Raymond defeats Drewitt at NSW Medal

BY Bruce Young | Australian Mens Amateur Tour | 2012 New South Wales Amateur Championship | Round Two | 03 Feb 2012

The final 36 holes of the NSW Medal Championship, an event in its own right but also the means of determining those players moving forward to next week’s NSW Amateur Championship, have been cancelled, the tournament now reduced to 36 holes.

Heavy rain in the Sydney region forced tournament organisers to make the difficult but obvious decision and even being able to play 36 holes was a testament to the draining quality of the Mona Vale and Long Reef layouts situated amongst Sydney’s Northern Beach suburbs.

A playoff was required over a specially set up hole (the 6th) this morning to determine the winner of the NSW Medal and that would go to Englishman Neil Raymond who defeated local golfer Brett Drewitt, from the Long Reef Golf Club.

Raymond missed the green and was still 15 feet away with his recovery. Drewitt on the other hand found the green but hit a poor first putt six feet from the hole. Raymond hole his par saving putt while Drewitt missed his and it was all over.

Six golfers would would play off for the three final positions available in next week’s 32 man NSW Amateur Championship and they went to Matt Steiger, Zac Stolz and Max Everett-Rose.

The NSW Amateur Championship begins at the Elanora Golf Club beginning on February 6th with Raymond playing Matt Steiger in the opening round and Drewitt up against Max Everett-Rose

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