Date: February 01, 2013
Author: Christy Collier

Horan Wins Men�s NSW Medal

Day 3 – Friday 1 February

FINAL RESULTS – NSW MEDAL PRIZE WINNERS Victoria&aposs Thomas Horan (Cheltenham GC) has won the NSW Medal, which was reduced to 54 holes after a violent electrical storm swept across Sydney this afternoon. Horan&aposs fantastic third round of 67 at Bonnie Doon in the strong southerly leap frogged him into the lead. This was then pronounced the final position after the conditions became too dangerous for play to continue. Englishmen Nathan Kimsey and Garrick Porteous finished second and third respectively. The top 32 have qualified for the NSW Amateur Championship (match play) being held at The Royal Sydney Golf Club, from Sunday to Tuesday. MATCH PLAY DRAW

Day 2 – Thursday 31 January

A strong performance from Jordan Zunic (Bonnie Doon) sees him lead the field after 36-holes in the 2013 Men’sNSW Medal, being played at The Coast and Bonnie Doon Golf Club’s. Zunic had rounds of 69 and 67 for a total 136. Zunic has taken out the Champion of Champions title, defeating Cameron Davis from Roseville. Englishman Garrick Porteous (Bamburg Castle, England) is just one shot behind on 137, shooting 67 today to go with his 70 from yesterday. Bonnie Doon member Troy Moses had rounds of 67 and 71, a total of 138 to be a further one stroke behind in third place. There is a four-way tie for fourth position, with last year s Amateur Champion Brett Drewitt (Long Reef) , England s Nathan Kimsey (Woodall Spa, England) and Bonnie Doon s Sean Macdona and Ricky Kato all finishing their two rounds on 139. Scores today were strong, with many of the leading players shooting under course par at the two Club’s. The field has now been cut to 60 plus ties, with the final 36-holes being played tomorrow at Bonnie Doon. Please see below for draw. On completion tomorrow the top 32 qualify for the NSW Amateur Championship (match play) being held at The Royal Sydney Golf Club, from Sunday to Tuesday. LEADERBOARD – NSW MEDAL FINAL RESULTS – CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS Scores of 148 or better have qualified for the final 36 holes: ROUND THREE DRAW Players will play the first 18-holes, have a short break, and return to course for the second 18-holes.

Day 1 – Wednesday 30 January

Over two hundred players hit off today for the first round of the 2013 Men’sNSW Medal, being played at The Coast and Bonnie Doon Golf Club’s. Despite heavy rain over the past few days both courses held out well and were in good condition. There were some good scores at Bonnie Doon, with Sean Macdona making the most of his home course, shooting a six under 65, including an eagle on the 9th, to equal the Club’s course record. Four players are three shots behind on 68, Cameron Davis (Roseville), Joshua Kalms (Woodford, QLD), Andrew Thompson (Monash) and Nathan Kimsey (Woodall Spa, England). One stroke behind on 69 were three players, Warren Gorton (Hawks Nest), Jordan Zunic (Bonnie Doon) and Adam Downton (Stonecutter s Ridge), Adam having two eagles on the 3rd and 9th. At the Coast Avondale s 14-year-old sensation, Isaac Noh took advantage of the good conditions with a five under par round of 65. One stroke behind was Ruben Sondjaja (Bonnie Doon) shooting a four under par 66. A further one shot behind on 67 is Troy Moses (Bonnie Doon), Aaron Wilkin (Indooroopilly, QLD) and Brayden Peterson (Monash CC) who had an eagle on the 2nd. In the Club Champion of Champions, Roseville s Cameron Davis leads by one stroke with a score of 68 from Adam Downton (Stonecutter s Ridge) and Jordan Zunic (Bonnie Doon) who both shot a 69. Tomorrow will see the field swap courses for the second round of play, after which the top 60 players, plus ties, play a further 36 holes at Bonnie Doon on Friday. The top 32 then play for the NSW Amateur title (match play) at The Royal Sydney Golf Club, from Sunday to Tuesday. LEADERBOARD – NSW MEDAL LEADERBOARD – CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS DRAWS – DAY 2

Tuesday 29 January 2013

A host of the world s leading amateur golfers will contest this year s Men’sNSW Amateur Championship (incorporating the NSW Medal and 2012 NSW Club Champion of Champions) with teams competing from England, New Zealand, United States of America, Canada and Nigeria. This year will see Sydney s East play host to this prestigious event, with Bonnie Doon Golf Club, The Coast Golf Club and the magnificent Royal Sydney Golf Club being utilized. The event is held over six days from Wednesday 30 January to Tuesday 5 February (no play on Saturday 2 February). The NSW Amateur Championship is the oldest major event conducted by Golf NSW having first been played in 1898. The list of former winners contains a who s who of NSW and Australian Golf greats including the likes of Bruce Devlin, Jack Newton, Tony Gresham, Brett Ogle, Peter O Malley, Michael Campbell and Brendan Jones. It is the first men’s state Championship of the year, one of the major national amateur tournaments, and is a National and World Ranking Event. This championship attracts the best amateur golfers in the state, both young and old, plus leading golfers from other states and internationally. With the final two players having played six grueling days of golf, it really is a test of skill, mental strength, and endurance , remarked Graeme Phillipson, General Manager Golf, Golf NSW. This year we ve got fantastic host courses and a really strong competitive field. It really is going to be a great Championship. England have sent a strong squad including 2012 NSW Medal winner, Neil Raymond (Corhampton, Hampshire, IOW &CI) who will be back for the third consecutive year. He will be joined by Garrick Porteous (Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland), Craig Hinton (The Oxfordshire, BB&O) and current world number 46, Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire). Three of the four (all bar Kimsey) were members of England s Eisenhower Trophy team that finished eighth in Turkey last year. Raymond is an England international regular during the year, the most successful player in the Eisenhower Trophy and represented GB&I against Europe in the St Andrews Trophy last year. He is in good form, finishing 9th in the Australian Amateur last week. Porteous had a solid round at the Australian Master of the Amateurs in early January, finishing 6th overall. Plenty of inter-state visitors are also in town for the event, with representatives from Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania. Of the interstate visitors Victorian s Todd Sinnott (Metropolitan Golf Club), and Ben Eccles (Victoria Golf Club) will be the ones to watch. 19-year-old Sinnott has had a cracking start to the year, finishing runner-up in the Australian Amateur. He is getting noticed for his solid game and impressive ball striking, last year taking out the Dunes Medal, his first main amateur win outside the junior ranks. During the 2011 US amateur season, Sinnott did not miss the cut in each of the main events he entered including a top-10 finish at the Players Amateur. Eccles is another talented youngster, last year taking out the Srixon International Junior Classic in NSW. He has represented Australian in the Junior Pacific Cup and the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship. From NSW the ones to watch include last year s overall NSW Amateur Championship winner Brett Drewitt (Long Reef Golf Club) and youngster Ricky Kato (The Australian Golf Club). Both are state representatives and current Australian squad members. Drewitt will be out to defend his title. Draws, results and reports will be available daily on the Golf NSW website. For further information, please contact Christy Collier on: Phone: + 61 2 9505 9105 E-mail: