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‘It’s another learning experience and I will continue to get better’

Daniel Augustus

Daniel Augustus and Camiko Smith are determined to take the positives despite disappointing final rounds at the Advocates Professional Golf Association Tour Black History Month Classic.

After topping the leaderboard just after the start of the round, Smith dropped away to finish tied for 23rd, while Augustus finished 19th, and both players have now had a chance to reflect on their performances.

“I didn’t play to my standards and that’s the reason why I didn’t finish as well,” Augustus said.

“I had a lot of bright moments in my round and there are a lot of positives to take away after playing below average, below par and below my own standards but still finishing under par for my tournaments, which is always a good thing.

“I am not as hot as I was last season but that comes in golf and you just have to learn to ride the wave as long as you can and continue to improve, and that’s exactly what I am going to do. It’s just another learning experience to me and I will continue to get better.”

A quadruple bogey and two bogeys derailed Smith’s attempt to win but he is keen to focus on the positives going forward.

“I have a few things that my team and I can measure off going forward and I will be working to improve,” he said.

“Overall it was a good two days of competitive tournament golf and it’s important that if one wants to raise their game to a higher level, you must compete overseas in a highly competitive environment.”

Augustus, who finished sixth on the Lexus Cup points list with four top-five finishes, including second at the APGA Scottsdale and tied for second at the APGA Mastercard Tour Championship, was thrilled to have compatriot Smith among the field.

“It’s good to have Camiko out here and have someone else that speaks the way I speak and understands the things I say,” he said.

“That’s always a great thing, so I am happy about that and look forward to playing more events with him out here and having a familiar face out in the field.”

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Published March 03, 2023 at 10:38 am (Updated March 03, 2023 at 10:38 am)

‘It’s another learning experience and I will continue to get better’

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