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New South Wales Amateur begins in Australia
05 Feb 2012
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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 four rounds of 18-holes stroke play, played over three days – 18-holes on the first day, 18-holes on the second day, and 36-holes on the third day.

The field is evenly divided between the two venues for the first day’s play with players changing venues for their second round. The leading 60 players plus ties after the first 36- holes qualify for the final 36-holes on the third day. The winner of the 72 holes stroke play section of the Championship is the winner of the NSW Medal.

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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Results For New South Wales Men's Amateur Golf Championship
Place  Pts
WinAustraliaBrett DrewittAustralia700
Runner-upAustraliaMichael LambertAustralia500
SemifinalsAustraliaCallan O'ReillyAustralia400
SemifinalsAustraliaJake HigginbottomAustralia400
QuarterfinalsNorthern IrelandReeve WhitsonNorthern Ireland300

View full results for New South Wales Men's Amateur Golf Championship

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