Billabong Pro Junior New Zealand

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Stu Kennedy has finished 2nd, again, at the Billabong Pro Junior Taranaki.It was a close exchange between the two inform Aussies, with the lead swapping a number of times in the 30-minute final. Despite Stu being ranked strong favourite to take the win following a blistering 18.10 heat score in the semis, it was U/18 amateur world champion Owen Wright taking the win with 13.85 to Stu's 13.60 total heat score.

Despite finishing the final in second, Kennedy retained the ASP Ratings lead and continues his stranglehold on the 2008 series. Remarkably, from five events, his worst result is a Quarter Final equal 5th.