Aaron Wise Closes Out Australian Master of the Amateurs
Aaron Wise
Aaron Wise

MELBOURNE, Australia (January 10, 2016) --American golfer Aaron Wise (Lake Elsinore, Calif.) held on to win the Australian Master of the Amateurs hosted by Royal Melbourne Club.

Wise capped off a great week that included a hole-in-one in round one and a stretch of 6-under-par in five holes in round three with a less eventful 1-under par 71 in the final round. Wise lost his initial one-shot lead early in the final round as Englishman Jonathan Thomson birdied the first three holes to overtake him.

A double bogey by Thomson on hole four, however, gave the lead back over to Wise for which he would not surrender. Wise played very steady, not making any big mistakes and recording five birdies and four bogeys along the way.

As the winner of this prestigious championship, Wise will be awarded a green jacket and joins the list of champions that includes Jason Day. Wise is continuing his strong play from 2015 in which he won the Pacific Coast Amateur along with finishing runner-up at the Western Amateur.

Charlie Dann joined Wise and Thompson as the only players to break par, finishing in solo third at 1-under par and topping all other Australians in the field.

Results: Master of the Amateurs
1CAAaron WiseLake Elsinore, CA120067-77-68-71=283
2EnglandJonathan ThomsonEngland90069-76-68-72=285
3AustraliaCharlie DannAustralia70069-77-72-69=287
4AustraliaCameron JohnAustralia70074-74-69-71=288
5AustraliaThomas Power HoranAustralia70073-70-71-75=289

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ABOUT THE Master of the Amateurs

The Master of the Amateurs, a 72-hole medal play Championship played in Melbourne, Australia, has rapidly become one of the elite championships in amateur golf. Like The Masters, the champion receives a Green Jacket. Contestants participate in the first round of the championship with professional golfers in a unique Am-Pro Invitational.

The Master of the Amateurs winner gets an invitation to the Porter Cup in the U.S. Likewise the winners of those two tournaments receive invitations to the next Master of the Amateurs tournament.

A qualifying round (see tournament website for date and handicap requirement) allows three non-exempt players to earn invitations into the prestigious field.

A women's division featuring 21 elite female amateurs has been added starting with the 2018 tournament.

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