Hayden Garcia Loses Kingswood Club Champs in Play-off

This past weekend saw the playing of the Kingswood Club Championships.  Several KeNako students performed very well with KeNako’s Hayden Garcia losing the Championship to Jovan Rebula in a play-off.  Hayden got to the final hole 5 under par for the tournament and leading by 2 shots, but unfortunately he flew his 8 iron to the par 3 hole measuring 165m to the pin straight over the green, a carry in excess of 170m!  His ball landed against the tall fescue grass and he was unable to get a club on it, resulting in a double bogey 5.  Despite losing in the play-off Hayden once again played very well (70, 71) and his golf continues to improve.  The Kingswood lay-out is a tough challenge so it was an excellent achievement to score three under par off the Championship tees.

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Hayden Garcia

Hayden Garcia

Other notable performances included Franklin Manchest who finished Tied 3rd with two level par rounds of 72; James Pennington 5th (71, 74); Jabulane Mabilane 6th (70, 76); Eric Park 7th (75, 74) and Malcolm Flanegan 8th (75, 76).  KeNako students filled 6 of the top 8 positions.

The Kingswood Club Championship regrettably clashed with the huge Ultra Live Music Festival that was hosted in Cape Town on Friday night and several KeNako students had unfortunately already booked tickets to the Ultra Music Festival before the dates for the Kingswood Club Championships were announced.   Feedback is that these boys enjoyed their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch some of the world’s leading DJ’s such as Dutch superstar Tiësto and others in action.  It’s a pity that they missed the Kingswood Club Championships but it is also understandable that sometimes compromises need to be made.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]