Date: October 24, 2016
Author: Mark Hayes

Another award for Davis

Cameron Davis has won another top gong in the United States to cap a whirlwind month.

Davis, 21, has been named September’s amateur of the month by the Southern Golf Association, primarily for his key role in Australia’s triumph at the World Amateur Teams Championship.

The New South Welshman followed joint Eisenhower Trophy winner Curtis Luck as back-to-back Aussie winners of the honour after the pair teamed with Harrison Endycott to dominate the competition in Mexico.

Davis, who also advanced to the second stage of Web.Com Tour q-school during the month, won the low individual score for the week, edging Luck to ensure him an invitation to play in next month’s OHL Classic on the US PGA Tour back in Mexico.

In the interim, Davis made turned professional in time to play last week’s Queensland Open where he finished T13 on debut in the paid ranks.

Winners of the SGA’s March-through-October award, now viewed as a global poll in its 14th season, are determined by a national panel of golf officials, coaches and journalists in the United States.

Notable previous recipients include Bill Haas, Michelle Wie, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, J.B. Holmes, Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler, Danny Lee and Matthew Fitzpatrick.