Matt Griffin’s diary from the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship

Australian golfer Matt Griffin kept us updated on his week at the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship at The Hills golf course in Queenstown.

Matt Griffin finished off his week at the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship with a somewhat subdued final round. His week was full of birdies, but he managed only two on the final day which left him with a good finish but a little frustrated.

All up it was an encouraging week for Matt. A tie for 17th place contained lots of very good golf. He is not far away from a very low round, keep an eye on him over the coming months. Thanks for keeping us informed Matt!

Hi all,

Well Sunday afternoon got a bit hectic so it has taken me a while to write my blog for the final round. Once again we had perfect conditions for golf and it was great to see some good crowds out following the action around The Hills. Starting the day in 11th a good round would mean a top 10 finish and a satisfying week.  With the good conditions something in the 60’s would be required.

I didn’t get off to a great start though by paring my first 3 holes and then a bogey on the tough 4th wasn’t what I was after. Following that I played really well and gave myself plenty of chance but just couldn’t get anything going with the putter, which was really frustrating. I only managed birdies on the 11th and 13th to end up with a 1 under round of 71 and a 7 under total. To show the quality of pro golf to maintain my position on the last day I would have needed to shoot 3 under and the 1 under I shot saw me finish in 17th. Another solid week but not what I was really after considering the shape my game is in at the moment.

But I guess that’s the great thing about golf you have to be patient for the good stuff to come along. All in all it seemed the event went really well and we can look forward to it getting bigger and better in the years to come. Thanks to Michael Hill for staging the event on his course and I look forward to making it back in the near future to one of the great places of the world.


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