Boult cleans up in Albany
Saturday, 2 March 2013
Elliot Boult has overrun a quality field to take out the $10,000 Cleanaway Albany Classic Pro-Am with a solid score of 73 (+1) in typical blustery Albany conditions.
Accepting his winner’s cheque, Boult was humbled with the win against today’s field.
“I’m genuinely surprised to have taken the win, considering I’ve taken the trip the Albany to enjoy a small break with family and to compete in the Triathlon tomorrow” said Boult.
“I was a little rusty through five holes, although managed to shake it off and fall back into the slot having not played competitive golf for over a year”.
Under tight links style conditions and 25km/h winds, much of the field finished in the mid 70’s.
Finishing one shot back from Boult was Tim Holmes of Collier Park Public Golf Course (74) followed by Albany's favourite golfing son Wayne Smith on 75.
Played in conjunction with the prestigious all amateur Albany Classic in 2013, the event hosts an outstanding list of previous amateur and professional winners including, Graham Marsh, Terry Gale, Brody Ninyette, Lindsey Stephens, Michael Foster and Michael Dennis.
“The addition of Professionals to the tournament brings a new look to the event and added excitement for Albany in 2013” said Director of Golf, Ian Redmond.
“We’re pleased with how the course was presented and the Professional turnout in our first Pro-Am event since 1989”.
The Cleanaway Albany Classic Pro-Am forms part of the $500,000 WA/NT Pro-Am Circuit and the WA/NT Order of merit, currently lead by Scott Strange.