Watt gives Australia Ten Nations lead
BY Bruce Young | World Amateur Mens Tour | 2013 Ten Nations Team Championship | Round Two | 08 Feb 2013
Courtesy of a brilliant second round of 62 by West Australian Brady Watt at the Kingswood Golf Estate in George in South Africa, the Australians Ten Nations Cup side has swept into a share of the lead in the 72 hole event.
Watt recorded six birdies and two eagles to record the best round of the day by four shots and give Australia a share of the lead with Scotland, two shots ahead of England and six shots clear of New Zealand and Argentina.
“We were a little disheartened after the first round,” Watt said on the South African Golf Association’s website. “We knew we needed a huge effort to get make up seven shots on the leaders, so we had a little team chat before the round
“We all committed ourselves to giving it our best shot to get back into contention, but having a share of the lead at the halfway point is a huge bonus. It’s definitely going to motivate us to keep it going over the next two rounds and try to win the Cup on Friday.”
Watt has been in a rich vein of form in recent months including victories at the Keperra Bowl and runner-up finishes at the Master of the Amateurs and West Australian Open and is currently in 5th position in the R&A’s world rankings.
Watt was supported in his efforts by rounds of 70 from fellow team members Geoff Drakeford, Ryan Ruffles and Lucas Herbert.
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