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While players from all over the country and the world play in the Porter Cup, Watt was one of a handful of Australians who made the trip this summer. In his first Porter Cup appearance, he tied for third overall with Shin, a Canadian, at 10-under-par.
Playing in the tournament was a “great experience,” Watt said.
“I’ve heard a lot about the event, and it lived up to expectations even more,” he said. “I’m just happy to be a part of it, and to play well was great.”
Watt, who went into Saturday 9-under and in fourth place, tried to make a run at the top spot but came up short.
“I still have some work to do,” he said. “I think having a good tournament gives you confidence going into the next one, but I have to do some practice. There are a few things I want to work on. I’m happy with the overall performance, but I can improve.”
For those watching Watt on the course, it was apparent the 23-year-old was enjoying himself. Watt frequently laughed and joked with the other players in his group.
“I like to be like that,” he said. “I like to stop and smell the flowers. Golf is just a game. When you play well and have fun, it’s a great combination.”For more golf content turn to page 5B for the weekly golf column by Ken Ruggiero.