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Michael Campbell loses home course record

U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell has a mission in the new year: to reclaim the course record at the tiny nine-hole golf course north of Wellington where he learned to play.

The 6-under-par 62 Campbell shot as a 16-year-old on Christmas Eve 1985 was improved Friday by Ngamanu Clay, who played 18 holes at the Titahi Bay Golf Club in 7-under 61.

The framed card from Campbell's record round has hung on the clubhouse wall at Titahi Bay for 20 years.

"I've been trying to go for it for the last year," Clay said. "I've only met him [Campbell] once, but it means a lot to beat his record. It's been up there for a while now."

The 20-year-old Clay has won the club championship twice, plays off a handicap of 3 and had a previous best round of 5-under 63.

December 27, 2005

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