NZ players off to good start 30 Oct 2014
It could be a lucrative weekend for several NZ professionals this weekend. Tim Wilkinson is currently tied 2nd at -4 in the $US7.0 million CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, a PGA Tour sanctioned event. Danny Lee is not far behind at -3 nearing the end of Round 1. Neither will have to worry about the cut in this 78 player field - reduced now to 77 with Graeme Delaet's withdrawal. Steven Alker did not make the field, even though he has made two cuts to date in the 2014/5 season - one more than Lee and Wilkinson.
Ben Campbell is the early leader in the WA PGA Championship at Kalgoorlie, with a 7 under par round of 65. Kieran Muir is also well in the hunt at -3.
Meanwhile in Taiwan, Lydia Ko has made her usual steady start at -3 towards the end of Round 1 in the $US 2.0 million Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taipei. Last week she banked $US 53,338 for a T7 result in the Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island, so looks to be nearing her best again.
Ryan Chisnall wins Harewood Event
Ryan Chisnall from the Greenacres club in Nelson scored a four under par 68 to be the sixth amateur to win a Charles Tour event. Chisnall finished one stroke ahead of fellow amateur Lachie McDonald (Marton) and leading professional Harry Bateman.
Daniel Pearce who began the day with a four shot lead at 9 under par struggled to find form and finished with 75 to finish in second place among the professionals.
Doug Holloway scored a course record equalling 64 to finish on 5 under par and tied for third place among the professionals.
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