After coming off what was the hottest and driest winter ever recorded on the Sunshine Coast, a dry spell that put our courses and gardens in desperate need for water, but you wouldn’t have known it, when we arrived at Maroochy River to see their layout and facilities in magnificent condition to host their 2017 Junior Open “that saw a fantastic turnout of some 94 contestants” where Cassie Porter (Peregian Golf Club) and Tyler Duncan (Redcliffe - pictured) put…….…
In brilliant performances to win the 2017 Maroochy River Junior Open with rounds of 68 (-4) after getting it to five under and 70 (-2) respectively.
Cassie’s (p4 below) brilliant 68 set a new Invincibles Course record for girls at Maroochy River, a record that surpassed Sarah Wilson’s (Pelican Waters) score by two shots that she set in 2016.
We keep saying that one of the great side benefits of The Invincibles Tour is the friendships, comradery, and sportsmanship that’s on display when our juniors, their families and galleries gather together at tour events, and the contest between Tyler Duncan and Zac Maxwell displayed these traits at the highest possible level.
Tyler knowing, he would win the Maroochy Junior Open in a c/b from close friend Zac (both coached by Brett Maxwell – p1 below) and, also knowing that it is The Invincibles way to head into a sudden death play-off (provided the course was available) to resolve any tied Major Championship results.
Tyler approached the organisers to request a play-off if it was at all possible, which was an incredible gesture, particularly when you consider what was at stake, and thanks to Charlie McGill (Manager) and Maroochy’s members, the course was made available "which is standard procedure in these circumstances at Maroochy River" where the outcome was quite remarkable, ending in a nail bitting finish, when both boys went through the first three holes tied together with pars to finish on the fourth after Zac’s ball sat on the edge of the cup and refused to drop.
The sportsmanship displayed by both boys has become a trade mark of The Invincibles Tour and if we follow their leadership, and many more like them, we will all be the richer for it, “Well done boys”
The Invincibles Tour would like to pass on their thanks and appreciation to the great team at Maroochy River, particularly Charlie McGill (Manager) Helen Emery (Ladies Captain) Michael Moore (Men’s Captain) and Jim Di Pietra (Match Committee) for hosting what was another great day out.
The Tour would also like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the team in the office, their ground staff, caterers, and bar staff for not only putting on a great day, but most importantly, for making everyone feel so welcome.
Keely Purdey (Virginia) and Jordan Hampson (Brisbane) qualified for The Invincibles 2017 IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Championship that will be hosted by the very generous and supportive Twin Waters, Pelican Waters, Peregian Golf Course, and Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort during the last week of the September School holidays (24th to the 27th of September).
Emily Martin (Emerald Waters – p3 above) won The Invincibles Sunshine Coast Course Cup with a brilliant 66 nett, and by doing so, qualified for the Sunshine Coast Gold Cup of Cups Championship that will be hosted by Twin Waters Golf Club, Sunday November 26.
The Invincibles Inter – Club Team Shield points for round 11 are as follows: Emerald Lakes Golf Club earned the four points for winning, Keperra Golf Club earned two points for second in a c/b, with Virginia Golf Club taking out one point for third.
Highlights on the day included: Tayler Barr, Zac Maxwell and Will Martell recording eagles on 1, 7 and 17 respectively, Emily Martin’s 72 foot putt for birdie on 8, Will Martell’s up and down from off the back of the green on 3 for par, Samuel Wilson (4 hole player) paring 2,3 and 4 to end up with seventeen shots over the four holes, Isabelle Dyal’s one putt on the fourth hole, Sophie Thomsen’s 110 meter approach shot on 2, Ava Stewart’s twenty five foot put on 6, Kaleb Doolan’s up and down on eight for par, but the greatest highlight on the day was the sportsmanship and camaraderie that was on display, which was brilliant, and just a few of the many highlights during the day…….
The Invincibles Tour would like to thank Frank Schmidt for all the hard work and effort that he puts into with scoring and stats to help make sure everyone is kept up to date with what’s happening on Tour, which is always very much appreciated.
The Invincibles Tour would like to thank and make special mention of Callaway Australia, Drummond Golf Maroochydore, and Sunshine Coast Council for very generously supporting The Invincibles Tour on the day.
Full Results and Gallery will follow:
The Invincibles Tour are looking forward to catching up with those lucky enough to have qualified (invites in the mail) for their IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Championship that tee’s off at twin Waters Golf Club, Sunday September 24, from 11.00am, where spectators are more than welcome.
Please keep your eye on The Invincibles website “Notice Board” for this and any other upcoming events!!
The Invincibles Tour was set in place for all junior golfers to enjoy their golf, so please take the time to book in early to help us and the organisers and to avoid disappointment!!!
Sophie Thomsen (Pelican Waters – p3 below) won the 9 Hole division with 44, runner up went to Ionna Muir (Maroochy River) with 49, whilst Samuel Wilson (Maroochy River - p2 below) won the four-hole comp with 17, Zayne Duncan (Redcliffe) came in second on 24.
If you enjoy your golf and would like to meet new people, travel to some of the best courses that Queensland has to offer and make new friends in the process, you can do so by becoming a member of the fastest growing, professionally run and organised junior golfing programs in Australia “The Invincibles Tour” where our aim is to create an atmosphere that allows our juniors to reach their full potential in a safe, fair and friendly environment……