MUNN ENJOYS TOP 10 IN MEXICO

11/06/2012

Manawatu Wanganui No.1 Joshua Munn has carded a one under par 71 Guadalajara Country Club to record a top 10 finish at the Mexican Amateur.

The 21-year-old from the Manawatu Golf Club, who made a name for himself last year when he won the ask>metro Muriwai Open on the Charles Tour, managed rounds of 72, 74, 73 and 71 to finish in a share of ninth place.

The Srixon Academy member finished on a two over par total of 290, 13 shots back from champion Sebastian Vazquez of Mexico who was proud to win his national title.

It was a good performance from Munn, whose other highlights in 2012 include leading the Manawatu – Wanganui team to victory at the SBS Invitational and fourth at Muriwai in his title defence.

Auckland No.1 Sam An was not at his best in Mexico. The 18-year-old carded rounds of 83, 80 and 78 to finish in a share of 102nd place and miss the three round cut.

Campbell slips at St Andrews

Masterton amateur Ben Campbell has faded on the final day of the St Andrews Links Trophy in Scotland to finish in a share of 35th place.

The New Zealand No.2 was in a share of 11th place at the Home of Golf after rounds of 69 and 71 but had back to back rounds of 73 on Sunday to drop 24 places.

Campbell, who finished fourth in the individual rankings at the Eisenhower in 2010, is looking to find some form to be selected for the World Team’s Championship in Turkey in September.

Daan Huizing cruised to victory in the St Andrews Links Trophy and set a new record low score for the tournament.

The 21-year-old Dutchman finished on a 23 under par total of 264 after rounds of 65 on the New Course and 64, 68 and 67 on the Old Course. He shaved nine shots off the previous record score in the 72 hole tournament and finished 14 shots clear of 2009 champion Alan Dunbar from Rathmore in second place.

Huizing became the first player to win the St Andrews Links Trophy and the Lytham Trophy in the same year following on from his 11 shot victory at Royal Lytham.

“This afternoon I hit my second to the first a bit fat but after that had a lot of birdie chances through good wedge play to the first ten greens,” he said.

“I was hitting them close and didn’t hole many big putts. I have improved my attitude this year and have been concentrating on distance control.”

 

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  • OOM LEADERBOARD

    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Koh, Tae 309.40
    2 Toomey, Luke 182.26
    3 Munn, Joshua 173.74
    4 McCall, Vaughan 160.84
    5 Riordan, Blair 122.33
    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Keh, Mun Chin 271.61
    2 Guo, Lita 179.50
    3 Cassidy, Chantelle 153.70
    4 Alvarez, Julianne 113.00
    5 Seifert, Hana-Rae 96.94