Studies Can Wait for Rory

Fri 12 Dec 2008

Studies Can Wait for Rory

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Siem Reap, Cambodia, December 12: Indonesia's Rory Hidayat carded an opening six-under-par 66 at this week?s US$300,000 Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open.
The 20-year-old continued to put in a strong challenge with a second round 71 for a seven-under-par 137 total.
Having turned professional just three months ago, the Indonesian has decided to put his studies at the University of Southern California on hold while he turns his attention to making a living as a professional golfer on the Asian Tour.
This is his blog from the Phokeethra Country Club in Cambodia.
By Rory Hidayat
It was not a bad round of golf for me today although it was not as good as yesterday where I enjoyed a bogey-free round and had six birdies.
With the morning start that I had, I could only manage three birdies and was let down by two bogeys.
But overall it has been good for me, especially since I just turned pro only three months ago.
Obviously the level in professional golf as compared to amateur one is a step higher and having just turned pro, it takes a lot of getting used to.
There's a lot more depth in the tournaments and I just need to claim that first professional victory on the Asian Tour to get my confidence going and I?m sure everything will fall into place.
I've so much passion for golf that I feel that if I had continue my studies in college, my game wouldn't be able to improved that much.
It was based on this decision and instinct that I was primed for better things in the professional golf circuit that I decided to put my studies at the University of Southern California on hold.
Maybe I'll decide to go back to my books when I'm 30 years old but for now, I'm want to focus on my golf full-time.
Who knows, my breakthrough win can be this week!
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