Smith steamrolls field at Boys Amateur

Queenslander and National Squad member Cameron Smith followed in the footsteps of former champions Adam Scott and Jason Day by winning the Australian Boys’ Amateur Championship by eight strokes at Carnarvon Golf Club.

Smith finished with rounds of 73-67-71-68 to finish the championship at 9-under par.

Cameron Smith holds the 2011 Boys Amateur trophy Cameron Smith holds the 2011 Boys Amateur trophy (Credit: Golf Australia)

“It’s really good,” Smith said, reflecting on the championship honour roll.

“Adam and Jason are doing really well so it would be awesome be where they are.”

“My goal is just to keep improving and keep working on my game,” Smith said.

Fellow National Squad member Jake Higginbottom (NSW) finished runner up with a final round 1-under par 71 to be at 1-under for the championship.

Queensland’s Kade McBride and NSW’s Adrian Lee finished in a tie for third place at 4-over par, five strokes behind Higginbottom.

Oliver Goss (WA) and Jordan McCarthy (QLD) finished tied for fifth at 5-over par. McCarthy was paired with Higginbottom and Smith.

Victorian Ben Eccles carded a final round 1-over par 73 to share seventh place with Ricky Kato (NSW) at 6-over.

The Australian Boys’ Interstate Teams Matches begin on Monday at Cabramatta Golf Club.

Top 10 Scores

PosTo ParPlayerR1R2R3R4Total
1-9SMITH, Cameron (Qld)73677168279
2-1HIGGINBOTTOM, Jake (NSW)73707371287
T3+4MCBRIDE, Kade (Qld)78677176292
T3+4LEE, Adrian (NSW)73737076292
T5+5MCCARTHY, Jordan (Qld)76687574293
T5+5GOSS, Oliver (WA)70757276293
T7+6ECCLES, Ben (Vic)73727673294
T7+6KATO, Ricky (NSW)77717076294
T9+7LOYPUR, Dj (Vic)76697179295
T9+7FREEMAN, Jarrod (NSW)78697474295

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Source – Golf Australia