Date: June 26, 2011

UK and US amateur round up

Brabazon Trophy, Burnham and Berrow, England Current Srixon Australian Amateur champion Matt Stieger was the leading Australian at the Brabazon Trophy supported by SkyCaddie in England. Held at Burnham and Berrow, Stieger finished in a tie for 17th place with rounds of 73-74-74-75 to be at 12-over par. No player in the field finished under par. Fellow National Squad member Ryan McCarthy finished in a tie for 23rd place after posting a final round 77 to be at 13-over par. England&aposs Neil Raymond, who visited Australia earlier this year and competed in The Ashes, made sure the Brabazon Trophy remains in Hampshire for another year despite a stuttering final round 75 for 288 (+4) succeeding his county colleague Darren Wright. Raymond finished a shot ahead of playing partner Andy Sullivan with 71 and Ireland s Alan Dunbar with 69, joint second on 288 while England boy cap Seb Crookall-Nixon was a shot further back after a third successive level-par 71. Fourth on 292, after a course record 64, was Ben Stow. Rice Planters Championship, Snee Farm CC, South Carolina USA Malaysian Amateur champion Daniel Bringolf (NSW) missed the third round cut at the Rice Planters Championship following rounds of 78-73-73. NorthEast Amateur Championship, Wannamoisett Country Club, Rhode Island Newly crowned British Amateur champion Bryden Macpherson made the trip from England to the US to honour his committment to play the NorthEast Amateur. Macpherson was disqualified after the second round for signing an incorrect scorecard. He had signed for a 4 on the par 4 10th hole when he made five.