Top play at Twin Waters competition, with Baker-Finch
WITH one of the greats of Australian golf watching on, talented teenagers Tyler Duncan and Sarah Wilson showed their potential.
Sunshine Coast product and 1991 British Open champion Ian Baker-Finch, now a renowned pundit and commentator of the game, hosted the IBF Classic at Twin Waters.
"These kids are the real deal," he said after the event.
Redcliffe's Duncan, 15, carded three-under-par 69 with a great effort down the stretch to claim the boys title by a stroke.
"It was unexpected. It was really in the last nine holes...I made a few birdies there and they got me over the line," he said.
"I've been trying to stay focused (near the end of events), hanging in there and when opportunities come I try and make the most of them," he said.
He proved that at the state amateur boys championship in June, when he went into the final round eight strokes down but finished in second place, just a single shot adrift.
Maroochy River and Pelican Waters young gun Wilson, 15, won the girls division after a play-off with Cassie Porter, following a round of one-under-71.
"I'd been working really hard, leading up to this tournament, and fortunately I took it out," she said.
"I played the course how it was meant to be played....keeping the ball in play and making pars and then the birdies came."
The event was part of The Invincibles Tour.
Wilson had success against open company in Cairns earlier this year, when the Caloundra City Private School student won the Far North Queensland Ladies Championship.
As a result of their efforts on Sunday, the duo have claimed invitations to some significant events, including the Australian Amateur (Junior) Championships.