Date: January 26, 2009

Perry scoops Men’s Mid Amateur again

Victorian Jason Perry has claimed back-to-back Australian Men’sMid-Amateur Championships by two strokes in fierce winds at The National Golf Club. Perry, who was one stroke behind overnight leaders John Beveridge and Peter Woodward at the start of play, made a solid fist of the challenging conditions to hold off Victoria s Kim Johnson who finished second. Victorian Jarrod Schulz was third. Today s final round was played on the Peter Thomson-designed Ocean Course. Perry shot rounds of 73, 72 and 74 over three days where competitors played all three of The National s courses during the championship. It’s been a crazy two months since the Australian Open which was a fantastic experience, Perry said. It’s great having my wife and kids here and I d like to thank my caddy and parents as well. As the winner, Perry receives an consecutive exemption into the Australian Open at New South Wales Golf Club later this year.