Can Elvis Smylie add this title to his Australian Junior win?
The quarter finalists in both the Men’s and Women’s Australian Amateur Championships have today been decided at the Royal Queensland Golf Club.
In the men’s division, Brisbane’s Lawry Flynn and England’s Ben Jones, who shared 4th place in the qualifying on Monday and Tuesday, are the leading qualifiers still in the field for tomorrow’s quarter finals while in the women’s event, New South Wales’, Grace Kim, and Gold Coaster, Lion Higo, are the leading qualifiers still alive for the weekend.
The number one seed in the men’s field, Andre Lautee, was this afternoon knocked out by New Zealander James Hyde after defeating South Australian Jack Thompson in the morning round of 32.
In tomorrow’s match-ups, Jones will face Hyde, Queenslander, Louis Dobbelaar, takes on Ireland’s Tom McKibbin, Australian Junior Champion, Elvis Smylie, is up against fellow Queenslander, Jediah Morgan, and England’s, Charlie Strickland, will tackle South Australian, Billy Cawthorne.
Smylie is looking to complete a rare double of holding both the winning Australian Junior and the Australian Amateur titles at the same time.
Smylie won the Australian Junior title in April on the Gold Coast and performed with distinction at the Australian Open where he comfortably made the cut before finishing 33rd.
Kim, from the Avondale Golf Club, will take on fellow Sydneysider, Kelsey Bennett, in tomorrow’s quarter finals of the Women’s Amateur Championship, Queenslander Cassie Porter will face Ida Ayu Indira Melati Putri of Indonesia, NSW’s Stephanie Kyriaocou is up against Minju Kim of South Korea and England’s Charlotte Heath plays Gold Coast’s Lion Higo.
The final for both the men’s and women’s events will be played over 36 holes on Sunday.