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Micheluzzi and Collyer advance at Amateur Championship

Micheluzzi advances after his first round victory. (Photo: Australian Master of the Amateurs)
Victorians David Micheluzzi and Blake Collyer were the only Australians to survive day one of match-play at The Amateur Championship being played at the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland.

Six Australians had made it to the top 64 for the match-play following the finalisation of that group earlier in the day. Twenty six players were all tied on the cut score after 36 holes of match-play and so an elimination round was required.

Victoria’s Matias Sanchez, the 2017 Australian Amateur Champion, was one of those who had to play early but he lost his match against Elis Svard of Sweden 1 down and so just the six surviving Australians had made it through to the Round of 64.

Micheluzzi, who earlier in the year won the Australian Master of the Amateurs and was a beaten finalist at the Australian Amateur Championship, is currently Australia’s second highest world ranked amateur and defeated Germany’s Maximillian Oelfke 2&1.

Micheluzzi will now face American Blake Wagoner who is currently ranked more than 500 places below him in the world amateur ranking.

Collyer defeated Finland’s Eetu Isometsa by 2 holes and now play Sweden’s Adam Blomme who currently plays collegiate golf in Texas.

Four other Australians, Jediah Morgan, Ben Fergusson, Will Heffernan and Kyle Michel lost their matches by margins no more than two holes, in fact Michel’s match went to the 19th before he lost to Ireland’s Jan Suqrue.  

The only New Zealander to survive the stroke-play, Daniel Hillier, was also eliminated today.  

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