Justin Warren doesn’t exactly cringe at the term bridesmaid, but you can tell it’s something he’s keen to see the back of sooner rather than later.
Warren, who has been a professional for just under two years, is inching ever-closer to the winners’ column. Unfortunately, as close as he has come over the last few weeks, that maiden victory he so covets remains as elusive as ever.
“People say it’s all about putting four rounds together, and in the last two weeks at Moonah, I put eight together,” Warren said while practising for tomorrow’s Murray Regional Open.
“I know I certainly let a few things slip, but sometimes things just happen that are out of your control.
“For Bryden to go six under through his last six, well, there wasn’t anything I could do about that.,”
“To come up one shot short kind of stung a little, but I birdied the last two to finish outright second, so it was nice. I was really proud of the way I played.”
Despite not coming up trumps, the outright second placing last week was still a significant milestone for the Picton local. With the shortened season, the result all but locked Warren’s card for next year.
“I definitely know now I belong out here, and it’s only really a mater of time before that first win comes along.”
“If I keep putting myself in position it’s going to happen,” he added.
If Warren’s attitude is anything to go by, then the win could be as soon as this week around a fast Corowa Layout, which Warren admitted, had a pleasing, familiar feel to it.
“Every country golf course has its unique kind of twist, but there’s always a couple of things in common. There’s still trees, and it’s always reasonably dry, so there’s a lot of run and they are pretty tight.”
” The trick is to know where you are going, keep it on the short stuff.
“There definitely some scores out here so got to try and bee as aggresive as possible.”