THE AMS: Micheluzzi, Nakajima share low amateur

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by Martin Blake @ The Lakes

David Micheluzzi walked around in The Lakes on Saturday and he saw Matt Kuchar, a man who won US $ 45 million on the American PGA Tour and practices his profession. He had already worked together this week with people like Keegan Bradley and Cameron Smith.

"I thought: these guys won during the PGA Tour, I'm actually with them, it's great & # 39; & # 39;

But Micheluzzi was not discouraged by his first appearance in a #AusOpenGolf.

With a nice 69 to close today, he jumped to a draw for fifth place in the national championship, and joined the Japanese Keita Nakajima as the silver medalist for leading amateur in the field. It is a tough territory for Micheluzzi, the Victorian Institute for the prodigy of Sport, who with his 22-year-old has an excellent professional career for him.

"To do it here is great," he said after barely missing a birdie putt to finish. "This is my first Aussie Open, to be in the top 10 and also low & # 39; is & # 39; unreal. & # 39;

Micheluzzi had five shots at the door on Friday and the third round in the race before Abraham Ancer of Mexico retired. Nowadays he knew he was playing for other honors, but he had a great day, regardless of when he left his "fishing rod" celebration. "I try to entertain everyone," he said. "Everybody knows that I am a larrikin, I love to laugh, I hope everyone likes it." & # 39;

The man from Hampton Park in the southern suburbs of Melbourne who grew up playing at Cranbourne Golf Club was more than satisfied. "Today I played great, went away slowly, bounced back with two birdies, put up a little bit, I made up for Birdie on the eighth, I thought if I could give myself chances on the last nine and that I. At 15 I missed the green and unfortunately I made bogey and I three-putted from 100 feet to 16. But I made a good birdie at 17 and (the putt on) 18 was like 10 feet, in all the way until it I am so disappointed but in general I am so excited about the week. & # 39;

His perspective was interesting. "This is my sixth event in seven weeks, I have been beaten up and I have learned so much about myself, how to deal with myself, especially in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčleadership." To do it here in the second round, I am I did not win this week, but when I'm low, I'm so happy. & # 39;

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