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"CONGRATULATIONS”

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Harry Takis (Nudgee) & Justice Bosio (Caboolture)   

 

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FOR WINNING THE COVETED 2020 INVINCIBLES

IGA SUNSHINE COAST JUNIOR MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP!
 
It gave the committee of The Invincibles Tour, and four of Queensland’s finest golf courses in Peregian Golf Course, Twin and Pelican Waters Golf Clubs, and Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort a great deal of pleasure to host the seventeenth running of The Invincibles IGA Junior Masters Championship, where our juniors were tested to the max and were more than capable of rising to the occasion!
 
As Harry Takis would testify, as he put in a brilliant effort to finish with rounds of 73-72-75-73=293 to win by three shots from Yevin Samararatne (Royal Queensland) and Kai Komulainen (Emerald Lakes) who finished on 73-73-73-77=296 and 71-73-76-76=296 respectively, three shots from the lead.
 
The girl’s division was also a very tight battle over the first two days, but over the final two rounds, Justice Bosio clicked into gear to record two sub-par rounds to clinch the title with rounds of 74-72-70-69=285,  two under, from Amy Hodgkins (Redcliffe) who put up a brilliant fight to finish on 76-69-74-75=294 to also equal the lowest round of the Championship (69).
  
The Invincibles Masters Championship is a unique event, a championship that is played over four days, on four magnificently presented and different courses that all throw up their own set of challenges, which is something that doesn’t happen anywhere else in Australia as far as we know, which lends itself to being a unique and very exciting four days of competitive golf!
 
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.
 
Particularly when you consider the horrendous heartache and trauma the world has endured over the past twelve months caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
                                                                     
 
The Invincibles Tour took the mind-set, that they wanted to keep the juniors and their parents routines and life styles as normal as possible, and given they had lost so many Junior events due to the virus, they decided to honour those that had already qualified, and open up nominations to those who would like to contest this remarkable championship and as it turned out, we got to witness some incredibly talented young men and women we would otherwise not had the pleasure of enjoying their company and talent.
 
And one must say the decision was validated, all you have to do  is look at the support our courses provided, the effort put in by our juniors and their families and the smiles on their faces, said it all! 
 
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 finest golf courses and the company of their Tour team mates and friends. 
 
Our 2020 Championship couldn’t have been run in better conditions, four magnificent sunny days, all be it a little windy on day two at Twin Waters that tested everyone, but not to the point that it stopped Amy Hodgkins (Redcliffe) from recording the equal lowest round of the championship, a 69 off the stick!
 
The same score that Justice Bosio (Caboolture) scored in the final round at Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort! 

 

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It's fair to say that our Masters was a great success, for a lot of different reasons, not the least being the trust and support that we have received over many years, from four very generous managers in Daniel Morrison (Peregian Golf Course) Steve Hutchison (Twin Waters) Dale Williams (Pelican Waters) and Mark Brady (Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort).
 
Many thanks also go to their incredibly supportive teams in the Pro Shops, Catering, along with their Office, Bar and Ground staff who collectively did a brilliant job to make sure our championship ran smoothly.
 
As is always the case, 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 above, 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, and our sponsors, our Tour wouldn’t exist!
 

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It gave The Tour an enormous buzz and added a fantastic atmosphere. To see past members and their families come to support The Masters, which all added to the atmosphere and the occasion.
 
Past members like Katelyn Must (now a professional) and one of our first ever members, George Giblett (Noosa) a dual winner of the Master’s Championship, Blaike Perkins (one of Australia’s finest Amateur golfers) and others, which always gives everyone a thrill and an insight into how these men and women perceive the value and importance of The Invincibles Tour! 
 
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, Marshals, 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) they played in the true spirit of the game as their sportsmanship and demeanour both on and off the course shone through, and a pleasure for everyone concerned to be associated with.

 

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Day One: Saw the Tour head to Peregian Golf Course where our Masters could not have been played in better conditions for those that were lucky enough to contest the championship, where our juniors pushed each other to their limits as the scores would indicate.
 
To have no fewer than ten of Queensland’s finest junior golfers “playing off scratch or better” displaying their skills was something special and certainly got everyone’s attention.
 
The girl’s division saw Yuuki Takada (Southport) finish even par 71, to take a three-shot lead into Twin Waters from Justice Bosio (Caboolture) who finished on 74.
 
The boy’s division saw both Kai Komulainen and Josh Liston (Emerald Lakes) head to Twin Waters tied together with even par rounds of 71.

 

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Day two: saw our juniors make their way to Twin Waters, where they were treated to what were perfect conditions (all be it a bit windy) and a magnificently presented course, so there couldn’t be any excuses, and there certainly weren’t any from Amy Hodgkins (Redcliffe) who despite the windy conditions set about recording a magnificent 69 at the end of the day. 
 
Boys: Kai Komulainen (Emerald Lakes) maintained his lead by one shot after recording rounds of 71-73=144 over Harry Takis (Nudgee) who sat at 73-72=145 with Yevin Samararatne (Royal Queensland) and Josh Liston (Emerald Lakes) sitting one shot further back after recoding rounds of 73-73=146 and 71-75=146 respectively, with many players working their way into the fray!
 
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A special highlight on day two included Luka Butterworth (Pacific - above) playing the perfect 7 iron into the difficult 166m par three second at Twin Waters.

 

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Day Three: Started out looking as though we were going to get wet, but cleared just before tee off, to a day that was picture perfect, no wind to talk of, 24c, under a brilliant sunny sky, the perfect day for Pelican Waters to host round three of the Championship, where Justice Bosio (Caboolture) recorded the round of the day, a brilliant two under par 74-72-70=216 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round from overnight leader Amy Hodgkins (Redcliffe) on 76-69-74=219. Justice and Amy were seeded into day 4's final group.
 
Also teeing off in the final group for day 4 was Yevin Samararatne (Royal Queensland) after recording three consecutive rounds of 73-73-73=219 from two serious contenders in Harry Takis (Nudgee) and overnight leader in Kai Komulainen (Emerald Lakes) who finished with rounds of 73-72-75=220 and 71-73-76=220 respectively, which promised to create an enthralling finish!
       

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Day four: Saw The Tour head to Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort, who had their course and facilities set up in magnificent condition to host the final round of the Championship, where our juniors made the most of the conditions to enjoy their golf.
 
Congratulations to Justice Bosio (Caboolture) and Harry Takis (Nudgee) on their brilliant performances in winning The Invincibles 2020 IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Championship, with combined scores of 74-72-70-69=285 and 73-72-75-73=293.
 
All up I was happy with the way I played, Justice said.
 
I am so happy and proud of myself, I really wanted to win The Invincibles Masters, particularly when I came so close in 2018, losing in a playoff with Isabelle Simpson, that was heart wrenching, but to win both The Invincibles Matchplay and IGA Masters in the same year after coming off a runner up in the Australia Stroke Play and 6’s was a huge thrill and massive confidence booster in knowing I can compete with the best, Justice said.
 
Harry Takis was over the moon; I am thrilled about winning The Invincibles IGA Masters, to play four different courses over four days and to test yourself against some of our best players, is just brilliant and I would like to thank Graeme, Frank and the team at The Invincibles Tour for giving us these opportunities, it really is unbelievable and something I will treasure for ever.
 
I’m stoked, I’ve enjoyed the past four days so much, playing on these fantastic courses and hanging out with friends has been awesome and thanks for the opportunities!
 
Full results and gallery can be found on the tabs above! 

 

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A major highlight over the four days, was witnessing the friendship and comradery that was on display between our juniors and the parents, and the sportsmanship that was displayed, was just magical and really makes for a fantastic atmosphere.
  
Another major highlight on day four was the pace of play “Brilliant” for all contestants to be in within four hours and fifteen minutes (except for the last group) was exceptional and certainly made a much more pleasant day for everyone!  

 

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From the feedback that we have received, is that the big winners from our Junior Masters Championship is our juniors, their families and golf in general and isn’t that what we are all striving to achieve?

 

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The Invincibles Tour believes 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 and the spirit in which the Championship was played, it was played hard, but fair and in the true spirit of the game.
  
The Tour would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to their above sponsors and supporters (Supporters Tab at top of page) 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 and beyond. 
 
We also 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 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 (above) 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!!!
 
Thanks to Golf Australia (Queensland) and the R&A, The Invincibles IGA Junior Masters Championship is acknowledged and endorsed by the R&A as a World Amateur Golf Ranked Event.
 
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The following letter from the R&A was sent within 48 hours of the completion of our 2020 Junior Masters!
 
Dear Mr Miller, 
 
Good afternoon Graeme
 
Thank you for sending the results of your recent event.
 
The results have been processed and will show on the WAGR® website when it is refreshed on Wednesday midday (GMT).
 
At this event Harry Takis became ranked. This player will show on our website once the rankings are recalculated on Wednesday midday (GMT).
 
If it is possible please can you contact this player and ask that they complete a Player Information Form using the attached link.
 
Justice Bosio is already a ranked player and no one else in the girl’s event finished in a position to become ranked. 
 
 
Kind regards
 
John
 
John Brown
 
WAGR® Co ordinator
T: +44 (0) 1334 460000
RandA.org
 
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.
 

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One of the great positives that’s continued throughout 2020 in the committee’s mind, is the willingness of all parties to work together as a team including (Golf Australia, PGA Australia, LPGA, Junior Golf Queensland, our Zone and District Golf Associations and The Invincibles Tour).
 
This 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!     

 

 

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Congratulations must also go to Ionna Muir (Maroochy River) and Adam Van-Dorsselaer (Mount Coolum – pictured above) for winning the Nett Division of The Invincibles Junior Masters with rounds of 74-73-70-69=286 and 70-74-71-71=286 respectively!

 

The Tour 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 2020 IGA Masters ran smoothly, we thank you!!!

 

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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 was a great success, and we look forward to making it an even greater success in 2021!


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, you 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!


If you would like to view a random collage of photos of a fantastic group of young men and women and their families enjoying four days of brilliant golf on four of Australia’s finest golf courses, then click on the Gallery link above!


As one could imagine, there were many highlights during the four days of the Championship, far too many to mention, but there are few standouts, that include, Amy Hodgkins brilliant three under par 69 on day two in extremely windy condition at Twin Waters.

 

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Luka Butterworths fantastic “Hole in One” on the tough 166m par three with a well-placed 7 iron.


Ionna Muir’s unbelievable performance for someone who has only had a Golf Australia handicap for a matter of months to record scores like she did, three over at Pelican and two over on the final day at Noosa Spring was just remarkable. (Her best-ever performance).

 
And Mikayla Dyal’s 78 on day at Peregian which again was another “Better than Her Best Effort”


Tyler Quaill’s fantastic eagle on day three at Pelican, on their very-challenging par 5 eighth.


And of course, Justice Bosio’s classy 70, 69 finish to end up two under off the stick for the Championship, that added up to what was four days of magical competition!

 

 

                                                                                                             

 

 

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Results

 

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Supporters

 

From an Invincibles perspective: we know we speak for our members and their families, when we extend a special thanks and our appreciation to our sponsors and supporters (below) for the massive input and support they give to Junior Golf and The Invincibles Tour.

 

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Their support helps us enormously with the promotion and development of Junior Golf on the Sunshine Coast which is something we don’t take for granted and very much appreciate.....

 

We would also like to make special mention of The Invincibles Committee who do an excellent job behind the scenes to make sure The Tour runs well, in particular Frank Schmidt, and Neil Charkow. They give their time so willingly to help at events, behind the scenes or with The Invincibles website in the hope of making sure that your golfing experience is just that much more enjoyable.

 

If you would like to make a donation or become a sponsor of "The Tour" then please feel free to contact Graeme Miller President / Founder via Mobile: 0417 783 848 or E-Mail: gmmiller@bigpond.com  


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