Sunday, February 25, 2024

Tee-Riffic! : Zheng pursues his golf dream in the USA

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The talent and hard work of golfer Jimmy Zheng has been recognised with the award of an academic and sporting scholarship to Duke University, one of the powerhouses of American Collegiate sport.

Zheng (Hillary House), who plays off an impressive handicap of 2.6, captained the Macleans Premier Golf Team during their victory in the 2018 NZ Secondary Schools Championship and retention of the title this year.

The team is also the Auckland 18 and 9-hole champions. He was named Macleans College Sportsman of the Year for 2019 at the recent senior prizegiving.

Jimmy Zheng in action. Photo supplied

This has been a very successful year for Zheng as he gained third place in the NZ Secondary School Championship and a number of high placings in tournaments in New Zealand, Australia and the USA.

These include second places in both the IMG Academy Junior World Championship International in California and in the American Junior Golf Association International tournament in Indiana as well as 10th place in the New Zealand Men’s Amateur Championships.

These achievements stand Jimmy in good stead for pursuing a career as a professional golfer.


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