Australian Amateur: Smith tops Drakeford in finale
SOUTH OAKLEY, VICTORIA, Australia (Jan.
20, 2013) -
- Queenslander Cameron Smith completed
extraordinary turnaround to win the
Amateur Championship against Victorian
Drakeford at Commonwealth Golf Club on
Trailing 5-down to Commonwealth
Drakeford at various stages, Smith fought
win his maiden Australian Amateur title
with a 3&2
“I’m gobsmacked, I can’t even believe I
from that,” Smith said.
“I played some good shots and put him
pressure and holed some putts. I thought
if I could
him get down the last hole I was in with a
turns out I got it done before that which
“Mum was pretty stoked when I told her,
just yelling and couldn’t get a word out,”
Smith earns an exemption into the 2013
Australian Open with his victory.
"It's definitely a good start to 2013 and
this form can carry through to the next
ABOUT THE Australian Men's Amateur
The Australian Men's and Women's
Championships are Australia's oldest
Golf Championships, with both having
played since 1894. Long held as a match play event,
in 2021 the format changed to 72 holes
of stroke play.
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