Perry continues top form at European Amateur

Dylan Perry is poised to rise further on the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking after a top-10 finish at the European Amateur Championship in England.

The 22-year-old Perry jumped from 65th to 26th after making the final of the British Amateur last week and backed that up with another strong showing at Walton Heath.

Dylan Perry Dylan Perry (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Perry shared the halfway lead at 9-under and was two shots back after a third-round, one-under 71 which added to his opening round of 66.

Closing with rounds of 71-71 saw Perry finishing in a tie for 10th position at 11-under-par, four strokes from the leaders Italians Luca Cianchetti and Lorenzo Scalise and England’s Alfie Plant.

Plant went onto win the championship after defeating Scales on the fifth extra playoff hole.

“It’s been a roller coaster of a year,” said Plant, who won the 2016 Lytham Trophy and secured England’s silver medal at the world championships. “You’ve got to take the highs and the lows and I know I’ve been playing really good golf so it was only a matter of time.”

The win also grants Plant’s spot in The Open championship at Royal Birkdale from July 20-23.

Perry will head to the US full of confidence following several stellar results in the UK with his first event being the Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club starting 10 July.

Fellow Aussies teeing it up that week include Daniel Gale, James Grierson and Australian Junior champion Cameron John.

At home Perry has secured a number of victories over the last twelve months including the 2017 Riversdale Cup, 2016 Victorian Amateur and 2016 Queensland Amateur. An international win is beckoning and given Perry’s current run of form he certainly is an Aussie to follow in the US over the coming months.