Min Woo Lee was the best-placed of the West Australian amateurs at the WA PGA Championship in Kalgoorlie at the weekend.
The US Junior Amateur champion carded a final-round 72 to finish at four-under and in a tie for 19th place at the end of a solid week.
WA team-mate Ben Ferguson finished level-par – his week highlighted by a 68 on Saturday – to finish inside the top-30 at the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia event.
Dimitrios Papadatos claimed victory by a single stroke from Rory Burke after taming windy conditions for a final-round 68 that saw him finish at 12-under.
The win was the New South Welshman’s second on the Tour of Australasia this year before he heads off to Europe where he will aim to qualify for the US Open at Walton Heath in Surrey, England.
“I was going to go straight the UK and miss this week but I spoke to my coach, Richard Woodhouse and he said it was worth playing another event before I go,” Papadatos said.
“It worked out well. It was a good idea, and Richard is right again.”
Lee and Ferguson are also set to head off to the UK in the coming weeks as they hit the northern hemisphere amateur scene.
Lee will do so as Australia’s top-ranked male amateur and in good form after a productive week at the popular Graham-Marsh designed Kalgoorlie Golf Club course.
Local boy Connor Fewkes showed his liking for the lay-out as he finished with a 71 to be two-over and tied for 36th.
It was an impressive display from the teenager who was a part of the WA team that ended its title drought at the Boys’ Junior Interstate Series in New South Wales last month.
Hayden Hopewell was also a part of that squad and made the cut in Kalgoorlie scoring in the 70s all week.