Powerful last day for Knibbs at Latin America Novice Golf Championship
Jamaica’s William Knibbs had a tricky day on the fourth and last day of the eighth Latin America Novice Golf Championship (LAAC) on the Grand Reserve Golf Course in Puerto Rico.
He posted eight over par 80 on Sunday to finish the championship on 13 over par 301 to position 52nd on the chief board.
His scores on the three earlier days had been one over par 73 and two over 74 to make the reduce at three over par 147 after the second spherical. He posted one other two over par 74 for the third spherical for a three-day rating of 5 over par 221 on the level.
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He began his last spherical on gap quantity 10 with a bogey and adopted up that with a double bogey on 13, bogey on 15 and 18 for 5 over par 40 on his entrance 9. The again 9 was robust going as properly with a double bogey on gap quantity 4 then bogey on holes 5 and 7. He posted the one birdie of the spherical on his last gap of the championship (#9) for 3 over par on the again 9 and eight over par 80 for the spherical.
William Knibbs was philosophical about how he ended the championship however happy on the identical time for making the reduce for the primary time, on his third try. “Immediately was a tricky day. Obtained off to a sluggish begin and wasn’t capable of get issues again on observe. Generally with golf you may be so near doing issues so properly, nevertheless it looks like you’re miles away on the identical time. All in all, it was an incredible week for me. It was so good to make the reduce. I’m gonna take the momentum that I acquired from making the reduce and simply construct on that.”
Justin Burrowes who was Jamaica’s different competitor within the championship didn’t make the reduce for the primary time in 4 appearances.
The 2022 winner, Aaron Jarvis of the Cayman Islands scored two beneath par 70 for an total complete of 4 beneath par 284 (72, 70, 72, 70) and tied for the seventeenth place with one different golfer.
Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira of Argentina set a brand new report on his approach to being topped the 2023 Latin America Novice Champion forward of runner-up Luis Carrera who topped the chief board on the second day. Fernandez de Oliveira posted a whopping 23 beneath par 265 (68, 67, 67, 63) for the win whereas Carrera was 4 photographs behind on 19 beneath par 269.