Duffy wins third Okinawa golf title

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Kubasaki's' Matthew Duffy tees off on the 480-yard, par-5 13th hole during Friday's second round of the Okinawa district golf finals on the 6,046-yard, par-72 Taiyo Golf Course in Gushikawa, Okinawa. Duffy carded a 95, which, coupled with his 87 on Wednesday at Kadena Air Base's Banyan Tree links, gave him a two-day total of 182 and his third straight district title by 26 shots over teammate Steven Lewallen. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
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Kubasaki's' Matthew Duffy tees off on the 480-yard, par-5 13th hole during Friday's second round of the Okinawa district golf finals on the 6,046-yard, par-72 Taiyo Golf Course in Gushikawa, Okinawa. Duffy carded a 95, which, coupled with his 87 on Wednesday at Kadena Air Base's Banyan Tree links, gave him a two-day total of 182 and his third straight district title by 26 shots over teammate Steven Lewallen. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Duffy wins third Okinawa golf title

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: April 26, 2014

GUSHIKAWA, Okinawa – He’ll take the win, his third district golf title. But Matthew Duffy said he was far from pleased with his performance Friday.

“I guess I’m happy about winning. I’m just not satisfied with my game,” the Kubasaki senior said after he carded a 95 on the 6,046-yard, par-72 Taiyo Golf Course links.

Coupled with the 87 he shot two days earlier at Kadena Air Base’s Banyan Tree links, Duffy finished the championships with a 182, 26 strokes better than his nearest challenger, teammate Steven Lewallen.

It was Duffy’s third straight individual crown and Kubasaki’s third straight team title since Kadena’s lengthy run of championships ended in 2011.

Of his three titles, Duffy says he most valued the first, in his sophomore year, when he was starting to develop his game and Kadena was more competitive. “So, I actually enjoyed the game more,” he said.

Duffy, younger brother of former Far East Baseball Tournament MVP Patrick Duffy, now turns his attention to college; he plans to attend university in mainland Japan and continue playing golf “as a hobby.”

“It was a good four years,” Duffy said of his Kubasaki golf career.