Date: March 24, 2016
Author: Christian Puccini

Harrison Endycott (NSW) wins the SA Classic

19-year-old Harrison Endycott from Avondale Golf Club in NSW has won the 2016 Golf SA Amateur Classic finishing the tournament 15-under par.

Endycott carded rounds of 68, 69, 67, 69 (273) to finish four ahead of Queenslander Mitchell Smith (11-under) and Western Australian Curtis Luck (9-under).

Endycott played error free golf all week, only recording 3 bogeys for the championship and was striking the ball exceptionally well, posting four sub 70 rounds on Royal Adelaide’s championship course.

“I just seemed to get the ball in the right position all week; I think that’s a huge key around Royal Adelaide. It’s such a testing course and it’s definitely a course where you can’t take advantage when you’re not in the right situation to do so and I managed to do that very well and trusted my game,” Endycott said.

In a four-way tie for the lead after the opening round, Endycott was never headed, leading thereafter and maintaining his four shot buffer heading into the final round.

Endycott now adds the Classic to his building resume that includes recent wins at Lake Macquarie, the Avondale Amateur and Riversdale Cup.  

“I put a lot of hard work leading up to the summer and I’ve had a few really good results. I played really steady all week and I had a lot of trust in my game and it’s just great to be here,” Endycott added.

SA’s Matthew Lisk from The Grange Golf Club fired an equal low final round 5-under 67 to finish in a tie for fifth, at 3-under.

Next best South Australian was Will Somerfield (Kooyonga) at even par (11th) followed by Heath Riches (Kooyonga) 3-over (tied 14th).

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