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Murray and Kay win South Australian titles

Zach Murray
19-year-old Zach Murray from Commonwealth Golf Club in Victoria has won the 2017 Golf SA Amateur Classic, finishing the tournament 6-under par.

Murray carded rounds of 73, 72, 68, 69 (282) to finish one ahead of three players tied at 5-under, Western Australian’s Min Woo Lee and Ben Ferguson and overnight leader Douglas Klein.

With Klein and Ferguson struggling, Lee skyrocketed to the lead thru 11 holes moving to 6-under, but once again had trouble on the hardest hole on the course the 442mtr par 4, 14th making bogey (he made triple in round three).

Murray maintained is composure though, playing error-free golf all week, recording no doubles for the championship and was one of only four players to shoot sub-par final rounds in tricky conditions on Royal Adelaide’s championship course.

18 year-old, Becky Kay from Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club in Queensland, has won the 2017 Rene Erichen Salver by three, finishing the 72 hole tournament 5-under.

Rebecca Kay

Kay started the day at 4-under, two clear of Western Australian Kathryn Norris who started the day the better of the two, catching Kay by the seventh hole.

Back to back birdies on eight and nine to Kay and a dropped shot to Norris, suddenly extended Kay’s margin out to three at the turn, with Victorian Montana Strauss five back.

With Norris making six straight pars and Kay dropping a shot on 11 and two on 14, the players stood on the 16th tee both 3-under. Under pressure and with Norris solid as a rock, Kay produced the shot of the championship, making an ace on the 130 mtr par 3, which propelled her two ahead in the blink of an eye, with two to play.

Kay comfortably closed out the championship with two pars, deservedly winning the Salver by three, finishing with rounds of 71, 73, 71, 72 (5-under).

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