KeNako Academy hosted another event in the KeNako Junior Series this past weekend and Cameron Moralee set the Kingswood course alight by shooting a fantastic 65, made all the more commendable by the fact that he made a most unfortunate bogey at the 18th hole! Cameron’s 7 under par total is as far as we are aware the lowest score achieved at an official Southern Cape Junior Order of Merit (SCJOOM) tournament in the past 7 years and it is probably one of the lowest scores ever achieved at an official SCJOOM golf tournament.
Coming to the last hole Cameron was bogey free and he hit a great shot directly at the pin on the 18th hole, which is a tough par 3. Unfortunately he was a little too aggressive (he also no doubt had some adrenalin flowing despite his mental skills lessons!). His shot pitched just beyond the pin and on the firm greens bounced over the back into a tough position from where he was unable to get up and down. Cameron is a very talented young golfer and his ability is now really starting to come to the fore.
KeNako students Nicolas Maritz and Caylum Boon shared second place on level par 72. This is a career best SCJOOM performance by Nicolas, who won the countback to finish as the official runner-up, whilst it is good to see Caylum Boon returning to form. Nicolas joined the KeNako Academy program at the beginning of 2014. As has been the case with many students Nicolas has initially struggled but the fruits of his efforts and the quality of the program are now starying to bear fruit.
Young Devon Whitaker, another student who started with KeNako Academy in January 2014, also enjoyed a career best result in a SCJOOM tournament when he shot 80 to win the B Division. Devon is still quite small and as he strengthens up so too will his golf show even greater improvement. He is improving all the while and it is good to see him starting to be rewarded for his efforts.