Peter Wilson has leapt to second place on the leader board today at the Nexus Risk WA Open following a standout second round. 

The 41-year-old Victorian finished with a score of 7-under 65, one behind Queenslander Christopher Woods in near perfect conditions this morning.

Wilson’s impressive round included five consecutive birdies and then an eagle on the 9th. “I gave it a solid hit from 111m out and hadn’t realized it had gone in until someone told me! I couldn’t see it,” Wilson said.

In his 19th year as a professional, Wilson feels 2019 has been his most consistent year to date, having made the cut for all the tournaments within the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series. 

Wilson was remarkably laid back after his round today so it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that he is also drawn to the surf of the South West when he is in Perth.

Sporting prowess seems to run in the family with Wilson’s son Keefer aged 11, boasting an impressive a professional skateboarding career that includes having competed at the Australian X Games in Sydney last October. Keefer dreams of becoming one of the world’s best skaters.

It is little surprise then to learn that Wilson’s other claim to fame is that he has the largest skate ramp in the southern hemisphere in his backyard.

One could be forgiven thinking that Peter Wilson’s golf career could be classed as a leisurely walk in the park compared to his son Keefer’s extreme sports obsession.

We wish them both well in their respective careers and thank Peter Wilson for playing the Nexus Risk WA Open at Cottesloe Golf Club this year.

Round three of the tees off tomorrow morning AWST from Cottesloe Golf Club.

Photos: Anderson Salazar (Proud of Your Game)

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