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Jones notches up golfing victories

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Jordan Jones.

Jordan Jones, a year 12 student at Botany Downs Secondary College, is making his mark on the golf circuit.

He was the captain of the Auckland team competing at the 2022 Junior Golf Inter-Provincial Teams Championship held in Cambridge from October 3 to October 7.

The team finished top of its pool beating all opponents after a close match against Canterbury and played Hawkes Bay in the final winning 5-1.

Jones was undefeated in all six of his matches (five wins and a draw).

It comes off the back of Jones winning the Auckland Golf Men’s Provincial Match Play Championship for 2022 held from September 30 to October 2.

There were two qualifying stroke play rounds which led to the top 16 playing off in a knockout matchplay competition (six rounds/matches in three days).

It was his biggest finish of the year after some very good performances over the last 12 months.

Jones was second in the Waikato Age Group Championship under 19s in July, was third in the Taranaki Under 19s tournament in July and winner of the Lydia Ko Under 19 Boys Tournament.

Mia Jones.

Jones also finished ninth in the Adidas Junior 6s tournament (under 19 boys, held in Wellington), 11th in the Waikato Men’s Winter Stroke Play in July, and ninth in the North Harbour Men’s Stroke Play Championship.

He was the winner of the NZ Golf Super City Junior Classic Under 19 Championship (Auckland, North Shore and Northland) in December 2021.

Meanwhile his sister Mia Jones, 14, also a student at Botany Downs Secondary College, is notching up her own successes.

Mia, a member of Rise Aerobics, competed at the 2022 NZ Gymnastics Championships for Aerobics which at ILT Stadium in Invercargill in July.

After tense heats, she qualified with the highest score, she then went on to win the final to become the 2022 ADP 4 Individual New Zealand National Champion. This is her third national title in Aerobics.

As a result of her performance, Mia received the supreme award for the highest combined execution and artistic scores which goes to the top athlete out of all of the competitors who competed in the ADP and International categories (120 routines), receiving an impressive trophy to take home.

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