Australian Amateur: Smith tops Drakeford in finale
20 Jan 2013
see also: Yarra Yarra Golf Club, Cameron Smith Rankings

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
SOUTH OAKLEY, VICTORIA, Australia (Jan. 20, 2013) - - Queenslander Cameron Smith completed an extraordinary turnaround to win the Australian Men's Amateur Championship against Victorian Geoff Drakeford at Commonwealth Golf Club on Sunday.

Trailing 5-down to Commonwealth member Drakeford at various stages, Smith fought back to win his maiden Australian Amateur title with a 3&2 victory.

“I’m gobsmacked, I can’t even believe I came back from that,” Smith said.

“I played some good shots and put him under pressure and holed some putts. I thought if I could him get down the last hole I was in with a shot but turns out I got it done before that which was quite nice.”

“Mum was pretty stoked when I told her, she was just yelling and couldn’t get a word out,” Smith said.

Smith earns an exemption into the 2013 Emirates Australian Open with his victory.

"It's definitely a good start to 2013 and hopefully this form can carry through to the next few tournaments,"Smith added.
ABOUT THE Australian Men's Amateur

The Australian Men's and Women's Amateur Championships are Australia's oldest Amateur Golf Championships, with both having been played since 1894.

Players contest 36-holes stroke play qualifying, with the leading 64 men qualifying for elimination match play. The initial field size is 216 men.

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Results For Australian Men's Amateur Championship
Place  Pts
WinAustraliaCameron SmithAustralia1000
Runner-upAustraliaGeoffrey DrakefordAustralia700
SemifinalsNew ZealandBlair RiordanNew Zealand500
SemifinalsNew ZealandSam AnNew Zealand500
QuarterfinalsAustraliaDylan PerryAustralia300

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