Jed's off to Melbourne after classic golf effort
HATTON Vale teenager Jed Morgan shot an identical score with Sanctuary Cove junior Karis Davidson to win the 25th Ian Baker-Finch Classic at Twin Waters.
Jed has been playing competition golf since he was eight, growing up at the Hatton Vale Golf Club.
His latest success came in last Sunday's scratch event, where he joined Karis (plus four) shooting two under par 70.
It was fitting the impressive rounds were played on the same day that the highest-profile former winner of the tournament, Adam Scott, returned his best round in almost two years with a bogey-free nine-under 63 to finish second in the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur.
Another Aussie legend Baker-Finch was also back on the Sunshine Coast on leave from his role as a golf analyst with CBS in the US.
Much to the delight of the 80 players, Ian and wife Jennie walked the fairways of Twin Waters and mixed freely with the youngsters.
He later presented trophies to the various winners including Jed.
Not only did Jed and Karis have identical scores, they also both carded two bogeys and four birdies in their rounds.
Karis, a 15 year-old student at Kelvin Grove State College Golf Excellence Program, finished two strokes clear of Lochie Coleborn (Mount Coolum).
Jed was five shots clear of Aneka Park (Caloundra).
As a result of their victories, and courtesy of Baker-Finch, Jed and Karis will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Melbourne next year to contest the final qualifying round of the prestigious Aaron Baddeley International.
They will also be extended invitations into the Greg Norman Junior Masters and Invincibles Junior Masters Championships.
Jed also receives an automatic exemption into the final qualifying round of the 2016 Isuzu Queensland Open.
It has been a successful few weeks for both youngsters.
Karis won the prestigious 2015 Queensland Women's Stroke Play Championship last week and Jed took out the 15 and under Gary Player Junior Classic.