Golfer Kate McFarlane.
Golfer Kate McFarlane. Mike Knott BUN060717GOLF1

Teeing off at Adelaide's best courses for games

PACIFIC GAMES: Bundaberg's Kate McFarlane hopes plenty of practice can lead to the perfect results this week when she travels to Adelaide.

The talented junior will represent Queensland at the Pacific Games, featuring more than 4000 school students from Australia and Pacific nations.

McFarlane will compete in golf in the under-12 age group and compete in a four-person ambrose on Monday before completing her games with a stroke event over three rounds in individual competition.

The Kalkie State School student will play on some of the best courses around South Australia.

"I can't wait, it's exciting,” she said.

"I've been working with my coach so I hope to get better results than last year.

"I've been playing well.”

McFarlane is particularly looking forward to the ambrose, where she will compete in a team with Caitlin Vanderkruk, Mary Golder and Yuuki Takada.

"I'm hoping that we can come first,” she said.

"Victoria won last year and we came second.”

McFarlane said almost all areas of her game are strong at the moment but wanted to improve in one area.

"My chipping needs to improve, so hopefully it does,” she said.

"My drives and my approach shots have been good recently, as well as my putting.

"I'll have practice rounds on Sunday so I should be able to get a good feel of the courses then.”

Joining McFarlane at the Pacific Games will be fellow Bundaberg Golf Club member Isabella Artcheua, who will represent Queensland in the 17-years-and-under event.

The Bundaberg State High School student will play in an individual stroke event on Monday, before playing in a team for the rest of the tournament.

The teenager will play matchplay for the final three days of the games as Queensland takes on the other states and ACT at the event.

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