Kyle not to be taken for granted after win
Friday, 8 June 2012
New South Wales Trainee Kyle Grant has taken out this year’s Bundaberg Motor Group QLD Trainee Championship with a solid even par in tough conditions to finish the tournament at 8 under par.
Kyle Grant stood alone in the lead after the third round with an equal course record 8 under and again found the course to his liking. A strong start saw Grant extend his lead by three shots early in his round opening a solid buffer ahead of his nearest rivals Adam Northey and Jack Wilson. Both Northey and Wilson could only watch on as Grant continued his domination of the Coral Cove layout early in the round finding two birdie opportunities in the first three holes.
Conditions started favourably for the players but winds picked up considerably during the round to challenge player’s opportunities to score well. Of the lead group opportunities did not go in Northey’s favour and four bogies across the round saw him drop out of contention. Victorian Trainee Jack Wilson was able to hold his round together and even though he was one over coming into the tail end of his round, he birdied the last three holes to finish at 2 under for the day and second overall behind Grant.
“To win this tournament was definitely my goal coming into the week” said Grant. “Everything went my way yesterday and to hold it together today to finish on top in front of such a large number of supporters and fellow Trainees is a great result.”
The event was again well received by the local community and the support from local business such as Bundaberg Motor Group is testament to this. Leading principal Brad Solomon was very positive regarding their in the event.
“It’s great for us to be involved in an event that brings support both financially and morally to the region. To have an event that showcases the next generation of golfing talent is such a benefit to the community”
The PGA Trainees whilst in the region have also been involved in community engagement activities such as a Hospital visit to the children’s ward, coaching clinics and also a visit to the local Hinkler Shopping Centre where they were well received. All the Trainees both from QLD and visiting from interstate are looking forward to returning next year to compete in “Bundaberg’s best show on grass”.