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O.P. « 2018-Sep-26, 10:30 AM »
The Gary Player junior Golf Classic is on this week at Pacific Golf Club  the latest reults in round 1 are in the link below golfers from most local golf clubs are entered as well as those from some provincial cuties and towns whilst there are several whose country of origin is signified with their national flag the ones I could identify are Malaysia, Japan and Korea ...some of these kids are on plus handicaps even those as young as 15 probably some will aspire to the professional tour like Jason Day and Adam Scott and Greg Norman....hopefully the threatening weather stays away the course is difficult enough without the weather turning nasty,

 http://www.golfqueensland.org.au/eventdisplay/gary-player-classic/11445

There's also a You Tube video covering the 2016 event but not one I could find for last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfSrQBINumw

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« 2018-Sep-27, 09:42 AM Reply #1 »
I went looking on those links for "some provincial cuties" but found nothing

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« 2018-Sep-27, 06:55 PM Reply #2 »
Wily can't see any problem with the links one is You tube from 2016 the other is the QGU page .

I took a few pics today of some of the young guns mainly on the 16th green ..the 13th ..and a group waiting to tee off on the 14th.











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« 2018-Sep-28, 07:42 AM Reply #4 »
Arsey I was being a bit “cheeky” about your use of “cuties”


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« 2018-Sep-28, 06:20 PM Reply #5 »
Very nice wily but back to business ..it's over for another year...all that's left are the unfilled divots on the fairways and  plug marks unrepaired on the greens . we should be used to it by now .... it's the same every year ......there needs to be adult supervision to see that the golfers learn to do the right thing ... too difficult to get volunteers to give up their time to supervise when the kids should know better.

 Gary Player Classic
25 - 28 September 2018
Pacific Golf Club, QLD
The Gary Player Classic is an Australian Boys' Ranking Event open to male golfers under the age of 21 years. It is played over 72-holes stroke play in 3 age divisions - 15 Years and Under; 16 - 17 Years; and 18 - 20 Years. It is conducted by Golf Queensland.

It has been an integral part of the Australian Junior golfing calendar since 1972. Mr Gary Player has been a supporter of this event since its inception.

NB. Only results from those players who are under 18 years will be included in the Australian Boys' Ranking System.

Visit the website of the host club: Pacific Golf Club

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15 Years and Under 54 hole cut - 250 total. 31 players
16-17 Years 54 hole cut - 242 total. 32 players
18-20 Years 54 hole cut - 234 total. 21 players

Murwillumbah golfer Lucas Higgins emulated the feats of his famous namesake, colourful English snooker player Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins, with some remarkable shots in a four-under par 68 on the final day to win the 2018 Gary Player Classic.

The Gary Player Classic is an Australian Boys' Ranking Event open to male golfers under the age of 21 years, and is contested in three divisions. In its 47th year and still financially supported by the great South African golfer, the event was held at Brisbane’s Pacific Golf Club over the past four days (September 25-28).

Higgins started eight shots behind overnight leader Yuji Sekito in a tie for fifth, but stormed home in the best round of the tournament to win by three (79-72-74-68 – 293). And like the late snooker champion who was famous for some of the impossible shots he played, Lucas also pulled of some classics in the final round.

He hit a six-iron from 183 metres, then holed an eight-metre putt for eagle on nine; punch-sliced a five iron out of the trees on 14 to seven metres and sank the putt; and said the clincher came on 17 after a six-iron to the 183 metre-par three finished two metres from the pin, and holed the putt.

His final round 68 featured five birdies and an eagle, each of which he said came ‘just at the right time’.

“I played conservatively today when I had to and attacked the holes I thought I could birdie,” the 19-year-old explained.

“Some of the pins were in really dangerous positions and called for caution, and I was pretty pleased with the way I managed my game out there today.”

Higgins jumped out of the blocks and was three-under at the turn after two birdies and a bogey, plus the eagle on the par-five ninth which he had birdied on each of the first three days.

“After nine I had no idea where I was in the field, but I knew I was playing well and that was all that really mattered,” he said.

“I then birdied 11, stumbled with bogeys on 12 and 13, but got it back on track with two more birdies coming home. I finished with a six-footer for par on the 18th and by then knew no-one in the final group could catch me.

“My feelings were a mixture of relief, and pride. This is my first four-round tournament victory and without a doubt my best win.”

Trailing five-shot overnight leader Sekito - from Hills International - by eight strokes, Higgins had not surrendered but realistically felt he was too far back to win. But the Japanese student faltered with a final-round 79, while Christopher Jimenez (Royal Queensland) carded a 76, and finished third.

Higgins is a member of Murwillumbah Golf Club, but is coached at Lakelands by Brad Johnson. He started playing at age five and became a member at Murwillumbah four years later under the guidance of his dad David, a three marker.

As a member of Burleigh Heads, he represented in the Queensland State Team last year.
Another Queensland team member, Lewis Hoath of Emerald Lakes, won the 16-17 years division while Minkyu Kim (Hills International) led the field home in the 15 years and under group.

Hoath (70-73-68-75 -286) beat fellow Queensland junior teammate Elvis Smiley (Southport) by five strokes and said he felt comfortable during the final round despite the fact his driver was ‘not on’.

“The pins were tight and tough and after my driver had been great all week, I struggled off the tees and times,” he said.

“But I have been in that situation many times before and was confident enough with my game to know I could prevail if I kept my cool.”

Lewis turns 18 shortly and next week’s Jack Newton International Junior Classic at Cypress Lakes will be his final event as a junior.

Hills International student Minkyu Kim took home the 15 Years & Under division with rounds of 77-70-72-74 (293) for a two-shot victory over Blaike Perkins (Bargara) and Jaeseung Na (Sanctuary Cove).

While Kim had a shaky start with a double bogey on the par-4 4th and two following bogies on the 6th and 7th, a birdie run from 9-10 and an eagle on the par-5 11th gave him the winning edge in his closing 2-over round.

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For further information, please contact Golf Queensland on:
Phone: (07) 3252 8155
E-mail: info@golfqueensland.org.au
Website: golfqueensland.org.au

Related Documents
2018 Gary Player Classic Conditions of Competition
2018 Gary Player Field List - 16 to 17 Years
2018 Gary Player Field List - 18 to 20 Years
2018 Gary Player Field List - 15 Years and Under
2018 Gary Player Classic Draw - Round 1 and 2
2018 Gary Player Classic Draw - Round 3
2018 Gary Player Classic Draw - Round 4

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