Date: October 29, 2016
Author: Dave Tease

Perry sets the pace at Country Championship

It didn't take long for defending Champion Dylan Perry to stamp his authority on the 2016 Country Championship at Goulburn Golf Club today.

The 21-Year-old New South Wales representative has posted an impressive four-under par 66 to hold the lead after the first round of the 36-hole Championship by three shots from Gavin Fitzgerald of Moruya, Adam Robinson of Cooma and Royal Canberra's Jordan Ayre.

After starting on the 13th hole, Perry got off to a flyer with two birdies in his first three holes. The fireworks began when the Hunter District representative got to the front nine, going on a birdie-eagle-birdie run to break away from the rest of the 95-man field.

Perry was happy with his play today. "I'm glad to be leading; it felt pretty good out there. 

"It's the first time I've played here, and it felt pretty comfortable. 

"It's a typical country course, reasonably tight, with excellent greens to putt on," Perry said.

The Men's handicap leader is a local product, Goulburn's Anthony Rath with a nett 67.

Act-Monaro lead the teams' division with a score of 5-over par 285 from the Hunter District.

The final round begins tomorrow at 7.30am.