Windred, Park claim crowns Avondale

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Former Prime Minister, John Howard, center, with the Avondale Amateur Champions, KK Park and Blake Windred

Blake Windred comes from three shots behind to make back-to-back Avondale Amateur crowns after a final round 68 this afternoon.

Windred remained solid when his challengers came and went. First of his neighbor Jye Pickin who threw down the glove, it was Windred's State Team Mate Jordie Garner, who took a part of the lead with three more holes to go, only to finish with a few bogeys to drop in a draw for third.

Queensland & # 39; s Jed Morgan, who played six groups for Windred, scored the round of the tournament, a five under par 66 to take second place.

BACK-TO-BACK Blake Windred takes care of doing business with a par on the 18th hole.

However, it was Windred's day, and the 21-year-old was delighted with his victory.

"Last year I hit it horribly and canceled it to win, but this year it was better."

"I could have made more putts this week, which is usually my strength, but I'm so happy with the way I hung there."

"I'm actually pretty speechless at the moment," WIndred said after the round.

The Novocastrian said that the key to his week was to keep himself in the tournament during yesterday's circumstances, with no one except his fellow competitors.

"Holding on to those rounds, no one was looking at it, and I find it difficult.

"If there are about 80 people to keep an eye on, like in the last hole, I find it easy," he added.

It was a different story and a different course today for the champion.

"I kept going up and down, that was the key, and the 13th and 14th holes were also great for me.

"I do not make them (birdie) and I do not win, it was as simple as that."

The next for Windred is the Victorian Open on the 13th beach, by far the biggest tournament he has played in. He will fly to Victoria on Monday, but first it will be a quiet victory.

"I will celebrate a drink or two to celebrate, but I have a lesson tomorrow.

"Maybe I should cancel it, I think," he said with a grin.

DOMINANT: KK Park watches her tee being shot on the 16th hole.

In the women's division, Korean KK Park has gone on to a comfortable eight-shot victory over compatriot, Min A Yoon.

The 18-year-old was never on his way, and in an ominous sign pushed the first hole to put a stranglehold on the tournament.

"I am so happy because it is my first win in a big tournament," park beamed post round.

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