Date: July 19, 2018
Author: Dave Tease

Barbieri through to US AM

Young gun Nathan Barbieri has capped off an impressive stretch of golf in the United States by qualifying for next month’s US Amateur at Pebble Beach overnight.

Barbieri carded matching one under par rounds of 71 at the Pete Dye-designed Colleton River Club in Bluffton, South Carolina to grab one of six positions available.

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“I hit the ball so good over the last two days.

“The course was ridiculously long,” Barbieri said. “You had to hit fairways and greens.”

Barbieri credited his caddy, local member Billy Adams, for his success in progressing to his first US Am.

“He’s a member at the course here, and I couldn’t have done it without his local knowledge.”

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The US Amateur qualification caps off an impressive month of golf for the rising star. After making his debut for NSW at the recent Interstate Series, the 21-year-old has gone from strength to strength with a stunning run of performances that include a top ten and three top-five finishes in his last four starts in the US.


His dream run in the States this trip is coming to an end, sadly. It's back to Sydney tonight and a few weeks off.

Barbieri won't be resting, however, he'll be honing his game for Pebble Beach and helping the members at the North Ryde Golf Club, where Barbieri works in the Pro Shop.

“I’m flying back home tonight, the plane leaves in about an hour,” Barbieri said.



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