Australia’s Ryan McCarthy successfully retained his Tasmanian Amateur crown after defeating Craig Hancock 6&4 at the Country Club Tasmania last week. He also took the stroke play competition by five shots, completing 36 holes with a ten under-par total of 132. McCarthy now adds the Amateur to the Tasmanian Open he won in February this year to hold both of his home state’s major titles. And as a result of the victory, his rank improves by 23 places to leave him WAGRanked 69.


Almost 4000 km away at the Western Australian Amateur, Jason Scrivener secured his first major amateur championship after a 4&3 win.


“There are some major names on this trophy and, after all the hard work I’ve put in and being runner-up last year, well it’s a very rewarding win for me,” said the 20-year-old who was 7 up after 22 holes of the final.


Scrivener, whose rank improves by 42 to 146, performed well in the stroke play event but narrowly lost out to fellow Australian, Matt Jager. Jager makes a jump up the rankings, climbing 38 to WAGRank 197.


Elsewhere, at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate, Oklahoma State Cowboy, Morgan Hoffman, shared medalist honours with the University of Southern California’s Tom Glissmeyer. Both completed three rounds at the University of Texas Golf Club in a one under-par total of 212 with Hoffman making final-round birdies on 15 and 17 to tie with the USC senior.


Glissmeyer rises 49 places to WAGRank 115 while Hoffman, who will be in contention for a Walker Cup place later this year, is up three places to enter the WAGR Top 5 at number 4.

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