Gibellini leads Keperra Bowl
BY Bruce Young | Queensland Mens Tour | 2012 Keperra Bowl | Round Two | 17 Oct 2012
Gold Coast golfer James Gibellini leads the Keperra Bowl through 36 holes at the Keperra Country Golf Club in Brisbane’s north western suburbs, a second round of 66 added in perfect morning conditions on day two giving the Emerald Lakes golfer a two shot lead over NSW’s Jordan Junic and Queensland’s Viraat Bhadwar.
Gibellini, a member of the Queensland Interstate Team in 2012, had made a great start to his opening round yesterday afternoon with two birdies and an eagle in his opening five holes but the momentum slowed in the latter half of his round of 69.
Starting at the 10th today however Gibellini was five under through 11 holes today before his only bogey of the round came at the par three 4th hole.
He recovered with birdies at the 7th and 8th holes to take the outright lead off Zunic who had recorded a record equalling 63 when he finished his round and hour before him.
Junic, from the Bonnie Doon Golf Club in Sydney’s east, struggled in his opening round of 74, a triple bogey at his second hole on Tuesday gave little indication of what was to come. Today Junic played well through his opening nine before a barnstorming closing nine of six under gave him the lead before Gibellini would later claim that from him.
Viraat Bhadwar played in the afternoon group on day two, his round of 68 in the breezier conditions moving him into a share of second with Junic. Bhadwar bogeyed the final hole to cost himself outright second position but he is well placed for the final 36 holes.
Queenslander, Bhadwar, a former World Junior Champion and a member of the winning Australian Toyota Cup team this year appears a player of immense promise and his progress over the closing stages of this event will be watched with interest.
Aaron Wilkin, Brady Watt and pre tournament favourite, Cameron Smith are in a share of 4th position at 6 under and three from the lead.
The cut fell at 7 over par 151.
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