Lake Macquarie Am: England's Evans prevails
-- GolfNSW.org Photo
-- GolfNSW.org Photo

MARKS POINT, NSW, Australia (Jan. 25, 2014) -- England's Ryan Evans fought off a surging group to win the 2014 Lake Macquarie International Amateur Golf Championship at Belmont Golf Club.

Evans shot rounds of 70-69-74 over the first three rounds but rallied for a 68 in the finale Sunday, which put him at 7-under for the event and gave him a two-shot victory.

Evans, who won last year's Biarritz Cup and Berkshire Trophy titles, recently tied for ninth at the Master of the Amateurs. His continued form puts him at No. 3 in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com World Player Rnakings.

New Zealand's Luke Toomey and Jarryd Felton of Wales tied for second place at 5-under. Jordan Zunic of New South Wales was fourth at 4-under.

Results: Lake Macquarie Amateur
1EnglandRyan EvansEngland100070-69-74-68--281
T2New ZealandLuke ToomeyNew Zealand70073-69-71-70--283
T2AustraliaJarryd FeltonAustralia70068-70-75-70--283
4AustraliaJordan ZunicAustralia50065-75-70-74--284
5New ZealandTae KohNew Zealand50065-77-74-69--285

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ABOUT THE Lake Macquarie Amateur

Historic 72-hole stroke play championship with a cut after 36 holes; The Lake Macquarie Amateur was first played in 1958, and past winners includes the likes of Peter O’Malley (1986), Stephen Leaney (1992), Geoff Ogilvy (1997), Brett Rumford (1998), Nick Dougherty (2001), Chris Campbell (2002), Jarrod Lyle (2003-4), Marc Leishman (2005) and more recently, Danny Lee (2008).

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