Date: July 16, 2018
Author: Dave Tease

Armstrong finishes fast at Players Am

Canberra’s Josh Armstrong has finished the best of the Aussie contingent at The Players Amateur at the Berkeley Hall Club in South Carolina.

The 18-year-old carded a six under par 65 to move up 15 places to finish the event in 9th place with a final score of eight under par 276.

“It has been building up,” Armstrong said of his fast finish. ”I hadn’t had many birdies all week, so I stayed patient, and it all came together today.”

It was a pleasing return to form for the 18-year-old, particularly with pre-qualifying for the US Amateur just around the corner.

“It would be good, but I’m just trying to enjoy myself, that's the focus. I know the results will come, I just have to stay positive,” he said.

Of the others in the field, Blake Windred finished in 19th; Blake Collyer finished 33rd, James Grierson 38th, Kyle Michel 44th and Nathan Barbieri 45th.

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Garcia Grabs 7th at Eastern AM

Zinyo Garcia has grabbed a 7th place finish at the Eastern Amateur at the Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Garcia shot rounds of 73, 68 and 67 and then closed with a 65 for a four-round total of 273.

Pennant Hill’s Andrew Richards finished in 38th place at one over par.


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Barron, Lyras Impress at Trans-Miss

West Australian Haydn Barron has finished fourth and John Lyras from St, Michael’s GC 34th at the Trans-Miss Amateur Championship at Brookside Golf and Country Club in Columbus, Ohio.

Barron closed with a solid final-round 66 for a 12-under-par 276 total while Lyras, who began the tournament with three sub-par rounds, closed with a 75 for a three-under-par total.