Kate McFarlane (Bundaberg) for her brilliant performance in winning The Invincibles Division 1 Girls Matchplay Championship, but most importantly, for the way she went about her win.
To witness Kate and Yuuki Takada (Southport) produce a world class performance as they went head-to-head in the finals, was something to behold, and a true testament as to the talent both girls possess.
Over the closing two holes of normal time, Yuuki birdied the tough par 3, 17th to go 1/up after her brilliant tee shot.
Kate replied by birdying the 18th to square the match after producing a magnificent approach from ninety metres out when needed. Both Kate and Juuki’s performances had everyone engrossed as their match was forced into extra time.
They then followed up the next four holes (1-2-2-2) with pars.
On the fifth play-off hole (16th) Kate sunk the match winning seventeen metre birdie putt to claim the win.
The shot making from both girls under pressure was extraordinary, with the only difference between the two girls, being Kate’s incredible chip for par on the second play-off hole to keep the match alive, and her seventeen-metre birdie putt on the fifth play-off hole, which were shots that any world class professional (man or women) would accept in a heartbeat, given the same circumstances.
In some ways, it was a shame that there had to be a winner, but both girls should hold their heads high given their sportsmanship and their performances.
Under normal circumstances Yuuki would have won this award, but she should be enormously proud of her performance and the pleasure she gave to the large gallery that followed, including her proud dad, Makoto.
Other members that were in the running for the Drummond Award and could consider themselves a little unlucky were, Thomas Winn (boys div 1- Pacific) Jack Jones (boys div 2- Keperra) Tom Hutchison (boys div 3- Twin Waters) and Juhi Rampersad (Girls div 2 -Pacific Harbour) who all won their respective divisions of The Invincibles Matchplay Championships.
The Invincibles committee congratulates Kate on behalf of everyone on Tour for her outstanding achievements, achievements that most certainly makes her a very worthy winner of our DRUMMOND GOLF ACHIEVER of the MONTH AWARD for April 2021!!!
Our 5 or 9-Hole “Drummond Golf Achiever Award” for April. Goes to Jarrod Hill (Redcliffe) for the motivation and enthusiasm that he displays towards his golf.
As everyone is aware, the 9-hole Drummond Award is not so much about winning an event, as it is about attitude, commitment, sportsmanship, and a focus on following your dreams.
The feedback we have received is that Jarrod epitomises the above and is looking forward to competing on The Invincibles Tour and making new friends.
Jarrod, The Invincibles committee congratulates you on behalf of everyone on Tour for your passion for the game, and for the way you handle yourself both on and off the course.
If you would like to be considered for this award or many others that are on offer on The Invincibles Tour, then it is strongly recommended that you get your memberships in now to get the most out of your golf.