Cameron Davis and Dylan Perry are set to go head-to-head after both progressed to the final 32 of the British Amateur at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club overnight.
Davis had a comfortable win 3&2 over his Swedish Opponent Jesper Svensson, while Perry took a comfortable 3&2 win over his NSW team mate Travis Smyth.
Perry can see the irony in travelling so far to end up playing his mates.
“Who would have thought being this far away from home your first two matches would be against your mates from NSW,” he laughed.
The Vintage Golf Club member was in solid form on the links today and was never headed in his match against his state team mate Smyth, bagging 5 birdies along the way to the win. He was elated with the result.
“Mate, I made a few out there today, it was the best I’ve played all week. I went out knowing that I’ve done well to get to the match play and whatever happens, happens. I’m here to enjoy the experience,”
The 21-year-old Perry credits his form to a couple of pre-tournament practice rounds around the Welsh course.
“I’ve got a mate over here who’s a member so I got to play here before the official practice round. It’s a matter of getting used to the style of golf here and knowing how to play the courses. I’m getting it now,” he smiled.
Perry is looking forward to the match play challenge of Davis. The pair have met before back in their junior pennant days.
“I won. It was close from memory,” Perry Laughed.
Victorians Will Heffernan and David Micheluzzi had solid wins against their English Oppenents overnight, Heffernan taking his match against Harry Ellis 2&1, while Micheluzzi accounted for Daniel Sutton 3&1. If the pair are successful in their respective matches tonight they will meet in the 4th round.
The Australian Golf Club’s Blake Windred after a gutsy first round win, didn’t progress beyond the second round, losing to Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre 4&3. Victorian Brett Coletta suffered a similar fate losing to England’s Jamie Bower 3&2.