Zach Murray through to Australian Open

Zach Murray will contest the Australian Open.
Zach Murray will contest the Australian Open.

Boom Border product Zach Murray is through to the Australian Open.

And the 20-year old will hit The Australian Golf Club in fine form on Thursday after winning Monday’s pre-qualifying event at Sydney’s Carnarvon’s course with a blistering five-under par round of 67.

It follows his tie for 14th in the NSW Open on Sunday.

Murray made the cut in last year’s national event, finishing on three-over, one ahead of US PGA Tour winner Craig Parry.

The tall right-hander was one of nine amateurs to fill the 10 spots available for the Australian Open at the three qualifying events in Sydney.

Fellow amateur John Lyras shot three-under to win at Ryde-Parramatta, while Haydn Barron fired four-under at Liverpool.

Murray will carry confidence into Australia’s most prestigious event after firing four successive rounds under par in the NSW Open.

He blasted a superb six-under 66 on the second day.