MARK Ingrey reckons recently selected state junior squad member Jacob Dundas will simply take it all in his stride because "nothing really phases him out there".
The Toronto 15-year-old is one of eight development players in the NSW team for the 2019 Australian Junior Interstate Series on the Gold Coast next month.
It will be Dundas' first look at the national tournament.
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"That's the great thing about him [Dundas], he's just so relaxed on the golf course," Ingrey, Jack Newton Junior Golf's Northern NSW manager, said.
"You can't really tell if he's having a good or a bad day. Nothing really phases him out there."
Dundas, who represented Toronto in the Newcastle district A-grade pennants final earlier this month, won't feature on the Southport course between April 10 and 12 but will travel with the main group and receive a NSW uniform.
"It's all about the experience, the development and the learning," Ingrey said.
"It was a great acknowledgement of great tournament results for him over the last little while, but where he really came to attention was the NSW Amateur at Mona Vale and Terrey Hills.
"He was tied 22nd after the stroke play and made the first round of match play, which was a massive effort."
Branxton's Corey Lamb and Newcastle's Josh Robards will both debut for NSW at the event.
* NELSON BAY have made it two wins from as many outings to open the Newcastle Hunter District Ladies Golf Association division 1 pennants.
Nelson Bay defeated Pacific Dunes 4-3 at Newcastle Golf Club on Monday after accounting for Belmont by the same scoreline at Charlestown last week.
In the remaining second-round matches, Charlestown beat Maitland 5-2 while Belmont overcame Merewether 5.5-1.5.
Hosts Newcastle had the bye. April 1 marks the next round at Belmont.
* UPPER HUNTER golfer Josh Fuller departed for Vietnam on Monday to contest the Faldo Series Asian Grand Final at Laguna Lang Co.
Fuller nabbed a spot by claiming the under-18 Australian event by two strokes, shooting rounds of 72, 71 and 69 at Castle Hill.
* CHARLESTOWN duo Jake Higginbottom and Andrew Dodt will tee off in the $3 million Maybank Championships at Malaysia's Saujana Golf and Country Club on Thursday.
* HUNTER Academy of Sport will be represented at the Peter O'Malley Junior Masters at Bathurst this weekend.
* MUREE will compete next Thursday in one of 28 regional and state finals, striving for a spot in the national Volkswagon Scramble championships decider on the Gold Coast in May. The qualifier takes place at Cypress Lakes on March 28.