2022 South Coast Open Champion Andrew Stolz, Sydneysider Austin Bautista, and plucky South Australian – via Massey Park in Sydney Anthony Chat have booked their spots in the 2022 Golf Challenge NSW Open.
Stolz was sublime in walking away with a two shot win, but the finishes of both Bautista and Choat were worthy in their own ways.
Bautista, the 2016 NSW Amateur Champion, will be making a welcome return to his home state championship after several years of making his way and trying to break onto a professional tour, while for Choat, earning a spot this year brings some redemption after just missing out at this very course last year.
“I played solid today, made more putts didn’t make many bogies, “Bautista said.” Representing the State team was awesome and being the NSW State Amateur champion was a good thing to happen to me.”
“I’ve been travelling a lot and playing internationally, my game is in a good spot and Concord is just down the road from me,” he grinned.
For Choat, securing his position in this year’s championship was very satisfying indeed.
“To be honest, I was so focussed on the win this year, when last year I was focussed on the spots available.
“I capitulated, whereas this year I kept more focus.”
Choat added, round two with the Tom Doak designed Concord layout was something he was keenly awaiting.
“I loved it last year, it was one of my favourite tournaments. Now I know I’m in I’m really looking forward to getting back there.”