Buoyed, yes, but he?s not overwhelmed

YEPPOON teenager Boyd Watts has a young, but wise head on his shoulders.

Watts, 15, is taking his latest victory in his stride after winning the amateur A grade division at the weekend's Pat O'Driscoll Real Estate Tropical Auto Group Pro Am 2005 Golf Classic at Rydges Capricorn Resort.

"It feels great,'' Watts said.

He carded 294 over the four days to win the amateur division by one stroke from Yeppoon's Trevor Tougher.

During the week Watts played alongside professionals like runner-up Eddie Barr, Jarrod Lyle and he also caught up with Peter Senior, one of his playing partners from the 2004 event.

"It's no different than playing juniors,'' Watts said. "You just have to do what you have to do.''

Watt's success is a reward for hard work ? practising three hours a day every afternoon and playing at every opportunity. After a big run on the Central Queensland junior circuit last year Watts captured last month's Central Queensland Men's Open Championship closed title and has played in Brisbane this year.

Watts will play this weekend's Queensland Foursomes Championships at Keperra, in Brisbane.

This year's B grade amateur winner was Rydges' Phil Ryan. Top 5 amateurs ? Boyd Watts 294 (69, 78, 74, 73); Trevor Tougher 295 (72, 73, 77, 73); Daniel Nisbit 300 (74, 74, 77, 73); Scott Perro 310 (76, 82, 75, 77); Steve Anderson 311 (79, 79, 76, 77).



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