It’s good to see students and school leavers who have previously attended KeNako Academy continuing with their dream and doing well in the careers. 2 highlights are worth sharing. Kyle Barker, who joined KeNako in 2011 as an 11-year-old (the academy’s youngest ever student!), won the IGT Challenge Tour’s Wanderers Better Ball Challenge in partnership with Dylan Mostert. They beat a strong field that included current European Tour players with an outstanding return of 186 (61,63,62). And Breyten Meyer, who was one of KeNako’s first 4 students in 2009 when the academy building was not yet built, tied for 5th in the IGT Challenge Tour’s Waterkloof Challenge.
Tied with Breyten was Heinrich Bruiners, who started training at KeNako Academy in 2013 and who won his first Sunshine Tour event just 8 months after starting with the academy. Breyten and Heinrich scored 12 under par 204 – also tied with them were current European Tour player George Coetzee and Antonio Costa from Chile. We wish all of Kyle, Breyten and Heinrich well – we have fond memories of them.