Date: October 27, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Amateur leads WA Open

Amateur Brady Watt leads the WA Open by two strokes after the third round at the Royal Perth Golf Club on Saturday. The Aussie who has an overall score of 12 under equalled the course record with a superb six-under 66 on day three in Western Australia. That was enough to give him the tournament lead ahead of fellow amateur Oliver Goss, Scott Strange and Ashley Hall, while Englishman Peter Wilson is a further shot back in fifth at nine under. “I played really well on the front nine, I was five under through eight and that really set it up,” Watt said afterwards. “There is a pretty tough patch through the middle so you just have to get through it and ride it out, I was pretty happy with my round. “The course record wasn&apost really on my mind, I was just trying to hit the best shot that I could at the time, do the best with every situation, and it happened to be that I tied the course record.” Watt hit seven birdies, six of which came on his first 10 holes, and one bogey in his round while Goss, who shot a four-under 68, hit one eagle, five birdies and three bogeys in a rollercoaster round. Defending champion Rohan Blizard, Andrew Kelly and amateur Michael Dennis are in a tie for sixth, four shots off the pace, while a two-over 74 from Brett Rumford on Saturday saw him slip into a tie for ninth.