It was all carelessness, says golf amateur

first_imgAmateur Anthony Quayle travelled to Papua New Guinea from Queensland, Australia, in an effort to gain professional tournament experience. As luck would have it, he became the runner-up of the 2016 PNG Golf Open after bowing out of a three-way playoff.In an exclusive interview at the Royal PNG Golf Course in Port Moresby, Quayle told Loop PNG: “I didn’t have a bogey all day so it was four birdies which were nice. I definitely gave myself a lot of opportunities today; I just couldn’t convert all of them. That is pretty normal and I am still happy with what I had.“What happened in the final playoff was all carelessness, I struck the ball nicely, giving all my concentration and estimation but unfortunately, it didn’t go my way as luck would have it.”Quayle’s caddie was his girlfriend, who inspired him to relax during the tournament.“I am happy to have Sophie out there with me as she brings the best out in me and playing out there, whenever I get frustrated, she keeps me a little bit more happy and focused.“However, the PGA has been very good to me and helped me out so I felt quite comfortable; I feel like my good stuff will be competitive.“My goal this year is to play as many professional events as I can to make that transition into the professional ranks a little easier and this is quite an achievement in a tournament like this.“It was all about the carelessness in the final hole of the playoff that I struck the ball without taking my time. I gave the game away but hope to be back and play in the 2017 Open with one or two changes that I feel I need to adjust on.”last_img