Couper Smith 3rd in Syd­ney

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

MOSS­MAN pint sized ju­nior golfer Couper Smith has put in an­other out­stand­ing per­for­mance at the US Kids Aus­tralian Ju­nior Golf Cham­pi­onships at Moore Park Golf Course in Syd­ney last week com­ing third place in the Un­der 10 boys di­vi­sion.

The first round saw Couper four shots off the place, in a tight group be­hind the even­tual win­ner from the United States with a round of 78.

He then fired a sec­ond round score of 79 in heavy rain and windy con­di­tions to fend off a num­ber of the coun­try’s best young golf stars in­clud­ing the South African Un­der 10 cham­pion to come in third place.

The high­light of the tour­na­ment was scor­ing two ea­gles on the same hole on con­sec­u­tive days. Couper will now have the ag­o­nis­ing wait to see if he re­ceives an in­vi­ta­tion to com­pete in the World US Kids cham­pi­onships at Pine­hurst in North Carolina, US, the home of US golf.

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