Date: November 30, 2015
Author: Golf Queensland

Q Sport Award Golf Finalists

Queensland is pleased to announce the golf finalists for the 2015 Queensland Sport Awards.

Golf will enjoy strong representation at Q Sport's 21st Annual Sport Awards with three finalists.

Jason Day, Rebecca Kay and Max Whitten are in contention to receive awards at the Sport Awards / Hall of Fame Presentation night tonight, Monday November 30 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Golf Queensland proudly nominated each finalised for their outstanding achievements and dedication to the game of golf throughout this year.

Day has been selected as a finalist for Queensland Sport Star of the Year after becoming the youngest and only the third Australian to hold the World Number 1 ranking earlier this year. His five PGA tour wins, including his first major at the PGA Championship, and nine top-10 finishes was gold of the most consistent calibre.

Rising Gold Coast junior star Rebecca Kay is already making her mark on the industry at just 16 years of age contesting for Junior Sport Star of the Year. Kay has been elevated to Golf Australia's national squad after representing her state and country internationally, holding the position as No. 4-ranked Australian Junior Girl this year.

Whitten has been the driving force behind the establishment of the Maleny Golf Club, Sunshine Coast, commencing play late June which has seen him fittingly earn a nomination as Volunteer of the Year. Max's leadership, commitment, drive and enterprise has facilitated the construction of the course to meet an unmet demand for golf in the area.

Finalists for Sport Star of the Year were announced by The Courier-Mail and Channel 7 in the lead-up to the award ceremony with eight of the twelve Sport Star finalists expected to attend.

The full list of finalists can be found here.