On what started out as a picture-perfect day to contest the 2018 IBF Junior Classic "hosted by Twin Waters Golf Club" who had their course and facilities in magnificent condition to showcase Ian’s Championship, and for those lucky enough to get their nominations in on time, were…..
Treated to a great contest, that started out in perfect conditions over the first nine holes, to windy conditions over the back nine, that just added to the drama and performances of Cassie and Tyler, where Cassie (Peregian Golf Course) broke her own Twin Waters Invincibles Course record by two shots, when she recorded a brilliant 4 under par 68, to break her old mark by 2 shots, that she set back in 2016.
“The Tour has been notified by Twin Waters management that Cassie’s 68 at the IBF Classic has equalled the official ladies course record that was held by Krystal Fanning”
This means that Cassie now holds official ladies Course Records at both Twin Waters and Pelican Waters Golf Clubs!
Cassie’s fantastic performance earned her an invitation from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) into their ActewAGL Canberra Classic, March 1-3 2019, at Royal Canberra Golf Club, along with a $1000 scholarship to be used for travel and accommodation to an event of her choosing, that was proudly
sponsored by Ian Baker – Finch, along with other awards that were very generously sponsored by Callaway Australia.
Not to be outdone “after taking out the Zone & District Open and Closed Championship just a week earlier” Tyler (Redcliffe) continued his good form by recording an outstanding two under par 70 to claim the Boys IBF Junior Championship Title for 2018.
Like Cassie, Tyler received a $1000 scholarship to be used for travel and accommodation to an event of his choosing from Ian, and an exemption into the final qualifying round of the Queensland Open in 2019, along with many other prizes.
Ian was extremely disappointed (click to listen) that he was not able to attend his Classic this year, given commitments in America, but he did send a recorded message wishing everyone all the very best and is looking to catching up with everyone when he gets home, and hopefully that will be at our Presentation Dinner.
Ian was absolutely thrilled with the feedback that he received on the day. “I am extremely proud to have my name associated with The Invincibles Tour and the kids, the way they handle themselves both on and off the course is a credit to their parents, their clubs and the game of golf, Ian said".
They present immaculately, and they can certainly play the game as scores would indicate (Particularly Cassie and Tyler) and they speak so well at presentations, and that’s largely due to The Invincibles Tour.
You only have to look around, to see the impact The Invincibles are having on junior golf, said Ian.
It’s obvious they are having a lot of fun (as do the parents) and at the same time they are learning a lot of invaluable people and social skills that will carry them through life, and there’s no doubt that I will do everything I can to help”.
On Behalf of Ian Baker - Finch, Twin Waters, The Invincibles Tour, and their members, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Michael Gawne and Callaway Australia for their enormous support, there support is very much appreciated and makes a huge difference when it comes to running Invincibles events. particularly the Ian Baker - Finch Junior Classic!!
The Invincibles Tour would also like to pass on their thanks and appreciation to Twin Waters Golf club, particularly Steve Hutchison (General Manager) Rachel Hutchison (Golf Events Co-ordinator) David Marr (Assistant Manager) and their great teams in the Pro Shop, bar staff, caterers and ground staff for presenting their course and facilities in magnificent condition, but most importantly for making everyone feel so welcome.
The Tour would also like to thank the above organisations for their generous support; Ladies Professional Golf Association (ALPG) for Cassie’s invitation into their Canberra Classic.
Tyler Duncan (Redcliffe) received an exemption courtesy of Golf Queensland into the final qualifying round of the Isuzu Queensland Open in 2019 and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Karen Lunn (ALPG) Golf Australia, Golf Queensland and the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship (Ron) for their very generous support in helping us promote and develop junior golf on the Sunshine Coast, where their support and feedback is very much appreciated.
Both Tyler (Redcliffe – p1 below) and Cassie (Peregian Golf Club – p2) qualified for The Invincibles 2019 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 Resorts during the last week of the September School holidays (Sunday September 29 to Wednesday the 2rd of October - TBC).
The IBF Classic was also a qualifier for the Greg Norman Junior Masters (click below_
Jordan Rooke (Wantima – p3 above) won The Invincibles Sunshine Coast Course Cup with his nett 69. Because Jordan has already qualified, Cooper Clarke (Noosa – p4) has qualified for The Invincibles Sunshine Coast Gold Cup of Cups Championship that will be hosted by Pelican Waters Golf Club, Sunday November 25, followed immediately by The Invincibles Annual Junior Presentation Dinner!
Division 1: boy’s nett winner: went to Jordan Rooke (Wantima) with an excellent 69.
Boys: division 2 Gross winner: was won by Yutaro Matsushita with 83.
Boy’s nett winner: was Daniel Abey with 73 on c/b.
Girl’s nett winner: went to Nina Bohan with 66.
Girls Hole 2: Lucy Bedford
All players Hole 7: Justice Bosio
All players Hole 11: Nina Bohan
Boys Hole 17: Babrial Chiu
All players - 3rd shot into 18: Cassie Porter
Full Results, News Letter and Gallery to follow!
The team at Maroochy River Golf Club have taken an unassailable lead in The Invincibles Inter – Club Team Shield after Keperra Golf Club (222) earned the four points for winning, Emerald Lakes (223) earned two points for second, with Noosa (225) taking out one point for third.
There were many highlights on the day, that included; Samara Dryden’s brilliant up and down from the bunker on 5, Cooper Tonga’s fantastic approach to the 1st, Nathan Rothwell’s terrific chip and putt for par on 1, Bailey Arnott’s run of three straight birdies, Emily Martin’s approach to the 5th, Jordan Rooke’s approach to 5, Will Martell’s unbelievable escape from the trees on 5 to salvage his par, and Lubbe Llewellyn’s chip in birdie on the 1st which were just a few of the many, many highlights during the day!!!
A major highlight was witnessing the true grit and determination that was displayed by Kyle Gray (Emerald Lakes - Gold Coast – p2 above) who drove all the way to the Sunny Coast with no guarantee that there would a spot available, which is a fair indications that this is a young man that has the focus and determination to make it through to the elite level of a Touring Pro!
The low light on the day had to go to Teeren Kannan; who had to withdraw from the day due to trying to jump a tennis net (yes you guessed it) he clipped the top and spent the morning in hospital repairing a broken wrist!!!! (we hope you get well soon Teeren – p4 below)
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, Joss Quirk, 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.
It is fair to say that The Invincibles Tour are extremely proud to have Ian as their Parton and enormously appreciative of his support (and that of Callaway) in helping us create a positive atmosphere where our juniors can reach their full potential in a safe, fair, fun, and friendly environment.
If you enjoy your golf and would like to meet new people, travel to and compete on some of the best courses that Queensland has to offer, whilst making new friends in the process, then you can’t go past The Invincibles Tour. So, come and join us on Tour where you will be more than welcome.