Bay of Plenty golfer Peter Lee has finished in a share of 16thplace in the 15 - 17 Boys category at the Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego.
The Rotorua golfer, who finished runner-up to Vaughan McCall in the New Zealand Amateur in April, has carded rounds of 78, 73, 75 and 73 at the Torrey Pines Golf Club for an 11 over par total and finish 13 shot back from Californian Rico Hoey who won the event by one shot.
It is a great result for Lee who impressed earlier this year at the Mount Maunganui when he beat a number of respected amateurs in the local game to make the New Zealand Amateur Final.
Srixon Development Squad Member Nick Voke has had rounds of 81, 78 and 78 to be in a share of 128thplace. He missed the cut on a 21 over par total.
In the team’s format for the 15- 17 Boys New Zealand finished tied fifth with Taiwan on a 31 over total 22 shots back from the winners America.
In the 13 - 14 Boys, Gulf Harbour golfer Ben Hume finished in a share of 79thplace after rounds of 76, 76 and 75 in the 54 hole event at Torrey Pines.
Christchurch golfer Marcel Boet had a six over par 77 in the third and final round to be tied 103rd. He finished on an 18 over par total after three rounds of 77.
New Zealand Golf Junior Tiger winner Michael Birchall was a further shot back on 19 over par after rounds of 78, 76 and 78 to be tied 108th.
In the 15- 17 Girls Championship Jesse Hamilton, who won the title last year, missed the cut in 2012.
In the 13- 14 Girls Championship Auckland golfer Brooke Hamilton finished in a share of 40thplace on a 12 over par total with rounds of 77, 75 and 76. Hamilton was 12 shots back from Californian winner Lilia Kha-Tu Vu.
Laura Hoskin and Lita Guo missed the cut in the 15- 17 age division.
Meantime Silvia Brunotti placed tied eighth in the 7-8 age division after signing for rounds of 66, 64 and 68 to finish on a 27 over par total for the 54 hole event.
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