Last weekend 2013/14 BBM Youth Support Awardee for Golf, Cameron Davis, won the Australian Open by one stroke. As reported by the Associated Press, Cameron Davis came from six shots behind going into the final round to win by one stroke on Sunday, shooting a 7-under 64 that included a birdie on the 18th and an eagle after holding a 100m approach shot.
At 19 years old, Cameron recognised the benefits a BBM Youth Award would give him in progressing his career and his own ability to travel and plan a trip alone. Cameron played a number on tournaments in Scotland during his trip in 2014, including the St Andrews Links Trophy and Scottish Strokeplay Championship. Importantly, he also had his first double decker bus ride! See his full report here
When he returned from his trip, he commented: ‘Hoping to become a professional golfer in the future, a large portion of my lifestyle would include constant travel and this journey has taught me that organisation and good preparation can make everything easy. Playing these high level golf tournaments gave me a good indication of the level of golf that the best amateur players are reaching, and has inspired me to work harder on my game. This Award has taken me many steps closer to my dream of becoming a touring professional golfer.’
It’s wonderful to look back on these words and see that Cameron’s dream became a reality. Although we are no longer able to offer sporting awards, we always enjoy watching our past awardees fulfill their goals and dreams and are proud that their BBM Youth Support Award helped them on the way to success.