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Canterbury teen golfer Kazuma Kobori back on the greens after winning NZ PGA tournament

Canterbury teenage amateur golfer Kazuma Kobori was back on the green yesterday, after winning the New Zealand PGA event in Rangiora on Sunday.

The 17-year-old said he found it hard to sleep on Sunday night after winning the final round with a score 69, holding off his rivals with a four shot win.

"Yeah I've settled down a bit now, but last night I was definitely buzzing out, couldn't really get to sleep, unreal," said Kobori.

The North Canterbury teen played against the best seasoned professionals in Australasia.

"Yeah felt amazing, they [professional players] were really nice guys, got a nice conversation going in during the round."

Kobori hopes to one day be a professional and follow in the footsteps of his idol - Tiger Woods.

"Definitely Tiger, the amount of clutch puts he's made and the way he handles himself on the course is quite incredible and I hope to be like him soon."

The 17-year-old kept his cool yesterday, holding off the pros as he scored 69 final, winning by four shots. Source: 1 NEWS


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