From the feedback the organisers received during and after the running of the 2019 IBF Junior Classic, was that it doesn’t get any better than witnessing some 92 of Queensland, Australia and Worlds finest junior golfers “with the leading group playing off a combined handicap of + 7.6 and 70 playing off sub ten h/c’s” who tested their game on one of Queensland’s premier and magnificently presented golf courses in Twin Waters. To witness Cassie Porter (Peregian Golf Course) continue….
Her brilliant form after becoming a World Champion in June, where she jointly won the Toyota World Junior Cup in Japan with 11 under par, Cassie then went on to win the Srixon International earlier this month where she set a new course record on day one, to Sunday, in perfect condition where she took out the IBF Classic with an excellent 2 under par 70, is a fair indication that she is in red hot form….
The boy’s division was a vastly different scenario all together, where those that stayed back were treated to an unbelievable six-way play-off (18th hole) after they finished normal time tied together of 74’s.
With Daniel Cho and his father leaving the course prior to hearing the outcome of the results, that created a certain amount of drama with friends frantically ringing them to let them know that Daniel was in a playoff.
As luck would have it, they were close enough to make it back in time with thirty seconds to spare (puffing and panting) to take part in the play-off! The rest is history.
To witness six incredibly talented juniors in Tyler Duncan (Redcliffe) Jordan Rooke (Wantima) Daniel Cho (Indooroopilly) Josh Liston (Emerald Lakes) Teeren Kannan (Pelican Waters) and Dujuan Snyman (South Africa – Gold Coast) who all should be enormously proud of their performances.
The conditions were explained to those in the play-off, that they would have four holes to decide a winner, after that, it would go into a sudden death shoot out from 150 meters, with the nearest approach to the flag being declared the winner!
The first play-off hole saw Teeren and Dujuan drop out, after Tyler, Jordan, Josh and Daniel all birdied.
The second play-off hole saw Daniel drop out after the other three boys had birdies. The third time down 18 saw Jordan leave the play-off after both Tyler and Josh finished with birdies.
The fourth time down 18 saw both boys tie with birdies, which meant we were going into the sudden death shootout from 150 meters where Josh put his ball within two metres of the flag to claim victory and the title of being the 2019 Boys IBF Classic Champion, and a classic it was.
Unfortunately, Ian and his wife Jennie were unable to be with us this year due to other commitment’s: But he extended his and Jennie’s best wishes to everyone.
“Ian was enormously thrilled with the entries into his classic and the talent that was on display, this is an extremely exciting field, and I am so pleased that our juniors are supporting it, because I am very proud to support them as Patron and Ambassador for The Invincibles Tour!
Graeme, Frank their team do a fantastic job supporting junior golf on the Sunshine Coast and South East Queensland and I am only to happy to support them in any way I can, Ian Said.”
Ian was thrilled with the outcome of his Classic, but we are not sure how he would have handled a six-way commentary in the play-off as he did with his famous commentary between Ben Stieler and Lewis Hoath (2017) which Ben won with an eagle!
We don’t believe at any stage on The Invincibles Tour, or at any event, that we have witnessed or experienced a six-way play-off, a play-off that certainly got everyone’s attention and kept the large gallery that surrounded the 18th green engrossed right to the very last shot.
The Invincibles Tour on behalf of the juniors and their parents, would like to pass on their thanks and appreciation to the excellent team at Twin Waters Golf Club, that included Steve Hutchison (Manager) and his team in the Pro Shop, their Ground Staff, Caterers, Bar Staff, who had their course and facilities set up magnificently to host what was another excellent day out on Tour, but most importantly, as with most clubs, for the way they make everyone feel so welcome.
Full Results, NTP’s and Gallery will follow in the "Latest News" section on The Invincibles Website:
Congratulations to Poppy Harrington (Redland Bay p-1 below) and Josh Liston (Emerald Lakes p-2) for qualifying for The Invincibles 2020 IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Championship that will be hosted by the very generous and supportive Peregian Golf Course, Twin Waters, Pelican Waters, and Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort during the last week of the September School holidays (27th of September to the 1st of October – 2020).
Marcus Carlson (Royal Queensland p-3-4 above) joined his brother in the Gold Cups of Cups Championship final after winning The Invincibles Course Cup with a magnificent 68 nett. The Gold Cup of Cups Championship will be hosted by Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort, Sunday November the 24th, followed immediately by The Invincibles Annual Junior Presentation Dinner (all qualifiers are requested to make themselves available at the dinner).
Given that Maroochy River have taken an unassailable lead in The Invincibles 2019 Inter – Club Team Shield, no scores were recorded.
A major highlight: was witnessing how our younger juniors were in awe of sharing the driving range with their idols.
It only seems like yesterday that the likes of Cassie Porter, Justice Bosio, Zoe Maxwell, Tyler Duncan, Josh Listen and Jordan Rooke and many others, were looking up to their idols, to now, where they are the benchmark which is extremely exciting to be associated with.
Other Highlights included: Witnessing Cassie Porter (after her own big day) pick up the bag for Tyler to support him during the play-off, also witnessing the sportsmanship and camaraderie between the players, their families and the organisers which is just brilliant and was certainly on display during the play-off.
Also; Blake Perkins eagle on the 4th, Cassie Porter’s eight metre putt, Phil Snyman’s chip in and Caitlin Vanderkruk’s fifteen metre putt on 5, all for birdies and Tyler Quaill’s brilliant approach to the same hole were just a few of the many highlights that made up what was a magnificent days golf!
The Tour would like to thank those that take the time to pass on highlights that happen during our junior events, as we feel it adds to the day and it’s nice to acknowledge great performances.
A huge thanks to Frank Schmidt for the enormous amount of hard work and effort he puts into The Tour!
A special thanks to Jennie Barnes (Invincibles Secretary) for her help and support, it’s very much appreciated. The Invincibles Tour would also like to thank and make special mention of Callaway Australia for very generously supporting The Invincibles Tour on the day.
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Our next and final tour event for 2019 is the Noosa Junior Open, Sunday the 10th of November:
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