An outstanding run of performances on the domestic and international stage has seen Monash Country Club’s Nathan Barbieri rewarded with elevation into the Golf NSW High Performance squad for the remainder of 2018.
Barbieri has just got back from his first taste of elite amateur competition in the US, and came home with a string of impressive results to his name including a runners-up finish at the Sahalee Players, two top-5 placings, and a top ten from six starts.
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After climbing to a career-high of 275 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Barbieri capped off a memorable two months in North America by qualifying for the just completed US Amateur at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill.
"I'm super excited," Barbieri said. "I'm looking forward to training with my state team mates and taking my golf to the next step."
Other highlights of the 21-year-old’s past 12 months include qualifying for the 2017 Emirates Australian Open, taking co-medallist honours at the NSW Amateur, and being selected to represent NSW at the Australian Interstate Teams Matches in Adelaide during May.
Dean Kinney, National Coach and NSW HP Manager, was thrilled to make the announcement and said the elevation reflected Barbieri’s dedication to the sport.
“Nathan has shown a complete commitment to the processes required to improve his golf.
“His work ethic, and growing maturity clearly shows in the results he achieved over the last 12 months,” Mr Kinney added.
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