Date: January 17, 2008

Perry pips field to win by one

Jason Perry came from behind to win the 2008 MFS Men&aposs Mid Amateur crown at The National Golf Club and as a result, an exemption into the 2008 MFS Australian Open in Sydney. The Victorian saved his best round until last, posting an equal tournament-best 70 to pip Paul Blake and Matthew McKenna by one shot. Playing in the second last group, Perry was two-under on the back nine before a birdie on the par-five 17th took him to three-under on the day. However a bogey on the final hole opened the door for his challengers who only needed a birdie to force extra holes. The 18th was a challenging 408 metre par-four playing uphill into the breeze and unfortunately for the challengers, they could only manage par on what was a tough hole to finish on. Perry was thrilled with his win and expressed his eagerness to compete in the 2008 MFS Australian Open in Sydney. He also thanked his long-time caddy for preventing consecutive triple and double-bogey yesterday from ruining his chances. Golf Australia and MFS would like to thank The National Golf Club and all competitors in the Men&aposs Mid Amateur for a great week of golf on the Ocean Course. Click here to view full results