A fair way to pro­fes­sional fu­ture

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

She hopes to turn pro­fes­sional in the fu­ture and af­ter her most re­cent re­sult at na­tion­als you could say that 17-year-old golfer Chantelle Cas­sidy is on the right course.

Ear­lier this month the Toko­roa High School stu­dent fin­ished sec­ond in the New Zealand un­der 19 cham­pi­onships at Chisholm Park in Dunedin.

Her rounds of 76, 76 and 80 were also good enough to place her sec­ond over­all with golfers from the U13, U15 and U17 age groups.

The over­all win­ner was an U17 golfer who beat Chantelle by two shots.

‘‘I played quite well in the first two rounds but I played con­sis­tently in the last round. I wanted to win it but I was think­ing about the weather con­di­tions.

‘‘It was cold, windy and there were storms. On my last day there was hail so it was freez­ing,’’ she said.

She was com­pet­ing against 30 other golfers from around New Zealand and one from Aus­tralia.

Chantelle has played golf since she was nine years old af­ter her grand­fa­ther in­tro­duced her to the sport.

Her goal is to be­come a pro­fes­sional player.

‘‘I try to prac­tise ev­ery day af­ter school for up to two hours.

‘‘I like that I get to meet so many dif­fer­ent peo­ple and make friends. I also get to play at a lot of dif­fer­ent golf cour­ses around the coun­try.’’

FULL SWING: Toko­roa High School stu­dent Chantelle Cas­sidy was sec­ond at the un­der 19 na­tion­als at Chisholm Park in Dunedin.

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