Date: April 16, 2012

Elliott Wins The Rene Erichsen

Victorian and Australian number one ranked Amateur Breanna Elliott reeled off a string of birdies on the front nine to convincingly win the Rene Erichsen Salver by seven shots ahead of New South Wales’ Adriana Brent who finished at 9 over par following a final round 2 under 70.

Elliott, who trailed overnight leader Ashlee Dewhurst by two, finished with rounds of 73-76-74-67 to win at 2 over par. Her final round score of 5-under par 67 is a course record for Glenelg’s new Championship yellow course.

Elliott was ecstatic with the win, saying the victory was a little bit of a relief.

“After two wins in the past few weeks, the WA Amateur and the WA 72-Hole Stroke Play, I felt like I needed to play well as the top seed”. Elliott said.

“I knew I had to lift my game to get some shots back, I putted really well. The last couple of rounds, I’ve had three, 3 putts, each round, but today I read the pace of the greens a lot better”.

Elliott’s final round was bogey free and included five birdies on the front nine.

“This will be great for my confidence, I’m off to Singapore next week for the Queen Sirikit Cup then back to Adelaide for the Interstate Series to represent Victoria.” Elliott added.

Whitney Hillier (Joondalup GC) finished in third place at 11 over par two strokes behind Brent.

54 hole leader Ashlee Dewhurst from Tasmania finished the Championship in fourth place after a final round 7 over 79 with Grace Lennon from Kingston Heath finishing fifth.

Ebony Heard with rounds of 78-73-80-81 (312) was the best placed local finishing in a three way tie for sixth place with Tilly Poulsen (VIC) and Ashley Ona (QLD).

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Brown SA Classic Champion

South Australian Chris Brown from The Grange Golf Club has stormed home to win the SA Amateur Classic.

Brown becomes the fourth South Australian to with the Classic after Phil Roberts 1988, Rob Hammer 2000 and Brad Moules 2010.

Brown finished with rounds of 70-71-76-66 to win at 1 under par, one clear of three players tied on 284.

Sharing second place, were, State Team Member James McMillan (Royal Melbourne) who had the low score of the day with a final round 6-under par 65, Daniel Hoeve (Kwinana) who carded a final round 66 and Matthew Stieger who shot an even round of 71.

“Today I holed all my putts, I didn’t read the greens the first 3 days, but today they all went in,” Brown said.

“I knew I had to go low to have a chance, I decided not to take too many risks by only hitting irons off the tee.”

“My short game held together today and my iron play was straight at it, I didn’t miss any greens.” Brown said.

“It’s the biggest win of my career so far, hopefully there will be many more wins to come” Brown added.

Royal Adelaide’s Brad Moules finished in outright fifth, only two behind the leader, whilst Kevin Marques (Indooroopilly), Callan O’Reilly (Pennant Hills) and overnight leader Dimitrios Papadatos (Moore Park) shared sixth place three strokes behind Brown in a tightly packed leaderboard.

The next best South Aussies were Alex Hendrick 290, Tom Bond 291 and Heath Riches who closed with a 79 on 292. Greg Blewett with rounds of 82-72-76-78 (308) finished in 47th place.

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