Greg Rhodes has maintained his overnight lead into the final round at The National Senior Masters Championship.
In what would be considered still conditions on the Old Course today, players were treated to picturesque views of Bass Strait cutting into the undulating slopes of the par 72 landscape.
Two-time Australian Senior Amateur champion Rhodes (Coomealla) is sitting on a 36-hole total of 2-under par 142 and will be chasing his first green jacket tomorrow with a four-shot lead over New South Welshman Gregory Stanford from Mona Vale.
Hot on the heels of the leading pair are two other interstate visitors, Rowan Easterbrook (Oatlands NSW) on 147 and Stephen Toyne (Indooroopilly QLD) a further shot back on 148.
Low round of the day went to Brisbane’s Gary Brodie, carding an impressive 2-under par 70 on the challenging Robert Trent Jones Jnr layout.
Leading the nett championship is ACT visitor Simon Dunstone. The Gunghalin Lakes member is sitting on a solid total of 7-under nett par 137 to be two shots ahead of Standford and four ahead of Easterbrook and local member Graeme Bond.
The championship field cut was made at 165 (+25) for the top 75 gross scores plus ties, with the remainder of the 100 person field consisting of the next best nett players (cut at nett 155 on a count-back).
Players will move across to the Ocean Course for round 3 of the championship starting at 8:00am, with the consolation field visiting the Moonah Course once again.
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