Date: May 16, 2007

Dodt just off the pace in Keperra Bowl

Newly crowned Queensland Medalist Kevin Lee has fired a course record 63 to lead the Keperra Bowl after the opening round. Andrew Dodt had a solid 65 to sit just two off the pace. Lee&aposs near flawless round contained nine birdies as he set his second course record in as many weeks. The Oxley member also set a new mark of 64 (-8) at Bribie Island on his way to winning the Queensland Medala fortnight ago. Dodt&aposs round of seven-under was just as impressive and could have been even more so if the Australian Amateur Stroke Play Champion had sunk some clutch putts on the back nine. The Gatton member was six-under going through the turn but only one-under on the back nine. Four players sit just behind Lee and Dodt on five-under including Brody Ninyette (Joondalup), Steve Sandilands (Surfers&apos Paradise), Rhys McGovern (Coolangatta Tweed) and Kiwi Leighton James (The Grange). The hot and dry conditions in Brisbane contributed to a low-scoring day which saw 50 players under-par. Included in this group was Queensland cricketer James Hopes who shot a nifty 71. Hopes, who has nine Australian one-day caps managed to record two eagles, both threes on the par-five 9th and 13th holes. The second round is currently underway with the field attempting to make the cut within the leading 80 players plus ties. Click here to view a full leader board