Anthony Quayle claims Tasmanian Open Amateur victory
Anthony Quayle of Queensland, Australia
Anthony Quayle of Queensland, Australia

SEVEN MILE BEACH, Tasmania — Anthony Quayle entered the final round at the Tasmanian Open Amateur Championship in a two-way tie with Austin Bautista. Quayle, of Queensland, earned his first Golf Australia rankings event with a final-round 71, breaking away from Bautista, of New South Wales, to win the 72-hole event by two shots.

Quayle opened the event at Royal Hobert Golf Club, on the Australian island of Tasmania, with a 68, which put him in a tie with Simon Viitakangas. He then played consistent golf, shooting 71-72-71 to close the tournament. Bautista shot 69 on Saturday to tie for the lead, but a one-over 73 on Sunday set him back two strokes out of the lead.

DJ Loypur jumped into solo third place with a final-round 69, three shots out of first and just one back of second. Blake Winfred, Viitakangas, and Mark Schulze rounded out the top five, with Windred finishing in fourth at one-under par 287 and Viitakangas and Schulze in fifth at one-over 289.

Though sharing the lead after round one after 68, Vittakangas struggled with 74 and 76 in rounds two and three before bouncing back with a 71 on Sunday.

ABOUT THE Tasmanian Open

The Men's Tasmanian Open is an Australian Men's Ranking Event. It is for players of any age and is played over 72- holes stroke play. First played in 1913 the history of the Tasmanian Open is steeped in tradition and former champions include Nick Flanagan, Ashley Hall, England’s Ben Parker, Rohan Blizard and Tim Stewart while Geoff Ogilvy, Brendan Jones and Mathew Goggin claimed the title during the nineties.

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