Sunday, November 22, 2009

Kellett six down after 18 holes in Argentina final

Ross Kellett was on receiving end of a barrage of birdies in the 36-hole final of the 114th Argentina men's open amateur championship at Buenos Aires Golf Club this morning (local time).
At the end of the first round, the Scot found himself six holes down.
LATER NEWS: Kellett five down after 27 holes.
Romain Wattel from France was four holes up after 11, having birdied the first, third, eight and 11th.
Kellett, who had one bogey on the outward journey - at the ninth, turning in one-over 37 to his opponents' three-under 33, had to birdie the long 10th to score his first and only success so far in the final.
Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck & East Tennessee State University) was caddieing for Ross over the first 18 holes. He was due to be relieved by Hazlehead's David Law, the Scottish men's and boys' champion, for the second round.
Wattel made it three birdies in a row from the 11th to the 13th to increase his lead to six holes.
The short 14th was halved in bogey 4s.
Wattel produced his seventh and last birdie of the morning round to win the long 15th and increase his lead to seven holes.
Kellett was able to win back the 16th with a par when his opponent had his second bogey of the morning.
The last two holes before lunch were halved, leaving Kellett six down with 18 holes to play.
Wattel had gone round in five-under-par 67 with seven birdies and two bogeys.
Kellett had gone round in one-over 73 with one birdie and two bogeys.



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