Golf NSW High Performance squad member Harrison Endycott has mastered the Avondale Medal with a wire-to-wire performance in the prestigious Championship which concluded on Friday.
Endycott, the defending Champion and a member of Avondale Golf Club, posted rounds of 65, 71, 66, and 76 for a four round total of 6-under par 278.
“Two years in a row. It feels good to defend the title especially as it’s my home club,” Endycott beamed. “This event means a lot to Avondale. It was great to be the first member to win it last year and to back up this year is definitely special.”
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The 19 year-old from the Central Coast was never really challenged, leading by seven shots at one stage during the 36-hole final day’s play. A couple of bad breaks in the afternoon round meant the result looked closer than it really was.
“I played well in the morning round, and I went out there in the afternoon and tried to stick to my game plan. I got a few flyers from out of the rough and a few bad breaks at the wrong time. These things happen. I’m not too disappointed, it’s just the way it is.”
The Avondale medal is also Endycott’s second big win for the summer after his impressive win in the Lake Macquarie Amateur Championship. Performances that have stamped him as a player with a bright future.
“I played last week at the NSW Am and I was a little bit disappointed to drop out of the match play as early as I did. It was nice to definitely play this week, and play solid and get it done.”
Endycott is ready to enjoy a few weeks break before the Riversdale Cup in late March. After that, it’s the Interstate Series and then off to the United States for the big amateur events.
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“It’s time to have a bit of a break, work on a few things with my coach and the team at Precision Athletica, with Dean Kinney and the HP team.”
I’m looking forward to the Riversdale Cup. Then it’s the Interstate Series, and onto the big amateur events in the United States at the moment,” he smiled.