In the days leading into the tournament the intensely hot spell experienced in South East Queensland over the past few days threatened to jeopardise the event but storms on Monday evening took the heat out of the region.
The leader in the Boys division after round is Townsville golfer Justin Morley who recorded an opening round of 74 to be one ahead of pre tournament favourite Anthony Quayle of the Hills International and Tasmania's, Jack Tregaskisja.
In the Girls Division Jen Goh and Meng Lin lead after opening rounds of 75, that pair three shots ahead of their nearest rival.
The event, which is being promoted by the Hills International Educational Facility at Jimboomba south of Brisbane, continues on Wednesday and Thursday.
Players from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Singapore as well as several leading Australian juniors are in the field which carries World Ranking Status sanctioned by the Royal and Ancient Club of St Andrews.
The winners will receive automatic entry into the Greg Norman Masters as well as qualify for the next three tournaments in the series (Korea, Taiwan and China).
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