Nathan Holman extends lead at Master of the Amateurs

The overnight leader in the 2012 Australian Master of the Amateurs, 20 year old Nathan Holman has tightened his grip on the title ahead of tomorrow’s final round at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. With rounds of 67, 72 and 69 , Holman now holds a five shot lead over this field of 54 elite amateur golfers.

New Zealander Ben Campbell shot into contention with his round today of seven under. Campbell, like the rest of the field, enjoyed the milder conditions after the wild storms of the previous 24 hours. But his was not the best round of the day.

17 year old West Australian Oliver Goss shot 64, just one shot off the West Course record that’s survived for 50 years.

It was a case of what might have been for the teenager who lost a ball on the 12th, but still managed just 30 on the back nine.

The shot of the day belonged to Englishman Ashley Chesters ... a hole-in-one on the 202 metre par three 16th. And it’s not the first time the 22 year old has scored an ace. It is in fact his fourth, the last one was eight years ago.

Queenslander Daniel Nisbet starts tomorrow’s final round in striking distance of the leader. So too is world number five, Kelly Kraft from the USA and the ever consistent Tasmanian McCarthy. He has had rounds of 72 71 and 71.

Results For Australian Master of the Amateurs
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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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.

A women's division featuring 21 elite female amateurs has been added starting with the 2018 tournament.

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