Marantz in front at NSW PGA
BY iseekgolf.com | Von Nida Tour | 2006 New South Wales PGA Championship | Round Three | 11 Mar 2006
Paul Marantz leads the Bega Cheese NSW PGA Championship by one shot over Western Australian Michael Sim at the end of the third round. Marantz currently sits at an impressive -21 under par after rounds of 66, 67 and 65.
Benign conditions and receptive greens produced some low scoring in round three with only four players returning cards over par. Sydney Professional Aaron Townsend produced the round of the day with a ten under par 63.
Needing to birdie the last the equal the course record set by Chris Downes in 2003, Townsend fell one short as his final chip shot for birdie slid by the cup. He tapped in for an easy par and a round that saw him jump nine positions to leave him in outright third.
Former Davis Cup Tennis player Scott Draper produced his best round as a professional golfer with a nine under par round of 64. Draper’s round included ten birdies and was highlighted with an incredible stretch from the seventh to the 15th hole where he recorded eight birdies in nine holes, including six in a row.
2002 Australian PGA Champion Jarrod Moseley has climbed up the leader board with an eight under par 65. Moseley is currently in a tie for 12th, trailing Marantz by nine shots.
Former British Open Champion Kel Nagle made the trip to Bega for the final two rounds of the NSW PGA Championship, a tournament he won seven times. Nagle was crowned champion six times during the 1950’s and then won it again 13 years later in 1972.
The tournament conlcudes tomorrow at the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club with the final group of Marantz, Sim and Townsend teeing of at 11:00am.
Source – PGA Australia
Photo – Anthony Powter