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Australian Boys' Amateur

13 - 15 April 2016

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The Australian Boys' Amateur Championship is open to players aged under 18 years on the first day of play. It is contested over 72-holes stroke play (cut after 36-holes).

The first Australian Boys’ Amateur Championship was played in 1982 over 54-holes stroke play for players under 21 years of age. Past winners include Adam Scott, Jason Day, Stuart Appleby and Robert Allenby.

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News

Daniel Hillier had no idea he’d won a berth in this year’s Emirates Australian Open when he saluted in the boys’ Australian Junior Championship today.

But one thing is for sure, he won’t be daunted when he gets to Royal Sydney in November.

The 17-year-old from Wellington, also the reigning New Zealand Amateur champion, beat a field of seasoned pros to win October’s Harewood Open on the Charles Tour at home and was leading amateur in the NZ Open.

But after carding a superb five-under-par 67 to ultimately cruise home by six shots at 10 under at Ulverstone, he admitted the Australian Open would be a different kettle of fish.

“I didn’t even realise that was the prize until someone told me as I was walking off the green. Mate, I’m ecstatic about that,” Hillier said.

“That took me by surprise because that’s a really big event and I can’t wait now … to play against that sort of field will be awesome.”

As he did to close out his Harewood victory in Christchurch, Hillier found his own little groove in the final round as others faltered around him.

The affable teen made four back-nine birdies and was the only person in the 156-man field to break par all four rounds.

Royal Melbourne’s Matias Sanchez was second at four under after Friday rounds of 66-70 vaulted him up the leaderboard.

The chief contenders for what turned out to be Hillier’s crown all had rounds to forget with only those two of the top seven under par in the final round and only three finishing in red numbers.

Glenelg’s Lachlan Barker, the 36-hole leader, had been the biggest threat, but a triple-bogey seven on the 12th effectively ended his chances and he finished third at one under.

“It feels amazing to be in this position because my game was a bit `iffy’ at the start of the week,” Hillier said.

“I was really happy today, especially to be four under on the back nine … it’s reassuring to know I can perform when I need to.

“I don’t know why, but I just felt more comfy than I ever have in that situation and I’m really happy to get the job done.”

Hillier was very respectful of the great honour roll of the Australian Junior Championship.

“There are some great names on that trophy, it’s a memory I’ll hold on to for a very long time, especially with Ryan Ruffels winning it the last two years. It feels great.”

It capped a great week for the Kiwi boys who won the annual Clare Higson Trophy contested between the countries.

The NZ team of Daniel and Harry Hillier, Inia Logan and Henry Spring beat the Australian team of Louis Dobbelaar, Cameron John, Min Woo Lee and Charlie Pilon by 11 strokes.

The Aussie girls exacted a modicum of revenge, getting their hands on the Junior Tasman Cup by 17 strokes over the Kiwis.

Karis Davidson, Becky Kay, Kathryn Norris and Celina Yuan were too good for Alanna Campbell, Amelia Garvey, Ela Grimwood and Momoka Kobori.

Player Information

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DRAW:
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EVENT CONDITIONS, HARD CARD & CHAMPIONSHIPS POLICIES
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CLARE HIGSON TROPHY (Australia v New Zealand):
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BALLOT:
Golf Australia received 165 entries into the 2016 Australian Boys' Amateur. The maximum field size was 156. Unfortunately this means that 9 players (not otherwise exempt by categories in Section 5 of the Conditions of Play) were balloted out using handicap at the time of entry (as per 4.7 in the Conditions of Play).

Players on the reserve list will be contacted immediately if places in the field become available. If any players on the reserve list do not wish to remain on the reserve list they are requested to contact GA as soon as possible (championships@golf.org.au).
Players who do not gain a start in the field will receive a full refund of their entry fee.

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ACCOMMODATION
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For further information please contact Golf Australia:
Phone: +61 3 9626 5000
E-mail: championships@golf.org.au

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