Learn more about the success of some of our top golfing international students.
Year 8 International Student and Golfer
Bo Hyun Park moved to New Zealand from South Korea and joined Wentworth Primary School in Year 4, and was already an outstanding golfer with just a 14 handicap. Now a year 8 student, and having moved up from Primary School to Wentworth College, Bo Hyun is a member of the Gulf Harbour Country Club and the Wentworth College Golfing Academy, playing off a handicap of 0.9. She divides her time between her Golf and her studies.
This year, she competed in the North Island Women’s Under 19 Golfing Championship, played at the Hamilton and Ngaruawahia Golf Clubs in mid-January. 59 competitors took part with international representation from Australia, Switzerland, Finland and South Korea.
Bo Hyun, who is just 11 years of age, was very competitive, securing the Under 13 Division title, whilst also placing first in the Under 15 Division and an outstanding 5th place in the Open, Under 19 Championship. Mike Duncumb, golf professional and Director of Golf at the Gulf Harbour Country Club, comments: “Bo Hyun Has worked extremely hard at her game over the past few years. She is an exceptionally talented golfer with a wonderful work ethic and temperament that sets her up to play at an elite level.”
Bo Hyun says she loves practising and playing in competitions. “Golf is so much fun! My favourite part of the game is putting” she says.
Wentworth College continues to support Bo Hyun and watches with pride her achievements on the golf course and in the classroom.
Year 13 International Student and Golfer
Content to come
Former International Wentworth College Student
Jerry left Wentworth College in 2013 with outstanding A Level results and a golfing scholarship to a university in America. Read about Jerry Ren’s experience of Wentworth College’s Golf Academy (In English and Chinese. View the ‘My New Zealand Story’ video to hear about Jerry Ren’s experience in New Zealand and at Wentworth College.