AKSS Golf Strokeplay Competition

Author -  Shannon Sager

Yesterday I took 5 players to compete in the Auckland Stroke Play Golf Competition, the most prestigious event on the college calendar, where all the top golfers in Auckland compete. Over a 100 players entered the event all contesting to become the Champion of Auckland. There were +/- 20 scratch golfers so you can imagine the rivalry and competitiveness was very intense. Sung Jin Yeo (year 11) played extremely well in awful wet and windy conditions and managed to shoot an amazing 70 gross. Word soon spread around about his incredible score and at that stage he was easily the clubhouse leader. There were however, still 16 top rated players to complete their rounds. As each group of 4 came in we were informed that none of them had shot better than 70. It was only until the last group were walking down the 18th fairway that we received the news that there was only one other competitor that could equal or better Sung Jin’s total and that was Jake Lee from Massey who is currently ranked the Auckland no.1 player. He hit his second shot onto the green and had a birdie putt to win the tournament outright. With Sung Jin at my side we nervously watched Jake line up his putt. A large crowd of spectators had surrounded the green and everybody was aware what was at stake. The atmosphere was electric and the damp and dark conditions painted an eerie picture. A large sigh of both disbelief and relief was heard as the putt missed the hole and rolled 3 feet bye. The tension remained because now Jake had to sink this tricky downhill putt to equal Sung Jin’s score. This time the putt was holed resulting in the two boys coming tie equal, both shooting a 70 gross. Big hugs and handshakes were given all round, a tremendous achievement, a proud student and a very happy manager. The overall winner is then determined by a countback, due to the lack of time for a playoff, this meant that Sung Jin placed second overall.

Further to this Eujin Kang also received a trophy for coming second in the ladies nett (handicap deducted) and young Jaewoo Son (only year 8) came 4th in the boys nett.
So all in all another very successful day by the Pinehurst golfers.

Just thought I would also mention that Kit Bittle (Pinehurst player from last year) won the Open North Shore Classic over the weekend beating the same chap, Jake Li, in a playoff. This is a wonderful achievement especially as this is a very big tournament attended by many top players.

Steve Geach
Team Manager

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AKSS Golf Strokeplay Competition

Yesterday I took 5 players to compete in the Auckland Stroke Play Golf Competition, the most prestigious event on the college calendar, where all the top golfers in Auckland compete. Over a 100 players entered the event all contesting to become the Champion of Auckland. There were +/- 20 scratch golfers so you can imagine the rivalry and competitiveness was very intense. Sung Jin Yeo (year 11) played extremely well in awful wet and windy conditions and managed to shoot an amazing 70 gross. Word soon spread around about his incredible score and at that stage he was easily the clubhouse leader. There were however, still 16 top rated players to complete their rounds. As each group of 4 came in we were informed that none of them had shot better than 70. It was only until the last group were walking down the 18th fairway that we received the news that there was only one other competitor that could equal or better Sung Jin’s total and that was Jake Lee from Massey who is currently ranked the Auckland no.1 player. He hit his second shot onto the green and had a birdie putt to win the tournament outright. With Sung Jin at my side we nervously watched Jake line up his putt. A large crowd of spectators had surrounded the green and everybody was aware what was at stake. The atmosphere was electric and the damp and dark conditions painted an eerie picture. A large sigh of both disbelief and relief was heard as the putt missed the hole and rolled 3 feet bye. The tension remained because now Jake had to sink this tricky downhill putt to equal Sung Jin’s score. This time the putt was holed resulting in the two boys coming tie equal, both shooting a 70 gross. Big hugs and handshakes were given all round, a tremendous achievement, a proud student and a very happy manager. The overall winner is then determined by a countback, due to the lack of time for a playoff, this meant that Sung Jin placed second overall.

Further to this Eujin Kang also received a trophy for coming second in the ladies nett (handicap deducted) and young Jaewoo Son (only year 8) came 4th in the boys nett.
So all in all another very successful day by the Pinehurst golfers.

Just thought I would also mention that Kit Bittle (Pinehurst player from last year) won the Open North Shore Classic over the weekend beating the same chap, Jake Li, in a playoff. This is a wonderful achievement especially as this is a very big tournament attended by many top players.

Steve Geach
Team Manager
AKSS Golf Strokeplay Competition
 
 

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