Date: March 20, 2011

Smith wins title in play-off

ROUND 4 RESULTS Queensland s Cameron Smith birdied the first play-off hole to defeat England s David Coupland and win the Srixon Australian Men’sStroke Play Championship at Victoria Golf Club on Sunday. Smith, who led after each round, said he was thrilled with the victory. I m stoked at the moment, I m lost for words, Smith said. At the start of the week I definitely wanted to win both titles and this is the biggest win for me so far. His opponent in the play-off, David Coupland, shot a superb 7-under par 65 including six birdies on the front nine to finish at 13-under par. He played awesome golf, Smith said. He just went at every pin, hit it to six feet every time and holed the putt. New Zealand s Ben Campbell finished in third place following his 3-under par 69 to be at 9-under for the championship. Queensland s Marika Batibasaga and New Zealand s Vaughan McCall finished in a tie for fourth place, six shots behind Campbell at 3-under par. Mitch Davis (NSW) finished sixth at 2-under par. Chinese Taipei s Tao Huang and New Zealand s Ryan Fox finished in a tie for seventh at 1-under par. The top 32 men and women now advance to the Match Play section of the Srixon Australian Amateur Championship at Victoria Golf Club which begins on Monday. Entry to all championships is free.