Border teenager's 17-shot win in a club championship

RIGHT TRACK: Wodonga school student James Walker has won a Border club championship - by a comprehensive 17 shots. Picture: KYLIE ESLER
RIGHT TRACK: Wodonga school student James Walker has won a Border club championship - by a comprehensive 17 shots. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

A Border teenager has streeted the field to claim a club championship by 17 shots.

James Walker bolted home, firing seven-over par 287 for the four rounds at Howlong.

The 15-year-old was quizzed if that was his most consistent performance.

“At the Vic Masters (Victorian Junior Masters), I played consistent like that, but it’s probably the best,” he said.

Walker actually led the Masters over three rounds in January, an enormous achievement given it attracted some of Australia’s top youngsters and international players.

At the Vic Masters (Victorian Junior Masters), I played consistent like that, but it’s probably the best.

James Walker

It was that display which played a crucial role in his State selection for the national titles in Perth during April.

The Victorians finished in a tie for third in the Interstate Teams Matches. 

Walker has shot up over 183cms in the past 18 months, and is hitting the gym three times a week.

“It’s (my strength) getting better, I feel more stable when I hit the ball,” he said.

Walker’s long game off the tee is his trademark and he’ll look to use that advantage in next month’s Greg Chalmers Junior Masters.