Chris Campbell leads Jeep event
BY Bruce Young | 30 Aug 2012
Canberra golfer, Chris Campbell, leads after the opening round of the Queensland Regional Jeep Pro Am event at Palm Meadows on the Gold Coast today.
Campbell, who is a former winner on the Japan Golf Tour and who is the brother of one of Australia’s leading female professionals Nikki, put together a five under par round of 67 to lead the event by one over Andre Stolz, Aaron Pike, Daniel Popovic and Nick Cullen.
The large group at 3 under par 69 included Matthew Griffin and rising New Zealand star, Ryan Fox.
In breezy but fine and warm conditions, 19 of the 62 professional field broke par on day one of the 72 hole $100,000 event.
The tournament will remain at Palm Meadows for tomorrow’s second round before the final 36 holes are played at Royal Pines.
The tournament is the third of five $100,000 events being staged by John Ryan and Jeep. The opening event was held at Moonah Links in May followed by one at Kooindah Waters on the Central Coast of NSW.
This week’s event will be followed by in November by the West Australian Jeep Pro Am and the final back at Royal Pines in early December.
The current leader of the Jeep Series is Terry Pilkadaris who won the NSW event in June.
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