Rotorua, where KMJ continued to dominate and secured the Southern Hemisphere championship of 2014, 4-01 over BK, woot!
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.
The second and final leg of the North American Mega-Mall tour stops was played today on the Putt n’ Glow links at the mighty West Edmonton Mall. As with the last stop at the Mall of America, KMJ jumped out to an early 4 stroke lead in the first few holes before BK settled into his game.
KMJ maintained a 3 stroke lead at the turn where a series of cunningly designed volcano style holes stymied both players with triple bogeys all around on three of the last 10 holes. BK managed to pull within one with an excellent tee shot on 15 and then with his back to the wall sank a clutch hole in one put on the 16th while KMJ hit par but the score was tied going into 17.
On the 17th BK tapped in a birdie putt for the lead going into the 18th where both players triple bogeyed to end the match. So far BK leads the 2012 tour with victories in Scottsdale, Minneapolis and Edmonton while KMJ took the season opener in Austin.