Keperra Bowl begins Tuesday
BY Bruce Young | 14 Oct 2013
The Keperra Bowl gets underway tomorrow at the Keperra Country Golf Club in the northern suburbs of Brisbane tomorrow, the event a long standing Australian Men’s ranking tournament with recent champions amongst the best amateurs of their time including Marc Leishman, Daniel Nisbet, Jake Higginbottom, Matthew Griffin and a man who would have been the defending champion this week, Brady Watt.
Unfortunately for the event, the Keperra Bowl clashes with the Perth International and with Watt having just returned from a successful bid to gain access to Stage Two of the Web.Com Tour School, he will play the Perth International ahead of a trip to China next week for the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship where he will start as one of the favourites to not only win the event but a place in the field at the Masters.
The 159 player field will be reduced to the leading 70 players and ties at the completion of 36 holes, the event’s final round being played on Friday.
Players in this week’s field who will also be on their way to China early next week are Queenslander Taylor MacDonald who is now Australia’s second highest nationally ranked amateur, and New Zealanders Vaughan McCall and Josh Munn. Munn, a two time winner of 72 hole professional events in New Zealand and who earlier this year won the Lake Macquarie Amateur, beating an international field in the process.
MacDonald is the highest world ranked amateur in the field.
Other leading national ranked players in the field are Aaron Wilkin, Thomas Power Horan, James Gibellini, Jordan Zunic and Todd Sinnott, while WA’s Jarryd Felton has won both the City of Perth Amateur and the Mandurah Amateur Open this year.