Date: September 15, 2013
Author: Tom Fee / Golf WA

Felton leads into final day at Mandurah Amateur

Gosnells&apos Jarryd Felton maintained his one shot buffer over the field at the Steelscene Mandurah Amateur in some great golfing conditions at the Mandurah Country Club. With his second straight round of 71, Felton is the only player to shoot back to back under par scores. A bogey on the opening hole and a double bogey on the ninth left Felton tied with Kiran Day at the turn, however great back nine with two birdies and no bogeys was enough to keep the City of Perth Champion in front at the half way mark. Royal Perth&aposs Kiran Day&aposs round of 70 ensured that WA held the top two positions in the standings. Day raced out of the blocks, birding three of the first seven holes. A run of three bogeys on the 9th, 11th and 13th would send him back over par for the tournament before two birdies on the final three holes put Day back on Felton&aposs heels. Sitting third after a great second round of 67 is Cameron Davis of New South Wales. Davis took advantage of the great scoring conditions to make a ten shot improvement on his opening round score. Six birdies highlighted his day, with a bogey on the 14th being his only blemish. “I&aposm very happy as I didn&apost play that badly yesterday”, said Davis after the round. “It&aposs just the conditions are so much easier today. I felt like I played the same today but rolled a few more putts in.” Felton, Day and Davis will be grouped together tomorrow for an epic 36 hole finale with some more bad weather forecasted. On a high after a big win last week, Felton is looking to replicate his opening two rounds in some vastly different conditions. “I&aposve got some confidence coming from the City of Perth, and I&aposm playing well in tough conditions and putting really well so things are looking good.” Said Felton at the conclusion of Round 2. Felton will be looking to do more of the same tomorrow with an approach that has brought him plenty of success over the last few weeks. “It&aposs going to be tough tomorrow, I&aposll be playing for the middle of the green, two putt pars and walking to the next hole. It&aposs just the way I&aposve been playing. Off the tee I&aposve been hitting pretty straight and holing the putts I need to, so it&aposs been good.” World Number 4 Brady Watt sits in 23rd place after a horrendous round of 82 on the Saturday. Watt consolidated today with a round of 71 that included an eagle on the first hole. Despite sitting 11 shots off the pace, Watt cannot be ruled out at this stage.