Date: August 30, 2016
Author: Dave Tease

Perry makes a good year better

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Dylan Perry's good year just got a whole lot better.

The NSW state representative has taken out the Queensland Men's Stroke Play Championship at Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club today.
Perry, from the Hunter Valley, finished with an impressive four-under par total of 284 to grab the title by four shots from Queensland's Maverick Antcliff.

Perry posted rounds of 76, 71, 69, and 68 and was particularly happy with how he finished off his third round this morning. "It's awesome, I played incredible today actually," Perry said.

"I was struggling a bit this morning with my putting. I got rid of what I was thinking, went back to basics and it all started to click. I made a good up down on the 8th and then birdied the 9th. I had six under on the back nine after that, happy days!"

Perry heads into the matchplay rounds which begin on Thursday with an air of confidence. His game is solid and his matchplay form of late has been impressive; he was part of the NSW Men's Team that took out this year's Golf Australia Interstate Series, and backed it up with a couple of big wins during the British Amateur Championship in June.

"The wins over Cam (Davis) and Travis (Smyth) in the British Amateur were huge for my confidence, so I think I'm a great chance."

"I think I'm a better match play golfer. You can go into match-play with a free mind-set. I find it a bit easier I guess," Perry smiled.

The Australian Golf Club's Celina Yuan has finished as runner-up in the Queensland Women's Stroke Play title held at Bribie Island Golf Club. Yuan finished with a score of 296 (even par), three shots behind winner, Queensland's Rebecaa Kay. Her club mate Stefanie Hall finished 11th with a score of 305.