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Eccles tops Moses at New South Wales Match Play finale
07 Feb 2013
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Ben Eccles
ELANORA HEIGHTS, Australia (Feb. 7, 2013) -- 18-year-old Victorian Ben Eccles has held on to win the 2013 New South Wales Amateur Championship after defeating Bonnie Doon’s Troy Moses 2/1 in the final today at Royal Sydney GC.

In a hotly contested 36-hole final Eccles jumped out to an early lead, at one stage leading 3up, before Moses mounted a challenge reducing the lead to just one through 27 holes. Both players showed their class and displayed a maturity beyond their years coming down the stretch, in the end the early lead proved decisive as Eccles triumphed 2/1 on the 35th hole.

The win topped an excellent few days for Eccles as he defeated the 2012 NSW Amateur Champion, Brett Drewitt and Canadian David Rose on his way to the final after qualifying in 11th place following the stroke rounds.

Despite the loss Moses will take a lot of confidence out of the event having finished the stroke rounds in 16th and defeating several representative players to make the final. At just 20 years of age he is sure to have a bright future in the game.

Eccles victory in the Amateur came after is fellow statesman Thomas Horan won the NSW Medal ensuring that not only both pieces of silverware, but also bragging rights, reside in Victoria for the moment.

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
WinAustraliaBen EcclesAustralia700
Runner-upAustraliaTroy MosesAustralia500
SemifinalsAustraliaAdam DowntonAustralia400
SemifinalsCanadaDavid RoseCanada400
QuarterfinalsAustraliaRuben SondjajaAustralia300

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

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