After coming off a month that most can only dream about, young Hattonvale and Invincibles member Jed Morgan, put together some outstanding performances when he not only won the Northern Territory Open & Junior Titles with rounds of 74 – 70 – 67 and 69, he also paired up with past Invincibles member James Mee (Royal Queensland) to take out the foursomes Title after…….
A nail-biting four-way sudden death playoff.
This in itself was quite remarkable, but Jed’s incredible form was about to elevate to another level as he flew out of Australia to Singapore, where he put in another brilliant display of tournament golf to add the Singapore Junior Golf Championship to his resume, with rounds of 69-69-69 for a 9-under-par 207 total at the Seletar Country Club, five shots clear of Thailand’s Parathakorn Supari.
Not one to rest on his laurels or let grass grow under his feet, Jed headed back to Australia (on the midnight flight) and then headed to the beautiful seaside town of Bargara "where he had some unfinished business to deal with" after letting the 2016 Queensland Championship slip through his fingers after heading into the final round with a very healthy lead, after recording a course equalling record - 65” jointly held by fellow Invincibles member and friend, Doug Klein (Redcliffe).
“That trauma didn't sit well with me, it was a great disappointment and created a few demons that I wanted to put to rest, Jed said”.
And yes “you guessed it” the juga naught fired up as he set about putting those demons to rest by winning the 2017 Queensland Boys Junior Amateur Championship in style with rounds of 69-69-68-63=269) from friend and fellow Invincibles team mate Chase Duffy (Redcliffe) who put in a brilliant performance of his own to work his way through the field to secure second spot “which he was very proud of” but Jed’s magnificent performance was something very special.
His 9 under par (including two bogies) equalled the official Bargara Course Record and broke our Invincibles Course record by two shots, which one could only imagine, will stand for a long, long time!!!
Just for the record, in Jed’s last eleven rounds in the NT, Singapore and Bargara, where he went sub-par ten times with the worst of those being 70 with the other nine ranging from 63 to 69 and one 74, which in anyone’s way of thinking, is world class!!!
In the Girls Amateur, Toowoomba’s Darcy Habgood overcame a four-stroke deficit to eventually defeat Isabelle Taylor (Sanctuary Cove) on the third play-off hole.
Darcy Habgood (Toowoomba) & Jed Morgan
For full results and press release from the Queensland Boys & Girls Junior Amateur Championships, please click on the following link:
Press Release Courtesy of Golf Queensland: