A water-foul in a three-hole playoff saw Mitch Venables slip through to claim the Eden Junior Open on the weekend.
Nineteen young golfers came to Eden to play in the annual event.
Mitch had to be feeling quite confident after his record-breaking six under par round at Bermagui and winning the Bermagui Open just the day before.
It wasn’t going to be a walk in the park as Zinyo Garcia (Catalina CC) and Jackson Hearne (Bermagui) were also in the field.
Jackson turned even par after nine holes and led both Mitch and Zinyo by three shots heading into the back nine.
Jackson made bogeys on the first four holes of the back, then he birdied the 14th and made a bogey on the 16th and parred in for a four-over score of 75.
Mitch showed patience on the final nine by just dropping one shot on the 14th, he also finished with a four-over score of 75.
Unfortunately, Zinyo made three early bogeys and was out of the running, finishing with a 5 over score of 76.
A playoff was announced between Mitch and Jackson.
The playoff would be a combined score over holes one, eight and nine.
Both players hit short irons close on the first hole, but neither could convert both making par fours.
On the eighth hole Jackson hit his iron shot in the water on the right side of the green.
He had to take a penalty and ended up with a double bogey five.
Mitch nearly followed Jackson in the water, but stayed dry and missed his up and down, only to make a four.
Both players hit the ninth hole in textbook style.
However, Jackson three-putted which left Mitch to make two putts for the trophy.
He made a par four and won the title of Eden Gardens Country Club Junior Open Champion for 2013.
Harry Peterson from Bega playing off a handicap of 28 shot a fantastic round of 86 off the stick to return a nett score of 58 to take out the nett event.
Meanwhile, Ebony Pointon from Pambula-Merimbla had 96 off the stick and won the girls event on a count-back from Tura’s Casey Cook.
Balls went to nett 72 and Dyllan Ralston, Mitch Venables and Ebony Pointon all won nearest the pins.
Nine cadets played the front nine and all had a good time, enjoying the course and the sausage sizzle after play.
The club thanked everyone who volunteered their time at the barbecue, spotting and starting the field.
The club also thanked the Catalina club for bringing 11 eager players down to enjoy the event.