61 - A Round to Re­mem­ber

HK Golfer - - Hk Men's Close Amateur Championships -

Leon D’Souza shot a nine-un­der 61 in the first round, which cer­tainly was a round to re­mem­ber. Speak­ing of his record-set­ting round at the

New Course in Fan­ling, Leon re­called ev­ery hole vividly. “I ac­tu­ally bo­geyed the first,” he said, “But then I got very lucky and made 3 birdies in the next 4 holes.”

Ten­sion was build­ing as Leon ap­proached the sixth tee but he stayed focused and re­minded him­self to ‘keep the ball in play’. He caught 4 more birdies be­fore the turn and wowed ev­ery­one with a front-nine 28.

Leon kept his nerves on the back-nine and birdied the two par-fives. Af­ter 17 holes he was eight-un­der and en route to mak­ing his­tory. “The 18th tee is al­ways tough be­cause it’s a blind shot,” he said, “I man­aged to find the fair­way and set my­self up for a birdie chance.” He caught his tenth birdie and fin­ished his round with a high note.

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