The realization of a dream to compete on the PGA Tour at age 15 years is an exceptional accomplishment, but certainly one that needs to put in the review box, as Kenny Jr’s work in progress continues.

Kenny Leseur Jr is in an elite category of junior golfers around the world who are are committed to excellence. The quest to become the best he is capable of becoming, is a drive that is noticeably visible when observing Kenny.

While his scores of 77-75 = 152 (+10) was 11 off the cut line, the experience alone is one he has already learned a tremendous amount from (Shot Selection, Course Management, Emotion Management), will a form part of a post mortem of the week on the PGA Tour.

Kenny Jr is blessed to have supportive parents, who are encouraging and supporting his golf passion. His Father was a top junior golfer in Bermuda who many feel had the  potential to play overseas. Notwithstanding, his nurturing spirit with his son is a model many parents can learn a great deal from.

Yes, this correspondent is partial towards the expectation that Kenny Leseur Jr. has what it takes to become a world class golfer in the future. I’ve dubbed him Secretariat 🏇- for his never give up spirit, will to win and my natural instincts that he is someone extraordinary in the making. This “young colt” learns from his experiences and his playing partners.

Even the experience of this week’s pairing will go down in the annals of history for Kenny Jr to reflect on and build upon.

Guy Boros has had 1 PGA Tour win and 3 Korn Ferry wins and has been around high level golf for all of his life. Guy Boros like Kenny Jr. has a father who was a fine golfer.  However, Julius Boros (Guy’s Dad) was an accomplished PGA Tour Player won 18 times on the PGA Tour including 2 US Opens (1952 & 1963) and the 1968 PGA Championship. The shots required to be successful at that level are trade secrets passed on that can reveal themselves during a round town observant playing partner.

Brett Quigley has won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour and most interesting for Kenny Jr., Brett won the 1987 United State Junior Championship, an event that must be registering on Kenny Jr’s radar screen. A great source of knowledge lays within the potential that relationship could yield.

As an aside, Bermuda is very fond of the Quigley Family – Brett’s uncle Dana won multiple Belmont Invitational Championships and feature during the Bermuda 🇧🇲 PGA vs New England PGA 🇺🇸 Challenge Cup Matches.

For Kenny Leseur Jr his meteoric rise into the spotlight is a Cinderella Story Bermuda looks forward to following. His involvement in golf and historic participation has already inspired several juniors around Port Royal especially. The opportunity to volunteer and be inside the ropes at a PGA Tour event is a huge honour and a great teaching moment for junior golfers. Especially when one of their peers has excelled by beating all of the the adults.

Congratulations to Kenny Leseur Jr for an opportunity well earned.

 

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