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Leseur outlines potential

Kenny Leseur

Kenny Leseur punched well above his weight competing on the IMG Junior Golf Tour in Florida at the weekend.

The Bermudian underlined his potential after finishing tied for eighth among a formidable field of 49 players competing in a 36-hole Junior World qualifying tournament at the 6,744 yard, par 72 Stone Creek Golf Club.

Leseur shot a one-over-par 145 at the Terry Doss-designed layout, competing in the 15 to 18 age group for the first time.

He got off to a rocky start during the opening round on Saturday after making three bogeys on the front nine, which left him at three over par at the turn. However, he steadied the ship coming in with three birdies to finish the round at even par.

He coped much better on the front nine during the second and final round, which he played at even par after making a birdie and a bogey.

However, his consistency eluded him on the back nine where he made three bogeys and two birdies to the complete the round and tournament at one over, wich left him well shy of the sole Junior World qualifying spot.

Leseur has thrived competing in Florida in recent months having won the 12-14 age group and finished third overall at the Future Collegians World Tour Junior Golf Tournament at the Falcons Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee last December.

Wanxi Sun, of the United States, shot an eight-under-par 136 to win last weekend’s Junior World qualifier at Stone Creek by three shots.