blew the field away with a course record eight-under par 64.

Herbert, a Neangar Park member, will now spearhead Bendigo’s quest for the Golf Victoria Country Week title in Melbourne, starting on Wednesday.

Herbert, who plays off a handicap of plus one, is likely to play in the number one position.

The matchplay format suits Herbert.

Last Sunday the teenager helped Neangar Park (2) to victory in the Bendigo District Golf Association division one pennant final against Neangar Park (1).

Herbert was six-under par through 13 holes as he defeated Eric Barclay 6 and 5 at Castlemaine Golf Club.

After Country Week, Herbert’s attention will turn to the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship at Heritage in Melbourne on October 20-21. Herbert was the Cyril Michelsen Trust Fund recipient in the 2010-11 bankmecu-backed Bendigo Advertiser-WIN Television Sports Star of the Year.  

Meanwhile, Bendigo professional golfers Andrew Martin and Kris Mueck are out of contention at the South Pacific Golf Championship in New Caldeonia.

Going into today’s final round, Mueck is in a tie for 38th at one-over par after firing rounds of 72, 72 and 70 on the par-71 layout.

Martin is in 45th at three-over par after shooting rounds of 71, 75 and 70.

New Zealander Brad Shilton leads the tournament at 13-under par.

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