To be honest due to the cyclone I haven’t had the best preparation before heading to this event. We’re kiwis though. No excuses, suck it up n get on with it. Toughest course I’ve played and it was cold. First round started well then I had the first quadruple bogie of my life and followed it up with a double two holes later. 5 birdies on the back got me back to even par 72 to finish the first round. Second round 67 kept me in the hunt and a “best round of the tournament” 65 in my 3rd round gave me a 3 shot lead.
The final round taught me how important patience is. I battled and fought for everything and the leader board on the 18th tee box showed I was 4 shots clear. After one of my best tee shots of the week I knew I had done it. So proud of myself. Found out afterwards I won a spot to the Australian open. Happy days. Thanks NZ Golf for the opportunity.