Smylie succeeds on #AusJnr

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It is confirmed – success is in the Smylie family.

Liz Smylie has a decorated career as a tennis star, with four grand slam titles to her name.

But in the words of Liz: "Nothing I have achieved is as close to everything as this. Watching your child succeeds is even better."

Now her youngest child, Elvis Smylie, is also bragging.

16-year-old Smylie ensured an incredible home win at Southport Golf Club and today won the 2019 Australian Boys & # 39; Amateur.

In a breakthrough victory for the local left-handed, brilliant final day scores of 63-69 were enough to win the title of 13 for Kazuma Kobori (-8), Tyler Duncan (-7) and Jordan Rooke (-5)).

From the day he returned from night-time co-leaders Harrison Crowe and Kobori, Smylie shot early with producing his first ever bogey free eight-under-par round, which he described as simply "amazing."

As the day progressed, he held off a series of big contenders, including fellow state team member Tyler Duncan.

Duncan, of Redcliffe Golf Club, rattled three birdies in his opening nine of the afternoon, but bogies on 11 and 17 saw his title chances fade away

When the last put fell on his 72nd hole, Smylie had won 10 shots for a five-shot win and his first Australian Order of Merit event.

"I was able to maintain my guts and get some good putts through," said the 2018 Queensland Amateur runner-up.

"I knew that Kazuma and Harry would give me a good fight because they are great players.

"I love the support of everyone in Southport and I am really lucky to be surrounded by people."

The win also achieved a place in the men's Australian Open at the Australian Golf Club in November and the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in July in California.

"When you think of all the things that this victory brings you, it's great," he said with a smile.

And then he remembered the Presidential Cup field that will appear in the #AusOpen line-up in Sydney.

"It hasn't sunk yet, but I think it will happen in the coming days."

His victory also means that both national titles went to Queenslanders, with Hye Park winning the girls' championship at Coolangatta Tweed Heads.

View the final results

Elvis with his parents Liz and Peter Smylie

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