NORTH ISLAND UNDER 19S: KATU CLAIMS MAIDEN TITLE

17/01/2014

Auckland golferJocelyn Katu sealed her first national age group title at the North Island Under 19 Championship at the Ngaruawahia Golf Club and Hamitlon Golf Clubs,

 

The Aviation Golf Club member, who held a five shot lead over Tyla Kingi (Opotiki) and Jiyeon Park (South Korea) heading into the final round, carded a 10-over par 82 in the difficult conditions of the final round to win by two shots from Park.

Christchurch golfer Hillary O'Connor (77) finished in third place and defending champion Celeste McLean (80) was fourth.

But Katu, even though she faded in the final round, showed that she is a player of potential with round of 71, 71 and 82 for an eight-over par, 224 total.

 

 

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