Daniel Hoeve – Golf SA Amateur Classic winner finishing at 3-under at Glenelg Golf Club in Adelaide Western Australian Daniel Hoeve has claimed the biggest win of his Amateur career with a one-stroke victory in the Golf SA Classic at the Glenelg Golf Club in Adelaide. Taking a four stroke lead into the final round ahead of Queensland s Aaron Wilkin, after firing rounds of 68-71-70 to be at 4-under-par, Hoeve got off to a shaky start, with bogeys on the opening three holes. Hoeve s plan was to not take too many risks defending his lead. I will play conservative on the holes you need to be careful, Hoeve said after round three. Not all was going to plan. As the players walked of the third green, Wilkin had claimed the lead by one, after firing birdies on the opening two holes and a par on the third, moving to 2-under. Through nine holes, Wilkin was joint leader at three-under with Victorian Nathan Holman who was making his charge with four birdies on the outward nine. By this stage Hoeve had dropped two back sitting at plus three for the round and one-under overall. With birdies on the 12th and 13th holes, Hoeve was back in contention joining Wilkin and Holman at 2-under. Wilkin dropped a shot on the par 4, 15th a hole he double bogeyed in round one, but birdied the par three 17th to move back to two-under joining Hoeve and Holman, who had been neck and neck since the 14th hole. On the 18th, Hoeve was the only player of the trio to find the fairway from the tee. Up first, from a tricky lye, Holman elected to play the ball back safely on the fairway rather than attempt a low percentage hook from left rough. With Hoeve finding the front right greenside bunker and Wilkin landing short left of the green, Holman was still in with a chance, however his approach over-shot the green. Wilkin, up next, chipped delicately towards the pin to leave himself a makeable mid-range putt for birdie. Under extreme pressure and with a large crowd looking on from the clubhouse, Hoeve, played an exquisite bunker shot landing the ball 3 feet from the hole, putting the pressure back on his playing partners. To stay in the contest, Holman had to produce something special and that he nearly did, rolling his chip to within inches of the hole for a par. Wilkins birdie attempt like Holman s rolled past the edge of the hole, leaving Hoeve in the box seat. From thee feet, Hoeve calmly rolled in his putt for birdie, to claim first national ranking event. I just hung in there today and played golf, I didn t try to force it, I knew there were plenty of birdie opportunities on the back nine an ecstatic Hoeve said. My ball striking kept me in it the last few days, I feel pretty good to finally get a big tournament with so many good players in the field . Hoeve added. With Minjee Lee victorious in the Rene Erichsen Salver, it was a great weekend for Western Australian golf. __________ LEADERBOARD – CLICK HERE Tournament Event Page – CLICK HERE GOLF SA – Facebook page – CLICK HERE __________ Men’s- Round 3 Summary Round 3 Summary courtesy of Anthony Powter – Golf Grinder After 54 holes, Daniel Hoeve (Kwinana GC), leads the Golf SA Amateur Classic by 4 strokes, from Aaron Wilkin (Indooroopilly GC) and 5 strokes from Nathan Holman (Woodlands GC). All three players carded a 1-under round of 70 in round three of the Championship and will tee off in the final group on Sunday at 9.14am Men’s- Round 2 Summary Daniel Hoeve from Kwinana Golf Club in WA is the leader of the Golf SA Amateur Classic after 36 holes. After a 3-under 68, in round one, Hoeve backed up with an even par round of 71 to lead the Classic at 3-under, 1 stroke ahead of Ricky Kato from The Australian Golf Club in NSW. Hoeve s round included birdies on the 12th and 18th holes, with bogeys on the 2nd and 16th. Jack Munro from Coolangatta Golf Club in QLD leader after round 1, sits tied for 3rd on 143 after a 6-over round of 77. SA s leading player is Campbell Rawson from Glenelg Golf Club, who sits T10 after rounds of 75, 71 (146). With the cut at 159 after 36 holes, 61 players (25 South Australian s) proceed to the weekends rounds. Men’s- Round 1 Summary Jack Munro from Coolangatta Golf Club in QLD is the leader of the Golf SA Amateur Classic after Day 1. Teeing off from the 10th tee in the afternoon, 25-year-old Munro went out in 32 with 3 birdies. With a further 3 birdies on the front 9, Munro finished at 5-under par for a 66, his only blemish a bogey 5 on the 366 metre 9th hole, his last for the day. Daniel Hoeve from Kwinana Golf Club in WA, is in second position after a 3-under round of 68 while Heath Riches from Kooyonga Golf Club is the leading local player in third position, after a 1-under par round of 70. SA State Captain Chris Brown had a solid first up effort, carding a 2-over par 73 and sits tied for 13th.
Author: Christian Puccini / Golf SA