The Vintage Golf Club’s Dylan Perry has taken out the 2015 Golf NSW Country Championship at Wollongong Golf Club today.
Perry posted a two-round total of 2-under par 138 to win by two shots from Killara Golf Club’s Kieran Jones. Another two shots away in third position was Tim Hyland of Bonville Golf Resort.
After starting the second round three shots behind overnight leader Thomas Holz of the Links Shell Cove, Perry had the lead in his sights with consecutive birdies on his opening holes.
“The last couple of days I’ve got off to a decent start,” Perry said. “I was a couple under for the first few holes today then I played steady from then on.”
It was the easier conditions today after the heat and strong winds of Saturday, coupled with holing a couple of clutch putts that Perry felt were the keys to his win.
“The wind wasn’t too bad today, unlike yesterday. I holed a few good putts today which kept me going,” Perry said
“I had a couple of bogeys through the middle of the round but kept it together and finished pretty solidly.”
Perry, a former Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation State Age Champion, has been busy over the last few weeks. The 20 Year-old finished second in the federal amateur to Bonnie Doon’s Austin Bautista three weeks ago, and ran 10th in the medal rounds of the Queensland Amateur before being beaten in the Match-play section by the eventual winner, Jake McLeod.
He heads off to Melbourne on Wednesday for the Victorian Amateur.
2016 also looks pretty busy for Perry with starts in the Master of the Amateurs, the Australian Amateur, the Lake Macquarie international , and the NSW Amateur. A move North to the Gold Coast isn’t out of the equation either.
“I might be moving to Queensland shortly, I’m not sure,” he said. “Otherwise, It’s Q school for me at end of 2016.”
The keenly contested teams title,held in conjunction with the Country Championship, was taken out by the Mid-North Coast District by three shots from the Central West. A shot away in third place was the Hunter River District.