Australia wins Tri-Am Match, a warm-up for the British Am
Antonio Murdaca
Antonio Murdaca

CASTLE STUART, Scotland (June 12, 2015) -- Australia claimed a narrow victory over Scotland in a Tri-am International match at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

The Scots were in control after the opening day of the friendly fixture against two Aussie teams and South Africa.

In the wonderful sunshine, the Scots six sparkled to hold a 12-shot lead over South Africa going into the second and final day.

But the No. 1 team from Down Under stormed back yesterday to record a 340 total (five scores from six), helped by top-ranked Lucas Herbert, who fired a 65 which featured a hole-in-one at the 17th.

With Scotland scoring 356, aided by Daniel Young (Craigie Hill) and Robert Macintyre (Glencruitten) again achieving sub-70 scores, the teams were tied on 14 under par.

But it was Australia team, comprised of several top players who collected the silverware thanks to their better combined score on the second day. On the team from Australia were world amateur ranked No. 14 Ryan Ruffels, Lucas Herbert – who set a new course record at Moray en route to a share of fourth place at the Scottish Open Amateur – plus Taylor MacDonald, Cameron Davis and Antonio Murdaca.

The event formed the final preparation for players in all the teams for next week’s Amateur Championship, with the first of two qualifying rounds taking place on Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16 at Carnoustie and Panmure. The match-play stage starts on Wednesday the 16th at Carnoustie.

story courtesy the Press Reader of Scotland

Results For British Amateur Championship
WinFranceRomain LangasqueFrance1800
Runner-upScotlandGrant ForrestScotland1200
SemifinalsFranceAlexandre DaydouFrance900
SemifinalsScotlandJack McDonaldScotland900
QuarterfinalsEnglandSean TowndrowEngland700

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ABOUT THE British Amateur

The first stage of the Championship involves 288 players each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes, one to be played on each of the two courses. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes and ties for 64th place will compete in the match play stage of the Championship. Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes except the Final which will be over 36 holes.

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