NSW Golf

Three in the mix at British Am

Alex Henderson
Alex Henderson

St. Michael’s Travis Smyth leads the seven strong NSW contingent after round one of the Amateur Championship at Princes and Royal St George’s, Sandwich in England.

The 22-year-old is in a tie for 20th position after a steady three-under par round of 69 at Prince’s.

“I had a solid round, kept it in play, hit it great and holed a few putts. I’m looking forward to tomorrow,” Smyth said.

Next best of the seven-strong NSW contingent is the trio of the Vintage Golf Club’s Dylan Perry, who posted a solid two under par 68 at St. George’s, and the Avondale duo of Harrison Endycott and Alex Henderson, who posted rounds of two under par 70 at Prince's.

Perry will be looking to improve on his maiden appearance at last year's Amateur, where he made the round of 16 in the match play.

Endycott started superbly, firing three straight birdies to get his round off to a flyer. He couldn’t consolidate on his great start, a couple of disappointing bogeys cancelled out his two birdies on the homeward nine.

Avondale's Alex Henderson put himself in an excellent position to qualify for the match play stage of the Championship with a couple of late birdies on the 15th and 18th holes to finish off his round.

The 21-year old Henderson  has been a virtual unknown on the local golf scene after spending the last two years at James Madison University in Virginia pursuing a degree in accounting and taking part in the University’s golf program. He has recently returned home to complete his studies at Macquarie University.

The remainders have their work cut out for them if they are to progress to the match play rounds. Canberra’s Joshua Armstrong and Newcastle’s Blake Windred sit in 118th spot after one-over par rounds of 73 at Princes, while James Grierson is at 156th after a two-over par round of 74.

19 January 2019
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