Harvey shoots right to the top with a course record
GOLF: For most 17-year-olds like Aimee Harvey, finishing high school is the best feeling in the world.
The celebration after the final exam, to end years of dedication, is one of the highlights of being a teenager.
But for Harvey, who completes high school later this week, the feeling will pale into insignificance compared to Saturday.
The golfer is now the Bundaberg Golf Club ladies record holder after shooting a 70 in the junior monthly medal.
The left-hander pared the last hole to beat the previous mark of 71 set by Maryborough's Kate Law.
"I was coming up to the last hole and Jayden, the boy I was playing with, was like 'If you make this putt you will have a course record,'” she said.
"That made me a lot more nervous making the putt and I was just praying that I made it because I really wanted to have a good day.”
Harvey had extra motivation after not faring so well lately.
The rigours of Year 12 plus working in a new set of golf clubs saw her struggle to produce good rounds.
She certainly didn't expect Saturday to play out like it did.
"I said 'I'm just going to out here today and see what I can do,'” Harvey told the NewsMail.
"I was able to chip the ball a lot closer and make the puts on all holes.
"I just focused on playing one shot at a time and I just kept paring every hole and birdieing a couple of shots.”
Whatever she did worked like a charm with the round 11 shots better than her previous best of 81.
Now, she hopes the record can lead her on to bigger and better things after getting involved in the game at the age of 11 after her brother started playing.
"I'm hoping to move down to the Sunny Coast next year to be closer to my coach.
"Hopefully one day I can make the Ladies PGA.”