By a lucky coincidence, the 2014 Seattle Invitational lined up exactly with BK’s birthday. After dominating the tour of the Southern Hemisphere, KMJ was looking to extend her streak but not even the birthday boy could take down new competitor CP who beat us both out. At the least the birthday boy could claim second place over KMJ who clearly needs to alter her swing a bit now that she’s back up north.
conveniently there was a mini-golf course just a couple blocks from our motel in Taupo. BK was still looking for his first win in the southern hemisphere as we stepped on the classic garden type course. KMJ’s strong putting continued and she racked up another win despite the heavy wind coming off the lake.
Landing in Wellington, KMJ looked to extend her South Island domination across the straight and into the north. Carlucci Land is built in an old junkyard with lots of interesting obstacles. It was close throughout and when KMJ had a rough time on 15, BK looked headed to victory. But some errors on 17 for BK led to a draw in the end.
This may be the coolest course we’ve ever encountered. Each hole was uniquely designed with models and electric features that level the playing field based on chance of which tunnel or car your ball ends up in. Following up on her win in Te Anau, Kendra continued to dominate the South Island, this time beating BK by an impressive six strokes.
Though poorly covered in the media primarily due to the media having one to many Moscow Mules at the nearby Glacier Distillery the final round of the 2012 tour was contested at the challenging links of the Amazing Fun Center in West Glacier, Montana.
BK, continued to play in what was a signature style for the 2012 season allowing KMJ to build a lead on the front nine only to come charging back to seal victory with the masterful use of in-play water features on the 14th and 16th holes.
The 2013 tour will get underway this August with potential events in Astoria, Monterrey and Fairfield.