(Oct 7, 2021) As Stewart Hagestad lifted the US Mid-Amateur Trophy on the 17th green at Sankaty Head Golf Club on Friday, bathed in gallery adoration, his younger son, Peter Kiley, 18, smirked contentedly in the background. He was the man behind the champion.
And as a four-time member of Sankaty Head Caddy Camp, Kiley knew the course better than anyone else, player or caddy, on the court.
“It’s not like it’s all me, but four summers here you really see every part of the course,” he said. “You know where to hit him, where not to hit him. And some of these greens are the most delicate greens I’ve ever seen. And they’re fast, so I just tried to guide him through it as best I could.
“It’s unlike anything I’ve been shopping for before,” Kiley said. “The mental stamina you had to have for this thing was unlike anything I’ve ever known, especially when (it was about the end), I was quite nervous.
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