Kenny Leseur joint third in San Diego
Kenny Leseur produced a solid display at the Future Champions of Golf International Championship in San Diego this week.
The Bermudian finished tied for third in the boys’ 15-18 division at five-under 205, only one shot off the lead.
Leseur carded an even-par 70, which included three birdies, a bogey and a double bogey, during Wednesday’s final round of the 54-hole event at the Singing Hills Willow Glen layout.
“Overall I played very consistent over the three days,” he told The Royal Gazette. “There was 140 players and only 30 made the cut, which was three over.
“I was two back going into the final round. I played well all-round with a lot of pars.”
Leseur was one under with three holes left to play but dropped two shots at the par-four 16th, which all but ended his title hopes.
“On 16, I was one under on the day and six under in total, which would have been enough to get into the play-off,” he added.
“I hit it down the right side of the fairway and it bounced to the right a couple yards into the rough.
“The course is very narrow and trees were close to the fairway. I was stuck in the middle of a tree root, which was very unlucky considering I hit a good shot off the tee.
“I had to take an unplayable because I had the risk of breaking my club or breaking my wrist. I ended up making double bogey and then parred 17 and birdied 18, and fell just one short.
“Without that I think I would’ve won the tournament, but I am still pleased with the way I played with a very strong field.”
Leseur finished tied for third along with Hunter Pro, of New Jersey.
American Steven Deutsch beat Joaquin Ethan Hernandez, of the Philippines, in a play-off to win the event after the pair remained tied at six-under 204 after 54 holes.
Deutsch shot a bogey-free five-under, 65, the lowest of the final round.