Date: November 20, 2015
Author: Mark Hayes, Huntingdale

Amateurs joust for top honors

The race for low amateur at the Australian Masters is down to three.

Boom American Bryson DeChambeau holds the lead in that race after a quality second round with only blemish – a three-putt bogey on the final hole at Huntingdale.

But at three under after a 70, his rivals are still right in the mix against the world No.5.

Victorian Zach Murray fired an even-par 71 to remain at two under, while in-form West Australian Curtis Luck was again impressive in firing a 69 to reach one under.

In fact, had it not been for fluky, gusting winds late in his first round when he closed with three straight bogeys, Luck would have been inside the top 10 overall.

Ryan Ruffels and fellow Victorian Brett Coletta each will have the weekend off after finishing at five over par after rounds of 75 and 74 respectively.

Czech visitor Petr Dedek finished 19 over after shooting an 82.