Date: September 14, 2012
Author: Shawn McCauley / Golf WA

Elite amateurs head West for Mandurah

Around 150 players will be showcasing their talents at Mandurah Country Club from September 15 17 when they compete in the Mandurah Amateur Open; a field which attracts some of the most gifted amateur talent in the country. The Open event will feature several National and State representatives including 9 of the top 20 players on the National Amateur Rankings. Amongst those are National Squad members Oliver Goss (Royal Fremantle), Daniel Nisbet (QLD), Todd Sinnott (VIC), Nathan Holman (VIC), and Ricky Kato (NSW). National and State representative Oliver Goss has had a break-out year including winning the WA State Amateur title, member of the winning Toyota World Junior Championship Team and most recently was the youngest Australian to ever make the quarter finals at the US Amateur Championship at the age of 18. Australian Number 1 Daniel Nisbet has had a remarkable year with wins at the US Players Amateur and Lake Macquarie Amateur Championships. Nisbet also had runner-up finishes at the Master of the Amateurs and Australian Amateur Championships. Todd Sinnott, Nathan Holman and Ricky Kato will also be challenging the top of the leaderboard. This year they have combined to produce wins at the US Amateur Qualifying, Master of the Amateurs, and Tasmanian Open Championships respectively. Another notable who will be a legitimate contender for this year s title is Royal Perth s Brady Watt who has been in hot form recently after taking out the City of Perth Amateur and State Sand Green Championships. The Mandurah Amateur Open Championship is a National Ranking Event played over 72 Holes of Stroke Play. Day one and two will each include 18 holes, with 36 holes being played on the final day. Also being played over the weekend is the Mandurah Bowl which is a 36 Hole Nett event and will see over 70 players taking on 18 holes on the first two days.