21 Nov 2021 | Amateur golf |
Tight matches set up Tasmanian Amateur finals
by Dane Heverin
Queenslanders Lewis Hoath and Joel Stahlhut will face off in the men's final, while South Australian Cailtin Pierce takes on another Queenslander, Sarah Hammett, in the women's final at the Tasmanian Amateur in Mowbray tomorrow.
In a massive Sunday where players played both their 18-hole quarter final and semi final matches, Hoath, from RACV Royal Pines Resort, spent the most time on course as he needed 40 holes to claim his two victories.
The 2019 South Australian and Queensland Amateur champion knocked out the third seed, Max Ford, on the 20th hole of their quarter final and he mirrored that result in the semi final against fellow Queenslander William Florimo.
Meanwhile, Stahlhut, from Pelican Waters, did not get to the 18th green in either of his matches.
In his quarter final against Order of Merit winner Jack Buchanan, Stahlhut claimed the victory 2&1 before accounting for Queensland's Tyler Duncan 3&2 in the semi final.
In the women's matchups, Pierce, from Royal Adelaide, comfortably defeated Queenslander Haruhi Nakatani 6&5 in the quarter final and she progressed to the final with a 2&1 victory in a closer contest against Sarah Wilson of Pelican Waters.
Hammett, from Emerald Lakes, also walked off the course early in her quarter final as she triumphed 5&4 over Kay Bannan of Gailes, but her semi final was not as straight forward.
Against top seed and local star Hallie Meaburn, Hammett narrowly hung on to claim a one hole win and secure her place in tomorrow's 36-hole match to crown the Tasmanian Amateur champion.
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