The roll continues for Queenslander Jediah Morgan
Newly crowned Australian Amateur Champion, Jed Morgan, has overcome the quick turnaround from his significant win at Royal Queensland on Sunday to lead the qualifiers at the New South Wales Amateur Championship at the St Michael’s and Coast Golf Clubs on the coast of Sydney.
Interestingly, Queenslander, Morgan, tied for top honours with the winner of the strokeplay at last week’s Australian Amateur Championship, Andre Lautee of Victoria, the pair finishing one shot ahead of locals Nathan Barbieri and Harrison Crowe.
Morgan then went on to win a playoff to determine the leading qualifier with a par at the first extra hole.
The final five places in the match-play field of 32 were decided by a playoff between 11 players.
One of the more interesting qualifiers was Shell Harbour’s, Chris Campbell, a 44-year old who has returned to the amateur ranks following a professional career which included success on the Japan Golf Tour
Campbell’s sister Nikki was a successful professional playing the Japan Ladies Tour before turning to the Ladies European Tour in 2013.
The women’s NSW Amateur Championship saw Stephanie Kyriacou easily top the qualifiers after her second round of 65 at the Coast Golf Club today left her eight shots clear of her nearest pursuer, Emily Toy of England, who last week headed the qualifiers at the Australian Amateur Championship.
Kyriacou is a member of the St Michael’s Golf Club and given the form she has displayed in the past two days she appears a great chance to claim the title.
32 players have made it to the men’s match play field while for the women 16 will contend for the title.