Caylum Boon Wins KJSOOM at Oubaai

Caylum Boon has been playing some superb golf in 2014 but until this past weekend he had not managed to win a tournament.  He lost one tournament in a play-off and he has also finished second on another two occasions.  On Sunday at Oubaai he shot a tremendous 3 under par 69 to win by a single shot from last week’s SCJOOM winner and fellow KeNako student James Pennington.

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Caylum with KeNako professional Carlo Kok after winning the KJSOM at Oubaai

Caylum with KeNako professional Carlo Kok after winning the KJSOM at Oubaai

Caylum had got his card to 5 under par through 13 holes when he had something of a disaster on the par 3  14th hole where he four putted for a double bogey, but he kept his composure and finished with 4 straight pars to win from James, who birdied the 18th hole to finish just a stroke behind.  James too has been playing some very good golf in 2014 – it seems as if those students who have been on the KeNako Academy program for a while are really starting to display the benefits of being on the program.  All of the students are in excellent physical condition and the mental skills lectures are also no doubt playing a role in their success.

Hayden Garcia tied with Mandla Dlamini at one under par 71 for third place, so KeNako students once again dominated a Southern Cape Junior Order of Merit tournament and they maintained their 100 percent record in 2014.  Hayden had a triple bogey 7 on the par 4  13th Hole where his drive just went into the penal fescue grass, but he finished his round strongly with 3 birdies in the last 4 holes.

For young Swazi citizen Mandla Dlamini it was a career best tournament round.  Now that he has managed to break par more good rounds can be expected.

In the B Division new KeNako student, 13 year old Devon Whitaker, won the Best Nett prize.  It was good to see Devon proudly wearing his new KeNako tie for the first time!