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George Giblett (Noosa) & Isabelle Simpson (Indooroopilly)

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FOR WINNING THE COVETED 2018 INVINCIBLES
IGA SUNSHINE COAST JUNIOR MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP


It gave the committee of The Invincibles Tour, and four of Queensland finest golf courses in Twin and Pelican Waters Golf Clubs, Peregian Golf Course and Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort, a great deal of pleasure to host the fourteenth running of The Invincibles IGA Junior Masters Championship, where our juniors were tested to the max!

As George Giblett (Noosa) would testify, as he put in a brilliant defence of his title to win by one shot from a very talented and well-prepared young man in Kyros Hayden, who plays off a handicap of seven at his home club Caboolture.

The girls division of The Masters was a much tighter affair, that saw Isabelle Simpson fight hard for her win against an extremely talented Justice Bosio (Caboolture) after she started the days play trailing by five shots, to get it back all square on the eighteenth to force the Championship into a sudden death play-off “on the par 5 eighteenth” which she won on the second play-off hole with a birdie after both girls had pars the first time round.

 

 

It was fantastic to receive such positive feedback from the parents and juniors that participated, in the way the Championship was run, as there is an enormous amount of work that goes into events like this, and that includes the input and support of our juniors and their parents, our clubs, sponsors and the media.

The Tour would like to thank you all for making our championship the great success it was!

It is hard to believe why anyone would rather be anywhere else, than contesting their home-grown Masters Championship whilst enjoying the facilities and surrounds of four of the countries majestic golf courses and the company of their friends.

Even though mother nature played a huge part in our Master’s Championship this year, when Twin Waters was hit by horrendous storms, that dropped some 70mm of rain in two and half hours, that caused the day’s play to be abandoned without a ball being hit, which meant that for the first time in the history of the Championship, it would be contested as a fifty-four-hole contest.

 

 

Even though we were all disappointed on missing out on the opening days play, it's fair to say that our 2018 Masters Championship was a great success, for a lot of different reasons, not the least being the trust and support that we received from four very generous managers in Steve Hutchison (Twin Waters) Andrew Kenny (Pelican Waters) Ian Denny (Peregian Golf Course) and Mark Brady (Noosa Springs Golf and Spa) and their incredibly supportive teams in the Pro Shops, Catering, along with their Bar and Ground staff who collectively did a brilliant job to make sure our championship ran smoothly.

Nothing was too much trouble to them, but most importantly, we would like to thank all concerned for making our championship the great success it was, and for making everyone feel so welcome.

Events like our Masters Championship don’t just happen, they happen, because people like these four very generous men care enough to make sure they happen, because they, like all of us would like to see The Invincibles Tour grow and the game of golf flourish “in particular junior golf” and that’s something we’d like to think none of us take for granted, because if it wasn’t for these very generous men, their organisations and others like them, our Tour wouldn’t exist!

 

 

It gave The Tour an enormous buzz and added a fantastic atmosphere to our Championship, to see past members and their families come to support The Masters, which all added to the atmosphere and the occasion.

There’s no doubting that the parents play a huge part in “The Tour” but when it comes to our Major Events and Championships, they go that extra yard by helping as Mobile Scorers, Caddies, and Spotters, or in any way they can to make sure our events create a positive, fun, and friendly environment, where everyone enjoys the moment, and that’s something we really do appreciate.

And one can’t go past the competitors themselves (our juniors) for the way they handled themselves (particularly this year when they were put under enormous pressure) and played the game, they played in the true spirit of the game and even though some of the scores blew out after the horrendous conditions they were confronted with on the first two days that tested their patience and resolve, and all credit to them, they focused on what was important to get the job done.

 

 

Day two: Saw The Tour head to Pelican Waters Golf Club, where we were treated to a beautiful sunny sky, but unfortunately, the extreme wind conditions followed us to once again test everyone’s resolve, but, thanks to the great team at Pelican who had their course set up magnificently to suit the conditions, where they did a fantastic job hosting the day.

A few of the many highlights during round two included: Zac Harrison’s seven-metre putt for par on 2, Taj Egea’s up and down from the bunker on 6, Dhiya Rampersad’s bunker shot on 6, also James Riseley’s up and down from the bunker and Bailey Koch’s pitch and putt for par on 6, Caitlin Vanderkruk’s tee shot and putt for birdie on 6 after birdieing the par three 4th.

The tee shots from Justice Bosio, Jade Longstaff, Alec O’Brien and Mitchell Revie on 6 were just brilliant, as was Ben Duncombe’s approach to 8, along with Jack Elsley’s fantastic up and down from the bunker on 13.

 

Zac Harrison’s approach and putt for birdie on 13, as he did on 18, Jordan Rooke’s approach to 13, George Giblett’s brilliant 25 metre putt from off the green on 13 hole to set up his birdie, Kaylee Swann’s fantastic putt on 18 and Andrea Szerszen’s magnificent 25-metre putt on 18 for par, which were just a few of the many highlights on day two at Pelican Waters.

 

 

Day three: Saw the Tour head back to Peregian Golf Course where they had their course (particularly the greens) and facilities set up beautifully to host round three of our Masters.

It was an enormous thrill for everyone to once again be walking the fairways and enjoying the challenge of competing on one of the coasts premier golf courses.

What a difference a couple of days make?

After two days of extreme weather that tested everyone’s game, to day three, where, George Giblett (Noosa) Kyros Hayden, Justice Bosio (both from (Caboolture) and Isabelle Simpson (Indooroopilly) started to move up the leader board to put themselves in a position for a final challenge at Noosa Springs who were gearing up for the occasion.

 


There were many highlights during the day that included: Tyler Quaill recording his first ever sub-par 9 holes (just brilliant) after recording birdies on 1,2,3,8 and 9, Taj Egea and Brendan O’Brien’s brilliant tee shots down 10.

Cooper Clarke’s brilliant Eagle after driving the green on the par four 15th, Kyros Hayden & Ben Stieler both birdieing the 15th after driving the green, Olly Merritt’s fantastic long putt on 14, Bailey Murchie’s pitch in from 120m out for birdie on 4, Taj’s putt on 15, Will Rothwell’s clinical chip to within a metre on 8 and Dhiya Rampersad’s magical putt on 18 for birdie.

But the true highlight on the day was Kaylee Swann who gave an exhibition as she bounced her ball “4 times” across the waters from the tee box on 12 to the bank in front of the green, chipped up to within 5 metres and sank the putt for par, which was magical. These were only a few on the many highlights during round 3.

It was great watching Ben Stieler, Justice Bosio, Isabelle Simpson and Kaylee Swann do interviews for Channel 7, as seen on Channel 7's six o'clock news!

 


Day four:
Saw The Tour head to Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort who had their course and facilities set up in magnificent condition, on what was the perfect day weatherwise “it was just picture perfect” to host the final round of The Invincibles IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Championship, where our juniors made the most of the conditions to enjoy their golf.

Day four, to everyone’s relief, produced the best conditions of the championship, where defending champion George Giblett (Noosa) and Kyros Hayden (Caboolture) started the day out tied together, to eventually finish on 79-78-75=232 and 81-76-76=233 respectively.

George was thrilled to bits with his win, “I am stoked to have defended my title, it means a lot to me and our great team at Noosa”, George said.

George went on to say “it’s been a tough championship given the weather, but that just makes the victory that much sweeter, I’m just blown away”.

He went on to also say that Kyros was a great competitor who had a serious game, he is certainly someone to watch out for on Tour, he certainly knows how to play the game.

One can’t help but think, that we are going to see a lot more of both these boys, particularly Kyros who showed a maturity and temperament beyond his years.

 


The Girls Title race turned out to be an absolute nail biter, that went right down to the wire, after Isabelle Simpson (Indooroopilly) started the day out trailing Justice Bosio (Caboolture) by five shots, that blew out to seven by the half way mark, but to Isabelle’s credit, she never gave up (a lesson to us all) to come home with a brilliant two under par 34, with only one blemish on her card (a bogey on 14). At the completion of the round both girls were tied on 230. (Justice 79-80-71=230 and Isabelle 78-76-76=230) respectively.

For the first time in the history of our Masters Championship, there was a Sudden Death Play-Off (on the par 5 eighteenth) in the Girls Division where Isabelle won on the second play-off hole with birdie after both girls parred it the first time round.

Simpson was thrilled with her performance overall, particularly when you consider the conditions.

“Even though I felt my chances were slipping away through the middle part of my round, I felt I was hitting the ball well, but not getting the results I was hoping for”, Simpson said.

“When I turned seven shots down, it was very disappointing, but I was very proud of the way I gathered myself together and fired up to record a very respectable two under par 34 on the back nine, which I was very happy with, because it put me back into contention”, Simpson said.

A very proud Simpson went on to also say that Justice is a very solid golfer, a golfer whom I respect and admire, so to take the Championship into a play-off with her really meant a lot to me and gave me a lot of confidence moving forward.

 

 

There were many highlights during the day that included: Tyler Quaill’s long birdie putt on 4, James Riseley’s Tee shot on 4, Andrea’s Szerszen’s birdies on 2 and 3, Isabelle Simpson birdie putt on 4 to go two under, Wilson Foster’s brilliant 25m chip for par on 8.

Kaylee Swann and Olly Merritt’s approaches to 8 and Caitlin Vanderkruk’s putt on 8, Jade Longstaff’s brilliant birdie putt on 8 along with Justice Bosio’s one hundred metre approach and putt for birdie on 8, Tyler Quaill’s chip in for birdie on 6.

Ben Stieler’s chip in for birdie on 9 and driving the green on 11 for another birdie, Catlin Vanderkruk’s birdie on 8 and chip in for birdie on 9, Taj Egea approach to 17 for a simple tap in birdie, Isabelle Simpson, Justice Bosio, George Giblett and Kyros Hayden’s approaches to 18 and Jordan Rooke’s eagle on 18, Andrea Szerszen's even par round.

Isabelle Simpson’s one under round and Ben Stieler fighting back to record a one over par which were just a few of the many, many highlights on what was a magical days golf.

 

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The Invincibles Tour believes and thinks that most would agree, that the main highlight was in the way the contestants, caddies and their families brought a fun and friendly atmosphere to the championship (despite the weather) and the spirit in which the Championship was played, it was played hard, but fair and in the true spirit of the game.

 

Another massive highlight during the Championship, was the pace of play (other than Pelican Waters) where rounds ranged between four hours and four-thirty which was just magnificent, and proves it can be done and we would like to thank everyone, including those that helped as scorers and marshalling, collectively you made the 2018 Invincibles Masters Championship a pleasure and a joy to be involved in.

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The Tour would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to their above sponsors and supporters for the tremendous support they give to junior golf and for helping us promote and develop the game of golf to all juniors wishing to enjoy their golf on the Sunshine Coast.

 

We believe it’s fair to say that The Invincibles Tour and its events, such as The Sunshine Coast Junior Masters, The Sunshine Coast Course Cup and Gold Cup of Cups Championship, The Invincibles Match – Play Championships and their Inter – Club Team Shield play an integral part in the landscape of junior golf on the Sunshine Coast and South East Queensland, and that’s largely due to our supporters (below) and everyone pulling together as a team in the name of junior golf!

 

This is extremely pleasing to see and enormously satisfying to me and everyone involved!!!

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Thanks to Golf Queensland and R&A The Invincibles IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Championship is acknowledged and endorsed by the R&A as a World Amateur Golf Ranked Event.

 

The committee of The Invincibles Tour consider this another massive acknowledgement and endorsement of what they are striving to achieve within junior golf on the Sunshine Coast and they would like to think that everyone that has played any part (no matter how big or small) in helping create and advance The Tour to the level it is today can take a certain amount of pride and satisfaction out of this prestigious honour.

 

 

One of the great positives that’s come out of 2018 in the committee’s mind, is the willingness of all parties to work together as a team including (Golf Australia, Golf Queensland, PGA Australia, Junior Golf Queensland, our Zone and District Golf Associations and The Invincibles Tour). That should fill all golfers “both junior and senior” with an enormous amount of confidence in knowing that everyone's energy is focused on a mutual goal and that's to promote and develop junior golf into the future, with the aim of leaving a legacy for our juniors and future generations!

 

The Tour and their members would like to congratulate both George Giblett (Noosa) and Isabelle Simpson (Indooroopilly) on their excellent performances against some of Queensland’s finest and most talented junior golfers, as they are crowned the 2018 Invincibles IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Champions.

 

Both George and Isabelle would have received automatic exemptions into the 2019 Invincibles Masters Champion with their wins but given they will both be ineligible due to age restraints.

 

Both will have their names engraved into the beautifully presented and much sought after Masters Crystal Trophies, as well the Masters Jackets and framed photographs of their achievements. Pictured: Isabelle Simpson (Indooroopilly) Kyros Hayden (Caboolture) Dhiya Rampersad (North Lakes) and George Giblett (Noosa)

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Pictured above: Are the nett winners in Kyros Hayden (Caboolture) and Dhiya Rampersad (North Lakes) who did a brilliant job right throughout the championship.

Dhiya’s 77 was her best performance in competition, which she was thrilled to bits with, as she should be, particularly given it was at the beautifully presented and challenging Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort.

I would personally and on behalf of everyone extend our thanks and our appreciation to Frank Schmidt who does an absolutely brilliant job, and to all our volunteers who worked tirelessly with scoring, marshalling or in any way they could to make sure our Junior Masters ran smoothly and was a great success.

Many thanks to Neil Charkow (website1000) who works tirelessly behind the scenes to bring our website up to date, so we can stay well informed with what is happening on Tour “Your Tour”.

I would also like to pass on my deepest thanks and appreciation to my wife Marshan, our committee who did a brilliant job making sure everyone had peace of mind when it came to results and to anyone that played any small part in making sure our 2018 IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters ran smoothly, we thank you!!!

 

 

I personally find our junior golfers a pleasure to be associated with and The Tour would like to thank you all for striving to play your part in making sure your Junior Masters Championship was a great success, and we look forward to making it an even greater success in 2019!

Many thanks for those that took the time to read the conditions of play and came to play accordingly. The reason our conditions of play are so strict, is out of respect for our host clubs, our sponsors, our juniors, the game of golf and because we want our juniors (you) to experience the same experiences that the International Touring Professionals experience, which includes, dress code, pace of play and media and sponsors commitments to name a few, that are required of “Tour Professionals” when on tour, as we feel that this is as close as you’re going to get without experiencing the real thing!!!

To view a collage of photos for all four days click on the Gallery link above!

 

Results

Results - Invincibles IGA Sunshine Coast Masters Junior Masters
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