2023 Australian Junior Amateur

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.

Eagle putt in the final round.
Tee shot on final hole.
Final putt to WIN.

2022 Waipawa 27 hole Open

Another local tournament this weekend. OOM even for HB Mens and Junior selections so hoping for some stiff competition. Had a 68 for the first 18, two eagles 3 birdies. Bit unlucky to have a lost ball, another competitor found it later in the day plugged in the middle of the fairway. Had the lead by one shot after 18 so good to feel a bit of pressure. Took control with another eagle and two birdies in the next 9 holes to win by 6 shots at 8 under par.

2022 Kaimai Classic

Kaimai Classic in Tauranga. Great to get away and play some good courses. Been working hard on course management and had a productive practice round with a few members who were very knowledgeable and very helpful. Had a really good first round at Omanu GC. Did just about everything I wanted to do including sinking some really nice putts for a solid 67. Handy 2 shot lead heading into Sunday. Second round at Mount Manganui GC. Started with a birdie and finished with an eagle. Very happy with my round of 65, even happier that I was able to back up my 67 from the previous day. Won the tournament by 10 shots, happy days and the hard work definitely paid off.

2022 Horowhenua Open

One days rest then off to Levin GC to defend my title at the Horowhenua open. Wanting to test myself and see if I can back up my performance from Taupo. Honestly it was a little slow over the first ,5-6 holes but managed a respectable 4 under par to lead by 1 after the first day. Day 2, I started well, I was 3 under after the first 9 holes. I had 2 disappointing holes on the back 9 but a birdie on the 17th after driving the green was enough to take the win by 2 shots. Very happy and learnt a lot about myself and my game.