Taylor Macdonald six clear at Keperra
BY Bruce Young | Queensland Mens Tour | 2013 Keperra Bowl | Day Two | 16 Oct 2013
21 year old Queenslander Taylor Macdonald has broken clear of the field at the Keperra Bowl Championship at the Keperra Country and Golf Club in Brisbane’s northern suburbs.
Macdonald’s morning round of 65 on day two of the national and world amateur ranking event carried him to a six shot lead over local golfer Ashley Grosvenor, a member at the Keperra Country Golf Club, who added a second round of 68 in the afternoon field.
Bonnie Doon’s Jordan Zunic is one shot further back in 3rd position, with Damien Jordan, the recent Queensland Mid Amateur Champion and Iraqi War veteran, keeping in touch with the younger players in the field and just one shot further back.
Macdonald, who is a member at the Redcliffe Golf Club in Brisbane’s north eastern suburbs where he recorded a 14 under par round of 57 last year, has developed into one of Australia’s leading amateurs in the last twelve months and now sits in second position on the national amateur rankings behind Brady Watt.
It is on the par fives where Macdonald has done the damage this week recording a total of 12 under on the total of ten par fives over the opening two rounds with eight birdies at two eagles.
Macdonald heads to China next week to play the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship where a repeat performance of the form he is displaying to date this week might well see him teeing it up at the Masters in 2014. The winner of that event, as was the case with Guan Tianlang last year, gets a start at Augusta National in April.
The cut for the event fell at 7 over with the leading 70 players and ties making it through to the final 36 holes, a total of 78 players now remaining in the event.