Smith Wins Australian Stroke Play Championship
20 Mar 2011
see also: Woodlands Golf Club, Cameron Smith Rankings


VICTORIA, Australia (March 20, 2011) -- Queensland’s Cameron Smith birdied the first play-off hole to defeat England’s David Coupland and win the Srixon Australian Men’s Stroke Play Championship at Victoria Golf Club on Sunday.

Smith, who led after each round, said he was thrilled with the victory.

“I’m stoked at the moment, I’m lost for words,” Smith said.

“At the start of the week I definitely wanted to win both titles and this is the biggest win for me so far.”

His opponent in the play-off, David Coupland, shot a superb 7-under par 65 including six birdies on the front nine to finish at 13-under par.

“He played awesome golf,” Smith said.

“He just went at every pin, hit it to six feet every time and holed the putt.”

New Zealand’s Ben Campbell finished in third place following his 3-under par 69 to be at 9- under for the championship.

Queensland’s Marika Batibasaga and New Zealand’s Vaughan McCall finished in a tie for fourth place, six shots behind Campbell at 3- under par.

Mitch Davis (NSW) finished sixth at 2-under par.

Chinese Taipei’s Tao Huang and New Zealand’s Ryan Fox finished in a tie for seventh at 1- under par.

The top 32 men and women now advance to the Match Play section of the Srixon Australian Amateur Championship at Victoria Golf Club which begins on Monday.
ABOUT THE Australian Stroke Play Championship

36 hole stroke play championship. The low 64 players at the end of the championship qualify for the Australian Amateur Championship, a match play event held immediately after the stroke play championship.

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Results For Australian Men's Stroke Play Championship
Place  PtsScores
1AustraliaCameron SmithAustralia100066-71--137
2New ZealandBen CampbellNew Zealand70071-69--140
T3AustraliaTim FrazerAustralia50069-72--141
T3AustraliaTim HartAustralia50069-72--141
T3AustraliaLuke HumphriesAustralia50073-69--141

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