17 Nov 2012
2012 Australian Mid Amateur champion Andrew Tharle.
Canberra's Andrew Tharle (ACT) held on to claim his maiden Australian Men's Mid Amateur title on the Open Course at Moonah Links Golf Club in Melbourne today.
Tharle, the current NSW Mid Amateur champion, finished with rounds of 73-74-76 (223) to win by four strokes from Daniel Ong (VIC) who closed with a 3-over par 75.
Defending champion Jason Perry (VIC) and James Brownlow (NSW) finished in a tie for third place.
Former cricketer Greg Blewett (SA) finished in a tie for 10th after a final round 84.
2012 Australian Women's Mid Amateur champion Sue Wooster.
2010 champion Sue Wooster (VIC) added a second Australian Women's Mid Amateur title to her name after shooting rounds of 79-72-77 (228) to win by 14 strokes in cold and windy conditions.
Gemma Dooley (NSW) finished in second place while defending champion Katrina Jones (QLD) finished in a tie for third with Lisa Holmquest (VIC).
Kim Burke (NSW) finished in outright fifth.
The Australian Men's and Women's Mid Amateur Championships have been played since 2007. The Championships are played over 54-holes stroke play, and are for players aged 30 - 54 years.