Tyler Hodge versus Cameron Davis in Australian Amateur final
24 Jan 2015
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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Tyler Hodge (NZL) and Cameron Davis (AUS)
Tyler Hodge (NZL) and Cameron Davis (AUS)

ROSEBURY, Australia — New Zealand will face Australia in Sunday's Australian Men's Amateur final — a 36-hole bout at The Australian Golf Club in New South Wales.

Tyler Hodge, a left-handed 19-year-old from Levin, New Zealand, will meet Cameron Davis, also 19, of Sydney.

Reaching the final meant winning two matches on Saturday. Hodge took down fellow countryman Jason Gusalekharam in the morning 2-and-1, then ended Kevin Yuan's run in the semifinals with a 3-and-2 win. Davis won 3-and-2 in the quarterfinals against Jake Sullivan of Queensland and went to the 19th hole with Justin Warren in the semis.

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Hodge entered the 12th hole three-up on Yuan but had his lead trimmed to two through 14, eventually closing out the teenager from New South Wales on 16. Davis and Warren needed one extra hole, with Warren missing his par attempt after Davis chipped to two feet.

Davis is quite the story, in that though he plays right-handed, he is almost as talented of a player from the left side — where his opponent on Sunday hits the ball from.

“It just came naturally – I like trying new things and when I was younger I put the ball behind the trees a bit more often and so I had to find a way to get out of trouble,” Davis told Mark Hayes of Golf Australia.

Davis is already off to a nice start in the new year, tying for 12th at the Australian Master of the Amateurs before finishing in the top-three a week later at the Lake Macquarie Amateur, which was won by Canadian native and top-ranked Corey Conners.

Conners reached Saturday's quarterfinals after defeating the defending champion Tae Koh of New Zealand, but lost 2-and-1 to semifinalist Yuan.

For the updated match play bracket, please click the link below.
ABOUT THE Australian Men's Amateur

The Australian Men's and Women's Amateur Championships are Australia's oldest Amateur Golf Championships, with both having been played since 1894.

Players contest 36-holes stroke play qualifying, with the leading 64 men qualifying for elimination match play. The initial field size is 216 men.

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Results For Australian Men's Amateur Championship
Place  Pts
WinAustraliaCameron DavisAustralia1000
Runner-upNew ZealandTyler HodgeNew Zealand600
MedalistEnglandNicholas MarshEngland400
SemifinalsAustraliaKevin YuanAustralia300
SemifinalsAustraliaJustin WarrenAustralia300

View full results for Australian Men's Amateur Championship

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