Holman Takes Riversdale Cup
15 Mar 2011
by Mike Stubbs of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Riversdale Cup Men's Golf Tournament, Riversdale Golf Club


Victoria’s Nathan Holman won the 116thRiversdale Cup in Melbourne today when he clinched a third-hole play-off of the international championship event.

Holman went into the play-off at 8 under with New South Wales’ Matthew Steiger. The two had battled for the top of the leaderboard throughout the tournament, with Holman setting the pace on day one with an equal course record 62. He recaptured the lead on the third day and took his first national title on the 21st hole with a birdie.

The third generation Woodlands Golf Club member had a topsy-turvy day three putting four greens to come home at one under the card for a total of 280.

“I got my nerves under control after the first shot of the play-offs and then it was down to putting,” said Holman. “It was a pretty tough day with the swirling wind. I struck my putts well despite the four three-putts, but I am very pleased to have won my first national event.”

In third position was Brett Drewitt, NSW with minus one today (281), followed by New Zealanders Ryan Fox (-2) and Ben Campbell (+ 3) on 284.

Holman will now set his sights on the Australian Amateur at his home course before focusing on a possible professional career at the end of next year.

Victoria’s Todd Sinnott (+2) took out sixth position in the championship with 285.

The International teams event was won by New Zealand’s Ben Campbell and Ryan Fox with 568, followed by NSW’s Matthew Stieger and Luke Humphries in a tie with England’s David Coupland and Ben Loughrey on 577.

Results For Riversdale Cup Men's Golf Tournament
1AustraliaNathan HolmanAustralia100062-75-72-71--280
2AustraliaMatthew StiegerAustralia100067-68-75-70--280
3AustraliaBrett DrewittAustralia50069-68-73-71--281
T4New ZealandRyan FoxNew Zealand50072-68-74-70--284
T4New ZealandBen CampbellNew Zealand50070-70-69-75--284

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ABOUT THE Riversdale Cup Men's

Australia’ second oldest amateur 72-hole golf tournament is The Riversdale Cup. It is one of the most highly participated events in the Australian amateur golf calendar. More than 250 men and women from around the world compete in the event each year. 72 hole stroke play championship with a cut after 36 holes.

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