Watts steady, Reich struggles in G4D Open final round
Friday, 12 May 2023: South Africa’s David Watts closed his G4D Open campaign with a round of 77 to earn a 13th-place finish while Trevor Reich battled to a final round 92 and a share of 33rd-place at Woburn Golf Club on Friday.
Watts made a difficult start to his day with four dropped shots in his first five holes. The Les Autres golfer notched his first red-number at the par-5 6th but two ensuing bogeys saw him turn in 5-over par 41.
Watts’ beginning to the back-nine was measured, mixing a birdie at the 10th with a bogey at the 12th-hole. Back-to-back pars followed before he notched a second birdie-4 of the nine at the 14th. The South African Disabled Golf Association ambassador dropped a shot at his final hole to sign for a round of 77 to round off a solid week.
Watts highlighted how the first iteration of the G4D Open served to garner more attention for the world of golf for persons with a disability.
“Every G4D event is great to be a part of and play in and it’s been wonderful to see how the inclusive nature of this event has trained so many additional eyes on the world of disabled golf this week,” said Watts.
Leg-amputee Reich was behind the 8-ball early in his second round as he opened with three successive double-bogeys. To his credit he responded with four pars in the next five holes but a fourth double-bogey at the 5th and a dropped shot at the 9th meant he turned in 46.
Bogeys at the 10th and 11th preceded two consecutive double-bogeys. Bogeys at the 15th and 18th along with a double-bogey at his penultimate hole of the day consigned Reich to a round of 92.
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