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Results - Srixon Australian Men's Amateur Championship:
Srixon Australian Men's Amateur - Match Play Results
17-year old Norwegian phenomenon Anders Kristiansen has won the 2008 Srixon Men's Australian Amateur Championships on an enthralling final day at Royal Adelaide Golf Club.
After a long and strenuous week of action at two of Adelaide's top golf clubs, Andersen played his 36-hole final having survived 72 holes of stroke play and four rounds of match play.
Kristiansen defeated West Australian Michael Foster 7/6 in a match that was more even than the scorecard might have suggested. Kristiansen took the first hole of the day with a birdie three and other than picking up another hole on the fifth, the men were neck and neck throughout the morning round. The Norwegian went to lunch 2up and didn't start to pull away until a streak of birdies between the fifth and ninth ignited his round and suddenly gave him a 4up lead.
Foster played very solid golf, but Kristiansen was absolutely unflappable, eventually winning 7/6 on the 30th hole when his Australian opponent was unable to get up and down on the tricky par three. It is a tremendous feat for any player to win the Srixon Australian Amateur, let alone at just 17 years of age. His mother didn't get a wink of sleep at home in Norway as she remained glued to Golf Australia's live scoring throughout the early hours of the morning.
For his win, Kristiansen has earned an exemption into the 2008 Australian Open to be held at Royal Sydney and may also return as part of the Norwegian team for the World Amateur Team Championships to be co-hosted by Royal Adelaide and The Grange Golf Clubs in October.
Results - Srixon Australian Men's Stroke Play:
Srixon Australian Men's Stroke Play - Round 1
Srixon Australian Men's Stroke Play - Round 2
Srixon Australian Men's Stroke Play - Round 3
Srixon Australian Men's Stroke Play - Round 4
Englishman Daniel Willett has claimed the Srixon Australian Amateur Stroke Play by one shot from the Australian pair Josh Younger and Grant Scott after an exciting final round at Royal Adelaide Golf Club.
The R&A ranked world number one player fired a final round three-under to become the first Englishman to win the title and in doing so, clinch the number one seed for the match play starting on Friday.
Beginning the day four shots behind Younger, Willett started with birdies on the first and third holes to start building momentum. Back-to-back bogeys on seven and eight halted the English charge but he steadied his nerves to play the back nine in two-under despite the challengers nipping at his heels.
Younger's title chase got off to a disappointing start as the Victorian recorded just two pars in his opening eight holes among a string of bogeys. The AIS/Golf Australia National Squad member made amends on the back nine with a three-under, but it wasn't quite enough to atone for his early misses.
Grant Scott was six strokes back after round three but put together a final round charge to send a scare through the world number one. Scott birdied all four of the back nine par fours to post an equal tournament-best round of 69 but in the end, the New South Welshman had to settle for equal second place.