HUNTER amateurs Blake Windred and Dylan Perry will be vying for a spot at the US Masters and British Open in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore starting Thursday.
The duo are in a six-man Australian team, all of whom are ranked in the top 55 in the world, which will take on the best players in Asia.
Windred, from Charlestown, is fresh from a successful tour to Europe and the US in which he finished second at the Porter Cup and qualified for the matchplay section at the US Amateur.
Min Woo Lee is the highest ranked of the Australian at No,10, followed by Dave Micheluzzi (13), Zach Murray (30), Perry (31) Shae Wools-Cobb (37) and Windred (55).
Windred, 20, is playing at the championships for the first time.
After leading at the halfway mark twelve months ago in Wellington, Lee couldn’t hold off the Chinese charge - slipping to a share of third behind eventual champion Lin Yuxin.
Perry, who moved from Aberdeen to the Gold Coast, said lure of a maiden major start would be in the back of his mind.
“The result at the end of the week is something I think all of us will think about,” Perry said. “But when you're playing, it's probably the last thing you ever think about. “It's a lot of pressure if you're thinking about it and trying to make good golf swings and make some putts.”
Meanwhile, American Brooks Koepka is "heartbroken" to learn a tee-shot of his that struck a spectator at last week's Ryder Cup in France has left the woman blinded in one eye.
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