24 Mar 2010

2 New Zealand golfers into Australian amateur finals

7:33 am on 24 March 2010

The 15-year-old Auckland golfer Cecilia Cho and Ben Campbell of Masterton have produced some quality play to win through to their respective finals of the Australian Amateur

Matchplay Championships in Perth.

Cho, who won the strokeplay honours at the weekend, produced seven birdies without dropping a shot through 13 holes in beating Queensland's Courtney Massey 7 and 5 in the semi-finals... she'll meet Victorian Stacey Keating in the final.

Campbell had nine birdies in a shootout with Victorian Bryden MacPherson before prevailing 2 and 1 in a match where the pair had 15 birdies between them... he'll meet local player Matt Jager in the final.

Because of a storm on Wednesday many players had to complete 3 matches yesterday with Cho saying she's so tired after having to get up at 5am.

She says her putting is going well, while her iron play is setting her up for some good birdies.