A record 53 strong contingent travelled from interstate and the Northern Territory to join the State best amateurs from WA for the annual Mandurah Amateur at the Mandurah Country Club.
Cool, calm conditions have greeted the field of 123 and the course is in immaculate condition for the three day event proudly sponsored by Steelscene. Gary James from Steelscene has supported the event now for five years and is delighted to be associated with the elite amateur talent in Australia. This event, now in it’s 24th year has showcased some great players with previous winners including Geoff Ogilvy, Brett Rumford, Marcus Fraser, James Nitties and local boy Jason Scrivener.
Round one on Saturday was highlighted by Victorian Konrad Cuipek who started peacefully with a 1 under first nine and a bogey at the short par three third had him sitting at even par. This is when the highlights commenced with an eagle three at the par five fourth followed by birdie, par, birdie, par, birdie finish to add up to 66.
Following closely on 4 under 67 was WA Golf Club’s Haydn Barron who fired a bogey free round, New South Wales Zinyo Garcia and five others that broke par for the day including local favourite Cooper Geddes on two under 69.
Day two on Sunday saw the fog clear and the birdies start to fly. Saying that only ten players broke par on the Mandurah layout but WA’s Haydn Barron consolidated his good start on day one to lead the field firing a two under 69 from consistent New South Welshman Blake Windred who also fired 69 to add to his first round 68.
In the Interstate two man teams event it is a close affair with NSW only two shots ahead of WA with Queensland a further four shots adrift.
The field has now been cut after two rounds to the top 50 players plus ties which sees 51 players on a 9 over total of 151 compete over the final 36 holes tomorrow. It is sure to be a tightly fought tussle and some quality golf so hope to see you on the fairways.
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