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Purcell wins Australian Championship

​Playoff win see Ireland international Conor Purcell lift the Australian Amateur Championship

  • 20 January 2019

Picture: Ireland international Conor Purcell with the trophy after his victory in the Australian Amateur Championship | Golf Australia

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Ireland's Conor Purcell has won the Australian Amateur Championship, defeating home talent Nathan Barbieri on the 37th hole of a 36 hole final.

“The last few holes were a bit edgy, but to cap it off on the playoff hole was nice,” said Purcell. “Credit to Nathan, he made a couple of great shots when he needed to today and it was pretty tense that last few minutes. Funnily enough I was more nervous on the first tee this morning than I was going down the playoff hole – I felt quite comfortable still because I’d been playing well all week.”


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Ireland international Conor Purcell (Portmarnock) continues his winter odyssey Down Under at the Australian Amateur Championship this week.

Purcell needs to finish in the top 64 after stroke play qualifying to book his place in the match play stages.


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