26 Nov 2019 | Amateur golf |

Queenslanders win Tassie Am

by Martin Blake

Tas Am winners
Queensland's Caitlyn Campbell-Nyman and Will Florimo with the spoils of victory in the Tasmanian Amateur.

Queenslanders Will Florimo and Caitlyn Campbell-Nyman have completed a successful raid on the Tasmanian amateur championships at Mowbray Golf Club.

Campbell-Nyman, 17, beat local star Sarah Johnstone of Ulverstone in the women’s final to win her first state amateur title, while Florimo beat another Tasmanian, Ryan Thomas, in a tough men’s final 2 and 1.

Campbell-Nyman, from Pacific Golf Club in Brisbane, has previous finished fifth in the New South Wales amateur in 2018, and fifth in the Queensland junior amateur championship this year.

Florimo, from Gailes Golf Club in Brisbane, had shot 67-69 to win the medal honors as well, before surging through the matchplay phase.

He said his golf in the strokeplay was the best he’d produced, coming in high winds and rain. It followed a hitch at the Port Phillip Amateur in Melbourne the week before where he signed for an incorrect scorecard marked by his playing partner. The overall score was correct but there was a mistake on one hole.

A lesson was learned when he was disqualified. “I always thought that if the nines added up then why go through every hole, but I’ve learned,” he said.

Florimo, 20, is originally from Cairns, and moved to Brisbane for his year 12 studies at The Hills, the same school attended by Jason Day. He missed out on Queensland’s team for the Interstate series this year at least partly because he had been hampered by a hand injury, but he is well and truly flying now, about to try to qualify for the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian next week.

“I hope to turn pro in the future, let’s put it that way,” he said. “Hopefully next year.”

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