Leishman looks the goods at Lake Macquarie Amateur
BY Anthony Powter | Australian Mens Amateur Tour | 2005 Lake Macquarie Amateur | Round Three | 29 Jan 2005
On what is commonly referred to as “moving day” during a golf championship, AGU National Squad member Marc Leishman from Warrnambool Golf Club appears to have a firm grip on the Lake Macquarie Amateur Championship.
An impressive round of 67 on a day when most others were struggling to post a score has placed the 21-year-old in a commanding position to secure the Championship being played at Belmont Golf Club, just south of Newcastle.
Big hitting Mitchell Brown from Bankstown Golf Club and Jake Younan-Wise from Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Golf Club are seven shots off the pace and will need a low score in the final round to have any chance to pass Leishman.
Conditions were favourable for the players on the links layout with Tetsuya Watari from Pacific Golf carding a 65, the lowest score for the day. The locals have warned that if the wind picks up (as it is forecast) anything will be possible. However, with the current leader posting his third consecutive round in the 60’s and looking every part the player with a closing 32, Marc will probably only have to play one more solid round to secure victory.
According to his resume on the AGU website, victory tomorrow will be one of his biggest career wins. Marc’s previous victories include a 3rd in the 2003 Scottish Strokeplay Championship, the 2002 Rich River Classic Champion and the 2001 Victorian Boys Champion.
With fellow AGU National Squad member Mitchell Brown within the sniff, be that a pretty big sniff, you can be sure there will be no complacency when the leading groups tee off tomorrow.
Photo – Anthony Powter