Strange wins Nedlands Masters

West Australian Scott Strange has won this year's Handa Nedlands Masters at the Nedlands Golf Club in Perth by six shots with a rock solid round of 71 and final total of 14 under par.

"It's a great feeling to know I'm joining an elite field of Nedlands Masters winners" said Strange of his name joining the long list of champions at Nedlands including Terry Gale, Kim Felton, Rodger Davis, Stephen Leaney, Stuart Appleby, Greg Chalmers, Brett Rumford and Michael Long.

Strange, who started the day seven shots ahead of fellow West Australian Stephen Dartnell, quickly had his lead cut to four after Dartnell commenced his round in hot fashion with birdie, eagle. A double a few holes later for Dartnell brought an end to a possible challenge and breathing room for Strange who coasted in unthreatened.

"I knew I had to stay focused when "˜darts' (referring to Dartnell) started off so strong; a few birdies of my own and Stephen's double provided a more relaxed outlook for the remaining holes", said Strange.

Dartnell, who birdied his final hole of the day jumped into outright second ahead of Brody Ninyette, Vernon Sexton-Fink and round one leader, Michael Long, all finishing tied for third on seven under par.


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