New champions to be crowned at WA Amateur

17th Mar 2018

Two new champions will be crowned come Sunday afternoon at the Western Australian Golf Club, with all four finalists having never won the illustrious WA Amateur title after the respective semi-finals.

Kiran Day put on a master class to progress through to his second WA Amateur Championship final after ousting Ben Ferguson 4&2 in a high-class contest on Saturday afternoon.

Day will take on Matthew Cheung in Sunday’s final, after he was too strong for Simon Liddell in their thrilling semi.

Having been four down throughout the contest, Cheung fought hard on the back nine to peg back the scoring.

Coming down the last, the fixture was at square, with Liddell missing a tight putt to push the game to extra holes.

Cheung was more consistent down the 19th to eventually run out a dramatic winner.

Day, 22, was a highlight throughout his two rounds at WAGC, shooting 11-under-par through both his finals to easily move into the last fixture.

Ferguson was gallant throughout the contest however couldn’t match the approach play from the Cottesloe member, with three-straight birdies through 12-14 all but sealing the game.

The women’s final will be contested by WA Junior Squad members Abbie Teasdale and Yeah-Jin Lee after both qualified through their respective semi- finals.

Teasdale, 15, has lit up the WAGC this week to book her place in the final, with her consistency unable to be matched by Georgia Shears.

The Royal Fremantle member barely missed a green throughout the match, winning 4&3 to book a spot in her first major final.

Yeah-Jin Lee, 15, caused the biggest upset of the day narrowly defeating last year’s champion Kirsten Rudgeley 2&1.

No player led by more than one stroke for the entirety of the contest, with Lee making the big putts when it mattered to record a dramatic victory.

Rudgeley’s week was highlighted by setting a course record 65 on Thursday, however struggled over the 18 holes today, missing the chance to go back-to-back.

The victories set up a cracking contest between two of WA’s youngest stars, as both look to complete career-best weeks at Yokine.

Women’s 36 Hole Final: 7:30am tee off with 2nd round commencing at 11:20am

Men’s 36 Hole Final: 7:40am tee off with 2nd round commencing at 11:30am