Young State champs set to swing on South Burnett green
Golf: A total of 175 of the state's best young golfers will descend on the South Burnett in coming days to take aim at becoming the best golfers in Queensland.
The 2018 Queensland School Sport Golf Championships will be held at both Kingaroy and Nanango Golf Clubs, with Kingaroy hosting 120 players in the 13 to 19 years, and Nanango hosting approximately 55 players in the 10 to 12 years division.
Convenor Lloyd Fairbairn, from Kingaroy State High School, said that player numbers for the championships were the best that he could recall.
"It's great that so many students from across Queensland get to come and show their best golf here, and it's great that we can showcase the South Burnett,” he said.
"Local businesses are certainly getting behind this event through financial support. "Accommodation will also be at a premium with approximately 500 extra visitors to the region for the duration of the carnival.
"The golf clubs have also been rallying around us, and they can't be thanked enough.” The championships take place from Sunday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 1, and local golf buffs are welcome to come and enjoy the skills demonstrated by these up-and-coming talents.
"In previous years, the likes of Adam Scott (US Masters Champion 2013 & former World # 1), Cameron Smith (US PGA tour winner, World #46), Jason Day (US PGA Winner 2015 and former World # 1), and Sarah Jane Smith nee Kenyon (currently playing the US LPGA tour, World # 76) have participated in this event,” Fairbairn said.
"Cameron Smith played in this tournament as a 13-year-old when last held in Kingaroy in 2007.
"That's why it's such a wonderful opportunity for our community to host - you never know you could be watching a future World Number 1 in person.”