Date: February 27, 2012

Kato holds on for Tasmanian Open win

Final Results – 2012 Country Club Tasmania Open Championship National Squad player and Bonnie Doon member Ricky Kato won the Country Club Tasmania Open Championship by two strokes on Sunday. The 17 year old finished with a final round 76, having shot 67-65-67 in his opening three rounds, to finish at 9-under par. Kato claimed the event by two strokes from fellow National Squad member and New South Welshman Brett Drewitt on 277 (-7). Victoria s Geoff Drakeford placed third on 278 (-6). Queensland&aposs Blake McGrory finished in fourth place at 5-under par following a sizzling final round 64. Fellow Queenslander Taylor MacDonald finished in fifth place, one stroke behind McGrory. Kingston Beach Golf Club’s Nathan Gatehouse was the leading Tasmanian on 281 (-3). New South Wales, represented by Daniel Bringolf and Brett Drewitt, collected the two-man-team trophy, the Don Cameron Shield.