Greenacres golfer Ryan Chisnall’s Eisenhower Trophy debut in Mexico may not have panned out the way he wanted but he did get the last laugh.
The 22-year-old golfer had rounds of 75. 74 and 75 in the opening three rounds before he came good in the last round to card a three under 68 which helped his team to a tie for sixth overall in the international teams event.
The Kiwi team of Ryan, Luke Toomey and Nick Voke stormed into sixth after being tied for 29th after the first day.
Ryan says he has loved the experience but was frustrated by his early round efforts.
“I was extremely disappointed with how in the way I performed the first three days but to get up when the boys needed me on the last day was pleasing.”
Australia won the event by 19 shots, but Ryan says he had some cherished memories he would take home with him.
“The week has been an awesome opportunity and a lot of fun.
“To represent your country on a stage like this is something I will never forget.”
His opening shot for the week was a particular highlight.
“To get the chance to hit the first shot for the team in the first round, with which I hit a five iron to a foot (of the hole) will be something I remember forever.”