Harrison Crowe takes number 64 seed Dave Micheluzzi 2 & 1 on Thursday at Woodlands Golf Club.
The king is dead, all greeted the new prince.
Sydney's Harrison Crowe took the biggest scalp of his young career today, dethroned No.1 seed David Micheluzzi in the first match of the knockout stage of the Australian Amateur Championship at Woodlands.
Crowe, a member of St Michael and just 17, won the new world No. 6 with a quality 2 & 1 victory that denied his last man's status as No.64 seed.
"It feels great, I fought at the end to grind a victory and helped a few birdies, so I'm rapping, yes," beamed Crowe, who had been astonishingly four shots adrift of the final cut line with only nine holes to play on Wednesday. , is considering an early flight home.
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From that moment on the young New South Wales team member has done nothing but exemplary golfing. He made four birdies, including one on the last hole to play the battle, a birdie on the first playoff hole to reach match play, and was then nominally three under-through 17 holes to finish the hot favorite one day after the victory to get. d earned part of the Woodlands track record.
"Toward the end (today on the 13th and 14th) I had a number of birdies in a row to go up (d4) (four) up, and then & # 39; Micha & # 39; had a few birdies. did not want to go up 17, but it's okay now, "said Crowe, who admitted that his week had changed quickly, especially after he had accepted the esteemed No. 1 gamble in the draw game.
"100 percent, I would not have thought to be here after 27 holes (stroke)
"But I still have to play well, it is not just going to happen."
The king is dead. Long live the king! @HarrisonCrowe is of all class after dropping the number 1 seed and takes the main place in the # AusAm draw. @GolfNSW @sportandrecvic pic.twitter.com/pDDhplnizf
– Golf Australia (@GolfAust) January 16, 2019
Micheluzzi, impressively modest and respectful, admitted that he was flat, but praised his conqueror.
"Harrison played very well the first three holes (par, eagle, birdie) so I was up early, tried my best to fight back, but he also made two or three birdies in the last five holes," Micheluzzi said. , which is a record 16 under par with two-course record eight-under-par rounds to become a medalist by an astonishing seven strokes.
"Thanks to him, he is a very nice young player and when I found out that he was only 17, I was a bit shocked, he bombed it past me.
"Tonight I will probably be a little angry, but at the end of the day it's just a round of golf, these things happen and I've played well in the past few days and I'll focus on that."
However humble he is, @DavidMicheluzzi takes his # AusAm loss on the chin and speaks @HrisonCrowe after his shock loss this morning. pic.twitter.com/xmbQyCf460
– Golf Australia (@GolfAust) 17 January 2019