Date: May 15, 2008

Griffin in pole position to claim Keperra Bowl

Victorian Mattthew Griffin will take a one stroke lead into tomorrow&aposs final round of the Keperra Bowl after completing his third round in 71 (-1) today. Griffin leads South Australian, Jordan Sherratt, Jason Scrivener and Rhys McGovern by two shots on a leaderboard that features every state except the host. Griffin&aposs round was an up and down affair. The Victorian posted birdies on three out of the first four holes and he moved to 14-under par for the Championship and looked in control. Another birdie at the 10th saw him move further ahead but the road home was a bumpy ride as he carded four bogeys over the closing eight holes to record his round of 71. Sherratt fired the equal best round of 66 (-6) today to put himself well within reach going into the final round. Amazingly he recorded 10 birdies in his round including three in a row to finish. A double bogey on the par 14th holed marred an otherwise sensational round of golf by the young man. Equalling Sherratt with 66 today were Queenslanders Ray Beaufils and Brett Rankin who are now placed equal 10th and 14th respectively. Thanks to Sherratt&aposs round, he and Nick Cullen lead the two man Interstate Teams Event by five shots with their aggregate total of 16 under par. They lead Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria who are all at 11 under par. Tomorrow&aposs final round will be a chance for one of Australia&aposs up and coming stars to step up and take the last National Selection Event of the season. Some of the players will be heading overseas to Europe and the USA shortly and a win here would do their confidence the world of good, prior to taking on the world&aposs best. The leaders tee off at 10:00am with the finish expected at approximately 2:15pm.