Duffy wins third Okinawa golf title
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.