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Manley finishes eighth at World Cup

Manley finishes eighth at World Cup

November 25th, 2013

Stuart Manley finished eighth in the World Cup of Golf in Australia, despite shooting 11 on the fourth in his third round.

The 2012 PGA EuroPro Tour graduate qualified for the European Tour through Q School earlier in November, and finished 19th on the Challenge Tour rankings for 2013.

Manley had aced the third on day three in Melbourne and thought he had won a Mercedes before being told the prize was only up for grabs in the final round. On the following hole, a par four, he took 11.

“It’s the highest high and then the lowest low I’ve ever experienced on a golf course,” he said.

“I thought the car was mine, and with the crowd, all the hype, I was just buzzing. The adrenaline was pumping so much, I could have flown to the green.

“Then I found out about the car and go and have an 11. I kept asking my caddie: ‘How many shots is that now?’ I actually thought it was a ten but I was not going to argue because my head was pretty fried.

“I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at that point, but you’ve just got to pick yourself up and get on with it.

“Even though it probably sounds a bit strange, I’m actually quite proud of the way I held it together after my 11.

“I am pretty strong mentally. My caddie said a lot of people would have folded after that, but I made some good chances and I just kept plugging away.

“If somebody had told me I would have finished on two under at the end of the day after taking an 11, I would have taken it.

“I won’t forget this day for a while, talk about mixed emotions.”

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