As the temperature starts to rise, the scores at the Australian Amateur Championship, presented by Swinging Skirts, are even hotter.
Ryan Chisnall of New Zealand is the new found men’s #AusAm leader with four unblemished birdies through 13 on the Kingswood layout of the Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club.
A further two shots back sits Kyu-Beom Jun of Korea and Justin Warren, also finding their groove at Kingswood.
Queenslander Morgan Black is primed to make a move at Yarra Yarra Golf Club currently one under and three shots back from the top.
Korea’s Ga-young Lee is making a break at Kingswood in the women’s division with an impeccable blemish free 10 under opening round, five shots clear of her nearest rival. Lee’s 63 beats the course record set by LPGA Tour star Suh Oh by an incredible four strokes.
The internationals are providing stiff competition, putting pressure on the women at Yarra Yarra this afternoon.
Chantelle Cassidy is flying the flag for the New Zealand at four under despite a bogey on 13 refusing equal second.