Grace Kim – made women’s final with a birdie in overtime.
It is an all-England Men’s final at the NSW Open at the St Michael’s Golf Club in Sydney with Callum Farr taking on Ben Schmidt in tomorrow’s 36 hole encounter.
Farr finally brought Queenslander Jed Morgan’s outstanding run to an end in this afternoon’s semi-final while Schmidt accounted for New Zealander Jayden Ford.
Callum Farr – photo David Tease
Morgan, last week’s Australian Amateur Champion and the leading qualifier this week, made it all the way to the semi-final before going down narrowly by one hole to Farr from Northamptonshire.
Morgan was always behind in his match although he did fight back late in the round to reduce a 3-hole margin to just one before both players parred the last.
Schmidt, from Yorkshire, enjoyed an easier ride to the final accounting for Ford 3&1. Ford, from Wellington, did win the opening hole but after conceding the second he was never ahead again, the match ending when he was forced to concede the 17th to go down by the 3&1 margin.
In the women’s event, NSW’s golfer, Kelsey Bennett will tackle her fellow Sydneysider, Grace Kim, after she defeated the leading qualifier at last week’s Australian Amateur and second in qualifying this week, Emily Toy.
Bennett, a member of the St Michael’s Golf Club, qualified 3rd in the stroke-play earlier in the week so the match-up between her and Toy promised much but she was never behind and drew clear late in her match to win 4&2.
In the other semi-final Sarah Wilson of Queensland and Kim fought out a tight battle with never more then one hole in it, both players having a lead before their match was taken into extra time.
Kim won with a birdie at the second extra hole and so it will be a Sydney battle between Kim and Bennett.
Kelsey Bennett – photo David Tease