The 2024 Australian Master of the Amateurs titles were split between local and international winners

Australian Phoenix Campbell and Rianne Malixi from the Philippines triumphed from an incredibly strong field at Melbourne’s Southern Golf Club to be crowned the 2024 Australian Master of the Amateurs champions.

Campbell surged six spots up the leaderboard on the final day to secure the men’s championship at an impressive 12-under par for the 72 holes. The victory started the Victorian’s year in ideal fashion, proving his choice to remain in the amateur ranks after his breakout win at last November’s Queensland PGA Championship to be
a good one.

Knowing that he can activate the two-year exemption on the Challenger PGA Tour of Australasia he gained at the Queensland PGA whenever he desires, Campbell is making the most of honing his game on the amateur circuit for the time being. With names like Rickie Fowler and Jason Day on Campbell’s most recent trophy, he is certainly heading in the right direction.

At the turn on the final day, the women’s championship was tightly contested, however Malixi showcased her skill, capturing the lead with an impressive six birdies in her round.

She was able to maintain her focus and determination to conclude the championship at seven-under, earning her – like Campbell – the tournament’s coveted green jacket.

Queensland’s Lion Higo was the best-placed Australian in the women’s championship, finishing fourth at four-under.

The 2024 Australian Master of the Amateur stands as the highest-ranked men’s and women’s amateur championships in Australia on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).

“We are both proud and honoured to have recognition from the R&A and WAGR of the 2024 men’s and women’s Australian Master of the Amateurs Championships being the highest-ranked amateur championships in Australia,” said tournament directors and founders, Peter and Angela Mann.

Steve Dimopoulos MP was honoured to attend the closing ceremony and assisted with the trophy presentation to the green jacket champions, with the help of the 2023 men’s champion John Gough. Dimopoulos also assisted with the trophy presentations to the 2024 Australian Master of the Amateurs World Cup Champions – the American team of Cole Sherwood and William Moll in the men’s event, and the Chinese Taipei team of Yu-Chu Chen and Ping-Hua Hsieh in the women’s event.

The Thursday afternoon and Friday morning play of the Australian Master of the Amateurs – as well as the presentation of the green jackets to the champions – was broadcast live on the SEN app and on SEN TV. The total viewing audience was 525,904 globally. These numbers were generated through the SEN networks, the Australian Master of the Amateurs website, top colleges in the USA and international golf associations, who shared the live stream with their followers.

The 2025 championships will return to Southern Golf Club from January 3-6. Next year will be the 28th anniversary of the men’s championship and the eighth anniversary of the women’s title. A practice round will be held on the morning of January 2, with the traditional Am-Am Teams Challenge staged that afternoon.

“We look forward to welcoming a strong international field in 2025,” the Manns said. 

– main reporting by Patrick Taylor,