Date: March 06, 2009

Scott and Beckmann clinch Men’s Foursomes

Golf Australia National Squad members Scott Arnold (NSW) and Daniel Beckmann (Vic) shot an impressive 67 in the trying conditions to clinch a 1 shot victory at the Australian Men&aposs Amateur Foursomes Championship The 2009 Australian Men&aposs Amateur Foursomes Championship commenced this morning at Riversdale Golf Club. Players were greeted with blue skies, before challenging Melbourne conditions met them on the back nine. Jin Jeong & Tim Hardham (Vic) played consistent golf in the challenging conditions to fire a 1 under par round of 71. Tied on 1 under par with them is the New South Wales pairing of Michael Smyth & Rhys McGovern. National Squad members Scott Arnold (NSW) & Daniel Beckmann (Vic) finished on even par and looked ready to challenge in the afternoon. McGovern & Smyth continued their good form and posted a great score of 69 in the afternoon to look very comfortable clubhouse leaders, sitting on a total of 140. Arnold & Beckman were playing in the last group and were looking to be the main threat for the clubhouse leaders. With a blistering back 9 of 32, that included an eagle and 3 birdies, Arnold & Beckmann closed out an impressive round for a best of the day 67, to give them an overall total of 139, giving them a 1 shot victory over McGovern & Smyth. Golf Australia would like to thank the players, officials and most importantly the Riversdale Golf Club for hosting this National Championship. Results