Matias Sanchez is low amateur at the Australian Open
Low amateur Matias Sanchez on day one of the Emirates Australian Open <br>(Golf Australia Photo)
Low amateur Matias Sanchez on day one of the Emirates Australian Open
(Golf Australia Photo)

ROSEBERY, Australia (November 26, 2017) - Reigning Australian Amateur champion Matias Sanchez finished as the low amateur at the 2017 Emirates Australian Open hosted by the Australian Golf Club.

Sanchez, who carded rounds of 71-70-68-73 finished 2-under and in a tie for 15th with among others last years low amateur Curtis Luck. At the time Luck was the defending U.S. Amateur and Asia-Pacific Amateur champion.

The best round of the week for Sanchez, his third round 3-under 68, started off slowly with an opening hole bogey but that was his only blemish on the scorecard. Sanchez quickly bounced back with a birdie on the next hole and then added three more as part of a flawless second nine.

During the final round, Sanchez who medaled this year at the U.S. Amateur, had an open down round and was 4-over for the day through 17-holes. However, the Australian created a lifelong memory when he eagled the par-5 18th to complete his week.

The title went to Australian Cameron Davis who turned professional just over a year ago. Davis, who had a difficult first year as a pro, finished 11-under and one shot in front of Matt Jones and Jonas Blixt at 10-under. The win was the first of Davis' pro career.


Takumi Kanaya (-1, T19)
Cameron John (+1, T32)
Min Woo Lee (+1, T32)
Charles Reiter (+10, T65)

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