Date: August 25, 2018
Author: Golf Victoria

Boulton and O’Callaghan fire at Black Bull

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Mark Boulton (Phillip Island) has posted the only sub-par round of the day, taking the overnight lead at the first ever Victorian Iron Jack Mid-Amateur Masters held in Yarrawonga. The first round of the masters was played under perfect golfing conditions at the pristine Black Bull Golf Club.

Open to players above the age of 30, a terrific field of 72 men and 8 women took part in the first ever staging of the event. Boulton’s three under par 69, which included five birdies, gives him a three-shot lead over Mooroopna star Brett Kellow and The National’s Andew Villinger who both fired even par rounds of 72. A further one shot back on 73 sees Greg Wilson (Rosebud) and Richard Cahill (Commonwealth).

The nett section saw some fantastic scores with Peter Davies (Tocumwal) shooting a stunning 65 nett. Playing off a handicap of 18, Davies was solid throughout his round and will take a one-shot lead in the nett section over Sale’s Daniel Gall. Gall, playing off a handicap of 16, finished with 66 nett.

In the women’s gross section its Geraldine O’Callaghan (Southern) who produced the best round with a five over par 77. O’Callaghan is one shot ahead of Bunniyong’s Helen Pascoe with the pair likely to fight it out between each other tomorrow as they are clearly ahead of the rest of the field.

The best nett score for the women was shot by Yarrawonga’s Dot Brodie. Brodie used her local knowledge to see her end with a 75 nett playing off 16.

Play will commence from 8:15 tomorrow morning on the lake course at Yarrawonga with players hoping for similar conditions to day 1.

Click here for the full leaderboard and tee times and here for day 1 photo gallery.