Westhorpe Shoots 3-Under, Takes Space Coast Amateur Title

By  //  April 23, 2012

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Florida Tech's Christian Westhorpe captured the 2012 Space Coast Amateur Championship held at Duran Golf Course over the weekend. (Images by Bobby Walker)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA • DURAN GOLF COURSE – Florida Tech’s Christian Westhorpe’s favorite quote is Ricky Bobby’s famous Yogism, “if you ain’t first, you’re last,” in the movie Talladega Nights, starring Will Ferrell.

Westhorpe tees off on the 1st, enroute to a 1st place finish.

Westhorpe certainly wasn’t last, so thus came in first, as he fired a second round -1 under 71 to compliment his previous day’s round of 70 (141) to capture the 2012 Space Coast Amateur Championship held at Duran Golf Course over the weekend.

“Saturday’s round was very unusual,” said Westhorpe.

“The wind hardly ever lays down like it did at this course, and today it was totally different. The winds came from the west and it seems like that wind makes all the easier holes hard – like all the par 5’s except for number 9 were directly into it. I can usually reach them but not today,” he said.

Westhorpe went on to say that, “Finishing holes, 17 and 18 are always tough finishing holes on the Duran Course – even though the wind was with us, those holes were still tough.”

Despite an ominous weather forecast for the tourney last weekend, the daytime rain held off and instead came in overnight.

Although there were some perilous winds, there was some excellent rounds posted.

Off  To A Brilliant Start

Playing four years for Titusville High School, Westhorpe earned all-conference and helped his team earn a spot in two state championship final tournaments.

He then went on to play for the Brevard Community College Titans for two years before transferring to Florida Tech.

Westhorpe is off to a brilliant start to accomplish his dream of earning his professional status.

“After my collegiate career, I would like to continue playing golf at the professional level,” he said.


CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT

-3 Christian Westhorpe: 70-71–141
-2 Kevin Altenhof: 67-75–142
+3 Anthony Skirk: 70-77–147

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