Kiera Floyd overcomes disaster to win at Rocklands
Johannesburg, South Africa (March 2019) – Kiera Floyd became the second girl winner in the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Juniors Series 2019, having survived a potentially disastrous two shot penalty on the 10th hole when she played the wrong ball on the Rocklands course at Country Club Johannesburg on Sunday 24 February 2019.
Despite the setback Kiera managed to shoot a four-under-par 68, her sizzling scoring a match for the blistering hot conditions on the day. She joins Jordan Rothman as girl winners in the #BridgeJuniorSeries this season, against fields stacked with some of the best junior boy golfers in the country.
Rocklands is a testing course which can show its teeth at any moment, as discovered by rising star Kian Rose who had been cruising to the title at 5 under after 13 holes, but his challenge was derailed by a double bogey on 14 followed by a quadruple bogey on 16 as he finished 4th on level par 72 – a round which included seven birdies.
Marno Lange, a 12-year-old from Serengeti, continued his dominance in the U13 division winning his third Bridge title of the season having previously reigned supreme in the U13 category at the Waterkloof and State Mines tournaments.
By winning the title Kiera qualifies for the regional finals of the #BridgeJuniorSeries in April 2019 where the ultimate prize is an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the glittering Junior North and South Championship at Pinehurst, USA in July this year.
The #BridgeJuniorSeries launched in July 2017 with 16 tournaments countrywide featuring Under-13 and Under-19 divisions for boys and girls. Endorsed by GolfRSA, the series is managed by Peter Little of the South African Golf Development Board.
“Kiera is an exceptionally gifted young player and we look forward to seeing her take on the boys at the regional finals,” says Paul Stewart, Executive Director at Bridge Fund Managers.
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