Date: March 26, 2007

Dodt wins an epic – qualifiers set!

Andrew Dodt has won the 2007 Australian Stroke Play Championship after a thrilling playoff finale at New South Wales Golf Club. The Queenslander went head to head with Scott Arnold after the pair was deadlocked at four-under par through 72-holes, finally triumphing on the fourth extra hole when his opponent found a bunker off the tee. Dodt made a clutch two-putt to claim the sudden death playoff and the title as 2007 Australian Amateur Stroke Play Champion. The win also means Dodt has qualified for the 2007 MFS Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club, December 11-16. The 21-year old played at last year&aposs tournament at Royal Sydney and emerged as Australia&aposs best amateur, shooting a superb one-under to finish equal 11th along with professionals Paul Gow and Nick O&aposHern. He now goes into tomorrow&aposs match play riding a wave of confidence after today&aposs tense win. The men will play the first round of their match play on Tuesday from 7:00am. This will be followed by the second round of the women&aposs match play at approximately 9:30am and the men will play their second round later in the afternoon to make up for Sunday&aposs lost time. Dodt&aposs first assignment is against Victorian Leigh Deagan, who won a four-way playoff to snatch one of the two remaining spots in the 32-man field. The match will begin at 9:00am. Final qualifiers for Australian Amateur Match Play Championship: 276: A Dodt (QLD) S Arnold (NSW) 277: L Saltman (SCO) 279: J Roach (NSW) R Bezuidenhuot (NSW) S Henry (SCO) 280: D Horsey (ENG) 281: D Nisbet (QLD) J Gill (NZL) 283: M Raseta (NSW) J Sheratt (SA) G Boyd (ENG) R Blizard (NSW) 284: J Moul (ENG) B Parker (ENG) J Roxby (SA) M Jager (WA) K Lee (KOR) 285: L Peterson (NSW) J Younger (VIC) J Arnold (NSW) 286: R Beaufils (QLD) B Rankin (QLD) D Kim (NSW) 287: T Rophia (NZL) T H Choo (SIN) B Fletcher (QLD) R Kulacz (WA) D Lee (NZL) S Lewton (ENG) 288: J Bayron (PHI) L Deagan (VIC) – won on playoff