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Young Stojanovski lifts Emirates Amateur Open

Birdie on 18th hole edges Harradine into second

Peter Stojanovski
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Peter Stojanovski
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Dubai: Peter Stojanovski holed a birdie putt on the 18th hole of the Majlis course to win a two-hole play-off and the Emirates Amateur Open sponsored by Omega.

Heading into the final round, he trailed 36-hole leader James Donaldson by three strokes, but a superb final round 70 saw him post a clubhouse lead at 218, one over par.

His closest challengers were in the final group and Emirates member Michael Harradine needed to birdie the last to force a sudden death play-off, which he did with a 15-foot birdie.

The first play-off hole was halved, with par fours on the 17th, and both players hit excellent approaches to the last, giving them makeable birdie chances.

Harradine went first and missed, leaving the youngster from Cabramatta Golf Club, Sydney, for a championship-winning putt which he duly slotted home for victory.

Peter won his home club championship at the age of 15 and now, two years on, he has followed in the footsteps of the likes of Peter Hanson and Michael Hoey by clinching the Emirates Amateur Open.

James Donaldson from Rinkven Golf Club in Belgium, despite being away from the game for several months, produced excellent rounds of 75, 70 and 75 to take third place. Jack Colgate, representing Rochester & Gibham, signed for a 73 on the Faldo course followed by a pair of 74s on the Majlis to take fourth place from Charlie Wilson.


1. Peter Stojanovski 74+74+70=218 2. Michael Harradine 71+76+71=218 3. James Donaldson 75+70+75=220 4. Jack Colgate 73+74+74=221

5. Charlie Wilson 79+72+72=223

Net overall: 1. Sohail Al Marzouqi 72+74+73=219; 2. Chris Cornwall 76+72+72=220; 3. Hamed Mubarak 76+72+75=223.