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Headline: New Bedford Native Peter Uihlein Posts Second Straight Top 10 European Tour Finish; Scores a T4 at the ISPS Handa Perth International
For Immediate Release: February 28, 2016
Peter Uihlein enjoyed great playing and fun times with friends while playing Down Under this past weekend.
Norton, MA — Peter Uihlein, a New Bedford native who was a three-time winner of the Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship’s boys division (from 2010-12), has been enjoying two straight weeks of impressive play on the European Tour.
One week after finishing T9 at the Maybank Championship, Uihlein turned in a T4 performance at the ISPS Handa Perth International this past weekend. He stole headlines on day one when he opened the European Tour event with a 7-under 65 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Karrinyup, Australia.
During that untouchable first round, Uihlein recovered from a bogey on the first hole with birdies on the third, fourth and seventh but his round came to life when he holed his second shot on the ninth for eagle, the ball taking one bounce before hitting the flagstick and dropping in.
CLICK HERE to see that remarkable Uihlein eagle which was included as the #2-ranked shot in the European Tour's "Shots of the Week".
For complete coverage of the ISPS Handa Perth International, CLICK HERE.
Sunday's T4 finish at the ISPS Handa Perth International is an especially encouraging step for Uihlein who is continuing to rehabilitate what was diagnosed as a torn tendon in his left wrist, an injury that forced him to withdraw from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic three weeks ago.
It was only last week at the Maybank Championship Malaysia when Uihlein returned to action and finished T9. After turning pro in 2012, Uihlein was named European Tour Rookie of the Year in 2013 after a stellar season that saw him win one tournament and finish 14th in The Race to Dubai.
As an amateur, Uihlein was a standout player at Oklahoma State University and was victorious at the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship. He was also a member of the winning U.S. team for the 2009 Walker Cup, compiling a 4-0 match record.
Golf Week writer and MassGolfer magazine contributor Jim McCabe chronicled his success in the Winter 2010 issue of MassGolfer magazine. Click here to read that article titled "Cowboy Up".