The 2018 Junior Golf Queensland event season was kicked off with the Titleist 2 Day Summer Classic at Mt Coolum Golf Club on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th January. Blessed with great weather over the two days more than 125 players teed it up in the 9 and 18 hole competitions for the opportunity to be crowned Champion.
The 18 hole boys competition was tightly contested with Samual Slater (Brisbane) and Blaike Perkins (Bargara) shooting opening rounds of 69 (1 under) to be joint overnight leaders. Slater recorded a sold Par round (70) on day two to claim the 2018 boys 36 hole title by three shots from Isaac Outridge (Coolangatta Tweed Heads). In the 18 hole girls competition, Jade Longstaff (Redcliffe) was crowned the 2018 36 hole Champion after recording rounds of 78, 74 to defeat overnight leader Lion Higo (Emerald Lakes) by one shot.
In the 9-hole competition, Ryan Argue (Mt Warren Park) maintained his overnight lead to be crowned Champion with rounds of 40-38 over Ben Dowling (Keperra) who shot 42-43. The overall girls champion was won by Allegra De Guzman (Pacific) with rounds of 46-39 over Sophie Thomsen (Pelican Waters) who had 49-42.
A special mention goes to Nathan Rothwell (Noosa Springs) who had his first Hole in One on the 10th Hole on Day one of the tournament. Congratulations Nathan!
Junior Golf Queensland would like to congratulate all participants and a special thank you to the parents, the volunteers who helped you over the 2 days, event sponsor Titleist and Mt Coolum Golf Club for hosting the event again this year.
For a full rundown of the 2018 Titleist 2 Day Summer Classic results click on the below links:
2018 Greg Norman Junior Masters Qualifiers
Boys 17 & Under – Samuel Slater 139
Boys 15 7 Under – Blaike Perkins 144
Boys 13 & Under – Justin Hammett 157
Girls 17 & Under – Karen Kim 159
Girls 15 & Under – Emily Martin 165
Girls 13 & Under – Caitlin Vanderkruck
This next of our 2 Day Classic events will be the Easter Classic held Pelican Waters Golf Club on Thursday 5th & Friday 6th April. Registrations for this event will open on Monday 19th February.
The first of our JGQ 9 Hole Challenge events for the year will be held at Ashgrove Golf Club on Sunday 4th February, tee off from 8.00am. Entries are open, please click here to register. The first Fayde Points Challenge will be held at Indooroopilly Golf Club on Sunday 11th February. Entries are now open, please click here register.