Shining star of Highbury Preparatory

2018-06-26 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedHighbury Preparatory School grade 2 pupil Asher Hollister recently competed against the world’s best young golfers at the annual U.S. Kids Golf European Championship 2018.

PHOTO: suppliedHighbury Preparatory School grade 2 pupil Asher Hollister recently competed against the world’s best young golfers at the annual U.S. Kids Golf European Championship 2018.

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HIGHBURY Preparatory School pupil Asher Hollister recently competed against the world’s best young golfers, from the ages of five to 18, at the annual U.S. Kids Golf European Championship 2018, coming in at number 11.

Hollister qualified to play in the U8 European Championship 2018 where he competed against 55 other qualified boys at Longniddry Golf Club in East Lothian, Scotland.

The weather was, on average, 10 degrees Celsius with lots of mist, wind and some light rain over the course of the three-day tournament. The course conditions were unlike anything he had played before and it was a true links course, full of undulations, thick rough and hard turf situated right on the ocean.

Over the three days of nine holes, which was a par 36 per nine, Asher finished up at number 11, on a level par total of 108, with rounds of 39, 34 and 35. The winner finished on 101 so the competition was very close and really came down to the last day of play, where anyone could have shot low and taken the winning trophy.

Asher’s father, Glenn Hollister, said he really thanks God for the privilege of being able to travel to Scotland and experience the home of golf first hand. “To carry the bag for Asher, to work as a team and do the best we can against some of the world’s finest competition is an experience I will forever cherish. I am so proud of Asher for, regardless of any result, he showed great resilience to compete, doing his best at all times, never giving up,” said the golfers father.

The proud father said that to share this with his son truly is something that he will forever be humbled by and he would forever be proud of Asher. -Supplied

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