Jack Sullivan’s play-off victory in the 2015 Twin Towns Amateur Open gained the talented Queenslander automatic entry into this year’s NSW Open which will again be played at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club from 12-15 November.
Sullivan said he was excited and relieved after winning the sudden death playoff on the first hole against Jack Weston.
"I was very happy to win and qualify for the NSW Open. I actually played in the Open two years ago, and hopefully I can play as well as I did last time at Castle Hill and this time become the leading amateur."
Sullivan played his first professional event in the 2013 NSW Open firing an opening round of 66 to be co-leader with Aron Price and Victorian Michael Choi.
The 62nd Twin Towns Amateur Open Championship was played over 36 holes at the Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club in tricky conditions with slick greens and a testing wind.
Sullivan (70, 70) and Weston (72, 68), both fired rounds of 4 under par for the 36 hole event.
Nicole James, Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club's Golf Operations Manager, said, "It is a wonderful opportunity for Jack to get a start in the NSW Open and we are thrilled to have the winner of the Twin Towns Amateur Open gaining automatic entry into such a prestigious event.
"The support from our local MP Geoff Provest, Member for Tweed, Stuart Fraser, CEO Golf NSW, and Neil Steinhardt, GCDGA President, was brilliant," Ms James added.
In addition to winning the Open, Jack also became the 2015 Gold Coast District Golf Association Champion, a closed event to players who are members of any golf club affiliated with the District. Jack hails from the Palmer Gold Cost Golf Club enabling him to triumph in both categories.
For the 2015 Twin Towns Open Final Results go to: cooltweedgolf.com.au/twin-towns-open-final-results/