Denzel Ieremia Grabs 6th at NSW Open

Denzel Ieremia in the 2019 New Zealand Open (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)
Denzel Ieremia in the 2019 New Zealand Open (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Denzel Ieremia has scored one of the best results in his short professional career after finishing in outright 6th place at the NSW Open played in Sydney this weekend.

The 23-year-old who plays at Hamilton Golf Club, came home with a round of 69 on Sunday, 3-under for the day and 12-under for the tournament.

His front nine was steady, grabbing a birdie at the third but his back nine started brilliantly with an eagle at the par-five 11th and then he rolled in with bogey, birdie, bogey birdie from 14 to 17.

Josh Younger (Vic) won his maiden career title following a two-hole playoff against New South Welshman Travis Smyth.

After a double-bogey on his final hole for a total of 17-under, Younger endured a nervous wait as Smyth completed the 17th and 18th holes.

Sitting at 18-under, Smyth bogeyed 17 to level the scores and with a par at 18 forced the playoff with scores tied at 17-under.

You couldn’t separate Younger and Smyth during the first playoff hole at the 18th with the pair each shooting par.

It would take a patch of brilliance for Younger to secure his first ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia title.

During the second hole, Younger laid up to be within seven-foot of the hole. The Victorian described the championship-winning putt as the most thrilling of his career.

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Josh Younger (NSW Golf)

For Ieremia, his tournament of 74,66,67 & 69 in just his first year as a professional gives him great momentum leading into the Australian Open starting on Thursday.

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