YOUNG Taj Egea, who represented Noosa in junior pennant competition as a 10-year-old before relocating to Brisbane, returned to his old stamping ground in style early in November to win this year’s Ian Baker-Finch Junior Classic with a spectacular round of 68.

Taj’s dad Andrew was the teaching pro at Noosa before he was appointed head professional at Wolston Park in Brisbane. His brother Jesse is an associate pro at Brookwater Golf Club.

Outstanding Southport star Shyla Singh shared top spot with Mikayla Dyal, of Royal Queensland, in the girls’ division, both shooting rounds of 72. Shyla won with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

The IBF Classic was run in conjunction with the Noosa Junior Classic after being washed out a fortnight earlier. Taj and Shyla each won $1000 scholarships, courtesy of Baker-Finch, to go towards travel and accommodation to a major event of their choosing. Mikayla won a $500 scholarship.

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