Date: November 17, 2012
Author: Golf Australia

Tharle and Wooster win Mid Amateur titles

Canberra&aposs Andrew Tharle (ACT) held on to claim his maiden Australian Men&aposs Mid Amateur title on the Open Course at Moonah Links Golf Club in Melbourne today. Tharle, the current NSW Mid Amateur champion, finished with rounds of 73-74-76 (223) to win by four strokes from Daniel Ong (VIC) who closed with a 3-over par 75. Defending champion Jason Perry (VIC) and James Brownlow (NSW) finished in a tie for third place. Former cricketer Greg Blewett (SA) finished in a tie for 10th after a final round 84. 2010 champion Sue Wooster (VIC) added a second Australian Women&aposs Mid Amateur title to her name after shooting rounds of 79-72-77 (228) to win by 14 strokes in cold and windy conditions. Gemma Dooley (NSW) finished in second place while defending champion Katrina Jones (QLD) finished in a tie for third with Lisa Holmquest (VIC). Kim Burke (NSW) finished in outright fifth. The Australian Men&aposs and Women&aposs Mid Amateur Championships have been played since 2007. The Championships are played over 54-holes stroke play, and are for players aged 30 – 54 years.