He wants to compete against the world’s best
01 November 2012 | Annalie Anticevich
LA-VELLE Clark-Halket (7) is training hard for the world golf qualifier after failing to qualify for the European qualifier.
Clark-Halket recently started training with a new coach, Eben Uys, who is based at Living Waters Driving Range in Glen Marais.
La-Velle competed at the European qualifier on October 27 and 28 at Bronkhorstspruit Country Club. Although not qualifying, he still had among the best scores which qualified him to go to Scotland for three days to compete with the best in his age group in Scotland.
To qualify, the minimum required score over the two days was 92.
Dad Leslie said the weather on the first day did not really allow for a good round of golf, but La-Velle shot a 52.
“It was definitely also one of the most difficult courses we have played this year. Given the 52 on the first day, he had to shoot a 40 the next day to get his score of 92.
“With Eben’s expertise he lead La-Velle to a magnificent 42, which did not qualify him for the European tour, but he came in at fourth place with a score of 94, missing the requirement with two strokes.”
There are four tournaments left for the year, as the last one will be the world qualifier in December, for which Clark-Halket is training hard.
“He will not let a two-stroke shortfall in the European qualifier dampen his focus and concentration going forward,” his dad said.