Eileen Pang dominates Jack Newton golf tournament

On par: Westfields Sports High School student Eileen Pang at Liverpool Golf Club on Friday. She won a  recent Jack Newton golf tournament by 20 shots. Picture: Chris Lane
On par: Westfields Sports High School student Eileen Pang at Liverpool Golf Club on Friday. She won a recent Jack Newton golf tournament by 20 shots. Picture: Chris Lane

Daylight was Eileen Pang’s closest competitor at the recent Jack Newton Week Of Golf event.

The 12-year-old blitzed the 18-person field to win by 22 shots at the four round event at Lynwood, Stonecutters, North Ryde and Muirfield Golf Clubs with rounds of 65, 67, 56 and 70.

She finished the nett event (a golfer's score after handicap strokes have been deducted) at -28. A week later she came out and shot 14 under her handicap to beat the adults to win a competition at her home course at Liverpool.

It was a big reason behind her handicap dropping from 40 to 21 in just two weeks in January.

The Liverpool Golf Club junior said she enjoys “everything” about golf and fell in love with the sport when she started six years ago. She credited an improved short game as the reason behind her recent success.

Her development is on track to increase with Eileen’s commencement of secondary school at Westfields Sports High School which will equate to more training sessions.

Eileen’s coach Brent Dale, who oversees the club’s junior golf program, said he has seen a big development in the Liverpool residents game during the school holidays.

“With more practise, she can take her game to a new level,” he said.

Her next major tournament is at Belmont Golf Club in April.