Calliope's Evans shines at Junior Masters
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
CALLIOPE golfer Sam Evans led the locals' charge at the Greg Norman Junior Masters at Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Golf Club last week.
The talented 17-year-old played some great golf to make the cut on the fourth day of the tournament.
Evans was one of just four Central Queensland players to compete in the prestigious event .
The competition drew over 220 golfers from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific.
Conditions were very difficult for all the players with the mercury reaching 40 degrees during the first two rounds, followed by high winds over the last two day's play.
Two talented CQ girls, Mikhalia Parsons from Capricorn Country Club and Katie Buttery (Yeppoon) showed why they are rated so highly with impressive performances over the four days.
Yeppoon young gun Boyd Watts also produced a worthy performance and comfortably made the cut.
Unfortunately, Evans' sister Lisa-Marie and team-mate Tabitha Holt (BITS Golf Club) were unable to make the cut and had to watch the last day's action.
Even so, the week was a happy one for Lisa-Marie who along with her CQ team-mates were able to meet top women's golfer Rachael Teske and rising young golfer Jason Day.
'The competition was very good,' Lisa-Marie said. 'To get the chance to meet people like Rachael and Jason was great, they were really nice and we got an autograph and photos.'