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Australian Master of the Amateurs: Nathan Holman takes lead

MELBOURNE, Australia (Jan. 11, 2012) -- Nathan Holman extended his first round lead with an even-par 72 in the second round of the Australian Master of the Amateurs tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne.

Holman followed up a tournament-low 67 in the first round with the 72 and holds a four-shot lead over Daniel Nisbet (69-74--143) and Ryan McCarthy (72-71--143), who sit in a tie for second place.

Kelly Kraft (70-75--145) and Beaucousin Teremona (73-72--145) are tied for third place.Third-round play begins Thursday morning.

ABOUT THE Master of the Amateurs

The Master of the Amateurs, a 72-hole medal play Championship played in Melbourne, Australia, has rapidly become one of the elite championships in amateur golf. Like The Masters, the champion receives a Green Jacket. Contestants participate in the first round of the championship with professional golfers in a unique Am-Pro Invitational.

The Master of the Amateurs winner gets an invitation to the Players Amateur and Porter Cup in the U.S. Likewise the winners of those two tournaments receive invitations to the next Master of the Amateurs tournament.

A qualifying round (see tournament website for date and handicap requirement) allows three non-exempt players to earn invitations into the prestigious field. See the website for more information.

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Results For Australian Master of the Amateurs
Place  PtsScores
1AustraliaNathan HolmanAustralia70062-72-69-70--278
2AustraliaDaniel NisbetAustralia50069-74-70-70--283
3New ZealandBen CampbellNew Zealand40073-75-65-72--285
T4TXKelly KraftDenton, TX40070-75-69-73--287
T4AustraliaTodd SinnottAustralia40074-74-71-68--287

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