Date: October 17, 2014

Troy Moses wins 2014 Keperra Bowl

Updated: 19/10/14

Troy Moses from Bonnie Doon Golf Club won the 2014 Keperra Bowl Championship held at the Keperra Country Golf Club in Queensland. Troy finished on 267 at -21 winning by seven shots.  Queensland’s Taylor MacDonald, last year’s winner, finished runner up on 274 at -14.

Troy said, “Biggest thing that helped me was, I just took a really good attitude in this week. Just trusted my instincts and stayed patient. It was just my week.”

The leaderboard was crowded on the first day with players shooting lower rounds.  Troy drew attention by scoring three eagles in five holes. However, his double bogey in the second hole, followed by two bogies, then a third on the tenth set him back. Charles Wright took the overnight lead finishing on 67 at -5.

Perfect weather conditions greeted the players the next day. Troy was one of three NSW players in the top four.  He was excited about being paired with the defending champion Taylor MacDonald and learn from the experience.  He shot an eagle and had six birdies becoming the man to beat on -9.  He said, “My biggest goal was to kill the par 5’s which I did. I think I ended up shooting 21 under on the par 5’s.

The crowd expected more eagles the next day.  In his third round there were no eagles, only ten birdies! He wound up shooting 63 equalling the course record.  He headed into the final round with a comfortable eighteen under leading by eight shots.

Not to disappoint, Troy kick started his final round with an eagle on the first hole ending the round with final scores of 69-66-63-69. 

A few weeks prior Troy was fitted into a new set of clubs which were better suited for him.  He also had a session on biomechanics which gave him some new feels with his full swing and putting. Troy used the new clubs and said, “They feel great, plus I got a new putter mid last week. It felt so comfortable down the stretch with them.” 

Coach Dean Kinney felt it was a well-earned win. “Troy stuck to his schedule and completed his training. He tracked his progress every day.  He deserved to win.”

The gym training also paid off.  Troy said, “My body is working better, plus I had learned how to relate it to my golf swing. The training culture has been really good. I was training with the best guys in NSW!”

Other NSW players finished in the top nine are Daniel Gale from Castle Hill was on fire in his last round of 66 and came in 6th on 280, and Dale Brandt-Richards from Mona Vale ended on a tie for ninth with Jake McLeod on 283.  

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