Golf NSW star Harrison Endycott has come within a whisker of grabbing the Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall Golf Club in South Carolina.
The Avondale Golf Club member shot a stunning 6-under par 66 in the final round overnight to finish at 11-under par for the tournament in a tie for second place, just two shots behind the winner, China’s Jin Cheng in the prestigious event.
Endycott was happy with his result and full of praise for the performance of Cheng on the tough golf course. “I was hungry for a win so I just kept plugging away for birdies, Cheng really deserved the win, he played so well for how tough they set it up,” Endycott said.
“It’s very demanding around the greens and it was crucial to leave your ball in the correct spot.”
“The week was very hot and tiring but a lot of fun,” he smiled.
St. Michael’s Golf Club’s Travis Smyth fired a final round 3-under par 69 to finish in a tie for fourth with Queensland’s Anthony Quayle after starting the day 5 shots behind the winner Cheng. Of the other Australians to make the cut, Louis Dobbelaar finished 12th, Cameron John 23rd and David Micheluzzi finished 26th.
Endycott was upbeat about the performances of his countrymen this week and feels an even better result for one of them isn’t too far away. “It’s great to see the form of the Aussies over here in the States at the moment, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the summer now,” he smiled.