NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (Feb. 2, 2012) -- Due to heavy rains, rounds 3 & 4 of the NSW Medal, due to be held at Mona Vale Golf Club today, have been cancelled.
The NSW Medal and qualifiers for the NSW Amateur Match Play will be determined by the first 36-holes, played Wednesday and Thursday at Long Reef and Mona Vale.
A play-off will be held between Brett Drewitt (Long Reef GC) and Englishman Neil Raymond, who both finished on 141, to determine the winner of the 2011 NSW Medal.
The top 32 from players will now qualify for the NSW Amateur Match Play to be held at Elanora Golf Club next week. There will be a playoff between six players currently tied on 148 to determine the final positions.
Players to play off for the final three spots are Max Everett-Rose, Shaun Cameron, Zac Stolz, Anthony Wolsey, Matt Stieger, Travis Sharpe.
All play-offs will take place on the 6th hole at Mona Vale Golf Club from 8.30am, weather permitting.
STATUS AFTER 36 HOLES
Despite horrendous conditions, the 36 holes were completed today without the need to delay play, which is a credit to both Mona Vale and Long Reef and their ability to cope with the recent wet weather.
The 36 hole cut (for the leading 60 players plus ties) was 152, with 36 holes to be played at Mona Vale GC tomorrow.
The winner of the Champion of Champions competition was Morriset’s David Morgan who followed up his 2 under round of 70 yesterday at Mona Vale with a one over round of 72 today at Long Reef.
Best rounds of the day today came from Long Reef’s Brett Drewitt with a four under par 68 at Mona Vale, and from Roseville’s Cameron Davis. Drewitt leads after two rounds, along with Englishman Neil Raymond, who hopes to ensure that the NSW Medal and Amateur Trophies again see an English name engraved upon them.
Those missing out on the cut include pre-tournament favourites Daniel Nisbet (Qld) and Nathan Holman (Vic) who had been the stand out performers early in 2012.
Rain greeted the players again on day 2, with scoring again proved to be difficult. The players that bore the worst of the conditions yesterday morning were again up against it, with heavy consistent rain falling throughout the afternoon.
One of the leading players after round 1, New Zealand's Tim Leonard, claimed "this is just like home". Tim's round of 72 yesterday morning was one of the day's best.
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