BGGA Student-Athlete Success at Prestigious St. Augustine Amateur
BGGA’s Petr Hruby takes second and breaks tournament record
Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) student-athletes had four players inside the Top-10 finishes at the prestigious St. Augustine Amateur at St. John’s Golf Club.
Petr Hruby had been putting really well, but missed a 12-footer from the fringe on No. 18 that cost him the title. U-Minn Woon won by one stroke with a 9-under par 201, which shattered the old tournament record of 204. Hruby also broke the record with an 8-under 202.
“It didn’t break as I thought and it didn’t go in,” Hruby said of the final putt, with left him with a bogey on the par-4 18th and a 1-under 69 on the day.
“I played with him the last two days and I’ve seen him make putts, so I wouldn’t have been surprised if he made it,” said Woon, 23, who entered the final round a shot behind Hruby and BGGA’s Tianyu Wu, who finished sixth with a 3-under 207.
Hruby, a native of the Czech Republic, traveled with nine other classmates from Bishops Gate Golf Academy in Howey-In-The-Hills. The high school senior has committed to play golf at the University of Washington next year.
“It was a good fight,” said Hruby. “The course was awesome considering the storm they had. The first two days were wet. But the greens were awesome the whole week.”
The St. Augustine Amateur is an invitation only event and had 77 players in the field
BGGA student-athlete results:
St. Augustine Amateur (St. John’s Golf Club, St. Augustine FL, Oct 12-14, 2018)
2 Petr Hruby -8 (64-69-69/202)
6 Tianyu Wu -3 (69-64-74/207)
7 Mauricio Figueroa E (67-70-73/210)
T10 Xavier Marcoux +2 (70-68-74/212)
T20 Hiroshi Tai +7 (74-72-71/217)
T32 Egor Zotov +12 (73-74-75/222)
T32 Alexandre Liu +12 (73-76-73/222)
T56 Aryman Mohan +22 (81-76-75/232)
T58 Christian Wentzel +23 (77-79-77/233)
73 Daniel Song +33 (86-81-76/243)