Thursday, June 23, 2016

Aussie Davis leads as storms disrupts the Brabazon
Australia’s Cameron Davis kept his grip on the top of the Brabazon Trophy leaderboard today, scoring four-under 68 in the weather-disrupted – and unfinished - second round at London Golf Club.
He’s 10-under par for the English men’s open amateur stroke play championship championship and currently leads by three from England’s Jamie Li who shot 67.
But the second round was suspended after thunder and lightning swept across the course in the early evening, accompanied by torrential rain as the players headed for cover (Image © Leaderboard Photography).
Half the field still have to complete the round and, weather permitting, will restart at 7.30am tomorrow. The field will then be cut to the leading 60 players and ties who will play the third round tomorrow afternoon.
Earlier, the start of the round was delayed by 2½ hours after overnight storms left the Heritage course waterlogged. Davis was among those who were able to complete their round and he said afterwards: “I was very happy we got to play today. It wouldn’t have been too great if we’d had to hang around all day.
“The course was very much wetter than yesterday but they got it in great shape from when we first looked at it.”
He was two-under on both halves, with five birdies in total, but remarked: “I hit the ball very well but didn’t make as many putts inside 10ft as I did yesterday. I was happy with the birdies I made, but I left a lot of chances out there.”
Jamie Li, from Bath , (pictured right) started his round with a pair of bogeys but was soon producing superb golf, with a run of five consecutive birdies from his 10th hole as he came home in 30.  He was undismayed by his start, remarking: “I knew I was swinging it fine and for the rest of the front nine I was pretty solid.”
The sparkling stuff began on the 1st, where he holed a 20-footer. He then holed a bunker shot on the 2nd, a 4ft putt on the 3rd, a 2ft putt on the 4th and got up and down on the 5th for his fifth consecutive birdie. Finally, he birdied the long 8th with another up and down.
“It’s great when it all flows,” said Li. “I was swinging it good, getting the ball close, giving myself birdie chances and my putter was pretty good all day.”
Among the others currently high on the leaderboard are Anglo-Scot Ryan Lumsden (Royal Wimbledon) who moved to five-under with a bogey-free 68. He is joined by James Robinson (Redditch), whose 68 included an eagle three on the 8th, and by Jamie Bower (Meltham) who has played just six holes of his second round.
Jack Singh Brar (Remedy Oak) finds himself in exactly the same position as last year, on four-under at the halfway stage of the championship after scoring 68 today. 
Yorkshire’s Dan Brown (Masham) returned 69 and is on the same mark, as is Harry Hall (West Cornwall) after five holes of his second round.
The best score of day came from Andrew Wilson (Wynyard) with six-under 66, despite topping his first tee shot, from the 10th, and failing to reach the fairway! It also improved on his first day score by 10 shots and followed a quick lesson with England coach Graham Walker after play yesterday.
“I bogeyed my first hole but I played better after that and for the first 11 holes I had 11 putts,” he said. They included a 50-footer for eagle on the 15th.
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Lyndsey Hewison
Press Officer
England Golf
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