Monash’s Cameron Davis qualifies for US Amateur
Ace Sydney amateur Cameron Davis continues to benefit from taking on the world’s best at quality events all around the world and joined an elite band of Australian amateurs last week when he qualified for the US Amateur Championship.
Davis is one of a number of NSW high performance athletes who have been “dispatched” on international tournament campaigns.
Cameron Davis (Credit: Anthony Powter)
A lot of them began their overseas assault at the Scottish Strokeplay Championship in May with the ultimate aim being the prestigious US Amateur in late August at Olympia Fields.
Davis, from the Roseville Golf Club on Sydney’s north shore, will join a band of his fellow Aussies at the Golf Australia National Camp in Houston, Texas in late July.
There will be plenty of pats on the back for Davis as well after the stringbean amateur showed his class to be one of just three players to make it through to the big show during a US Amateur qualifying event at Ruth Lake Country Club in Illinois following a four-way sudden-death playoff for the third and final spot.
Davis showed his cool head in a crisis to bag a birdie and go through to get a great opportunity to show the Americans his impressive game.
Other notable performances so far on the tour of duty have included the British Amateur where both Davis and Harrison Endycott qualified for the match play with Endycott faring best, losing in the round of 32 to the eventual winner Romain Langasque of France.
The St Andrews Links Trophy was played on the Old Course just one month before the British Open.
The grandstands and leaderboards were up and Davis commented that he had chills up his spine from the aura of the place on almost every shot.
Certainly playing at the Home of Golf was a memorable experience for them all before moving on the US to tackle several world ranking events in preparation for the big three US amateur events, the Southern, Western and US Amateur.