Date: March 25, 2008
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Australian Boys’ Amateur set to go in Victoria

The Australian Boys&apos Amateur gets underway at Spring Valley Golf Club in Victoria on Wednesday before the Australian Boys&apos Interstate Teams Matches are contested at nearby Peninsula Country Golf Club from Monday. A field of 156 hopefuls arrived in Melbourne hoping to emulate the feats of past winners of this event including Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Adam Scott, Peter O&aposMalley and more recently, PGA Tour rookie sensation Jason Day. Among these hopefuls is Daniel Nisbet, who has recently been selected in the Trans Tasman Team. The talented teen has represented his home state of Queensland since 2005 and took out the Australian Junior Order of Merit in 2006 and 2007. Runner-up in the 2007 Junior Order of Merit was Aidan Bae, another talented youngster who hails from Western Australia. Bae recently claimed individual honours while leading his team to victory at the Australian Schools Championship at Peninsula Country Golf Club. Hot form and strong course knowledge should hold him in good stead throughout the coming week. Also in the field is former champion Eagle Chang and recent Australian squad debutant Bryden Macpherson. Chang won this event at Barwon Heads Golf Club in 2005 while McPherson has been selected in the Australian team to take on New Zealand at the Trans Tasman Cup in Wellington early next month. Visit www.golfaustralia.org.au for all scores and news from the Boys&apos Amateur Championship and the Australian Boys&apos Interstate Teams Matches.