Ryan Chisnall third in Mexico, second in pairs with Nick Voke
Tasman golfer Ryan Chisnall has completed a good week at the Mexican Amateur Championship with a solid third, just three shots behind local winner Aarón Terrazas of Mexico.
In addition Chisnall was second in the pairs’ event with Nick Voke from Auckland.
Chisnall said the Mexican course at the Campeche Country Club was very tough.
“The course was demanding off the tee, with OB (out of bounds) both left and right on most holes; it was very punishing,’’ Chisnall said.
“I was extremely happy with how my game held up and it was a good reflection on the things I’ve been working on are paying off.”
Chisnall will be ruing his final round 74 that took away his chances of taking out the title.
“I was naturally a little disappointed to not get anything going on the back nine in the final round and being only two back with eight to go, I was a chance.”
The New Zealanders had to deal with severe heat that they certainly weren’t used to, but adjusted well and showed they are world class after finishing the week in an impressive second place when the competition’s last round did not count for the pairs’ event.
“The weather was intensely hot. It was 35 degrees most days but with the humidity was feeling like 47! Seriously tough yakka,” Chisnall said.
“It was a solid effort for the team finishing second. If the last round had counted we would have won by miles. But all in all another great experience for the both of us.”