20 January 2012
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Gary Hurley lost out in the second round of the Australian Amateur Open Championship in Melbourne to Germany's Marcel Schneider.
Schneider had held the upper hand, and was four up with five to play, when Hurley launched a spirited comeback, and the match was still alive with Hurley one down playing the last.
Indeed, Hurley looked like sending the match into extra holes until Schneider, who struggled on the final hole, holed out from over the back of the green for a half to win the match.
The Lake Macquarie Amateur Championship takes place at Belmont Golf Club in Sydney, and involves four rounds of stroke play from 26th-29th January. For more information on the Lake Macquarie Amateur Championship, click here.
The New South Wales Amateur begins with a 72-hole stroke play tournament at Mona Vale Golf Club and Long Reef Golf Club in Sydney from 1st-3rd February, with the top-32 finishers qualifying for the Amateur Championship itself, decided over three days of match play at nearby Elanora Golf Club on 6th-8th February. For more information on the New South Wales Amateur Championship, click here.