Date: October 28, 2013
Author: Golf Queensland

Ona and O’Reilly win QLD Amateur titles

ey Ona (Gailes) has held off the strong challenge of Ali Orchard (Surfers Paradise) to claim the 2013 Queensland Women's Amateur Championship at a perfectly presented Southport Golf Club.

In one of the most closely contested finals of recent time, Ona managed to reach a four hole lead on two separate occasions, only for Orchard to peg her lead back to two both times. Ona held strong on the final 9 holes to match Orchard's eagle on the penultimate hole and claim the Championship 2/1.

Callan O'Reilly (Pennant Hills) has taken out the 2013 Queensland Men's Amateur Championship 10/8 in a dominant performance over defending champion Jake McLeod (Royal Queensland).

After a well deserved rest day, the top 16 qualifiers from the Men's Stroke Play Championship headed to Southport Golf Club on Thursday to contest the first round of the 2013 Amateur Championship.

On a perfect day for golf, O'Reilly birdied the 1st hole and was never headed. With O'Reilly having nine birdies and an eagle in 28 holes, McLeod was always under the pump and could not match his 2012 heroics to be the first player in over two decades to successfully defend the title.