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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Bermuda's David Ferreira Wins Mid-Amateur Qualifier

A proven champion and an unproven newcomer shared medalist honors in a U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifier administered by GAP Monday at a steamy Indian Valley Country Club.

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club’s Will Davenport, who captured the GAP Middle-Amateur earlier this year, and Bermudian Merion Golf Club’s David Ferreira, whose round total for 2019 sits in the single digits, carded respective 5-under-par 67s at the Par 72, 6,769 yards Course to top the leaderboard and thus grab two of five qualifying positions available.

The U.S. Mid-Amateur will take place September 14th – 19th at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo.

Playing in the afternoon, Ferreira matched Davenport’s mark thanks to a fist-pumping chip-in birdie on No. 18 (par 4, 387 yards).

“I had to shape a 9-iron [from 146 yards uphill] in there [for my approach]. It was one of those lies where you had to keep the clubhead moving through the ball,” Ferreira, 37, of Haverford, Pa., said. “I was having a great day. I knew that I was right there. I just wanted to be aggressive. Sometimes you just get lucky. That one went right in the heart, which is awesome.”

Luck also intervened on No. 9 (par 4, 367 yards), where Ferreira’s tee shot ricocheted off a tree and into the fairway. He then knocked a 9-iron 156 yards to 12 feet for birdie.

“I thought from No. 9, things were kind of going my way. I just needed to hang on through the back nine,” Ferreira said.

That he did. Back-to-back birdies on Nos. 14 (par 4, 377 yards) and 15 (par 5, 551 yards) separated Ferreira: a wedge 135 yards to 15 feet on the former, an up-and-in on the latter.

“The greens were great today. They rolled true,” Ferreira, a partner at a hedge fund in Chadds Ford, Pa., said. “If you hit your lines, you were in good shape. I hit my lines. I have no clue about any stats. I was taking it one shot at a time.

“I was pretty loose. I was just coming out here having fun. I holed a bunch of putts thanks to my caddie, Des Atkinson. He made sure I got over the line.”

Ferreira, a Bermuda native, moved to the Philadelphia area nine years ago for the sake of matrimony. He grew up “playing regional tournaments against Justin Rose, and I would lose all of the time.” Golf is limited these days — professional and personal (three kids under the age of 6) obligations. But now a national event awaits.

“I’m going to show up, apologize to my wife profusely and have a ton of fun. Zero expectations,” Ferreira said. “I’m thrilled that I put up a great round of golf today. I’m going to really enjoy my first USGA experience.”
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Leseur Concludes Optimist Bowl Tournament

Kenny Leseur concluded competing at the Blue Monster at Dural in the Optimist Bowl Junior Golf Tournament.

Leseur shot a Final Round 9-over par 80 to finish 7th overall. Leseur’s Round consist of 1 Birdie, 9 Pars, 7 Bogey’s and 1 Double Bogey.

Following his Final Round, Leseur said, “Today I had a good front nine and was only two back going into the last nine. Then on the 10th tee when I was getting ready to hit blood starting gushing out of my nose.”

Leseur continued, “The medical team came out and walked next to me for the back nine and the bleeding finally stop on the 15th hole, the Medical people wanted to take me out of the tournament but I had to finish.”

Leseur concluded, “I was coughing up blood on the hole nine. I was looking forward to the final 9 holes because I knew that I had 4 great Birdie chances, but all the blood that came out sucked the life out of me.”
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Leseur T2nd at Optimist Bowl at the Blue Monster

Kenny Leseur continued competing at the Blue Monster at Dural in the Optimist Bowl Golf Tournament.

Going into the day as the Joint Leader, Leseur shot a Second Round 5-over par 76 and is now T2nd, at 4-over par with Weston Jones, they are one stroke off the leader Nashawn Tyson.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Leseur Share Dural Lead
Kenny Leseur began competing at the Blue Monster at Dural in the Optimist Bowl Golf Tournament.

Leseur shot a 1-under 71 and shares the lead with Zachery Pollo.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Leseur Finishes T2nd in SJGT Southern Junior Tournament

Kenny Leseur concluded competing in the SJGT Southern Junior Golf Tournament at Saugahatchee in Alabama.

At the end of the Second Round in the Boy’s 14-15 Division, Leseur would finish T2nd. Leseur shot a Second Round 6-over par 78, with Brock Blais shooting a 1-under par 71 to win at 2-over with Leseur and Ward Harris both on 5-over par..

Leseur starting with back to back Pars on the Front Nine, e would then have 1 Bogey, before hitting four consecutive Pars, a Bogey and a Par saw him move to 2-over making the turn.

Leseur on the Back Nine began with a Double Bogey on the par 5 10th, Leseur would then run off five more Birdies, before finishing with a Bogey, Par, Bogey to close out his Round.

Leseur’s Second Round consisted of 13 Pars and 4 Bogey’s and 1 Double Bogey.

Kenny Leseur’s SJGT Southern Junior Golf Tournament First Round Scorecard

1 – 5 –Par
2 – 4 – Par
3 – 4 – Bogey
4 – 3 – Par
5 – 4 – Par
6 – 4 – Par
7 – 3 – Par
8 – 5 - Bogey
9 – 4 – Par
Leseur made the Turn at 2-over Par
10 – 5 – Double Bogey
11 – 4 – Par
12 – 4 – Par
13 – 3 – Par
14 – 4 – Par
15 – 5 – Par
16 – 3 – Bogey
17 – 4 – Par
18 – 4 – Bogey
Leseur closed out his Final Round +6
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