FLINDERS talent Travis Smyth has dominated the match play stage of the Australian Amateur tournament to make it to Saturday’s quarter final.
Smyth will take on Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre for a place in the semi-finals on Saturday at Yarra Yarra Golf Club in Melbourne.
He dominated the Friday knockout rounds, beating Isaac Noh three-and-one, before returning to overpower Josh Armstrong four-and-three. Last year’s runner-up, Smyth raced to a three shot lead in the match play after as many holes and refused to let Armstrong back into the contest.
It comes after almost missing the cut, after carding a seven-over 36-hole score, barely scraping in.
- SCOTT ON A ROLL
EMERGING Wollongong Roller Hawks talent Nick Scott is part of the Australian under 23 wheelchair basketball campaign, hoping to qualify for the world championships.
Scott is part of a 12-man Spinners squad to travel to Thailand, to play the host nation, as well as China, India, Iran and Japan.
The world titles will be held in June.
“The U23s pathway is massively important,” Australian under 23 coach Luke Brennan said.
“It allows our juniors to get valuable exposure to international basketball. This experience is essential for anyone who wants to play for the Rollers.”