Golfer Jye Picken success

18 October 2023

Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown—Minister for Women, Minister for Seniors, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault)— Warners Bay golfer Jye Pickin has only just won the South Australian Amateurs, but he's already got his sights set on upcoming golfing challenges.

The 2024 NSW amateur championships, to be held at Belmont and Pacific Dunes golf courses this summer, will see 23-year-old Jye and more than 260 competitors, including international golfers from as far afield as Europe, tee off for glory.

It's been thirteen years since Jake Higginbottom became the last Newcastle-Lake Macquarie local to win the competition, but Jye is aiming to bring the championship home.

Jye will be looking to beat his previous best result of making the semi-finals two years ago, and the hometown advantage may help him get there—as Jye has pointed out, he grew up playing on these courses, and the location will mean local friends and family can come and show their support.

On Thursday 19 October, Jye will compete alongside the professionals at the Webex Players series in Adelaide. Congratulations to Jye for his most recent win, and I wish him all the best for the upcoming series in South Australia—and here's to a hometown victory next year!

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