Nick Willis in Sixth, Bernard Lagat in Last After Day 1 of World Speed Golf Championships

October 26, 2013

Day 1 of the two day $50,000 2013 World Speed Golf championships is in the books and the results were varied for the two big runner’s in the competition.

Olympic medallist Nick Willis of New Zealand is doing pretty well as he’s in sixth place after shooting an 86 while taking 44.20 minutes of play – which is identical in score to his goal of 85 in 45 minutes of play (you add the minutes to your strokes to get your daily total).

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American 1500 record holder Bernard Lagat in last in the 25 person field as he shot 118 in 48.26 minutes of play.

The amazing thing is Willis wasn’t even the fastest golfer in the field. The leader after day 1 is Ireland’s Rob Hogan. He was the fastest player on the day, playing 18 holes in just 39.31 minutes and he also had the second lowest round on the day (77). Hogan’s claim to fame coming in is he once played a round of golf in 31 minutes.

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Does anyone know if Hogan has a running background? If so, email us or post it in the forum.

Full day 1 scores can be downloaded here.

Nike made Lagat some special shoes but there is no helping the fact he’s not a very good golfer.