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Kenny Leseur finishes 44th at IMG Junior World Championship

Kenny Leseur (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Kenny Leseur’s struggles continued in the final round of the IMG Junior World Championship at Torrey Pines South Course in San Diego, California, yesterday.

Starting the day tied for 38th, the Bermudian carded a six-over 77 that included six bogeys to finish tied for 44th in the boys 15 to 18 division at 17-over 301.

Leseur’s woes were perhaps further compounded having gone the second straight round without a single birdie.

Things appeared promising for the International Junior Golf Academy student who was at even par for the round through the opening six holes.

However, his fortunes took a dramatic turn for the worst after making three successive bogeys to make the turn in the red.

That trend continued on the back nine as Leseur bogeyed three of the first four holes, including the par-five 13th, which he eagled earlier in the week.

He played the remaining five holes at even par to stop the rot and bring his round full circle. However, the damage had already been done.

Leseur was in the thick of contention at the halfway stage of the 54-hole tournament.

The promising amateur shot a superb one-under 70 in the second round, which included two eagles and as many birdies, that left him tied for tenth.

Ultimately, that proved to be as good as it would get for the former Male Junior Athlete of the Year, who will be keen to bounce back at the earliest opportunity.

Meanwhile, Gavin Aurilia, from Phoenix, Arizona, won the tournament by four shots.

Aurilia carded a 72 during the final round to finish at three-under 281.

Matthew Broder, from San Diego, finished second at one over for the tournament.

Ian Maspat, also from San Diego, rounded off the podium in third a further two shots back.

Ian Gilligan, from Reno, Nevada, shot yesterday’s lowest round of 69, which included three birdies and a solitary bogey.

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Published July 17, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated July 16, 2021 at 10:22 pm)

Kenny Leseur finishes 44th at IMG Junior World Championship

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