Date: January 18, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Australian Amateur: Round 2&3 Report

AUSTRALIAN MEN&aposS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY AUDI Five Australians and three internationals make up the last eight players at the Australian Men’sAmateur Championship at Commonwealth Golf Club. Commonwealth member Geoff Drakeford (VIC) is through to the quarter finals joined by Cameron Smith (QLD), Dylan Perry (NSW), Damien Jordan (QLD), Dale Brandt-Richards (NSW) and internationals Blair Riordan (NZ), Sam An (NZ) and Neil Raymond (ENG). National Squad member Drakeford defeated reigning Australian junior champion Tyler Hodge (NZ) 4&2 while Smith beat Anthony Murdaca 3&1. Quarter Finals: Geoff Drakeford (VIC) v Dylan Perry (NSW) Sam An (NZ) v Dale Brandt-Richards (NSW) Neil Raymond (ENG) v Cameron Smith (QLD) Blair Riordan (NZ) v Damien Jordan (QLD) AUSTRALIAN WOMEN&aposS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY AUDI Metropolitan Golf Club member Jo Charlton caused the biggest upset of Australian Women’s Amateur Championship so far, upstaging World Number 1 Kiwi Lydia Ko 2&1. To win takes Charlton through to the quarter finals where she ll be joined by Jenny Lee (SA), Hannah Green (WA), Minjee Lee (WA) and internationals Julianne Alvarez (NZ), Kotone Hori (JPN) and Ji-Hyun Oh (KOR). Hori defeated four-time US Mid-Amateur champion Meghan Stasi 3&2 while Minjee Lee came through in a tough battle with Cathleen Santoso which ended on the 19th hole. Quarter Finals: Jenny Lee (SA) v Julianne Alvarez (NZ) Hannah Green (WA) v Jo Charlton (VIC) Minjee Lee (WA) v Kotone Hori (JPN) Ji-Hyun Oh (KOR) v Julienne Soo (VIC)