April 22, 2024

No Joy for Blues Duo as Elvis Grabs Keperra Crown

Josh Armstrong of the Lakes and Monash Country CLub’s Nathan Barbieri have come up short in their quest for the 2019 Keperra Bowl.

The pair have finished in a tie for 3rd place, three shots behind the reigning Australian Junior Champion, Elvis Smylie after a thrilling final day at Keperra Golf Club on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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Josh Armstrong blasts out of a bunker at Keperra Golf Club.

Playing beside Smylie, Armstrong, the overnight leader, could only manage a closing 71, while Barbieri, carded a respectable 68.

They had no answer for the tall ranging junior from Southport on the Gold Coast who put on a faultless display of golf in the final round, carding a bogey-free 66, which included a brace of birdies on the 10th 11th and13th to all but seal the title.

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Despite finding the trees at Keperra, Nathan Barbieri carded a respectable final round 68.

Smylie’s four-round total of 272 or 16 under par was good enough to claim the title by two shots from another Queenslander, Dylan Gardner.

272: Elvis Smylie (QLD)
274: Dylan Gardner (QLD)
275: Nathan Barbieri, Josh Armstrong
279: Corey Lamb
282: Harry Boulton
283: Jordan Ayre, Jackson Bugdalski
286: Jye Pickin, Jack Poutney
288: Lachlan Jones
289: Lucas Higgins

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