Mudgee’s Mark Hale has rocketed into a share of the lead as the NSW Mid-Amateur comes down to the wire at Bathurst Golf Club this afternoon.
Hale has just birdied the fifth hole to get to 12 over par and in a share of the lead with Jamie Pitt. Close behind are the trio of Andrew Tharle, James Ponder and Duntryleague’s Andy Campbell.
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Royal Canberra’s Andrew Tharle has grabbed a share of the lead with nine holes remaining in the NSW Mid-Amateur.
Tharle and Overnight leader Jamie Pitt are at 12 over par, while a shot back in equal third place is James Ponder of Cromer and Andy Campbell of Duntryleague.
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Avondale’s Sharon Thompson has overtaken Jan Crichton in the women’s section and now holds a one shot lead after nine holes.
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The weather gods have greeted the field for the final round of the NSW Mid-Amateur Championship with a crystal clear but very brisk late autumn morning.
It was gloves and mittens for the early groups with the temperature hovering around 5 degrees as the sun popped above the horizon.
There will be a bit of cloud around today, and winds will increase to about 20 km/h from the south-west around midday. Temperatures should hit the mid-teens for the final groups out this afternoon.
Up for grabs for those in contention is not only the Mid-AM Championship but a start in the Men’s and Women’s NSW Opens at Twin Creeks and Queanbeyan Golf Clubs for the victors.
Queenslander Jamie Pitt leads the Men's Championship, while defending champion, Killara's Jan Crichton has a one shot lead in the Women's division.
Stay tuned, check back here or on social media and follow the updates as the play goes on throughout the day.