Date: March 21, 2016
Author: Christian Puccini

Four-way tie for SA Classic lead after Rd 1

Ben Ferguson (WA), Chris Park (QLD), Harrison Endycott (NSW) and South Australian Will Somerfield are in a tie for the lead after the first round of the Golf SA Amateur Classic after all posting rounds of 68 to sit 4-under the card.

Ferguson and Park played this morning in breathless conditions, whilst Endycott and Somerfield posted impressive scores in slightly breezy conditions this afternoon.

Park made five birdies including a run of three in a row from holes two to four while Ferguson starting on the 14th, birdied four of his last seven holes to be early clubhouse leader.

“It was a good finish, I got off to a pretty good start as well and then in the middle of the round I hit the brakes a little bit and the putter went cold, but it was good to finish off well,” Ferguson said.

“I stumped it on a lot of the holes coming in and then birdied the 12th by chipping in, which feels like picking up two shots because it’s a tough hole and then finished off with a birdie so I’m pretty happy,” Ferguson added.

Somerfield fired four birdies in his round of 68, saying he didn’t have to work for too many pars out there today.

“I didn’t make any putts early, but started making them on the back nine really and then had three birdie putts from inside a foot, so tap-ins which is always good,” said Somerfield.

Endycott also had four birdies for the day, on five, seven, 13 and 15.

“I was pretty happy with my round, an afternoon tee time at Royal Adelaide is definitely always a challenge, it’s always a grind, so I was very patient today and rolled in a few good putts so it was nice to shoot four today in the afternoon,” Endycott said.

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