Under threatening skies that produced some showers, but in most part, sunny conditions for Twin Waters Golf Club to host the opening round of The Invincibles Matchplay Championships where some of Queensland’s and Australian’s most talented golfers gathered together to see….

 

Who was going to take out their respective titles for 2019!

 

Contestants that included Cassie Porter (Peregian Golf Club) ranked fifth ladies golfer in Australia and dual winner of The Invincibles IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Championship, Tyler Duncan (Redcliffe) Justice Bosio (Caboolture) and Bailey Arnott (Caloundra) all representatives of Golf Queensland, along with George Giblett (Noosa) also a dual winner of The Invincibles Masters Championship, along with Will Martell who has been in red hot form of late, which were just a few of the very, very talented junior golfers that took up the challenge of participating in our Matchplay Championship.

 

Full results below:

 

Thanks to Brett Martell, who offered his services to start the field as Graeme took photos, was a fantastic idea that was much appreciated by both Graeme and the field.

 

Brett’s special commentary on all the players that came to the Tee Box, was excellent and a load of fun for everyone as they prepared to tee off.

 

To witness nine of the fifteen matches contested finish on the last two holes as the sun went down, was a true testament into the talent and competitiveness of those that part.

 

On behalf of The Tour and everyone that took part, we would like to pass on our thanks and appreciation to Steve Hutchison (Manager at Twin Waters) and his great team for preparing their course and hosting what was a very exciting and brilliant days golf.

 

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Caitlin Vanderkruk – Caitlyn Campbell-Nyman - Justice Bosio - Dhiya Rampersad - Cassie Porter-Rebecca O’Neill - Lydia Shackell – Zoe Maxwell

 

One always stands in awe of the sportsmanship, camaraderie and banter that goes on between the players, their caddies and the gallery, which is a credit to everyone. The way in which the individual matches were played was a credit all that were involved.

 

Golf can be a tough game and that was no more obvious than in the match between Cassie Porter and Rebecca O’Neill.

 

With light fading fast and Rebecca being 1-down heading onto the eighteenth tee box, with light fading fast, she put her tee shot into the semi rough, and even with some ten people trying to help her find it, without success and Cassie sitting some two hundred metre’s from the green in the middle of the fairway, Rebecca had no alternative than to concede the match to hers and everyone great disappointment! 

 

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Will Martell-Tyler Duncan-Bailey Arnott-George Giblett-Yevin Samararatne-Will Bowen(Jordan Rooke was absent due Cooper Clarke's forfiet)

Harry Takis-Ti-Shon Wai Wai-Zac Harrison-Lian Thomson-Daniel Cho-Montgomery Stapleton-Jack Elsley-Teeren Kannan

 

Highlights on the day, and there were plenty of them, were, Hole 1: The tee shots that were on display from all contestants. Rebecca O’Neill’s approach shot.

 

Hole 6: Drew Fernley’s up and down from the bunker to save par.

 

Also; Kaleb Doolan’s and Fahim Hilmi’s approaches to 6, Rhys Vanderkruk’s seventeen metre putt to set up his par, Caitlin Vanderkruk’s and Cassie Porter’s approach to 6 to set up their birdies.

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Luke Barnes-Kai Schloss-Rhys Vanderkruk-Joshua Mitchell

Drew Fernley-Kaleb Doolan-Fahim Hilmi-Will Bell

 

 

Other highlights included:

 

Hole 12; Daniel Cho’s tap in and Zac Harrison’s chip in for birdies.

 

Hole 13; Will Martell’s chip in also for birdie. Hole 14; Tyler Duncan’s two brilliant shots in to 14 to set up an eagle putt but had to settle for birdie.

 

Hole 15; Bailey Arnott’s putt from off the green for birdie and bunker shot on 18 to set up a win and match, which were just a few of the many, many highlights during day.

 

Semi Final: will be hosted by Pelican Waters G.C, Saturday the 22th of June (arrival 11.14 am for a 12.14 pm tee - off)

 

The Finals: will be hosted by Pelican Waters G.C, Sunday the 23rd of June (arrival 9.06am for a 10.06 Tee off)

 

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