Boyd?s golfing holiday a hard slog


WHILE many students will be taking time out to relax during the school break, St Brendan's student Boyd Watts has a heavy golfing itinerary to face.

The promising teenage golfer is off to New Zealand to play for Australia in the Clare Higson Trophy event which is to be played at Hamilton on New Zealand's North Island.

It is a two-day event for junior golfers under the age of 18 years.

"I've not played golf over there," Boyd said. However he said he was not too concerned about playing in the cooler climate.

The journey does not stop there for the youngster, who is playing off a plus-one handicap.

That tournament is played on September 26 and 27, and just two days later he faces a second Kiwi challenge.

"I'm competing in the New Zealand under-19 championship."

That event is at the Ngarauwahia Golf Course about 30 minutes out of Hamilton.

When Watts makes his return to Australia he won't be heading straight back to Yeppoon.

"I'll then play in the Gary Player Classic at Brisbane," he said.

The Gary Player is being played at the Pacific Golf Club on October 3-6



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