Shergo Kurdi has launched his season in fine style by finishing second at the season-opening Journey to Jordan MENA Tour event held at Ayla Golf Club, in Aqaba.
His brilliant runners-up spot to England’s David Langley ensured he finished as the best placed amateur following three eventful rounds of golf on the Red Sea resort course.
The 16-year-old co-lead after the first round, dropped four late shots in his second round and couldn’t buy a putt early in the final round. It took a bogey on the 11th to fire him up and the result was three successive birdies as he climbed back up the leaderboard.
“A three-under-par round is never bad, but it was getting frustrating out there,” the two-time Jordan Open winner said. “I must have missed five birdie putts from inside 5-10 feet range. But I just kept patient and my dad did a great job on the bag as he kept motivating me and giving me positive thoughts.
“I am very proud of what I managed to achieve – runner-up and the best amateur. This is also my best finish on the MENA Tour and this gives me so much confidence for the future.
“To do it in Jordan and at Ayla Golf Club, who have been so supportive of me, makes this even more special.”