Date: April 19, 2007

Lamb leads by one

Victorian Brad Lamb has fired a six-under-par round of 64 to open up a one shot lead after the opening round of the South Australian PGA. Lamb made eight birdies and two bogeys during his round to lead from New Zealander Joshua Carmichael and fellow Victorians Ben Wharton, Chris Gaunt and Tim Wise who all carded round of 65. A further stroke back at four-under-par is a group of nine players, including Andrew Bonhomme, Neil Sarkies and Chris Downes. However, Lamb was the story of the day, and the 2000 Victorian Open champion was ecstatic to put himself in contention after an excellent opening round. “Having three straight birdies to begin laid the foundation for a good day,” Lamb said. “The greens were terrific for the first day of a tournament and I was able to make the most of my opportunities.” Queenslander Marcus Cain is well in contention after a round of 68, while the experienced Lucas Parsons is a further stroke adrift after shooting a 69. Former tennis player Scott Draper had a day he would rather forget, the 32-year-old finishing the day in equal 109th after carding a round of 74. Leading scores after the opening round of the South Australian PGA: (par 70) -6: Brad Lamb 64 -5: Ben Wharton 65, Chris Gaunt 65, Joshua Carmichael 65, Tim S Wise 65 -4: Andrew R Bonhomme 66, Charles Gardiner 66, Chris Downes 66, Gavin Hills 66, Josh Lane 66, Neil Sarkies 66, Ryan J Haller 66, Timothy Cameron 66, Tony McNaughton 66 -3: Aaron Black 67, Adam J Porker 67, Jason Louey 67, Matthew Ballard 67, Matthew Milne 67, Shane K Baxter 67