Date: June 20, 2018
Author: Martin Blake

Seven into British Am matchplay


Seven Australian players have made it through to the matchplay phase of the British Amateur championship in Scotland, with at least two in prime position.

Victorian teammates from the back-to-back interstate series wins, Kyle Michel and Blake Collyer, plotted their way up the leaderboard  to finish the 36 holes at one-under par, in a tie for fifth.

Another Victorian, David Micheluzzi, was placed second after the initial round of strokeplay and ended up tied-18th despite a disappointing 75 today, along with Will Heffernan.

Western Australia’s Ben Ferguson, Queenslander Jed Morgan and Victorian Matias Sanchez also qualified for matchplay beginning tomorrow, but last year’s runner-up, New South Welshman Dylan Perry, missed out.

Wilco Nienaber, 18, from South Africa took the No. 1 seeding.

The strokeplay section was played at Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Golf Clubs in Scotland.

The match play stage gets underway at Royal Aberdeen tomorrow. Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes except the Final which will be over 36 holes.

The winner of the championship receives an invitation to play in the Open Championship at Carnoustie, plus the Masters at Augusta National next year and the 2019 US Open.