Trainee professional Jane Evans (Rowes Bay, Townsville) and Anton Booy (Mt Warren Park) at the start of their second round on Monday.
Trainee professional Jane Evans (Rowes Bay, Townsville) and Anton Booy (Mt Warren Park) at the start of their second round on Monday. Gerard Walsh

Jane is on a mission

THREE-times Warwick open golf champion Jane Evans is just months away from finishing a traineeship.

After starring as a junior in Warwick, Evans won the Queensland 72-hole stroke and match play championships in amateur ranks.

She played for three years on the professional circuit and was second in her first event in 2004 at Eden in southern New South Wales.

"It was an absolute blast to play on the circuit, everyone was so friendly," Evans said.

"The circuit is from December to February which makes it hard with work."

She hit 70 in her first round in the Condamine Sports Club Trainees Pro-Am on Monday to be three off the lead but slipped out of contention with 78 in the pro-am round in the afternoon.

She said it was lovely to be home for some golf.

"The course looks great," Evans said.

Since 2006, she has coached at Yeppoon, Laguna Quays (Whitsundays) and Rowes Bay in Townsville.

She did a coaching course through Australian Ladies Professional Golf and is now doing a Professional Golfers Association traineeship.

"I will graduate next year but have just finished my assignments," she said.

"It has been a hard slog with work and assignments and I haven't played much. I am also busy preparing for my wedding to fiance Ben Johnston in nine weeks."

In the future, Evans plans to concentrate on coaching rather than aiming to return to the circuit.

"I want to see kids develop and give back to a sport which gave me so much," she said.



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