17 Feb 2021 | Professional golf |
Armstrong holds nerve in Corowa
by Golf NSW
The eagle landed for Josh Armstrong today at Corowa Golf Club today.
Armstrong remained resolute on a final day of fluctuating fortunes to win the inaugural Murray Open by a shot.
Armstrong’s two-round total of 132, which included a course-record 63 a day earlier, was one of his best performances in recent years.
His edged out a gallant Daniel Fox, with the third player in the final group, Charlie Dann, another shot away in third.
For the Concord Golf Club champion, just months into his pro career, the stellar performance has also locked away a start in the NSW Open.
“It was good fun out there,” Armstrong said.
“It was a little sloppy through the first few holes on the back nine; I was missing every fairway and I had to scramble a few times.
“But the eagle on the 15th really helped me, so I’m very happy.”
Armstrong admitted it was a new experience playing under pressure as a professional.
“It felt a bit different, not going to lie,” the former Canberran said.
“My motto for the last couple of days was to try and enjoy it while I could and it worked pretty well, so I’ll keep doing it.”
The NSW Open start was clearly on Armstrong’s mind.
“It’s good, especially as it’s my home track. It’s another good positive out of the last couple of days,” he said with a grin.
Fox and Dann also secured starts in the $400,000 NSW Open to be played at Concord next month.
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