On what was another perfect day to be outdoors on the Sunny Coast! Particularly for the 116 contestants (and their families) that took up the challenge and full advantage of the conditions to contest the Maroochy River 2018 Junior Open. Where Ben Stieler (Brookwater – pictured with Caitlin) recorded a……..
Brilliant “Better Than His Best Performance” after finishing on 67/66nett, five under the card to win the Boys Open Champion Title for 2018, from defending Champion, Tyler Duncan (Redcliffe) who put up a great defence of his title, after recording a very respectable 69 (-3).
At one stage Ben (p1 - 3 below) had it six to under, but unfortunately handed one back on his final hole.
I’m stoked, Ben said, this is the best I’ve played, and really, anything was possible out there today, I was in a zone and I made the most of it “all but the last hole”.
Ben went on to say, it was a great feeling, and the guys in my group were a great support, they knew what was going on, and got behind me.
Caitlin Vanderkruk (Keperra - p2 below) put in a solid performance to take out the Girls Open Title with 76/71nett.
Maroochy River and their team, would like to thank and extend their appreciation to the dad’s for bringing their sons and daughters to their Open, it was a fantastic turnout, and they hope that everyone had a great day out?
Other than a computer glitch at registration, which was something we’ve all experienced (pain in the butt) but something we appreciate is out of our control, and in the long run, it didn’t take anything away from the day.
The Tour keeps 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 there’s no doubt that the Maroochy River Junior Open displayed all the above.
The Invincibles Tour would like to pass on their thanks and appreciation to the great team at Maroochy River, particularly Charlie McGill (Manager) Jim Di Pietra (Vice Captain – Junior Co Ordinator) and Chris Quaill (Scoring) 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, Pro Shop, their Ground Staff, Caterers, and Bar Staff for not only putting on a great day, but most importantly, for making everyone feel so welcome.
Maroochy Golf Club was thrilled to bits with the turnout, particularly at presentations “where it was standing room only” and they would like to pass on their thanks and appreciation to everyone for their patience and for helping make the day a great success.
Tai – Shon Wai Wai (Redcliffe) qualified for The Invincibles 2018 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 (Sunday 30th September to Wednesday the 3rd of October). No girl qualified.
Ben Stieler (Brookwater - p3 above) won The Invincibles Sunshine Coast Course Cup with his brilliant 66 nett, and by doing so, qualified for the Sunshine Coast Gold Cup of Cups Championship that will be hosted by Pelican Waters Golf Club, Sunday November 25.
In a very close finish; The Invincibles Inter – Club Team Shield points for round 9 went too: Keperra Golf Club who earned the four points for winning, one shot back, Maroochy River Golf Club earned two points for second, with Redcliffe Golf Club taking out one point for third.
Highlights on the day included: Jordan Rooke’s 10cm tap in putt for eagle on 6 after just missing an Albatross, Ben Stieler holing out from forty meters for eagle on the same hole, Caitlyn Wheatly’s tee shot and six iron approach to 9 to set up birdie, Tyler Duncan’s great defence of his title with a three under 69, Emily Martin’s chip in birdie on 6, Jarrod Goodwin’s thirty-foot putt for birdie on 13, Liam Thomson's chip in on the 10th for birdie, Liam Dawson’s birdies on 7 & 17 after some great wedge shots in from 80m & 100m, not to mention his 328m drive on the 1st, Zane Duncan’s brilliant (cart) driving skills, and Bailey Murchie’s run of birdies on 15, 16 and 17, which were brilliant, and just a few of the many highlights during the day…….
It would be appreciated; If you witness anything special out on course or around the traps, please let Graeme know so we can all enjoy the moment?
The Invincibles Tour would like to thank Frank Schmidt for all the hard work and effort that he puts into 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.
They would also 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 have been sent by email) for their IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Championship that tee’s off at Twin Waters Golf Club, Sunday September 30 from 10.37am, where spectators are more than welcome.
The Invincibles would like to wish everyone, all the very best for the upcoming Katherine Kirk and Gary Player Championships. Please keep your eye on The Invincibles website “Notice Board” for these 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) won the Girls 9 Hole division with 45, runner up went to Ellianna MacRae (Maroochy River) on 47.
Matthys Visser won the Boys 9 Hole with 40, Jordan Doughty was runner-up with 48.
Brodie MacRae (Maroochy River) won the 4 Hole division (Pee-Wee) with a fine 20, with Sam Warhurst being runner-up with 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……