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Age group glory for Leseur

Title joy: Kenny Leseur (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Bermudian Kenny Leseur won the under-16 age group at the Lake Country Open on the weekend, shooting two three-under-par rounds of 69 to win by eight strokes.

Leseur, a student at the IJGA Golf School in Florida, also had the lowest score overall in the first tournament of the school year.

The tournament, held in a small town called Howey-in-the-Hills, was reduced from a 54-hole event to 36 holes because of the approaching hurricane Dorian which has been downgraded to a Category 2 as it approaches the Florida, Georgia and South Carolina coast.

“This week I played some of the best golf I’ve ever played,” Leseur said.

“I started off solid on both rounds and had a good chance with all of my putts to make birdies.

“Mission Inn [golf resort] is one of the hardest courses in Florida and it was the first time I have shot under par there. Hopefully I can take this momentum into my next few tournaments and play well in those.”

Safety was a major concern for the youngsters after the tournament as they were moved to a Disney resort where they had electricity and wi-fi to be able to communicate with their families.

“Yes, the hurricane is no longer going to hit, but we moved to Disney for safety and to have power if it were to go out,” Leseur said yesterday. “Everything has been good so far and I am looking forward to getting back and playing golf.”