Jordan Yates wins Junior Golden Nugget
Victoria’s strength in the junior ranks was confirmed again when Glenroy product Jordan Yates won the prestigious 2016 Junior Golden Nugget at Tweed Heads Bowls Club in an all-Victorian final.
Yates, a graduate of Victoria’s Under 18 program, beat Melbourne’s Curtis Hanley 25-13 in the final of the invitational tournament featuring most of Australia’s leading junior players.
Yates continues a big year with the Junior Nugget win, having also been part of Northern Gateway’s senior team which won Victoria’s Men’s Region Sides title in May.
First Yates won a strong Section B, then beat Queenslanders Nick Cahill and Mitchell Mears to win through to the final.
There waiting for him was fellow Victorian Hanley, who also won his section then overcame Tasmania’s Lachlan Sims and Queenslander Dale McWhinney in the quarters and semi to make the final.
Full results of boys and girls Junior Nugget