Jay Choi was happy and thankful to receive an invitation to play in the New Zealand PGA Championship in Queentown, New Zealand. You see, the NZ PGA invited only 3 player’s that are not member’s of the NZ PGA and all expense’s are paid for Jay’s travel and hotel expense’s. For this Jay was thankful and wanted to have a good showing to validate their decision to invite the young player from the Japan Golf Tour.
Jay has not disappointed the NZ PGA. In the first round he shot even par with 3 birdies and 3 bogy’s, nothing special according to Choi. The second round started with 4 consecutive pars before Jay bogied 8 and 11 to go 1 over for the tournament. The outgoing, talented player’s fortune’s turned on 13 where Jay birdied 13, 14, 15, pared 16 and finished with a birdie on 17 and a par on 18 for a backside 33 and a 2nd round score of 69 to move from potentially missing the cut to 21st place and 3 shots off the top 10. 72-69 (141)
Jay told his coach, George Pinnell, “Queenstown” is the most beautiful place he has seen in his 28 year’s.” He was extremely happy with the his invitation and wanted to give back to the event by attending the ProAm Dinner and associating with the amateur player’s that will be playing with the pro’s on the final 2 days.