New South Wales Amateur begins in Australia
NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (Feb 5, 2012) -- Monday marks the beginning of the match play portion of the New South Wales Amateur.
The leading 32 players from the NSW Medal will be eligible to compete in the NSW Amateur Championship Match Play. Each match is played over 18 holes other than the Final which is played over 36 holes. The match play will be seeded, and will be played at Elanora Country Club on 6-8 February 2012.
The morning session on the first day (Monday) will see all 32 players compete. The afternoon session will have the winning 16 players from the morning session playing another round.
Tuesday’s morning session, the quarter finals, has eight players competing, while the afternoon session and semi-final will see the top four players challenging for a spot in the Final.
Wednesday 8 February is the Final, and the top two players will battle it out over 36 holes to be crowned the 2012 NSW Amateur Champion.
The NSW Amateur Championship is the oldest major event conducted by Golf NSW, having first been played in 1898. The list of former winners contains a who’s who of NSW and Australian Golf greats including the likes of Bruce Devlin, Jack Newton, Tony Gresham, Brett Ogle, Peter O’Malley, Michael Campbell and Brendan Jones.
The event attracts a host of NSW State, Colts and Junior representative players, interstate visitors and international players from around the globe.
ABOUT THE New South Wales Men's Amateur
The NSW Medal is played over two courses. It is
two rounds of 18-holes stroke play and then match
The field is evenly divided between the two
venues for the first day’s play with players
changing venues for their second round. The winner of
the 76 holes stroke play
section of the Championship is the winner of the
The leading 32 players from the NSW Medal
(who have nominated to play in the NSW
Amateur) will be eligible to compete in the NSW
Amateur Championship Match Play, with each
match played over 18-holes other than the Final
which is played over 36-holes. The match play is
seeded with ties determined by lot.
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