Junior golfers tee off at Gunabul
HORTON Park junior Wade Stockill has won the Gunabul Junior Golf Classic held on Sunday.
The 14-year-old braved the showery conditions to record a one over par 55 on Gympie’s par three course.
Despite winning the Classic, which is a leg of the Sunshine Coast junior golf Invincible Tour, Stockill said his game wasn’t really up to its normal standard.
“I finished one over par – it’s not too bad, but I could have done better,” Stockill said.
The young golfer parred the first 11 holes but ran into some trouble with two bogeys mid way through his round.
He fought back with a birdie on the next hole and parred the rest to remain one over at the end of play.
Stockill said his putter let him down on the moist greens.
“I couldn’t sink a good putt all day.”
He said he really liked playing on the Gunabul course and his favourite hole was number 10 because of its height looking over the green.
Robyn Snelling from Gunabul Par Three said the course had hosted about 45 up and coming golfers from Gympie and the Sunshine Coast.
“The day was a success, absolutely,” Snelling said.
“The only thing that could have been better was the weather.”
She said it was the second time the Gunabul Par Three golf club had held a round of junior Invincible Tour.
Ever improving Gympie golfer Tanner Richards took out the overall net win on the day, shooting an amazing 39 nett.
Richards also claimed the nearest the pin on the sixth hole and shot of the day award on hole 10.
The Invincible Tour was born in 2003 and evolved as a direct response to the needs of our region’s junior golfers who required coaching, encouragement and guidance. The initiative has been a resounding success with requests for membership from all over South East Queensland.